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DECHERT v. THE CADLE CO.

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Class Actions
When the named plaintiff in a class action is a fiduciary, that party, here a trustee in bankruptcy, is not a proper class representative.
06/24/2003 03?2217

RICE v. CITY OF CHICAGO

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Sanctions
The district judge abused his discretion in dismissing plaintiff's Civil Rights case where the attorneys for the City were as guilty as plaintiff's...
06/24/2003 02-1604

CARTER v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Professional Malpractice
Maryland's cap on noneconomic damages is a substantive rather than a procedural law, and where an Illinois plaintiff suffered an injury in a Maryland...
06/24/2003 02-3355

SEARCY v. JAIMET

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
An Illinois court's decision regarding the scope of petitioner's cross-examination rights, in response to his 6th Amendment claim related to his right...
06/23/2003 02-4010

MURRELL v. FRANK

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
The Wisconsin state court properly identified and applied Strickland as the governing standard in an ineffective assistance claim, and reasonably...
06/23/2003 02-1895

US v. BENNETT

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Denial of a motion to withdraw a guilty plea was not an abuse of discretion where evidence showed that the plea was voluntary, and did not suggest...
06/23/2003 02-3176

DYREK v. GARVEY

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment for the FAA in an employment discrimination case is affirmed where no evidence existed for a trier of fact to infer that the FAA's...
06/20/2003 01-3533

US v. BERKLEY

United States Seventh Circuit
Banking Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
A buyer/investor and a loan processor's convictions for wire fraud affecting a financial institution, 18 U.S.C. sections 2 and 1343, were supported by...
06/20/2003 02-1662/1949

WEST v. SCHWEBKE

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law
State treatment center defendants were not entitled to qualified immunity to due process claims in a section 1983 suit by detainees deemed "sexually...
06/20/2003 02-4298

US v. GENOVA

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In city officials' appeals from convictions arising out of bribes and kickbacks in connection with city business, a conviction under Illinois law, 720...
06/20/2003 02-1602/1650/1914/2053
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