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NEFF v. CAPITAL ACQUISITIONS & MGMT. CO.

United States Seventh Circuit
Banking Law, Consumer Protection Law, Debt Collection
District court properly dismissed claims brought under the Truth in Lending Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Purchasers of delinquent...
12/15/2003 02-4186, 02-4189

PETIT v. CITY OF CHICAGO

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
Police department's affirmative action promotions did not violate the Equal Protection Clause. The department had a compelling interest in diversity,...
12/15/2003 02-4151, 02-4241

VOELKER v. PORSCHE CARS N. AM., INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Consumer Protection Law, Contracts
(Industry: Autos)

Under state law, as an assignee of a New Car Limited Warranty, lessee plaintiff was entitled to enforce the rights arising from that Warranty, thus he...
12/12/2003 03-1444

STEINMAN v. HICKS

United States Seventh Circuit
ERISA
Summary judgment was properly granted against plaintiffs alleging a breach of fiduciary obligation under section 502(a)(2) of ERISA. Plaintiffs failed...
12/12/2003 03-2147

KANIFF v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law
With deference to the district court's findings of historical fact, it is found that airport customs inspectors reasonably suspected plaintiff of...
12/11/2003 02-2184

CIARPAGLINI v. SAINI

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Prisoner and frequent filer fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted, thereby fails the "screening" process of 28 U.S.C. section...
12/11/2003 01-2657

LIBERTY MUT. INS. CO. v. STATEWIDE INS. CO.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, Insurance Law
An additional-insured endorsement in defendant's policy does not provide illusory coverage, and so is not contrary to public policy, despite...
12/10/2003 03-2003

ROBINSON v. SAPPINGTON

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
In a Title VII hostile work environment, sexual harassment and constructive discharge case, summary judgment for defendants is reversed and remanded...
12/09/2003 02-3316

ALLEN v. CITY OF CHICAGO

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Minority police officers bringing Title VII claims failed to raise an equally valid and less discriminatory alternative to job-related promotional...
12/09/2003 02-3743

COMMONWEALTH INS. CO. v. STONE CONTAINER CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, Insurance Law
Industrial Risk Insurers' "all-risk" insurance policy excludes damages arising from ruptured pressure vessels, and they neither misrepresented the...
12/09/2003 03-1887