United States Seventh Circuit - January 2004 Opinion Summaries

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US v. BRELAND

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendants unsuccessfully appeal the convictions and sentences stemming from their drug distribution activities.
01/30/2004 03-1691, 03-1692, 03-2196

BENEFIEL v. DAVIS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Denial of death-row inmate's habeas petition is affirmed.
01/30/2004 03-1968

MIRFASIHI v. FLEET MORTGAGE CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Banking Law, Class Actions, Consumer Protection Law, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
A negotiated settlement awarding nothing to the larger of two plaintiff classes should not have been approved. The district court failed to estimate...
01/29/2004 03-1069

US v. KING

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant, convicted of distributing a mixture containing methamphetamine, unsuccessfully appeals from his conviction and sentence. District court did...
01/28/2004 03-2180

MUSSER v. GENTIVA HEALTH SERVS.

United States Seventh Circuit
Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Professional Malpractice
Under Indiana law a prima facie case in medical malpractice cannot be established without expert medical testimony, which here was properly excluded...
01/28/2004 03-1312

US v. GIBSON

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's prison sentence exceeds the statute of conviction's maximum term of imprisonment. The sentence, conspiracy conviction, guilty plea and...
01/28/2004 02-2051

ALLIANCE TO END REPRESSION v. CITY OF CHICAGO

United States Seventh Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Rights
Fees for unsuccessful postjudgment legal services rendered to class representatives between 1994 and 2001 were improperly awarded. Plaintiffs are...
01/28/2004 02-3981, 02-3982

CHAIREZ v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Asset Forfeiture
Prisoner's post-conviction motion, seeking the return of money seized by the DEA and later forfeited, is dismissed for lack of subject matter...
01/27/2004 02-3169

CHORTEK v. CITY OF MILWAUKEE

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights
Defendants did not violate plaintiffs' Fourth Amendment rights by arresting and detaining them for selling tickets in the vicinity of a sports arena....
01/23/2004 03-1329

US v. WALLACE

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's "Statement of Voluntary Discontinuance" made to the US Postal Inspection Service was too informal to qualify as an administrative "order,...
01/23/2004 03-2687