United States Seventh Circuit - February 2004 Opinion Summaries

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DOE v. CITY OF CHICAGO

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
FRCP rule 54(b) judgment for the City, on a tortious misconduct claim arising from alleged sexual harassment by one of its police officers, is...
02/27/2004 03-2221

RICCARDO v. RAUSCH

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Injury & Tort Law
Evidence does not support the jury verdict for plaintiff-prisoner in this civil rights suit. The record does not permit a reasonable jury to find that...
02/27/2004 02-1961

RHODES v. ILLINOIS DEP'T OF TRANSP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
District court properly granted summary judgment to defendant on sex discrimination and retaliation claims, as plaintiff did not suffer an adverse...
02/26/2004 03-1651

INDIANA BELL TEL. CO., INC. v. INDIANA UTIL. REGULATORY COMM'N

United States Seventh Circuit
Communications Law, Public Utilities
Defendant's freestanding order, designed to ensure that a prospective long-distance provider will continue to meet its obligations in the local...
02/26/2004 03-1976

SHULA v. LAWENT

United States Seventh Circuit
Debt Collection
Defendants blatantly violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Because the court never awarded costs to the debt collectors, plaintiff was...
02/26/2004 03-3194

STEINHAUER v. DEGOLIER

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment was properly granted to defendants on former employee's sex discrimination claim. Because plaintiff failed to show that he was...
02/24/2004 03-1142

IN THE MATTER OF KMART CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
(Industry: Retail)

Bankruptcy judge erred in permitting debtor to pay in full its pre-petition debts to any vendor deemed "critical" in its unilateral estimation....
02/24/2004 03-1956

GAIMAN v. MCFARLANE

United States Seventh Circuit
Copyright, Intellectual Property
District court did not err in determining that plaintiff is a joint owner of copyrights in certain comic-book characters, or in ordering defendant to...
02/24/2004 03-1331, 03-1461

GARCIA v. VILL. OF MOUNT PROSPECT

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
The Illinois circuit court's administrative review of the Police Pension Board's denial of duty-related benefits to a former officer has a res...
02/23/2004 02-2869

US v. THOMPSON

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant unsuccessfully appeals his conviction for unlawful possession of ammunition by a felon. Because the questions on cross-examination regarding...
02/23/2004 02-3965