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SPURGIN-DIENST v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Transportation
District court did not err in concluding that pilot's decision to fly the plane into known icy conditions - rather than ground error - was the...
02/20/2004 03-1071, 03-1080

US v. ADEYEYE

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
No testimony at the suppression hearing supports defendant's claim that he was singled out for investigation on account of his ethnicity, or that his...
02/20/2004 02-3872

US v. SIENKOWSKI

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In refusing to apply a U.S.S.G. section 3B1.1 aggravating role enhancement where the parties had agreed to the enhancement, the district court abused...
02/20/2004 03-2099

ADAMS v. CATRAMBONE

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
Nonresidents of Illinois who work in that state for an in-state employer may qualify as employees within the protection of the Illinois Wage Payment...
02/19/2004 03-2408

SIERRA CLUB, INC. v. EPA

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Environmental Law
In a case involving a petition for review challenging the EPA's issuance of a permit to construct a 660-megawatt coal-fired power plant, the builder's...
02/19/2004 03-4174

KALINOWSKI v. BOND

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights
Suit brought by a prisoner, asserting deprivation of adequate access to the prison's law library, was correctly dismissed for failure to exhaust...
02/19/2004 02-3273

NOLAN v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
The one-year statute of limitations is not equitably tolled for prisoner's 28 U.S.C. section 2255 motion. Though he knew that the clock was ticking on...
02/18/2004 02-2162

MIDLAND COAL CO. v. DIR., OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMP. PROGRAMS

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, Workers' Compensation
Having demonstrated a material change in one of the conditions of entitlement, retired coal miner was not barred from bringing his fourth Black Lung...
02/18/2004 02-2734

REID L. v. ILLINOIS STATE BD. OF EDUC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Education Law
District court properly dismissed this action, seeking to block the implementation of defendant's special education teacher certification rules, for...
02/18/2004 02-3655

FILLMORE v. PAGE

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Injury & Tort Law
District court properly dismissed excessive force claims brought against named authorities at a maximum security prison. Dismissal of claims against...
02/18/2004 02-3208