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GUCHSHENKOV v. ASHCROFT

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
Though the record in neither case compels a conclusion of entitlement to asylum, a remand is required because the IJs' analyses are unreasoned.
04/29/2004 03-1392, 03-2166

EL-KHADER v. MONICA

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
8 U.S.C. section 1155 expressly leaves the decision to revoke a previously approved visa petition to the discretion of the Attorney General, thus...
04/29/2004 03-2178

LAC COURTE OREILLES BAND OF LAKE SUPERIOR CHIPPEWA INDIANS OF WISCONSIN v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Indian Law, Gaming Law
Provision of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act partly conditioning gaming on after-acquired lands on the concurrence of the state governor is...
04/29/2004 03-2323

WILLIAMS ELECS. GAMES, INC. v. GARRITY

United States Seventh Circuit
Commercial Law, Injury & Tort Law
A victim's negligence is not a defense to an intentional tort such as commercial bribery; thus, the judge erred in instructing the jury to return a...
04/29/2004 03-1648, 03-1665, 03-1669

PELINKOVIC v. ASHCROFT

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
Petitions to reopen the asylum claims of two Muslims and ethnic Albanians were properly denied. Their eligibility for military service in the Kosovar...
04/28/2004 02-3065

STIVE v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Sanctions
Award of attorneys' fees to plaintiff was unreasonable; though he suffered wanton battery at the hands of arresting officers, the government was not...
04/28/2004 03-2151

BOYD v. PHOENIX FUNDING CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Banking Law, Civil Procedure
Where the case was removed to federal court by a newly-named defendant ten months after the complaint was filed and in the midst of litigation, the...
04/28/2004 03-1970, 03-2352

US v. LAWTON

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Having failed to disclose on ATF Form 4473 that he had been charged with a felony offense, defendant was properly convicted of making a false...
04/28/2004 03-1599

TRANZACT TECHS., LTD. v. EVERGREEN PARTNERS, LTD.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts
Per the agreement whereby defendants were hired to perform financial advisory services for plaintiff, investment banking fees were to be paid in the...
04/28/2004 01-3685, 01-3787

TIFFT v. COMMONWEALTH EDISON CO.

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, Public Utilities
Wrongful termination claims brought under the Illinois Electric Service Law are preempted by section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act; the...
04/27/2004 03-1596