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IN RE: NETTLES

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's motion to recuse his judge is granted where there is the appearance of bias, since his car-bombing plot involved a threat to the judge's...
01/21/2005 04-4104

CARREON v. ILL DEPT. OF HUMAN SERV.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
Dismissal of plaintiffs' suit, alleging retaliation for speaking out on matters of public concern, is affirmed where defendant-employer had adequate...
01/21/2005 03-4117

ZENITH ELEC. CORP. v. WH-TV BROAD. CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, Evidence
In a breach of contract action, defendant's expert witness testimony on lost profits was properly excluded under Fed. R. Evid. 702 as unreliable, and...
01/20/2005 04-1635, 04-1790

MIRANDA v. LEIBACH

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Denial of plaintiff's habeas petition is affirmed where the Illinois Appellate Court resolved plaintiff's Fourth Amendment claim on an adequate...
01/20/2005 02-3452

MANNIE v. POTTER

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Evidence, Labor & Employment Law
In an employment discrimination suit, a jury verdict in favor of defendant-employer is affirmed over plaintiff's challenge to an evidentiary ruling...
01/20/2005 03-4340

BOILES v. BARNHART

United States Seventh Circuit
Government Benefits, Labor & Employment Law
Denial of plaintiff's application for Supplemental Security Income is vacated where the administrative law judge did not adequately support his...
01/20/2005 04-2227

AG FIN. SERV. v. HUGHES

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Remedies
Punitive damages are unavailable in bankruptcy actions.
01/19/2005 04-1028

BENNETT v. FRANK

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
Inmates of a private prison are not entitled to the minimum wage provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
01/19/2005 04-1959

LOUGHMAN v. MALNATI ORG.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment against plaintiff's claims of sexual harassment by her coworkers is reversed where a reasonable jury could find that plaintiff's work...
01/18/2005 04-1564

IN RE: WEINSCHNEIDER

United States Seventh Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Bankruptcy Law, Contracts
The bankruptcy court properly denied plaintiff's claim for attorney fees where attorney fees cannot be recovered as an administrative expense for...
01/18/2005 04-1828