United States Seventh Circuit - February 2005 Opinion Summaries

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US v. LEE

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for illegal possession of a firearm is affirmed over his claim that the district judge violated the sixth amendment when making...
02/28/2005 03-4239

FRANKLIN v. MCCAUGHTRY

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Denial of plaintiff's petition for a writ of habeas corpus is reversed where his trial judge was actually biased since the only inference that can be...
02/24/2005 03-1031

PARKS v. WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, Property Law & Real Estate, Remedies
A jury verdict in favor of plaintiff's breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims does not support an award of emotional distress and...
02/23/2005 03-2663, 03-2773

CERROS v. STEEL TECH. INC.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
In a hostile work environment claim, judgment in favor of defendant-employer is reversed where the district court made inconsistent factual findings...
02/23/2005 03-3701

KELSO v. BAYER CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
(Industry: Consumer Products)

In a products liability suit, dismissal of plaintiff's failure-to-warn claim is affirmed where defendant's nasal spray product warning was adequate as...
02/18/2005 04-2532

FULLER v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's conviction for making a false statement to a financial institution is affirmed over his claim that trial counsel rendered ineffective...
02/18/2005 03-2369

US v. GREENE-THAPEDI

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Tax Law
To recover an erroneous tax refund, the government's two-year statute of limitations to file such a suit begins to run on the date when "the check...
02/17/2005 03-3904

BROWN v. BUDZ

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Dismissal of plaintiff-inmate's claim, alleging that defendant-prison guards failed to protect, is reversed where defendants were deliberately...
02/16/2005 03-1997

TUN v. WHITTICKER

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Education Law
In a substantive due process claim arising from plaintiff-student's expulsion from school, judgment in favor of plaintiff is reversed where the...
02/16/2005 04-2972

BARROW v. UCHTMAN

United States Seventh Circuit

Criminal Law and Procedure, Habeas Corpus
02/15/2005 03-3622