United States Seventh Circuit - May 2005 Opinion Summaries

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Cody v. Harris

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit for defamation, summary judgment in favor of defendant is affirmed where his comment in a staff meeting, accusing plaintiff of posting...
05/31/2005 04-2671

Bedrossian v. Northwestern Mem'l Hosp.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Remedies
Plaintiff's request for preliminary relief, seeking to enjoin his employer from firing him, is denied where he cannot make the requisite showing of...
05/31/2005 03-3683

Sienkiewicz v. Barnhart

United States Seventh Circuit

Government Benefits, Labor and Employment Law
05/31/2005 04-1542

US v. Flaschberger

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for a mail fraud conviction is vacated and remanded for resentencing pursuant to US v. Booker 125 S.Ct. 738 (2005).
05/31/2005 04-1845

Mesman v. Crane Pro Serv.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
In a products liability suit, the judge properly granted defendant's motion for a new trial where the jury had been confused by irrelevant evidence...
05/31/2005 04-2146

US v. Konopka

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
18 U.S.C. section 844(h), which enhances the sentences of individuals who uses fire to commit a felony, does not apply when the underlying felony is...
05/31/2005 04-2651

EEOC v. Caterpillar, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law
A court may not review the EEOC's investigation to determine whether a complaint filed on behalf of a group of workers is proper.
05/27/2005 05-8006

Black Agents & Brokers Agency, Inc. v. Near North Ins.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts
In a breach of contract action, summary judgment in favor of defendant is affirmed over plaintiff's claim that an agreement can be inferred from...
05/27/2005 04-2750

Westra v. Credit Control of Pinellas

United States Seventh Circuit
Consumer Protection Law
Plaintiff's suit under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, alleging that defendant-credit union failed to conduct a reasonable investigation of fraudulent...
05/27/2005 04-3139

US v. Pappas

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's appeal of his restitution order, imposed after he pled guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, is dismissed where he waived his right...
05/27/2005 04-3453