United States Seventh Circuit - November 2005 Opinion Summaries

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Benslimane v. Gonzales

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
Order removing petitioner is reversed and a stay of removal ordered where it was error to order petitioner removed for his failure to submit a...
11/30/2005 04-1339

Pepper v. Village of Oak Park

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law
Summary judgment for defendants in a civil rights case under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 is affirmed where there was no consitutional violation of...
11/30/2005 04-3948

Woods v. McBride

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Defendant's convictions for robbery and murder are affirmed over his claims of error regarding: 1) defendant's competency; 2) ineffective assistance...
11/30/2005 04-1776

Goodman v. Illinois Dep't of Fin. and Prof'l Regulation

United States Seventh Circuit
Commercial Law, Communications Law, Constitutional Law, Ethics & Disciplinary Code, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Government Law
Denial of a preliminary injunction is affirmed in a first amendment challenge to an Illinois law prohibiting medical professionals from soliciting...
11/29/2005 05-1188

Sokol & Co. v. Atl. Mut. Ins. Co

United States Seventh Circuit
Commercial Law, Contracts, Insurance Law
(Industry: Food & Beverage)

Summary judgment for defendant-insurer in an insurance coverage dispute involving spoiled peanut butter is affirmed where the claim at issue did not...
11/29/2005 04-3624

Gates v. Towery

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law
In a constitutional due process challenge to the procedures that Chicago uses for dealing with property seized by police when making custodial...
11/29/2005 05-1079

US v. Lucas

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's conviction and sentence for obstruction of correspondence are affirmed where the district court did not abuse its discretion in refusing...
11/29/2005 05-1301

US v. Cannon

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for drug related offenses is vacated and remanded for imposition of a life sentence pursuant to a mandatory recidivist sentence...
11/29/2005 05-1841, 05-1842

Daniels v. Bursey

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law, Tax Law
In a putative class action suit against administrators and insurers of a benefit fund alleging fraudulent marketing and administration of the fund, an...
11/29/2005 04-4316

Reliance Nat'l Ins. Co. v. Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Remedies
(Industry: Aerospace & Defense)

In an interpleader action involving recovery of insurance proceeds for damages arising out of a fatal collision between two airplines, judgment...
11/28/2005 04-4120, 04-4148