United States Seventh Circuit - December 2005 Opinion Summaries

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Dunlap v. Nestle USA, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, Workers' Compensation
Dismissal of plaintiffs' complaint due to preclusion by Workers' Compensation laws is affirmed on their tort law claims relating to a workplace...
12/12/2005 03-1752

FedEx Freight East, Inc. v. Nat. Labor Relations Bd.

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
Petition for review of agency defendant's order to cease and desist from discriminating against employees based on union activity, reinstating an...
12/12/2005 05-1365, 05-1791

In the Matter of: Resource Tech. Corp.

United States Seventh Circuit
Banking Law, Bankruptcy Law, Contracts, Environmental Law
In a dispute in a bankruptcy over the trustee's disposition of certain rights to harvested methane gas, the bankruptcy court's settlement approval is...
12/09/2005 05-1779

BMG Music v. Gonzales

United States Seventh Circuit
Copyright, Cyberspace Law, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property
Summary judgment and award for plaintiffs, copyright proprietors, on claims of infringement of music copyrights via defendant's use of a file-sharing...
12/09/2005 05-1314

Burrell v. Powers

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Health Law
Summary judgment for defendant, the medical director of a prison, on inmate plaintiff's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action is affirmed where plaintiff...
12/09/2005 04-3745

Olvera v. Blitt & Gaines, P.C.

United States Seventh Circuit
Consumer Protection Law, Debt Collection
Illinois law does not prohibit an assignee of a debt to charge the same interest rate that the assignor or original creditor charged the debtor,...
12/09/2005 04-3734, 04-4273

In re: Sidebottom

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Construction, Contracts, Debt Collection, Property Law & Real Estate
Dismissal of debtor's Chapter 13 bankruptcy case is affirmed in a case involving allegations of fraud in the breach of a construction contract where...
12/09/2005 04-3621

N. Illinois Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. v. Lavin

United States Seventh Circuit
Construction, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law, Oil and Gas Law
Judgment for defendant-government is affirmed in a suit by plaintiffs, non-union contractors, involving a requirement of a project labor agreement as...
12/09/2005 05-2174

US v. Medina

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Defendants' convictions for drug and firearms offenses involving defendants' membership in a street gang are affirmed over their claims of error, but...
12/08/2005 02-1700

Tober v. Graco Children's Prods., Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Evidence, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
Jury verdict for defendant in a product liability action under Indiana state law involving the death of plaintiff's child is affirmed over plaintiff's...
12/08/2005 04-3837