United States Seventh Circuit - February 2006 Opinion Summaries

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U.S. v. Garcia

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Conviction for possession with intent to distribute cocaine is upheld over defendant's objections that expert witness testimony deprived him of the...
02/28/2006 04-3159

Mendez v. Barnhart

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Government Benefits, Government Law, Health Law
Denial of application for disability benefits is reversed and remanded for further proceedings where the administrative law judge failed to articulate...
02/28/2006 05-2017

Charlton v. Davis

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Grant of habeas corpus petition is reversed where the district court misinterpreted the applicable law regarding jury instructions and found that the...
02/28/2006 05-2029

Silvernail v. Ameritech Corp.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, ERISA, Labor & Employment Law, Public Utilities
Dismissal of an employee's pension claim under ERISA is affirmed where the plaintiff's argument that the court should interpret the statute according...
02/27/2006 05-1535

Tourdot v. Rockford Health Plans, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Criminal Law & Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Remedies, Sentencing, Transportation
Dismissal of claim for insurance coverage is affirmed where the language of the policy that denied coverage for injuries sustained during illegal acts...
02/27/2006 05-1764

County of McHenry v. Ins. Co. of the West

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Government Law, Insurance Law
Grant of summary judgment for insurance company in suit over enforcement of arbitration clause in insurance contract is affirmed where the...
02/24/2006 04-4223

Dole v. Chandler

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Government Law
Grant of summary judgment for defendant in a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action by a prisoner against prison guards is reversed and remanded for further...
02/24/2006 05-1868

U.S. v. Vega

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Dismissal for lack of jurisdiction of request for review of conditions for release is affirmed where the petitioned court is in the district where the...
02/23/2006 06-1031

U.S. v. Mendoza

United States Seventh Circuit
Asset Forfeiture, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Denial of motion to suppress evidence is affirmed where the defendant did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy in a car parked in an...
02/23/2006 05-2681

U.S. v. Smith

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Denial of a motion for resentencing is vacated and remanded with instructions to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction after a determination...
02/23/2006 05-1638