United States Seventh Circuit - May 2006 Opinion Summaries

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Lambert v. Davis

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Petition for habeas corpus is denied where: 1) a recent Indiana Supreme Court decision did not apply to the facts of defendant's case; 2) revisions to...
05/31/2006 05-2610

Lax v. City of South Bend

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Evidence
Summary judgment for police officer in a 42 U.S.C. 1983 case is reversed and remanded where the vagueness of plaintiff's affidavit did not amount to...
05/31/2006 05-4200

U.S. v. Hale

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Conviction and sentence for solicitation of a violent crime and obstruction of justice is affirmed where: 1) there was sufficient evidence to support...
05/30/2006 05-1922

U.S. v. Farris

United States Seventh Circuit
Communications Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for sending threatening communications through the U.S. mail is affirmed over defendant's due process and reasonableness claims where: 1) the...
05/25/2006 05-1781

Backwater, Inc. v. Penn-Am. Ins. Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Evidence, Insurance Law
Summary judgment for defendant-insurer in a bad faith claim is affirmed where the insurer acted in good faith since conflicting inferences could be...
05/24/2006 05-2805

U.S. v. Goodwin

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Conviction for drug possession with intent to distribute is affirmed where a Terry stop of the defendant was justified despite the considerable...
05/24/2006 05-1809

Shell v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Denial of motion under 18 U.S.C. 2255 asserting ineffective assistance of counsel is affirmed where counsel was not objectively deficient in omitting...
05/23/2006 04-3890

U.S. v. Jones

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for possession of crack with intent to distribute is affirmed over defendant's objection to the application of the sentencing guidelines...
05/23/2006 05-4272

Fuesting v. Zimmer, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Evidence, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
Petition for rehearing is granted and a new trial is ordered where a recent Supreme Court decision, Unitherm Food Systems, Inc. v. Swift-Eckrich,...
05/22/2006 04-2158

Taylor v. Bradley

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Petition for writ of habeas corpus is denied where the petitioner could not demonstrate that there was a reasonable probability that the result of his...
05/22/2006 04-4061