United States Seventh Circuit - June 2006 Opinion Summaries

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Adams v. Bertrand

Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Professional Malpractice
Denial of habeas corpus petition is reversed where the petitioner's counsel failed in his duty to conduct a reasonable investigation by not locating...
06/30/2006 05-1573

Guyton v. U.S.

Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Denial of petition for writ of error coram nobis concerning the timeliness of defendant's original motion to vacate his sentence is affirmed where: 1)...
06/30/2006 06-1056

U.S. v. Baker

Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for gun possession by a felon is affirmed where information on the history of the gun's ownership would not have led to defendant's...
06/29/2006 05-3162

Forrester v. Rauland-Borg Corp.

Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
In affirming grant of summary judgment for employer in a Title VII suit, the court overturns language in previous decisions to the effect that pretext...
06/29/2006 05-4650

Summers v. UAL Corp.

Bankruptcy Law, Class Actions, ERISA, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law
(Industry: Aerospace & Defense)

Dismissal of a class action against an ERISA fiduciary who administered a Employee Stock Option Plan is affirmed where the fiduciary did not act...
06/28/2006 05-4005

Davis v. Carter

Government Law, Health Law
Summary judgment for defendants in an action alleging failure to provide adequate medical assistance is reversed where plaintiff produced enough...
06/28/2006 05-1695

James Cape & Sons Co. v. PCC Constr. Co.

Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law
Dismissal of antitrust and RICO suit is affirmed where: 1) plaintiff did not show injuries that reflect the anticompetitive effect of either the...
06/28/2006 05-3894

Randolph v. Indiana Reg'l Council of Carpenters & Millwrights

Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment for union in an age and sex discrimination suit is reversed where the plaintiff presented evidence that created a genuine issue of...
06/28/2006 05-3913

Burke v. Johnston

Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Government Law
Dismissal of prisoner's 42 U.S.C. 1983 for violation of the Eighth Amendment is reversed where: 1) Rooker-Feldman did not create a jurisdictional bar...
06/27/2006 05-3287

Valentine v. City of Chicago

Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment for defendants in a suit by a female city employee for Title VII and Equal Protection violations is reversed where issues of fact...
06/27/2006 05-2688
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