United States Seventh Circuit - August 2006 Opinion Summaries

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U.S. v. Rinaldi

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law, Sentencing
Conviction and sentence for mail fraud and obstruction of justice relating to an orthodontist's fraudulent billing of the state of Illinois during his...
08/31/2006 05-4113

U.S. v. Peters

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Enhanced sentence for possession of a firearm by a felon is affirmed where the defendant was not entitled to have a beyond-a-reasonable-doubt jury...
08/30/2006 05-2554

Pronsivakulchai v. Gonzales

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
Petition for review of denial of asylum and related applications is granted, and the denial vacated, where the petitioner was denied a fair hearing...
08/29/2006 05-2662

U.S. v. Cunningham

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Convictions for conspiracy to commit various drug offenses involving the distribution of heroin are overturned where the admission of irrelevant...
08/29/2006 05-1515

Deere & Co. v. Ohio Gear

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts
(Industry: Manufacturing, Wholesale)

Summary judgment for defendant in a contractual suit by a tractor manufacturer over the supply of tractor parts is reversed where the court abused its...
08/29/2006 05-1990

U.S. v. Frith

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Securities Law, Sentencing
Sentence and restitution order for securities law offenses arising out of the operation of a brokerage with insufficient funds are reversed and...
08/29/2006 04-2364

Shaw v. Hyatt Int'l Corp.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Consumer Protection Law, Contracts, Cyberspace Law
(Industry: Travel & Leisure)

Dismissal of a suit by a hotel guest against the hotel operator alleging unjust enrichment and violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act as the...
08/29/2006 05-4625

U.S. v. Bennett

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for possession of a firearm by a felon is reversed and remanded where the judge plainly erred by enhancing defendant's sentence based on a...
08/29/2006 05-3709

Kantoni v. Gonzales

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Evidence, Immigration Law
Petition for review of an asylum denial is granted where the petitioner had demonstrated past persecution and the burden fell on the government to...
08/28/2006 05-4135

Santos v. U.S.

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Grant of habeas corpus for defendants who were convicted of money laundering after operating an illegal lottery, or "bolita", is affirmed where the...
08/25/2006 04-4221