United States Seventh Circuit - August 2006 Opinion Summaries

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Szopa v. White

United States Seventh Circuit
Sanctions, Tax Law
Sanctions for a frivolous tax appeal are set below the government's request where the government did not adequately explain its figures for the amount...
08/21/2006 05-4788

Rapid Test Prods., Inc. v. Durham Sch. Servs., Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Contracts, Education Law
Summary judgment for defendant in a race and sex discrimination case under 42 U.S.C. section 1981 involving services contracts is reversed where the...
08/18/2006 05-4066

U.S. v. Hankton

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentences for possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute are affirmed where the defendants failed to establish plain error since the...
08/18/2006 03-2345

Sperandeo v. Lorillard Tobacco Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment for the administrator of an ERISA disability plan is affirmed where the district court was correct in determining that de novo review...
08/18/2006 05-1916

Varner v. Budz

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Denial of writ of habeas corpus regarding the civil commitment of a convicted sex offender is affirmed where: 1) states retain latitude in fashioning...
08/18/2006 05-2310

Berger v. AXA Network LLC

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
Judgment for defendant in a suit alleging violation of section 510 of ERISA is affirmed where the limitation period applicable to the plaintiffs-...
08/18/2006 05-2495

U.S. v. Cinergy Corp.

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Public Utilities
Judgment for the EPA in a suit over modifications to coal energy plants is affirmed where plants must obtain a permit from the EPA to make...
08/17/2006 06-1224

Bethel v. U.S.

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Denial of a motion to vacate a sentence is affirmed where defendant could not show prejudice as a result of alleged attorney misconduct.
08/17/2006 04-4108

U.S. v. Van Sach

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Conviction for possession of a firearm by a felon is affirmed over defendant's arguments that: 1) an order to wear leg shackles at a jury trial...
08/17/2006 05-2790

Murdock & Sons Constr., Inc. v. Goheen Gen. Constr., Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Construction, Contracts, Government Law
Judgment for defendants in a constructive acceleration claim is affirmed where plaintiff did not experience an "excusable delay" as outlined in the...
08/17/2006 05-3036
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