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Tomanovich v. City of Indianapolis

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment for defendants in a retaliation and blacklisting case is affirmed where the defendant failed to present sufficient evidence under...
08/08/2006 05-1653

Hartjes v. Endicott

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Petition for writ of habeas corpus is denied where it was reasonable for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals to find that defense counsel-s performance met...
08/08/2006 05-1963

Smith v. City of Chicago

United States Seventh Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Constitutional Law, Government Law
Award of attorney's fees to Chicago aldermen opposed to a redistricting plan is reversed where rational basis review applied since the aldermen did...
08/07/2006 04-2755

Cooper v. IBM Personal Pension Plan

United States Seventh Circuit
Class Actions, ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
(Industry: Private Equity)

Judgment for plaintiffs in a class-action suit alleging age discrimination under ERISA in the structure of a pension plan is reversed where the plan...
08/07/2006 05-3588

U.S. v. Thigpen

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for bank robbery under the career offender guideline is affirmed where the district court referenced three prior crimes that qualified on...
08/07/2006 05-1866

Allord v. Barnhardt

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Government Benefits
The Social Security Administration's denial of benefits to a veteran is remanded for further review where the administrative law judge's (ALJ) erred...
08/04/2006 05-3773

MPower Communications Corp. v. Illinois Bell Tel. Co., Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Communications Law
In an action involving incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) and competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) challenging prices set by the...
08/04/2006 05-3552, 05-3677

Minor v. Centocor, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment for defendant on sex and age discrimination claims brought by salesperson-plaintiff, who was required to work longer hours, is...
08/04/2006 05-3080

Keystone Consol. Indus., Inc. v. Employers Ins. Co. of Wausau

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, Environmental Law, Insurance Law
(Industry: Manufacturing)

Under Illinois law, the duty to indemnify may arise even in absence of a lawsuit triggering the duty to defend, thus summary judgment for...
08/03/2006 05-3412

U.S. v. Jones

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Conviction for possession of crack with intent to distribute is affirmed over defendant's arguments that: 1) the district court abused its discretion...
08/01/2006 04-2447
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