United States Seventh Circuit - September 2006 Opinion Summaries

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Phelan v. Cook County

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Government Law, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment for defendants in a Title VII and 42 U.S.C. section 1983 suit alleging sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation is affirmed...
09/18/2006 04-3991

Lee v. Keith

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Elections
Decision upholding Illinois' ballot access requirements for independent legislative candidates is reversed where the requirements - the most...
09/18/2006 05-4355

Chicago Dist. Council of Carpenters Pension Fund v. Reinke Insulation Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment for Union and its pension fund on defendant's counterclaims in a suit involving alleged deficiencies in defendant's contributions to...
09/18/2006 05-3555

Automation by Design, Inc. v. Raybestos Prods. Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, Copyright, Intellectual Property
(Industry: Manufacturing)

Summary and declaratory judgment in favor of defendants in a copyright infringement and breach of contract suit is affirmed where: 1) the contract was...
09/15/2006 05-1172

U.S. v. Haddad

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
(Industry: Food & Beverage, Retail)

Conviction and restitution order in a wire fraud and money laundering case involving food stamp fraud are affirmed over defendant's arguments that: 1)...
09/14/2006 05-3086

Shepard v. State Auto. Mut. Ins. Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Insurance Law, M&A
Summary judgment for defendants in a suit claiming breach of a confidentiality agreement surrounding the purchase of an insurance company is affirmed...
09/14/2006 05-3567

Massey v. Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Banking Law, Civil Procedure, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Injury & Tort Law
(Industry: Services)

Dismissal of action for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty against a financial services company alleging that the company gave an intentionally...
09/14/2006 05-3459

Sublett v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Media Law
Summary judgment for defendant in a suit alleging race discrimination and retaliation against a popular publishing company is affirmed where plaintiff...
09/13/2006 05-1213

Disability Rights Wisconsin, Inc. v. State of Wisconisin Dep't of Pub. Instruction

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Education Law, Evidence, Government Law, Health Law
Denial of motion by a disability rights organization seeking declaratory and injunctive relief compelling a state agency to turn over records...
09/13/2006 05-4171

Thanongsinh v. Bd. of Educ.

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Contracts, Education Law, Evidence, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment for defendants in a suit claiming violation of both Title VII and 42 U.S.C. section 1981(a) is affirmed where the Title VII claim...
09/13/2006 05-3002