United States Seventh Circuit - December 2006 Opinion Summaries

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Burnett v. LFW Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action alleging violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) against a former employer,...
12/26/2006 06-1013

US v. Starks

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for obstructing a government investigation is affirmed where: 1) defendant did not attempt to corruptly persuade a third party to destroy...
12/22/2006 06-2784

Fairley v. Fermaint

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Denial of defendants' motion for summary judgment on the basis of official immunity in a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 suit alleging intimidation of prison...
12/21/2006 06-2411

Anderson v. Benik

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Dismissal of a petition for writ of habeas corpus is affirmed where petitioner procedurally defaulted on his federal constitutional claim that his...
12/21/2006 05-2323

USA v. Peterson-Knox

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for mail fraud is affirmed over defendant's arguments that: 1) the imposition of a ten-point increase in her offense level was improper...
12/21/2006 05-3554

US v. Taylor

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Conviction for growing marijuana is affirmed where the search warrant affidavit contained sufficient information to find probable cause to search, but...
12/21/2006 05-3819

US v. Brown

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Conviction for possessing 17 kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute is affirmed where: 1) the court properly admitted identification testimony...
12/20/2006 05-4690

Thompson v. City of Chicago

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Evidence, Government Law
Denial of motion for a new trial in a suit under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 alleging that police officers violated the deceased's Fourth and Fourteenth...
12/20/2006 04-3177

US v. White

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law, Sanctions, Sentencing
Conviction for multiple counts of mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering is affirmed where: 1) the district court did not improperly exclude a...
12/20/2006 06-1769

Dababneh v. Gonzales

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
Petition for review of denial of motion to terminate proceedings alleging that the Notice to Appear was defective is denied where the Department of...
12/20/2006 05-4001