United States Seventh Circuit - April 2007 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Franklin

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for use of the telephone to commit a drug crime is reversed and remanded where the district court clearly erred by applying a dangerous...
04/30/2007 06-3462

US v. Trice

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Convictions and sentences on drug conspiracy charges are affirmed over arguments that: 1) the district court erred by increasing a sentence based on...
04/30/2007 05-3347

US v. Malone

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Conviction on drug-related offenses is affirmed where the defense counsel's decision not to file a suppression motion was not ineffective assistance...
04/30/2007 06-2915

Vincent v. City Colls. of Chicago

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Trademark
In a suit for copyright and trademark violations, breach of contract and fraud, summary judgment for certain defendants is affirmed where there was no...
04/30/2007 06-3082

US v. Andrews

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for mail fraud is affirmed where the district court did not err in enhancing the defendant's sentence for abuse of a position of trust since...
04/30/2007 06-3343

Bennett v. Southwest Airlines Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Transportation
(Industry: Aerospace & Defense)

In a case involving several individuals' claims against an airline, an airplane manufacturer and the city of Chicago after a plane ran off a runway...
04/26/2007 06-3486

Alexander v. Mt. Sinai Hosp. Med. Ctr.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Evidence, Government Law, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Professional Malpractice
In a medical malpractice action removed to federal court after one of the doctors was deemed to be a federal employee, judgment for defendants is...
04/24/2007 05-1823

Jenkins v. Bartlett

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
In an excessive force suit under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 brought against a police officer, a municipality and the chief of police, verdict for...
04/23/2007 06-2495

Coulter v. McCann

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
District court order directing release of a prisoner after a habeas corpus petition is reversed where the state court's Batson hearing, while...
04/20/2007 06-2457

US v. Swanson

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence arising from a fraudulent scheme to siphon funds from defendant's employer and clients is affirmed over defendant's arguments that: 1) the...
04/20/2007 05-4432