United States Seventh Circuit - November 2007 Opinion Summaries

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Olympia Express, Inc. v. Linee Aeree Italiane, SPA

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, International Law, Transportation
(Industry: Travel & Leisure)

In a state law contract action against Alitalia Airlines that was removed to federal court under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, a jury verdict...
11/30/2007 07-1708

US v. Hobbs

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Conviction on drug and weapons charges is affirmed where police officers had sufficient probable cause to stop and search defendant's car and to...
11/30/2007 06-3371

Estate of Tamulis v. Comm'r of Internal Revenue

United States Seventh Circuit
Probate, Trusts & Estates, Tax Law, Tax-exempt Organizations
In a suit over the denial of a tax deduction for a charitable remainder trust that had not satisfied the requirements for converting to a deductible...
11/29/2007 06-4141

JCW Invs., Inc. v. Novelty, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Trademark
In a copyright and trademark infringement suit over a novelty farting plush doll, the court awards plaintiff attorney's fees where: 1) plaintiff was...
11/28/2007 05-2498

Malinowski v. Smith

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
Denial of a petition for habeas relief is affirmed where the state court's exclusion of a witness' testimony was not contrary to or an unreasonable...
11/27/2007 06-3075

US v. Hargrove

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Conviction of a former police officer for racketeering conspiracy and other crimes is affirmed over defendant's argument that the court should have...
11/27/2007 05-4376

US v. McGee

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
An appeal of a reduced sentence imposed after defendant was convicted for distributing cocaine base and helped authorities apprehend his supplier is...
11/21/2007 07-2078

US v. Parker

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Prior circuit precedent holding that imposition of a multiplicitous concurrent sentence and $100 special assessment "is not a serious enough error to...
11/21/2007 05-2798

Mekhael v. Mukasey

United States Seventh Circuit
Evidence, Immigration Law
Christian Lebanese citizen's petition for review of a denial of a motion to reopen asylum proceedings is granted and the matter remanded where the BIA...
11/16/2007 06-4285

Grossman v. S. Shore Pub. Sch. Dist.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education Law
In a civil rights suit brought against a public school district by a former guidance counselor alleging that its decision not to renew her contract...
11/15/2007 06-4294