United States Seventh Circuit - February 2008 Opinion Summaries

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Halim v. Great Gatsby's Auction Gallery, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Sanctions
In a suit alleging that items plaintiff purchased at defendant's auction did not match the descriptions in the auction item catalog, a district court...
02/14/2008 07-1615

Wood v. Mukasey

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
Petition for review of a denial of a continuance in removal hearings and a denial of a discretionary adjustment of status is denied where the court...
02/14/2008 06-2550

US v. Schalk

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Conviction for drug conspiracy is affirmed over defendant's arguments that the district court erred by allowing the government to introduce hearsay to...
02/12/2008 06-2142

Benders v. Bellows & Bellows

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit alleging retaliation, ERISA violations and retaliatory discharge, summary judgment for defendant-employer is affirmed in part and reversed...
02/12/2008 06-1487

Johnson v. Dossey

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
In a suit under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 and state tort law alleging false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, and conspiracy against multiple public...
02/12/2008 06-2950

Edstrom Indus., Inc. v. Companion Life Ins. Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a challenge to an arbitrator's decision in favor of an insurance company in a dispute over the insurer's alteration of the policy, district court...
02/11/2008 07-2165

Bd. of Educ. of Ottawa Township v. Spellings

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Education Law, Government Law
In a suit challenging that the No Child Left Behind Act conflicts with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, dismissal for lack of standing...
02/11/2008 07-2008

US v. Harvey

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for possession of a firearm by a felon is affirmed where: 1) the court has jurisdiction over defendant's appeal since Federal Rule of Civil...
02/11/2008 07-1308

Cemco Investors, LLC v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Corp. Governance, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Tax Law
In a tax case arising from a lawyer's efforts to set up a tax shelter, a judgment for the IRS disallowing an LLC's claimed $3.6 million loss and...
02/07/2008 07-2220

ADM Investor Servs., Inc. v. Collins

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, Securities Law
In an action brought by a futures commission merchant against a futures trader to collect on certain losses, a judgment against the trader is affirmed...
02/07/2008 06-4412