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Moldenhauer v. Tazewell-Pekin Consol. Communications Ctr.

United States Seventh Circuit
Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) suit by an employee terminated for excessive absenteeism, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where:...
07/31/2008 07-1118

Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, Inc. v. Cent. States Joint Bd. Health & Welfare Trust Fund

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, ERISA, Health Law, Insurance Law
In a suit for negligent misrepresentation and estoppel over defendant-benefit plan's refusal to pay for medical services provided by...
07/31/2008 07-3456

Evers v. Astrue

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Contracts, Government Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, Remedies
In an action against the Social Security Administration alleging due process and regulatory violations in the termination of a medical consulting...
07/31/2008 07-3796

US v. Gladish

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Cyberspace Law, Evidence
Conviction under 18 U.S.C. section 2422(b) for attempting to induce a minor to engage in sexual activity is reversed where merely transmitting...
07/31/2008 07-2718

US v. Pira

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, White Collar Crime
Sentence for fraud and counterfeiting is affirmed where: 1) a loss calculation including relevant but uncharged conduct was properly calculated; 2) a...
07/31/2008 06-4316

IFC Credit Corp. v. Burton Indus., Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Commercial Law, Communications Law, Contracts, Evidence
In a suit over a lease for telecommunications equipment, summary judgment for defendant-lessee is affirmed where: 1) the Illinois parol evidence rule...
07/30/2008 07-2768

Hall v. Forest River, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In a Title VII suit for sex discrimination, constructive discharge, and retaliation, judgment as a matter of law on the retaliation claim is affirmed...
07/30/2008 07-2653

Stallings v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Denial of a habeas corpus petition based on claims of ineffective assistance of counsel is vacated and remanded where: 1) appellate counsel's failure...
07/30/2008 06-3914

Parrott v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
In an inmate's suit under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) alleging that prison officials failed to protect him from being attacked by another...
07/30/2008 06-1489

US v. Billups

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Enhanced sentence imposed upon a "career offender" based in part upon a prior state conviction for false imprisonment is affirmed where, in the...
07/29/2008 07-2037