United States Seventh Circuit - July 2008 Opinion Summaries

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Fabriko Acquisition Corp. v. Prokos

United States Seventh Circuit
Commercial Law, Contracts, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Property Law & Real Estate, Sanctions
In a contract suit arising from the failed purchase of a piece of property, summary judgment for defendants and Rule 11 sanctions imposed upon...
07/29/2008 06-3889

US v. Webber

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Labor & Employment Law, Sentencing, Workers' Compensation
Conviction for making false statements to obtain federal employees' compensation benefits is affirmed, and the sentence is affirmed in part and...
07/29/2008 07-2117

Citizens Against Ruining the Env't v. Envtl. Prot. Agency

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Government Law, Public Utilities
Petitions for review of the EPA's decision not to object under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to operating permits proposed by the Illinois Environmental...
07/28/2008 07-3197, 07-3198, 07-3199

Rickher v. Home Depot, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Class Actions, Construction, Consumer Protection Law, Contracts
(Industry: Retail)

In a class-action suit alleging that defendant's sale of damage waivers for tool rentals violated the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business...
07/28/2008 07-2850

US v. Grogg

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Conviction on a firearms charge is affirmed where a search of defendant's car at an airport was based on reasonable suspicion, and evidence seized was...
07/28/2008 07-3908

US v. Arceo

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Conviction and sentence for conspiracy to possess and distribute drugs are affirmed where: 1) a six-year delay following defendant's initial arrest...
07/28/2008 07-3296

Peals v. Terre Haute Police Dept.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 suit alleging unlawful search, false arrest, excessive force, and retaliatory prosecution, partial summary judgment for...
07/25/2008 07-2804

US v. Watts

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing, White Collar Crime
Convictions and sentences for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering are affirmed where: 1) the good-faith exception applied and a...
07/25/2008 05-4595, 06-1386

Ceta v. Mukasey

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Immigration Law
Petition for review of denials of petitioner's application for adjustment of status and motion for termination of proceedings or a continuance is...
07/25/2008 07-1863

US v. Lawrence

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A district court's corrections of its prior orders reducing defendants' sentences for drug offenses to "time served" are vacated, and the uncorrected...
07/25/2008 08-1856, 08-1857, 08-1858, 08-1862