United States Seventh Circuit - September 2008 Opinion Summaries

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Musollari v. Mukasey

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
Denial of applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture is affirmed where determinations that...
09/19/2008 06-4107

Tate v. Long Term Disability Plan for Salaried Employees of Champion Int'l Corp. #506

United States Seventh Circuit
Attorney's Fees, ERISA
A district court judgment that an ERISA administrator had acted arbitrarily and capriciously in revoking plaintiff's long-term disability benefits,...
09/19/2008 07-1022

US v. Parr

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Conviction for threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction against a federal government building is affirmed and sentence vacated where: 1)...
09/18/2008 06-3300, 06-3457

US v. Ryerson

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Conviction and sentence for possessing a machine gun are affirmed where: 1) defendant's ex-wife had authority to consent to searches of defendant's...
09/18/2008 07-1654

Reid v. Kohl's Dep't Stores, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law
(Industry: Retail)

In a slip-and-fall suit against a department store, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where plaintiff did not meet her burden to show that...
09/16/2008 07-3916

Abena v. Metro. Life Ins. Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, ERISA, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law, Workers' Compensation
In an ERISA suit seeking continuation of long-term disability payments, summary judgment for defendants on the basis that plaintiff's claim was...
09/16/2008 07-2531

United Steel, Paper & Forestry, Rubber, Mfg., Energy, Allied Indus. & Serv. Workers Intl. Union, AFL-CIO v. Natl. Labor Relations Bd.

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In an action alleging that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act by refusing to reinstate economic strikers following the...
09/15/2008 07-3885

Fernandez v. Mukasey

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
Petitions by three aliens for review of their orders of removal are denied where each of the petitioners' most recent state court convictions for...
09/15/2008 06-3476, 06-3987, 06-3994

US v. Rollins

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
In challenges by two co-defendants to their convictions on drug-distribution charges, and by one defendant to his sentence, convictions are affirmed...
09/15/2008 07-2649, 07-2930

US v. Jennings

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Conviction and sentence for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute are affirmed where: 1) evidence obtained from a seizure of defendant...
09/15/2008 07-1818