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Trigillo v. Snyder

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit alleging termination in retaliation for plaintiff's statements regarding purported misconduct by the state agency which employed her,...
10/31/2008 06-2578

Iowa Physicians' Clinic Med. Found. v. Physicians Ins. Co. of Wisconsin

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Professional Malpractice
In a suit in which plaintiff-policyholder sought damages in tort for the alleged bad-faith refusal by defendant-insurer to settle a malpractice claim...
10/31/2008 08-1297

Siddique v. Mukasey

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
Petition for review of a BIA order of removal and ineligibility for adjustment of status is dismissed in part and denied in part where: 1) the IJ's...
10/31/2008 08-1127

Maher v. City of Chicago

United States Seventh Circuit
Evidence, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law, Military Law
In a suit alleging that defendant-employer wrongfully demoted plaintiff on three occasions for being absent from work while on active duty in the...
10/31/2008 07-2911

Bell v. DaimlerChrysler Corp.

United States Seventh Circuit
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In a suit alleging violations of the Labor Management Relations Act when defendant allegedly failed to recall laid-off workers for job openings,...
10/29/2008 07-2239, 07-2263

In re: Airadigm Communications, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Communications Law
In a bankruptcy case, the FCC's claims for the interest on the value of personal communications services (PCS) licenses are affirmed where: 1) the FCC...
10/29/2008 07-3863, 07-3864

Univ. of Chicago v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Education Law, Labor & Employment Law, Tax Law
In a suit over assessments of FICA taxes on plaintiff's retirement plans for its employees, summary judgment for the government is affirmed where: 1)...
10/29/2008 07-3686

US v. Jackson

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm is affirmed over objections regarding: 1) failure to adhere to established policy in imposing an...
10/29/2008 07-2421

Woolard v. Woolard

United States Seventh Circuit
Family Law
In a suit alleging mismanagement of a trust established by plaintiff's father for which defendant was trustee, summary judgment for plaintiff is...
10/29/2008 08-1174

Thorogood v. Sears, Roebuck & Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Class Actions, Consumer Protection Law, False Advertising, Product Liability
(Industry: Consumer Products, Retail)

In a class-action suit claiming deceptive advertising by defendant of clothes dryers with stainless-steel drums, certification of a class under the...
10/28/2008 08-1590