United States Seventh Circuit - December 2008 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Vargas

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Conviction for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute is affirmed. District court did not err in allowing evidence of defendant's prior drug...
12/31/2008 07-2026

US v. House

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence of 188 months for distribution of crack cocaine is affirmed where the district court: 1) properly adjusted base offense level due...
12/31/2008 07-4043

US v. Hill

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Conviction for bank robbery is affirmed where the district court committed harmless error in admitting evidence that defendant bought a luxury car...
12/31/2008 07-3341

Holmes v. Potter

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Government Benefits, Labor & Employment Law
Reduction in former postal employee's annuity was not a breach of the settlement agreement arising from his Rehabilitation Act claim, because although...
12/31/2008 07-2138

Corcoran v. Buss

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
District court's grant of death row inmate's habeas petition is reversed because prosecutor's offer to forego seeking the death penalty if defendant...
12/31/2008 07-2093, 07-2182

In re: Belcher

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Family Law, Property Law & Real Estate
District court erred in allowing bankrupt husband to claim a homestead exemption in marital home because wife's name alone appeared on the title....
12/31/2008 07-2174

Mirfasihi v. Fleet Mortgage Corp.

United States Seventh Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Banking Law, Class Actions, Consumer Protection Law
District court properly approved settlement of class action involving claims brought by customers against mortgage company who sold their personal...
12/30/2008 07-3402

US v. Busara

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In finding that Defendant delivered the fatal blow against one kidnapping victim, district court did not err in crediting his conspirator's...
12/30/2008 07-3857

Helms v. CPC Acquisition, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Banking Law, Bankruptcy Law, Commercial Law
Corporate-debtor's proceeds from lawsuit against its insurance broker for failure to obtain business-loss insurance are not considered "proceeds of...
12/30/2008 08-1017, 08-1119

US v. Turner

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
A false statement need not actually influence the agents to whom it is made in order to satisfy the materiality requirement for the offense of making...
12/30/2008 07-1062