United States Seventh Circuit - January 2009 Opinion Summaries

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Estate of Suskovich v. Anthem Health Plans of Va., Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Contracts, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action for back pay, summary judgment for Defendants is affirmed where the District Court properly considered the contracts between the parties...
01/22/2009 08-1070

Orlando Residence, Ltd. v. GP Credit Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Judgement Enforcement
In an action to collect a judgment, the dismissal of Plaintiff's action is affirmed in part and reversed in part. Res judicata barred Defendant from...
01/22/2009 07-4050

US v. Alexander

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for bank robbery is affirmed where the District Court was not required to consider a non-retroactive amendment to the Sentencing...
01/22/2009 07-3420

US v. Middlebrook

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence and restitution order for bankruptcy fraud are affirmed. The District Court properly based the sentence on the loss Defendant...
01/22/2009 08-1074

US v. Forman

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In these consolidated sentencing appeals, the judgments are affirmed in part and remanded in part. 18 U.S.C. section 3582(c)(2) does not permit a...
01/22/2009 08-2177

US v. Sims

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's conviction for illegal possession of a gun is affirmed. Although the search warrant lacked a particular description of the things to be...
01/22/2009 08-1348

Malone v. Corr. Corp. of Am.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a prisoner's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action alleging excessive force, the dismissal of Plaintiff's complaint is affirmed. Under Wisconsin law, the...
01/21/2009 07-3640

Wilbert v. Comm'r. of Int'l. Rev.

United States Seventh Circuit
Tax Law
In an action seeking a tax refund, judgment for Defendant is affirmed. Plaintiff, who used "bumping" rights with his employer to postpone losing his...
01/21/2009 08-2196

Giant Screen Sports v. Canadian Imp. Bank of Comm.

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Media Law
In a defamation action, summary judgment for Defendant is reversed and remanded where Defendant's written statements about Plaintiff's alleged failure...
01/20/2009 07-2800

Wisconsin v. Stockbridge-Munsee Comm.

United States Seventh Circuit
Gaming Law, Indian Law
In a suit to enjoin Indian gaming activities, summary judgment for Plaintiff is affirmed where Defendant Indian tribe's reservation was extinguished...
01/20/2009 04-3834