United States Seventh Circuit - January 2009 Opinion Summaries

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Jeffboat, LLC v. Office of Workers' Comp. Programs

United States Seventh Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Workers' Compensation
Award of attorney's fees in a workers' compensation case is affirmed where the ALJ did not abuse his discretion by determining that the hourly rate...
01/13/2009 07-3834

Armstrong v. LaSalle Bank Nat'l Ass'n

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
In a consolidated multidistrict suit alleging violations of ERISA, breaches of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and conversion, grant of plaintiffs'...
01/13/2009 07-2280

Jackson v. City of Chicago

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit alleging discrimination in the denial of two promotions, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where plaintiff's claim that the...
01/13/2009 07-3772

White Eagle Coop. Ass'n v. Connor

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Agriculture, Government Law
In a suit challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture's rulemaking process and a resulting amendment to the Mideast Milk Marketing Order, summary...
01/12/2009 07-3545

US v. Williams

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Transportation
Revocation of drunk driver's license is vacated and remanded, where the order made no mention of being limited to federal enclaves and was therefore...
01/09/2009 07-2841

Lloyd v. Swifty Transp., Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation
Truck driver's ADA claims, arguing that he was passed over for promotion to lead driver because of his prosthetic leg, are all either time-barred or...
01/09/2009 07-1476

Curtis v. Montgomery

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Aggravated stalker's petition for post-conviction relief is denied. There was sufficient evidence to sustain the conviction where one of the two...
01/08/2009 07-3737

In re: Wiese

United States Seventh Circuit
Agriculture, Banking Law, Bankruptcy Law
Family dairy farmers who released their lender liability claims against their bank as part of their confirmed Chapter 12 reorganization plan, are...
01/08/2009 07-3753

Stark Trading v. Falconbridge Ltd.

United States Seventh Circuit
Class Actions, Securities Law
Securities fraud class action suit was properly dismissed for failure to state a claim where: 1) plaintiffs are sophisticated investors whose...
01/05/2009 08-1327

Gerardi v. Katz

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Securities Law
Securities class actions covered by the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 are removable to Federal court, subject to the exceptions in sections...
01/05/2009 08-8031