United States Seventh Circuit - May 2009 Opinion Summaries

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McMillian v. Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
In an action seeking to recover damages for injuries sustained, district court's grant of final judgment on behalf of defendants is vacated and...
05/29/2009 07-3370

Lucero v. Nettle Creek Sch. Corp.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Education Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an employment discrimination and retaliation action, district court grant of summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where: 1) the court...
05/29/2009 08-2943

Gevas v. Ghosh

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Judgement Enforcement
District court order enforcing a settlement agreement is affirmed where: 1) plaintiff bears the burden of providing the court with a record permitting...
05/28/2009 08-1538

Fletcher v. Chicago Rail Link, L.L.C.

United States Seventh Circuit
Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation
In an action brought by an employee under the Federal Employers Liability Act seeking damages for injuries that occurred at a railroad yard, district...
05/28/2009 08-1609

Gaiskov v. Holder

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
Petition for review of a decision holding that petitioner committed an aggravated felony under the Immigration and Nationality Act is denied where the...
05/28/2009 08-2700

US v. Sainz-Preciado

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for drug crimes is affirmed where: 1) the district court did not err in in its drug quantity finding, and in crediting the informant's...
05/27/2009 07-3706

Thompson v. General Motors Acceptance Corp.

United States Seventh Circuit
Asset Forfeiture, Bankruptcy Law
In an action involving seized assets related to a bankruptcy proceeding, district court judgment is reversed where: 1) defendant exercised control...
05/27/2009 08-2077

Health Care Industry Liabilty Ins. Program v. Momence Meadows Nursing Center, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Insurance Law
In a dispute involving insurance liability coverage, district court judgment finding that plaintiff had no duty to defend defendant is affirmed where...
05/20/2009 08-1997

US v. Gooden

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for conspiring to kidnap and using a firearm during a crime of violence is affirmed where defendant's sentence was not unreasonable, as: 1)...
05/20/2009 08-3240

Askew v. Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights
In a civil rights action, district court's grant of defendant's motion to dismiss is reversed and remanded where: 1) the court erred in granting...
05/18/2009 07-2190