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O'Gorman v. City of Chicago
Date: January 26, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2877

Justia Opinion Summary: O’Gorman worked for Chicago from 1996-2007, as a carpenter and later as a General Foreman, placing city orders with Arrow Lumber, owned by Beal. After an investigation following reports from an Arrow employee, O’Gorman w...

United States v. Haywood
Date: January 26, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3815

Justia Opinion Summary: Haywood, with help from others, processed bogus applications for mortgage loans and caused $1.4 million in losses to the lenders. He pleaded guilty to wire fraud, 18 U.S.C. 1343, and was sentenced to 151 months’ imprison...

Bruce v. Guernsey
Date: January 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1352

Justia Opinion Summary: Bruce’s high-school boyfriend told a school official that Bruce had attempted to kill herself. The official contacted police. Officer Harris went to the home where Bruce was staying and detained her until a sheriff’s de...

USA v. Thomas Hawkins
Date: January 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1892

USA v. John Racasi
Date: January 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1908

Victims of the Hungarian Holoc v. Magyar Allamvasutak Zrt
Date: January 23, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3073

John Brown v. Cook County, Illinois
Date: January 23, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3153

Dennis Marks v. City of Wausau
Date: January 23, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3410

Sorrentino v. Godinez
Date: January 23, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3421

Justia Opinion Summary: Inmates Sorrentino and Neal purchased several items from Stateville’s commissary, but the prison later forbade inmates to possess those items (fans and a typewriter) in their cells. Their property was removed. They filed...

United States v. Garten
Date: January 23, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3593

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted Garten of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in the conduct of telemarketing, 18 U.S.C. 1349, 2326(1). The district court then sentenced her to 168 months in prison and a five-year term of supervis...

Sprinkle v. Colvin
Date: January 23, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3654

Justia Opinion Summary: Sprinkle applied for supplemental social security income. After exhausting administrative remedies, Sprinkle sought judicial review of a final decision that he was not disabled. The district court held that the agency fa...

Albert v. Magyar Nemzeti Bank
Date: January 23, 2015
Docket Numbers: 14-1319, 13-3073

Justia Opinion Summary: Holocaust survivors and the heirs of victims sued the Hungarian national railway, the national bank, and private banks for the roles they played in the World War II genocide against Hungarian Jews. In 2012 appeals, the S...

USA v. Terry Thomas
Date: January 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1421

Johnny Gibson v. John Paquin
Date: January 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1675

Ass'n of Admin. Law Judges v. Colvin
Date: January 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1953

Justia Opinion Summary: The Association of Administrative Law Judges, a union, represents the Social Security Administration’s administrative law judges in collective bargaining pursuant to the Federal Labor-Management Relations Act, 5 U.S.C. 7...