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United States v. Trudeau
Date: February 5, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1869

Justia Opinion Summary: Trudeau “spent his career hawking miracle cures and self-improvement systems of dubious efficacy.” The FTC sued him under consumer-protection laws. Trudeau entered a consent decree, promising not to misrepresent his boo...

Solano v. United States
Date: February 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1290

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Solano was indicted on two counts of distributing cocaine and one count of conspiring to obtain and distribute marijuana, 21 U.S.C. 841. Solano pleaded guilty; the government agreed to dismiss one of the cocaine...

Robinson v. Hagan
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3585

Justia Opinion Summary: Robinson filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition, seeking to discharge unsecured debt of $23,834.00. Among her scheduled personal property, Robinson listed an “old Morm[o]n bible.” At the creditors’ meeting, the trustee...

Lianne Summers v. Carolyn Colvin
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1819

Noboa v. Barcelo Corp. Empresaria, SA
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2001

Justia Opinion Summary: Noboa, while living in Illinois, booked a trip to Mexico by using the Orbitz website. In the lobby of the Barcelo hotel, she booked an eco-tour, operated by Rancho. During the tour, the all-terrain vehicle in which Noboa...

USA v. Lawrence Hall
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2118

USA v. Larry Cochran
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2309

USA v. Alex Campbell
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2358

Bonnstetter v. City of Chicago
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-2977, 14-3573

Justia Opinion Summary: The 1983 Shakman Accord resulted from resolution of political patronage litigation; to eliminate political considerations in employment decisions the city agreed to create and implement a hiring plan to effectuate the go...

Bordelon v. Bd of Educ. of the City of Chicago
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3240

Justia Opinion Summary: In November 2010, Board of Education Chief Area Officer Coates sent Bordelon , the long-tenured principal of the Kozminski Academy, notice of a pre‐discipline hearing based on insubordination in failing to respond to a p...

Carson v. All Erection & Crane Rental Co
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3243

Justia Opinion Summary: ALL leased a crane to White Construction. Carson worked for White, providing general maintenance and serving as the “eyes and ears” of crane operator Dowell. Carson and Dowell were told to move the crane to a wind turbin...

Garrett Fishwick v. City of Chicago
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3573

Deets v. Massman Constr. Co.
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1411

Justia Opinion Summary: Deets, a white construction worker, worked for MTA on a federally assisted project to build a bridge (the Stan Musial Veteran’s Memorial Bridge) across the Mississippi River. MTA’s collective bargaining agreement defined...

USA v. Willie Evans, III
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1719

Timothy Platt v. CitiMortgage, Incorporated
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2126