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Pierre James v. Kevin Cartwright
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1627
United States v. Robinson  
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2019

Justia Opinion Summary: Robinson’s cousin, Carter, led a heroin trafficking ring, buying heroin in Chicago and selling it in Milwaukee, 2012-2014. For two months in 2014, Carter brought Robinson into the operation, just as law enforcement was...

United States v. Eberts  
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2596

Justia Opinion Summary: Eberts is a film producer whose credits include Lord of War (2005) and Lucky Number Slevin (2006). After a string of failed movies, in 2009, he filed for bankruptcy. He was introduced to Elliott, an Illinois novice autho...

Mustafa-El Ajala v. Craig Tom
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3101
Riley v. Elkhart Cmty. Schs.  
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3166

Justia Opinion Summary: Elkhart Community Schools (ECS), has employed Riley, an African‐American female, as a teacher since 1980. She has an administrator’s license and is pursuing her doctorate in education. In 2010, she was named the ECS Teac...

USA v. Marlyn Barnes
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3573
USA v. Eric Kelly
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1038
USA v. Raul Palacios-De Paz
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1080
Timothy B. Wilks v. Robert J. Rymarkiewicz
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1371
Carol Chesemore v. David Fenkell
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3181
Carol Chesemore v. David Fenkell
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3215
Pyles v. Nwaobasi  
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3289

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Pyles fell down a wet staircase and injured his back while incarcerated at Menard. Since then he has experienced numbness and radiating pain. In 2012, Pyles twice saw Dr.Nwaobasi, an employee of the company that...

Flournoy v. City of Chicago  
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3776

Justia Opinion Summary: Chicago police learned from an informant that Anthony was selling crack cocaine from his apartment and answered the door carrying a handgun during drug transactions. They obtained a search warrant. The SWAT team executed...

White v. City of Chicago  
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1280

Justia Opinion Summary: From 2008-2010, the FBI and Chicago Police Department conducted a narcotics investigation, “Operation Blue Knight.” As the operation was wrapping up, Officer O’Donnell applied for dozens of arrest warrants, including one...

Poullard v. McDonald  
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1962

Justia Opinion Summary: Since 2004, Poullard, an African-American man, has worked at the North Chicago Veterans Affairs Medical Center as a training specialist. He received a promotion to the GS‐11 pay grade in 2006, but since then, has receive...