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Cole v. Bd. of Trs. of N. Ill. Univ.  
Date: September 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2305

Justia Opinion Summary: Cole, an African-American has worked for Northern Illinois University in the Building Services Department since 1998. He alleges that beginning with his 2009 promotion to sub-foreman, he experienced race discrimination,...

Milkiyas Amba v. Loretta Lynch
Date: September 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3747
Carl Reed v. John Mackey
Date: September 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1582
Kubsch v. Neal  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1898

Justia Opinion Summary: Kubsch was twice convicted of the 1998 murders of his wife, her son, and her ex-husband and was sentenced to death. No eyewitness, DNA evidence, fingerprints, or other forensic evidence linked Kubsch to the murders. Afte...

Moore v. Liszewski  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3244

Justia Opinion Summary: An Illinois inmate sued a corrections officer, Liszewski, with whom he had had an altercation almost a decade ago, alleging excessive force. On remand after an initial dismissal, a jury determined that Liszewski had used...

Vince Davis, Sr. v. City of Chicago Police Depart
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1341
United States v. Wright  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3109

Justia Opinion Summary: Urbana police officers responded to a domestic dispute. In their report, the officers noted that Hamilton called Wright a “pedophile” during the altercation. No arrests were made. The following morning, McNaught, who spe...

Joseph Reinwand v. Frank Blackburn
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1525
O. B. v. Norwood  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2049

Justia Opinion Summary: O.B., two years old, has Down Syndrome, lung disease, and cardiac abnormalities. He is ventilator‐dependent and cannot digest take oral nutrition. O.B. is the named plaintiff in a class action against the Illinois Depart...

Melton v. Tippecanoe Cnty.  
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3599

Justia Opinion Summary: Melton working in the Tippecanoe County Surveyor’s Office, asked his supervisor if he could take a class during work hours and make up the time by taking short lunches and coming in early. His supervisor responded that M...

Landmark Am. Ins. Co v. Hilger  
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2566

Justia Opinion Summary: Hilger, the president of Allied, which provides customized products to financial institutions, was named in separate lawsuits brought by credit unions in Michigan and Tennessee. Hilger’s codefendants include O’Malley, wh...

Theresa Dukes v. Eric Cox
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2783
Jose Arce v. Jennifer Barnes
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3276
United States Soccer Fed'n Inc. v. United States Nat'l Soccer Ass'n  
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3402

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, the U.S. Soccer Team Players Association disapproved the US Soccer Federation’s proposed tequila poster advertisement, which contained player images. The Federation issued a notice, declaring that the collective...

USA v. Derrick Corn
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3850