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Bulk Petroleum Corp. v. Ky. Dep't of Revenue
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1870

Justia Opinion Summary: Bulk, a gasoline distributor with gas stations in Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee, leases stations and equipment to tenant-operators. Bulk receives monthly rent plus payment for gasoline. The Kentucky Department of Reve...

Cocroft v. HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1640

Justia Opinion Summary: The Cocrofts acquired a home in Country Club Hills, Illinois. In 2007, they refinanced their mortgage. As part of the transaction, the Cocrofts’ mortgage and loan were pooled into a mortgage loan trust. A year later, the...

Stepp v. Carolyn Colvin
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3163

Justia Opinion Summary: Stepp, a former correctional officer, training secretary and coordinator, and parole probation officer, applied for a period of disability and disability insurance benefits under the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 401. S...

Milan v. Bolin
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1207

Justia Opinion Summary: Evansville police became aware of Internet threats against police, coming from an IP address at the home of 68-year-old Louise Milan and her 18-year-old daughter. They had an unsecured wifi network. Before they searched,...

USA v. Robert Lee
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2010

USA v. Robert Lee
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2010

Silk v. Bd. of Trs., Moraine Valley Cmty. Coll.
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2405

Justia Opinion Summary: Silk began working in 1986 at Moraine Valley Community College as a part-time, non-tenure track, adjunct professor. Silk’s typical teaching load included four courses during fall and spring semesters and two or three sum...

Dennis A. Ball v. Franklin Williamson Properties
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2475

Petties v. Carter
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2674

Justia Opinion Summary: Illinois prisoner Petties was climbing stairs when he felt a “pop” and extreme pain in his left ankle. At the prison infirmary, the examining physician prescribed Vicodin and crutches and a week of “meals lay-in.” The me...

United States v. Lee
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2010

Justia Opinion Summary: While Lee was on supervised release, his probation officer learned that he had assaulted his girlfriend, Pulliam, with a small souvenir baseball bat. The court issued a warrant for Lee’s arrest and initiated proceedings...

Turnell v. Centimark Corp.
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2758

Justia Opinion Summary: CentiMark, a commercial roofer, hired Turnell as a laborer in 1978. In 1988 CentiMark promoted him to Chicago District Operations Manager. In his employment agreement, Turnell agreed to a non-disclosure provision and to...

National American Insurance v. Harleysville Lake States Insur
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3699

United States v. Bentley
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2995

Justia Opinion Summary: A police officer followed a vehicle after discovering that its owner’s driver’s license had expired 18 years earlier. He initiated a traffic stop after observing the vehicle cross into another lane on an Illinois highway...

Northbound Grp., Inc. v. Norvax, Inc.
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1651

Justia Opinion Summary: Northbound generates and sells life insurance leads, using the brand name “Leadbot,” but ran out of cash with a frozen line of credit and revenue that did not support its overhead. Norvax generates and sells health insur...

Terry Wagner v. Marcus Hardy
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2470