2011 Seventh Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 501 - 1000 of 1188

Jackson v. Indian Prarie School Dist.  
Date: August 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2290

Justia Opinion Summary: A special education support teacher sued the school district and administrators under 42 U.S.C. 1983, asserting that her constitutional rights were violated because she was ordered to a room with an autistic fourth-grade...

Joseph Orosco v. Joanne Swyer
Date: August 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3180
USA v. Juan Garcia-Vasquez
Date: August 10, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3678
Sullivan v. Cuna Mut. Ins. Soc'y  
Date: August 10, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1558

Justia Opinion Summary: The company previously gave retirees credit toward their share of health care costs, based on unused sick-leave. Union workers could take that sum in cash or put it toward the premium. Executives who quit before retireme...

Weatherbee v. Astrue  
Date: August 10, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3736

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner's claim for Social Security disability insurance benefits (42 U.S.C. 423(a)(1)(E)) and supplemental security income payments after suffering serious injuries in a motorcycle crash were denied by the Social Sec...

Jayne Mathews-Sheets v. Michael Astrue
Date: August 10, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3746
Duran v. Town of Cicero  
Date: August 9, 2011
Docket Number: 08-2467

Justia Opinion Summary: Responding to complaints about a party, officers arrived and attempted to quiet and disperse the crowd of nearly 100 attendees, mostly of Mexican descent. Tension escalated. A full-blown melee ensued. Officers and civili...

Drew Terrell v. Joseph Mathy
Date: August 9, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2793
United States v. Green  
Date: August 9, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3098

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants were convicted of mail fraud and wire fraud (18 U.S.C. 1341, 1346) for participating in a fraudulent scheme to obtain mortgage loans. The scheme involved: recruiters, who enlisted buyers to buy properties with...

Benjamin Price v. USA
Date: August 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2975
Ronald Schaefer v. Mark Bezy, et al
Date: August 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3222
Jimmy Robinson v. Bayer Healthcare LLC
Date: August 9, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1101
Board of Regents University of v. Phoenix Software International
Date: August 8, 2011
Docket Number: 08-4164
Bd. of Regents Univ. of WI Sys. v. Phoenix Software Int'l, Inc.  
Date: August 8, 2011
Docket Number: 08-4164

Justia Opinion Summary: Two computer programs hold the registered trademark "CONDOR." After the district court entered summary judgment, the Seventh Circuit concluded that a trial was required on a confusion-in-trade allegation, but held that...

Vance v. Rumsfeld  
Date: August 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1687

Justia Opinion Summary: American citizen-civilians alleged that they were detained and illegally tortured by U.S. military personnel while in Iraq in 2006 and released from military custody without being charged with a crime. At the time they w...

Nat'l Shopmen Pension Fund v. DISA Indus., Inc.  
Date: August 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1827

Justia Opinion Summary: After two years of contributing to a multiemployer pension plan established under a collective bargaining agreement, the company closed the covered facility, triggering withdrawal liability. The union notified the compan...

United States v. Joshua  
Date: August 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2140

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants ran the township trustee's office, which provides various social services. They defrauded the office by taking substantial payments for work they did not perform, deposited checks made out to the office into t...

United States v. Rutledge  
Date: August 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2734

Justia Opinion Summary: At jury selection in a criminal trial, the prosecutor used peremptory challenges to strike the only two African-American members in the venire. The defendant was convicted. The Seventh Circuit remanded for findings under...

Pena v. Kraft Foods Global, Inc.  
Date: August 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3073

Justia Opinion Summary: After the company announced a plan to outsource positions, it arranged for the new vendor to accept applications from its employees. Two targeted employees applied for positions within the company, rather than pursuing e...

United States v. Gray  
Date: August 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3936

Justia Opinion Summary: Based on her part in billing Indiana Medicaid for ambulance service while running a car service to take patients to medical appointments, defendant was convicted of Medicaid fraud, 18 U.S.C. 1347, and conspiracy to defra...

Joshua Resendez v. Wendy Knight
Date: August 8, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1121
Mitchell Wojtanek v. IAM Union District 8
Date: August 8, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1790
Bd. of Regents Univ. of WI Sys. v. Phoenix Software Int'l, Inc.  
Date: August 5, 2011
Docket Number: 08-4164

Justia Opinion Summary: Two computer programs hold the registered trademark "CONDOR." After the district court entered summary judgment, the Seventh Circuit concluded that a trial was required on a confusion-in-trade allegation, but held that...

United States v. Penaloza  
Date: August 5, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3549

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant drove from New Jersey to Illinois and met an undercover agent who loaded bags containing packages wrapped in tape into her car. On her return trip, DEA agents stopped defendant, questioned her about the bags, a...

USA v. Stephen Waltower
Date: August 5, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3967
Premium Plus Partners v. Goldman Sachs & Co., Inc.  
Date: August 5, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4010

Justia Opinion Summary: Davis learned that the government was suspending sale of new 30-year bonds.The information was embargoed until 10 AM. He passed the information to traders, who bought futures contracts with an eight-minute head start and...

Fields v. Smith  
Date: August 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2339

Justia Opinion Summary: Wisconsin inmates challenged the state's Inmate Sex Change Prevention Act, Wis. Stat. 302.386(5m), which prevents the state Department of Corrections from providing transgender inmates with certain medical treatments. Th...

Mathews-Sheets v. Astrue  
Date: August 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3746

Justia Opinion Summary: After prevailing in a suit for social security disability benefits, plaintiff asked for an award of attorney’s fees of $25,200 under the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. 2412(d)(2)(A)(ii). The district judge cut t...

Mathews-Sheets v. Astrue  
Date: August 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3746

Justia Opinion Summary: After prevailing in a suit for social security disability benefits, plaintiff asked for attorney's fees of $25,200 under the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. 2412(d)(2)(A). The district judge awarded $6,625, cuttin...

NLRB v. Irving Ready-Mix, Inc.  
Date: August 5, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1371

Justia Opinion Summary: Drivers, employed by the concrete company, were represented by the union and went on strike after their collective bargaining agreement expired. The company announced that it no longer recognized the union as the drivers...

Eugene Joseph v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: August 4, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2730
Dynegy Mktg. & Trade v. Multiut Corp.  
Date: August 4, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2811

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a natural gas supplier, and defendants, a natural gas distributor and its executive, had a written contract. The relationship unraveled in the face of a failed acquisition, several million dollars' worth of un...

USA v. Jose Ortiz
Date: August 4, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3110
Theodora Weston v. Illinois Department of Human S
Date: August 4, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3118
Li v. United States  
Date: August 4, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1231

Justia Opinion Summary: Following an anonymous tip, the FBI conducted surveillance of defendant and observed that he regularly transported about four people back and forth between his home and his restaurant. A consent search of the home reveal...

John Weichman, Jr. v. David Clarke, Jr., et al
Date: August 4, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1463
Yancick v. Hanna Steel Corp.  
Date: August 3, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1368

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, who is white, worked with an African-American who was confrontational, rude, and disruptive in the workplace. Plaintiff claims that a 940-pound steel coil that fell on him, from a machine operated by the "work...

Leslie Britton-Dillon v. Michael Astrue
Date: August 3, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3188
Kenneth Carter, et al v. Pension Plan of A. Finkl and S, et al
Date: August 3, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3287
Germaine Elcock v. Lance Whitecotton, et al
Date: August 3, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3428
Jeffrey Akright v. Randall Hepp, et al
Date: August 3, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3677
USA v. King Perkin
Date: August 3, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3829
Deborah Walton v. Claybridge Homeowners Associat, et al
Date: August 3, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3970
USA v. Darrien Irving
Date: August 3, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1248
Scott v. Astrue  
Date: August 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2487

Justia Opinion Summary: The applicant sought disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income, claiming that she is disabled by bipolar disorder and numerous physical impairments. The Social Security Administration denied the appl...

Resendez v. Knight  
Date: August 1, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1121

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of robbery and forgery in state court, filed a state court motion challenging his sentence. The motion was denied, as was his request for appointed counsel. The federal district court rejected a hab...

Morisch v. United States  
Date: July 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3953

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff suffered a stroke and claimed that the VA hospital failed to properly diagnose and take appropriate measures. He and his wife sued under the Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. 1346(b), 2671-80, and also sued th...

Matrix IV, Inc. v. Am. Nat'l Bank & Trust Co. of Chicago  
Date: July 28, 2011
Docket Number: 08-3917

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a plastics manufacturer, dealt with a container company that filed for bankruptcy in 2002, filed a creditor's claim for more than $7 million, and objected to the sale of assets and lien priorities. The debtor...

United States v. Mandel  
Date: July 28, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4116

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant approached an employee of his business for help in finding a hit-man to kill his business partner. The employee went to the authorities, was outfitted with a wire, and recorded conversations in which he and def...

USA v. Cindy Rago
Date: July 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2895
Georgia-Pacific Consumer Prods. v. Kimberly-Clark Corp.  
Date: July 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3519

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff claimed that several of defendant's brands of toilet paper infringed on its trademark design. The district court entered summary judgment, holding that toilet paper embossed patterns are functional and cannot b...

United States v. Kendrick  
Date: July 28, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1329

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1989, defendant pled guilty in Illinois to aggravated criminal sexual assault of a seven-year-old. In 2001, he was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender and was sentenced to probation. He complied with re...

Kirti Mehta v. Beaconridge Home Improvement A, et al
Date: July 28, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1505
Kansas City S. Ry. v. Koeller  
Date: July 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2333

Justia Opinion Summary: The Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act prevents states and their subdivisions from imposing discriminatory taxes against railroads. 49 U.S.C. 11501. In 2008, the drainage district, a subdivision of Illinoi...

Morrison v. YTB Int'l, Inc.  
Date: July 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2529

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs want to represent a class of more than 100 people with stakes of more than $5 million and invoked federal jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. 1332(d)(2), the Class Action Fairness Act. They claim that the company vio...

Frizzell v. Szabo  
Date: July 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2955

Justia Opinion Summary: Seeing that plaintiff was not wearing a seatbelt, the officer followed him to a store where plaintiff worked, arriving at 5:57 p.m.. Plaintiff, due at work at 6:00 p.m., sped into the parking lot. The officer pulled in b...

Arobelidze v. Holder.  
Date: July 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2986

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, age 14, and her mother, a biomedical researcher, entered the U.S. from Georgia on temporary visas in 1998. While their applications for permanent residency were pending, the mother violated the terms of her t...

USA v. Robert Thoma
Date: July 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2996
Burnell v. Gates Rubber Co.  
Date: July 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3490

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff received a written warning from his supervisor for failing to complete a task and went to management to complain. The complaint triggered a series of events that led to his discharge. He sued his former employ...

USA v. Robert Shipp
Date: July 27, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1078
Yannacopoulos v. Gen. Dynamics  
Date: July 26, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3037

Justia Opinion Summary: The qui tam suit, brought by a former contractor for one of the defendants, alleges that defendants violated the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. 3729(a)(1) in connection with a sale of F-16 fighter jets to Greece, which paid...

Nova Design Build, Inc. v. Modi  
Date: July 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1738

Justia Opinion Summary: In negotiations for architectural services for construction of a hotel, the parties agreed that defendant would pay an additional $15,000, apart from design fees, if defendant elected not to use plaintiff's construction...

In re XMH Corp.  
Date: July 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2596

Justia Opinion Summary: XMH sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief and obtained permission to sell a subsidiary's assets (11 U.S.C. 363), indicating that a contract between the subsidiary and WG would be assigned to purchasers. WG objected, claimi...

White Pearl Inversiones v. Cemusa, Inc.  
Date: July 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2739

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court dismissed a complaint asserting breach of contract, breach of a covenant of good faith and fair dealing, breach of a settlement agreement, promissory estoppel, equitable estoppel, quantum meruit, unjus...

USA v. Stanley Vaughn
Date: July 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3972
Union Pacific R.R. Co. v. Chicago Transit Auth.  
Date: July 25, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2147

Justia Opinion Summary: The railroad owns a 2.8-mile right-of-way that it has leased to the Chicago Transit Authority for almost 50 years. When the lease became too costly, the CTA sought to condemn a perpetual easement. The district court enjo...

Pronsivakulchai v. Holder.  
Date: July 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2479

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a citizen of Thailand, was extradited for trial on drug charges in Illinois. Once in the U.S., she wrote letters to people in Thailand who were suspected of being involved in the drug trade in order to assist...

United States v. Carr  
Date: July 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3202

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant used a gun to rob a convenience store, taking $54. He entered a plea of guilty to robbery under the Hobbs Act, 18 U.S.C. 1951, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, 18 U.S.C....

Shauna Nelson v. Realty Consulting Services, In
Date: July 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3207
Alexander Gatzimos v. Michael Garrett, et al
Date: July 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3650
Walter Morgan v. Ann Fennimore, et al
Date: July 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3863
Pakovich v. Verizon LTD Plan  
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1889

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff worked as a sales representative when she became disabled and sought long-term disability benefits under the company's ERISA plan (“the Plan”) after a series of back surgeries. In her suit under 29 U.S.C.1132(...

United States v. Griffin  
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2028

Justia Opinion Summary: Indiana police officers attempted to stop a car matching the description of one involved in a road-rage incident. The driver continued to drive, prompting a brief low-speed car chase. He pulled over, after leading the of...

United States v. Adam  
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2968

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered a plea of guilty to using the Internet to traffic in child pornography (18 U.S.C. 2252A(a)(1) and (b)(1)). All sides agreed that the correct guideline range for the offense was 210 to 262 months. Howeve...

Marvel Thompson v. USA
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3043
United States v. Brucker  
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3057

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, age 62, entered a plea of guilty to attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity (18 U.S.C. 2422(b)), and to attempting to transfer obscene material to a minor (18 U.S.C. 1470) and was sentenced t...

Cont'l Cas. Co. v. Sycamore Springs Homeowners Assoc.  
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3261

Justia Opinion Summary: A developer built a subdivision in a floodplain. The developer and buyers knew that the land is low-lying and prone to flooding. The developer constructed levees, floodwalls, retention ponds, and a stormwater holding sys...

USA v. Amen Jumah
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3502
In re Golf 255, Inc.  
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3732

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006 creditors forced the corporation, which owned a golf course, into Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the trustee approved sale of the course to the local recreation district over the objections of the corporation's owners...

USA v. Blake Young
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3893
Marin-Garcia v. Holder  
Date: July 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3912

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a Mexican citizen, entered the United States in 1991 without inspection and was eligible for removal 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(6)(A)(i), 1227(a)(1)). He married a woman who also lacks legal status. Their three daughte...

TowneSquare Media, LLC v. Brill  
Date: July 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3017

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant owned companies forced into Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but was not a debtor in the proceedings. The plan was confirmed and prohibited suits against the bankruptcy professionals and certain litigation against pre-ba...

Benuzzi v. Chicago Bd. of Educ.  
Date: July 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3021

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was one of the first female custodians hired by the Chicago Public Schools in 1981 and, in 2004, qualified to oversee custodial operations at large school buildings. She clashed with her new boss, who declined...

Crawford v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.l  
Date: July 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3135

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, evicted from their home following a state court foreclosure judgment, sought relief in federal court. The district court rejected all claims. The Seventh Circuit affirmed. The district court correctly conside...

United States v. Foster  
Date: July 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3198

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, the getaway driver, was convicted of armed robbery of a financial institution (18 U.S.C. 2113(a) & (d)), possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence (18 U.S.C. 924(c)(1)(A)), and possession o...

De Leon Castellanos v. Holder, Jr.  
Date: July 20, 2011
Docket Number: 06-2807

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a lawful permanent resident, petitioned the court for review of the denial of his application for cancellation of removal. At issue was whether petitioner's second conviction for domestic battery qualified as...

United States v. Ramirez; United States v. Ocampo-Pineda; United States v. Mandujano-Gonzalez  
Date: July 20, 2011
Docket Numbers: 09-3932, 09-2190, 09-2689

Justia Opinion Summary: The three defendants in this consolidated case were Mexican nationals who were living in the United States illegally. At issue was what evidentiary showing must a defendant, charged with being found in the United States...

USA v. Stephen Waltower
Date: July 20, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3967
Schulz v. Green County  
Date: July 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2481

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, Green County's chief juvenile-intake worker from 1997-2008, alleged that Green County (county) deprived her of a property interest in her job without due process, in violation of 42 U.S.C. 1983, where the coun...

Trovare Capital Group, LLC v. Simkins Indus., Inc., et al.  
Date: July 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2778

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sued to recover a "break-up fee" it claimed was owed to it under the letter of intent the parties executed in relation to a negotiated sale of defendants' assets and real estate properties. At issue was whether...

Cardenas, et al. v. City of Chicago, et al.  
Date: July 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3301

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs sued the City of Chicago and a named police officer, bringing three state law and two federal claims on the allegedly unlawful search of plaintiffs' apartment. At issue was whether the district court erred in...

Christopher Smith v. Doctor Rohona, et al
Date: July 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3402
Ronald Levi v. Brian Thoma
Date: July 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3854
Nancy Fisher v. Vizioncore, Incorporated, et al
Date: July 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3985
USA v. Latanya Robinson
Date: July 20, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1413
Nathan Gillis v. Rick Raemisch, et al
Date: July 20, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1992
Luster v. Ill. Dept. of Corrs.  
Date: July 19, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4066

Justia Opinion Summary: The warden at the prison where plaintiff worked suspended him pending discharge and recommended termination after concluding that plaintiff had sexually harassed a female subordinate and had lied about the matter. An ind...

United States v. State  
Date: July 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1896

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a gang member, was convicted with others on multiple charges. He was sentenced to three concurrent life terms of incarceration on racketeering charges (18 U.S.C. 1962) with a consecutive term of 57 years (18 U...

Woods v. Comm'r of Ind. Dept. of Corrs.  
Date: July 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3339

Justia Opinion Summary: Inmates filed a class action lawsuit claiming that the Indiana Department of Corrections violated their First Amendment Rights by prohibiting them from advertising for pen-pals and receiving materials from websites and p...

USA v. Lawrence Taylor
Date: July 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1304
Moore v. Mahone  
Date: July 15, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3515

Justia Opinion Summary: An inmate filed suit against guards (42 U.S.C. 1983), claiming that they used excessive force against him in an altercation. After the altercation a disciplinary board found the inmate guilty of "Assaulting Any Person,...

USA v. Lawrence Taylor
Date: July 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1304
Reyes-Sanchez v. Holder  
Date: July 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2122

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native of Mexico, entered the United States illegally in 1987, married the next year, eventually raising three children, and remained until returning briefly to Mexico in August 2001. Border Patrol apprehen...

United States v. Garthu  
Date: July 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3097

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered a plea of guilty to transporting, receiving, and possessing child pornography and was sentenced to 360 months in prison. 18 U.S.C. 2252A(a)(1), (a)(2)(A), (a)(5)(B). The guidelines sentencing range was...

Stanojkova v. Holder.  
Date: July 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3327

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners, husband and wife, are Macedonian Slavs. In 2001 husband was drafted into the Macedonian Army. He refused to report, because he disapproved of government efforts to suppress Albanian demands for greater right...

United States v. Worden  
Date: July 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3567

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered a plea of guilty to advertising child pornography, a violation of 18 U.S.C. 2251(d)(1), agreeing to a comprehensive waiver of appellate rights. Defendant signed a statement: "I acknowledge that . . . th...

Sheehy Enterprizes, Incorporat v. NLRB
Date: July 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3688
Clarendon Nat'l Ins. v. Medina  
Date: July 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1943

Justia Opinion Summary: A semi-truck jackknifed while making a delivery for a federally licensed carrier and struck a vehicle, killing its driver. The estate brought a wrongful death action in Illinois state court against the driver, his wife (...

United States v. Curtis  
Date: July 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2450

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant sold a confidential informant 3 grams of cocaine base (crack) and, weeks later, 56.3 grams of a mixture containing cocaine base in the form of crack. The district court accepted a guilty plea (21 U.S.C. 841(a))...

Reedsburg Util. Comm'n v. Grede Foundries, Inc.  
Date: July 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2509

Justia Opinion Summary: The Wisconsin smelting plant owed more than $1.3 million in delinquent utility charges to the local municipal utility when it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Months later, despite the automatic stay, the utility impleme...

United States v. Powell  
Date: July 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2535

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of distributing crack cocaine (21 U.S.C. 841) and sentenced to 420 months in prison. The Seventh Circuit, rejecting a "cumulative error" argument. The district court erred in admitting evidence of...

Collins v. America's Servicing Co.  
Date: July 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2962

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff purchased a house in the early 2000s and fell behind on his payments. The lender extended two forbearance agreements, but assessed late fees and reported the late payments; plaintiff was unable to refinance and...

Treat v. Tom Kelley Buick Pontiac GMC Inc.  
Date: July 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3166

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff began working at an auto dealership finance department in 2006. Her son began working in the department days later, but both were terminated about three months later. They filed a complaint in federal court all...

Samantha Underwood v. Michael Astrue
Date: July 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3778
United States v. Wright  
Date: July 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1249

Justia Opinion Summary: Based on a scheme for laundering drug money, defendants were convicted of conspiring to engage in monetary transactions in criminally derived property (18 U.S.C. 1956); one was additionally convicted of engaging in a mon...

United States v. Meschino  
Date: July 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2696

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a school bus driver convicted of distributing and possessing child pornography (18 U.S.C. 2252A(a)), received a 360-month sentence, the low end of the sentencing guidelines range but the statutory maximum. Amo...

USA v. Bryan Campbell
Date: July 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2884
NewPage Wis. Sys., Inc., v. United Steel, Paper & Forestry, Rubber, Mfg,. Energy Allied Indus. & Servs. Workers Int'l Union  
Date: July 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2887

Justia Opinion Summary: The company closed paper mills and eliminated a health-care subsidy for retirees. The union filed suit in Ohio under the Labor Management Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. 185, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERI...

United States v. Littledale  
Date: July 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3063

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a college student, was not known to live in the house when agents executed a warrant. His uncle was the target of a child pornography investigation. Uniformed officers went to campus to interview defendant, no...

Rhonda Ezell, et al v. City of Chicago
Date: July 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3525
Cobige v. City of Chicago  
Date: July 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3728

Justia Opinion Summary: Decedent was arrested on June 10, 2006, and pronounced dead at about 1:30 a.m. on June 12. She died of heart arrhythmia while in lockup. The evidence showed that she experienced severe abdominal pain throughout her confi...

United States v. Turner  
Date: July 11, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2592

Justia Opinion Summary: Charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine and at least fifty grams of crack cocaine (21 U.S.C. 841), and for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense...

Kimbrell v. Brown  
Date: July 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1029

Justia Opinion Summary: A citizen of Illinois brought personal-injury claims against the driver of a tractor-trailer and his employer, citizens of Indiana, shortly before expiration of the limitations period. Service of process on the employer...

United States v. Santiago  
Date: July 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1705

Justia Opinion Summary: Convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) and 846, and 18 U.S.C. 2) and of distribution of cocaine base (21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1)), defendant was sentenced to the 240-month...

Kevin Rousey v. Robert Hilliard, et al
Date: July 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2189
Universal Mortg. Corp. v. Wurttembergische Versigherung AG  
Date: July 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3015

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant is one of several investors (underwriters) in a mortgage bankers blanket bond issued to plaintiff to insure against financial loss resulting from employee misconduct. One of plaintiff's employees engaged in a s...

Senne v. Village of Palatine, IL  
Date: July 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3243

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff found a $20 parking citation on his windshield and initiated a class action, claiming that the inclusion of personal information, such as his driver's license number, address, and weight, violated the Driver's...

Flomo v. Firestone Natural Rubber Co., LLC  
Date: July 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3675

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, 23 Liberian children, charge defendant with using hazardous child labor on its rubber plantation in violation of customary international law. The Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. 1350, confers on the federal cou...

Weitzenkamp v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of Am.  
Date: July 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3898

Justia Opinion Summary: After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic pain, anxiety, and depression, plaintiff was awarded long-term disability benefits under an employee benefit plan issued and administered by defendant. Benefits were disco...

Harvey v. Town of Merrillville  
Date: July 11, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1041

Justia Opinion Summary: Subdivision residents claimed that a retention pond's problems with algae, mosquitoes, and flooding would be exacerbated by proposed expansion of the subdivision. The residents, most of whom are African-American, claimed...

Empress Casino Joliet Corp. v. Blagojevich  
Date: July 8, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3975

Justia Opinion Summary: Illinois riverboat casinos filed a RICO suit (18 U.S.C. 1961) against racetracks, charging that the owner of two tracks, in cahoots with then-governor, Blagojevich, "bought" statutes requiring casinos to deposit three pe...

Michael Lemberger v. Larry Phillips, et al
Date: July 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1189
Logan v. Wilkins  
Date: July 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1415

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff claims that in 2005 county officials told his mobile home park tenants to stop paying rent and vacate. In 2006 the health department obtained a court order to remove the remaining 13 units. Plaintiff claims tha...

USA v. Peter Elliott
Date: July 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3684
Alioto v. Town of Lisbon  
Date: July 7, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3921

Justia Opinion Summary: A sergeant was asked by town supervisors to investigate charges of "double dipping" against the police chief, who reportedly told the sergeant that he would "get him." The sergeant was acting chief while the chief was on...

USA v. Richard Molinaro
Date: July 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2143
United States v. King  
Date: July 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2629

Justia Opinion Summary: Convicted as felon in possession of a firearm (18 U.S.C. 922(g)), defendant was sentenced to 210 months' imprisonment. The Seventh Circuit affirmed. Application of the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S.C. 924, was approp...

United States v. Taylor  
Date: July 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3132

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered an open plea of guilty, without benefit of a plea agreement, for failing to register as a sex offender in violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, 18 U.S.C. 2250. The district co...

Bogan v. City of Chicago  
Date: July 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2170

Justia Opinion Summary: Responding to a domestic violence call in an apartment building, officers attempted to follow the suspect through the building and encountered plaintiff, mother of the suspect, and searched her apartment. The district co...

Brooks v. City of Aurora  
Date: July 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3265

Justia Opinion Summary: Officers, staking out a suspected drug operation, saw plaintiff (known to them) driving a car, ran a search, and learned that his license was suspended. They later filled out a ticket and obtained a warrant. Three weeks...

Ezell v. City of Chicago  
Date: July 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3525

Justia Opinion Summary: For nearly three decades, Chicago had ordinances effectively banning handgun possession by almost all private citizens. In 2008 the Supreme Court struck down a similar District of Columbia law . Afte...

Ryan v. United States  
Date: July 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3964

Justia Opinion Summary: The former Governor of Illinois, in federal prison following convictions for racketeering, mail fraud, tax evasion, and lying to the FBI, filed a collateral attack (28 U.S.C. 2255) after the Supreme Court held in Skillin...

United States v. Waltower  
Date: July 5, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3967

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm (18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1)). He was acquitted of several other drug-related offenses, but the district court took the underlying (acquitted) conduct into cons...

Davis. v. Time Warner Cable of S.E. Wis., L.P.  
Date: July 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1423

Justia Opinion Summary: An African-American salesperson was fired after his white boss concluded that the salesperson violated the company's zero-tolerance employee guidelines by processing a noncommissionable transaction as a commissionable on...

Wayne Davis v. Paul Whitesell
Date: July 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2617
Schreiber Foods, Inc. v. Wang  
Date: July 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3762

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, an American citizen, approached plaintiff, a supplier of dairy products, about doing business with a Chinese company, affiliated with a company operated by defendant's cousin. The American did not claim to be...

United States v. Hill  
Date: July 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3766

Justia Opinion Summary: The deputy liquor commissioner charged with exerting his position to demand bribes, property, and, in at least one instance, sexual favors from liquor license holders. He entered a plea of guilty to attempting to commit...

Johnson v. Hix Wrecker Serv., Inc.l  
Date: July 1, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3023

Justia Opinion Summary: The tow truck driver sued his former employer for failure to pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 207(a). The district court held that the driver was not entitled to overtime pay bec...

United States v. Musso  
Date: July 1, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1153

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, defendant pled guilty to 11 counts of possession of child pornography (18 U.S.C. 2252) and was sentenced to 37 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release. The district judge imposed conditions re...

Ralph Mlaska v. Vipin Shah, et al
Date: June 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2255
Syed Mateen v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: June 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2842
Margrit Eakin v. Michael Astrue
Date: June 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3121
Brennan v. Connor  
Date: June 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3825

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff first sued tennis star Connors in 1997; the suit settled with payment of $10.5 million by Connors and an agreement that provided mutual promises of indemnification. In 2010, plaintiff's former law partner sued...

Lee Catledge v. City of Chicago, et al
Date: June 30, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1110
USA v. Feliz Mendez-Arellano
Date: June 30, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1391
USA v. Pedro Hernandez
Date: June 30, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1752
James Skrzypek v. USA
Date: June 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2804
Smeigh v. Johns Manville, Inc.  
Date: June 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3388

Justia Opinion Summary: The employee sued for retaliatory discharge and civil conversion under Indiana law, claiming that the employer wrongfully terminated his employment for filing a workers’ compensation claim and unlawfully retained his per...

USA v. James Patterson
Date: June 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3641
United States v. Abebe  
Date: June 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3966

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, with four prior felony convictions, discharged a gun inside the bank he was robbing and shot a bystander in the face outside the bank. He entered a plea of guilty to armed bank robbery (18 U.S.C. 2113(a) and (...

Costello v. Grundon  
Date: June 28, 2011
Docket Number: 08-3961

Justia Opinion Summary: The borrowers, former high-level employees, participated in the company’s shared investment program by purchasing company stock. The entire purchase price was funded by personal loans from banks. The company guaranteed...

United States v. Durham  
Date: June 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1308

Justia Opinion Summary: After participating in a kidnapping that involved the victim's girlfriend obtaining the ransom from the bank where she worked, defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit attempted robbery of a federally-insured ba...

United States v. Johnson  
Date: June 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2503

Justia Opinion Summary: Following remand on sentencing after conviction for conspiring to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances (21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) and 846), possessing with intent to distribute a controlled...

River Road Hotel Partners, LLC v. Amalgamated Bank  
Date: June 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3597

Justia Opinion Summary: The debtors filed Chapter 11 petitions and the court ordered joint administration. The court rejected the debtors' proposed procedures for auctioning property, holding that the plan did not qualify for "fair and equitabl...

Corcoran v. Levenhagen  
Date: June 23, 2011
Docket Number: 07-2093

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1997 petitioner shot and killed four men; he was sentenced to death. The Indiana Supreme Court vacated the sentence. On remand the court reimposed the death sentence; the Indiana Supreme Court affirmed. Petitioner wai...

Holland v. City of Chicago  
Date: June 23, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3905

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was convicted of sexual assault and sentenced to three consecutive 30-year terms to begin after a 28-year sentence for an unrelated conviction. Five years later, DNA testing revealed a match to plaintiff's uncl...

NLRB v. Spurlino Materials, LLC  
Date: June 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2875

Justia Opinion Summary: Based on a series of incidents, during which managers showed hostility to the efforts of truck drivers to unionize and toward drivers who supported the union, an ALJ found that the company engaged in several unfair labor...

Spurlino Materials, LLC v. NLRB
Date: June 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3049
United States v. Mokol  
Date: June 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2334

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with four counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm (18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1)), in connection with two burglaries. He was acquitted of the two charges stemming from the first burglary, but convi...

Thompson v. Retirement Plan for SC Johnson  
Date: June 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3917

Justia Opinion Summary: A 1998 amendment to the plan effectively penalized lump-sum distributees by voiding their future interest credits, in violation of ERISA, 29 U.S.C. 1054(c)(3). Participants who had received lump sum distributions filed s...

United States v. Locke  
Date: June 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1351

Justia Opinion Summary: A real estate broker received money for contracting work never completed, used false addresses in invoices from companies that did not exist, submitted loan applications with inflated incomes and account balances, and f...

United States v. Salem  
Date: June 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2204

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of using a gun to intimidate a witness. 18 U.S.C. 1512, 924(c). Immediately before the sentencing hearing, the government produced statements placing that witness, the star witness against defenda...

Vitrano v. United States  
Date: June 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2357

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was sentenced to 120 months' imprisonment as a felon possessing a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1), while subject to a domestic abuse injunction. On remand for sentencing under the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S...

Freeman v. Chandler  
Date: June 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1467

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, charged with attempted murder, encountered the victim at the courthouse, shot him, and was charged with a second attempt. At trial, defendant's attorney testified about talking to the victim on the day of the...

Johnson v. Bayfield County  
Date: June 17, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2876

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs' predecessors bought their Wisconsin land from the federal government in 1882-1884 and the railroad obtained an easement to cross the land by condemnation. The railroad abandoned the easement in 1980 by obtai...

United States v. Freeman  
Date: June 17, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4043

Justia Opinion Summary: After a five-week trial, four defendants were convicted of various drug crimes. Although the government's star witness had testified to a defendant's participation in events that occurred in 2003,the defendant was in pri...

United States v. Phillip  
Date: June 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2438

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered a plea of guilty to removing and disposing of asbestos in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 7413(c)(1) while replacing an apartment building heating system. He claimed that he had not known that asbestos was har...

USA, et al v. George A. Whiting Paper Compan, et al
Date: June 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2480
Christopher Lee v. Tyler Price, et al
Date: June 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2859
USA v. Erick Martinez
Date: June 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3028
John Costello v. Dean Prokos
Date: June 16, 2011
Docket Number: 08-3967
Natural Res. Def. Council v. Jackson  
Date: June 16, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1405

Justia Opinion Summary: The Clean Air Act prohibits national and state officials from making changes that cause air quality to deteriorate in parts of the country that have yet to attain the required standard, 42 U.S.C. 7410(l), 7515. In 2002 t...

United States v. Chambers  
Date: June 16, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3654

Justia Opinion Summary: After engaging in sexually explicit online conversations with agents posing as young girls, defendant was convicted of attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity (18 U.S.C. 2422(b)) and of knowingly transp...

United States v. Gordon  
Date: June 16, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3797

Justia Opinion Summary: In order to conceal embezzlement of $17,500, the teller and her friends staged a robbery that involved her friends presenting the teller with a note. After receiving a tip, police charged the four with robbery of $122,99...

United States v. Thornton  
Date: June 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2226

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted defendant of possessing ammunition after having been convicted of a felony (18 U.S.C. 922(g)), attempting to possess with intent to distribute marijuana (21 U.S.C. 841(a), 846), and possessing with inte...

United States v. Martinez  
Date: June 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3028

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, affiliated with the Latin Kings street gang, sold crack cocaine, and, in 2003, pled guilty to a conspiracy charge, then fled before sentencing. He was apprehended in 2008 and pled guilty to drug conspiracy and...

Bank of America, N.A., v. Veluchamy  
Date: June 16, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1704

Justia Opinion Summary: After the the defendants defaulted on $39 million in loans the bank began post-judgment enforcement proceedings. Defendants were "sluggish" in responding to citations and the bank learned that they had transferred about...

Davis v. ABM Security Serv., Inc.  
Date: June 16, 2011
Docket Number: 11-8001

Justia Opinion Summary: Employees filed a proposed class action in state court, alleging violations of the minimum wage law. The employer removed to federal court. The district court found that the employer failed to show that the amount in con...

United States v. Pittman  
Date: June 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2132

Justia Opinion Summary: An undercover agent purchased crack cocaine and a gun from the defendant. He agreed to participate in a sting operation, but ran from the scene with $2,000 provided by the police for the purchase. After he was arrested a...

Philos Technologies, Incorpora v. Philos & D, Incorporated, et al  
Date: June 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2854

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, an Illinois corporation, filed suit for conversion against a corporation based in South Korea and individuals. Although the defendants were served, there was no formal response. The individual defendants sent...

United States v. Ortiz  
Date: June 14, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3715

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant accompanied a friend buying drugs and supplied more than $5,000 of the purchase price. He was arrested and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances (21 U.S.C. 846)...

United States v. Gaya  
Date: June 14, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4055

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants, convicted of cocaine offenses and sentenced to 20 and 30 years in prison, appealed procedural rulings. The Seventh Circuit affirmed. The district court properly rejected a motion for a continuance so that the...

United States v. O'Doherty  
Date: June 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2720

Justia Opinion Summary: After not paying taxes for several years and creating shell corporations to receive his income, the defendant, a commodities trader, entered a guilty plea to one count of tax evasion, 26 U.S.C. 7201. The district court c...

Am. Bottom Conservancy v. U.S. Army Corps of Eng'rs  
Date: June 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3488

Justia Opinion Summary: The "American Bottom" is a 175-square-mile floodplain of the Mississippi River in southwestern Illinois, across the river from St. Louis and contains wetlands that provide habitat for birds, butterflies, and wildlife. Th...

USA v. Rex Hatfield
Date: June 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3890
Wackett v. City of Beaver Dam  
Date: June 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4040

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, employed by the department of public works since 1972, publicly criticized the city's decision to purchase a certain brand of tractor and indicated that board members were influenced to purchase the more-expen...

Rosemary Harlin v. Michael Astrue
Date: June 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3258
Chicago Teachers Union Local v. Chicago Board of Education, et al
Date: June 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3396
Ellis v. CCA of Tennessee LLC  
Date: June 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2768

Justia Opinion Summary: Nurses sued their former employer, a privately-operated jail, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. 2000e, and 42 U.S.C. 1981, alleging racial discrimination and hostile work environment. The district court...

USA v. Freddy Cazare
Date: June 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2827
USA v. Charles Newcomb
Date: June 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3051
Susan Hinds v. Enhanced Business Reporting C, et al
Date: June 9, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3457
Aryules Bivens v. Donald Gaetz
Date: June 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1363
Gregory White v. Tarry Williams, et al
Date: June 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2400
Tatsiana Boika, et al v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: June 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2504
United States v. Gustin  
Date: June 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2761

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of attempted murder of another inmate (18 U.S.C. 113(a)) and sentenced to life in prison. At trial, he argued misidentification. On appeal, he argued that the court should have insisted on an entr...

USA v. Ronnie Thoma
Date: June 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2858
Shawano Gun & Loan, LLC v. Hughes  
Date: June 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2927

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revoked a Wisconsin pawn and gun shop's license to sell firearms after it rejected an appeal from a finding that the shop willfully violated record keeping requirem...

USA v. Marcos Morale
Date: June 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3081
Ho v. Taflove  
Date: June 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2144

Justia Opinion Summary: One defendant was a research assistant for one of the plaintiffs, an engineering professor, when the professor developed a mathematical model of how electrons behave under certain circumstances. The assistant switched to...

USA v. Anthony Bandy
Date: June 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2886
USA v. Larone Price
Date: June 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3137
United States v. Burnett  
Date: June 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3664

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, convicted five times of felonies--murder, attempted murder (twice), aggravated battery, and domestic battery--and several times of other offenses, including unlawfully possessing firearms, participated in a sh...

Vance v. Ball State Univ.  
Date: June 3, 2011
Docket Number: 08-3568

Justia Opinion Summary: The employee began work at the university in 1989 and was the only African-American working in her department when racially charged discord erupted. In 2005, she began filing complaints about her coworkers’ offensive con...

Narvaez v. United States  
Date: June 3, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2919

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant entered a plea of guilty to bank robbery charges in 2003 and was sentenced to 170 months as a career criminal because of two prior escape convictions under Wisconsin law involving failure to return to custo...

United States v. Roderick Moore  
Date: June 3, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2261

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008 defendant was recorded selling both crack and powder cocaine to a cooperating defendant and an undercover officer. He entered a conditional plea of guilty and received the 10-year minimum sentence, but appealed d...

McKinzey v. Astrue  
Date: June 3, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2654

Justia Opinion Summary: The employee developed bilateral cubital tunnel syndrome while working at a supermarket, then worked as a greeter until she was laid off in 2003 because she was unable to perform the job. She subsequently started and lef...

USA v. Sidney Seller
Date: June 2, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2516
Marion v. Radtke  
Date: June 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2446

Justia Opinion Summary: The inmate, placed in the most restrictive disciplinary segment of the prison for 240 days due to misconduct in another segment, filed suit. On remand, after the Seventh Circuit held that the case did implicate a constit...

USA v. Freddy Cazare
Date: June 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2827
USA v. John Jacque
Date: June 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2888
Jerry Jellis v. Lieutenant Veath, et al
Date: June 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3580
Nat'l Rifle Assoc. v. City of Chicago  
Date: June 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3957

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008 the Supreme Court held that a federal enclave’s ban on operable handguns in the home violates the Second Amendment. At the time, Chicago and Oak Park had ordinances similar to the one invalidated. The plaintiffs...

USA v. Michael Robinson
Date: June 2, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1065
Norma Coleman v. Goodwill Industrie
Date: June 2, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1074
USA v. David Millar
Date: June 2, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1306
Johnson v. Cypress Hill  
Date: June 1, 2011
Docket Number: 08-3810

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1993 a hip-hop group released a track that contains a segment of plaintiff's 1969 song. The district court dismissed plaintiff's 2003 copyright suit. Under the Copyright Act, sound recordings fixed before February 15,...

Lewis v. School Dist. No. 70  
Date: June 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1453

Justia Opinion Summary: A suit by a school district employee, terminated after absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act, was dismissed. The Seventh Circuit remanded claims under the FMLA and for breach of contract. The parties entered a s...

Crowe v. Zeigler Coal Co.  
Date: June 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2174

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1995, 14 years of applications and appeals, an ALJ found that the mine worker was entitled to black lung benefits, dated to 1981. The award was reversed in 1996. In 2000 the Seventh Circuit held that denial of a 1981...

Abraham v. Holder, Jr.  
Date: June 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2256

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native of Syria, entered the U.S. on a fiance visa, but did not marry within 90 days. More than a year after her visa expired, she conceded removability and sought asylum as a Christian, subject to persecut...

Matthews v. Wis. Energy Corp., Inc.  
Date: June 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2600

Justia Opinion Summary: When the plaintiff left the company, the parties entered an agreement about how the company would handle requests for references. In a suit alleging breach, the district court entered summary judgment in favor of the com...

USA v. Freddy Cazare
Date: June 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2827
USA v. Jamie Roger
Date: June 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2849
USA v. Lervon Campbell
Date: June 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3790
USA v. Jason Smith
Date: June 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3885
Gregory Smith, Sr. v. Capital Cartage, Incorporated
Date: June 1, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1314
Girl Scouts of Manitou Council v. Girl Scouts of the U.S.  
Date: May 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1986

Justia Opinion Summary: The national organization, chartered by Congress (36 U.S.C. 80302), decided to reduce the number of local councils, which are, essentially, franchises. The plan called for dissolution of the plaintiff council and dividin...

Jackman Financial Corp. v. Humana Ins. Co.  
Date: May 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2112

Justia Opinion Summary: A $15,000 insurance policy covering the decedent named his brother as beneficiary. The brother was killed in the same accident that killed the decedent. Although the insurer received notice that the decedent's mother (es...

James Hardesty v. Michael Astrue
Date: May 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2833
USA v. Brian Cain
Date: May 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3223
Kevin Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plast
Date: May 27, 2011
Docket Number: 08-2820
United States v. Hicks  
Date: May 27, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2184

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a shooting, an informant stated that he had seen defendant leave after being directed to get a weapon. Another confirmed telling defendant to get the weapon and seeing him with the weapon at some point. Another...

Verkuilen v. Mediabank, LLC  
Date: May 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3009

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 201, establishes minimum wage and requires employers to pay 150 percent of hourly wage for hours worked above 40 a week except to "any employee employed in a bona fide executive, a...

Bassett v. Astrue  
Date: May 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3454

Justia Opinion Summary: The Equal Access to Justice Act entitles a prevailing party to fees only if the position of the United States was not substantially justified. The Seventh Circuit affirmed denial of fees for a remand to an administrative...

Kevin Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plast
Date: May 26, 2011
Docket Number: 08-2820
Mercatus Group, LLC v. Lake Forest Hosp.  
Date: May 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1665

Justia Opinion Summary: The hospital opposed a proposed medical office building by lobbying public officials, conducting a public relations campaign, offering incentives to discourage prospective tenants, and making negative statements about th...

Sawyer v. Atlas Heating & Sheet Metal, Inc.  
Date: May 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3672

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants faxed unsolicited advertisements to plaintiff and others, violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. 227. One of the recipients filed a proposed class action in Wisconsin, but dismissed its co...

Moore v. Vital Products, Inc.  
Date: May 25, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1527

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, previously employed by defendant as a driver-technician, claims racial and sexual discrimination, a hostile work environment, and retaliation, all in violation of Title VII (42 U.S.C. 2000(e)), and retaliatory...

USA v. Richard L. Parrish
Date: May 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1275
USA v. Larry Collin
Date: May 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1970
Kedron Jones, Jr. v. Wexford Health Sources, Inc., et al
Date: May 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2029
USA v. Anthony Fisher
Date: May 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2352
United States v. Richmond  
Date: May 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2904

Justia Opinion Summary: At 3:30 a.m., a police officer observed the defendant walking on a sidewalk with a waistband bulge that resembled a gun. After he called the defendant over, the defendant passed newspaper stands and the bulge disappeared...

USA v. Richard Pruitt
Date: May 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3367
Scott Wallis v. USA Baby, Inc
Date: May 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3637
Joshua Anderson v. CBCS Collection Agency, et al
Date: May 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3815
Paul Kincaid v. Sangamon County, Illinois, et al
Date: May 25, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1479
Mendez v. Perla Dental  
Date: May 24, 2011
Docket Number: 08-2029

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiff claimed gender discrimination and hostile work environment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000e, retaliation in violation of Title VII, assault and battery, intentional...

United States v. Boling  
Date: May 24, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3479

Justia Opinion Summary: The Seventh Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of possession with the intent to distribute less than five grams of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base and two counts of distributing less than five grams o...

John P. Messina v. American Citrus Products Corp, et al
Date: May 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3240
Roger Yeadon, Jr. v. Harley Lappin, et al
Date: May 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3744
Roche Diagnostics Corp. v. Medical Automation Sys., Inc.  
Date: May 24, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1446

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff makes glucose monitors and other diabetes-related products that incorporate software written by defendant, under a contract that entitles it to use the software for two years after the contract’s initial term,...

Vincent Staub v. Proctor Hospital
Date: May 23, 2011
Docket Number: 08-1316
Charles Herbst v. Mark Sevier
Date: May 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2171
Walton v. Bayer Corp.  
Date: May 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3462

Justia Opinion Summary: A citizen of Illinois brought suit against several non-Illinois companies and one Illinois company, alleging failure to warn with respect to side effects of Yazmin birth control pills. The defendants removed to federal c...

United States v. Sellers  
Date: May 20, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2516

Justia Opinion Summary: After a stake-out, officers pulled defendant's car over in Indiana for traffic violations and found a loaded handgun registered in Illinois. An inventory search following arrest for possession of a handgun without the re...

Digitech Computer, Inc. v. Trans-Care, Inc.  
Date: May 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1525

Justia Opinion Summary: An Indiana medical transport company executed a software licensing agreement with the plaintiff to replace its dispatch and billing software. The software did not work as the Indiana company expected, so it attempted to...

USA v. Mohammed Sodagar
Date: May 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2882
Michael Zuege, Jr. v. Daniel Knoch, et al
Date: May 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3373
William Ruhaak v. CIR
Date: May 20, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3877
James Miller, Jr. v. Robert Hertz, et al
Date: May 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1127
USA v. Surinder Multani
Date: May 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1568
Keene v. Consol. Coal Co.  
Date: May 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1948

Justia Opinion Summary: The wife of a deceased coal miner argued that her claim for black lung benefits should be remanded to the administrative law judge (ALJ) because sect. 1556 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Pub....

USA v. Nathaniel Jordan
Date: May 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2865
Be2, L.L.C., et al v. Nick Ivanov
Date: May 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2980
USA v. Montez Fuller
Date: May 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3546
USA v. Juan Loredo
Date: May 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3771
John W. Germaine v. Marika Nyman St. Germain, et al
Date: May 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3796
Mary Baden v. City of Wheaton
Date: May 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3881
USA v. Frankie Alicea
Date: May 19, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1259
Dominic Sabbia, Sr. v. Michael Astrue, et al
Date: May 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3031
Joyce Phillips v. Michael Astrue
Date: May 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3065
United States v. Buchman  
Date: May 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2306

Justia Opinion Summary: A default judgment entered against the defendant, for failure to pay loans from the Department of Agriculture. On the day before property was to be sold at auction, the defendant filed a bankruptcy petition. The judge li...

Nat'l Labor Relations Bd. v. E.A. Sween Co.  
Date: May 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3639

Justia Opinion Summary: The company filed an objection to a flyer, distributed on the eve of an election. The hearing officer found that the flyer contained a misrepresentation of the law, but did not interfere with the employees’ ability to ma...

Lewis v. City of Chicago  
Date: May 13, 2011
Docket Number: 07-2052

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1995 the city gave an examination for positions in its fire department and rated applicants on a scale between highly qualified and not qualified, based on scores. "Qualified" applicants were told that they were unlik...

Carter v. AMC, LLC  
Date: May 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3184

Justia Opinion Summary: The tenant appealed an eviction order. The appeals court reversed, finding that the management company had not given notice required by state law. One member of the state appellate panel opined that the company violated...

Denil v. DeBoer Inc.  
Date: May 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3278

Justia Opinion Summary: Wanting to retire from the trucking business, the owner entered into employment contracts so that the plaintiffs would act as CEO and vice president and a stock purchase agreement. The relationship broke down while they...

USA v. Charles Porter
Date: May 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3438
USA v. Odilon Molinero-Jimenez
Date: May 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3569
United States v. Aslan  
Date: May 12, 2011
Docket Number: 08-1486

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants, based in Romania and Chicago, operated an internet scam using E-bay. The Seventh Circuit addressed appeals by defendants convicted of wire fraud (18 U.S.C. 1343). The court upheld a sentence of 63 months impr...

United States v. Rogan  
Date: May 12, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3718

Justia Opinion Summary: The United States has a $60 million judgment against the defendant, who fled the country, for Medicare and Medicaid fraud. The government served a writ of garnishment (28 U.S.C. 3205) against his interest in a Georgia co...

Commodity Futures Trading Comm'n v. Lake Shore Asset Mgmt. Ltd.  
Date: May 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1666

Justia Opinion Summary: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission sued operators of commodity trading pools for fraud and related violations of the Commodity Exchange Act. Following earlier proceedings in the Seventh Circuit, the district court...

USA v. Melvin Law
Date: May 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2296
Melvin Reed v. Ewald Automotive Group
Date: May 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3186
Bloomfield State Bank v. United States  
Date: May 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3939

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004 the bank made a loan secured by a mortgage and all rents from the property. Three years later the borrower defaulted. The IRS filed a tax lien against the property. A receiver, appointed at the request of the ban...

Miller v. Ill. Dept. of Transp.  
Date: May 10, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3143

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, assigned to a bridge crew in 2002, informed his supervisor of his fear of heights. He performed most job functions and the crew accommodated him by swapping assignments. In 2006 he was required to work in a li...

Eva's Bridal Ltd. v. Halanick Enter., Inc.  
Date: May 10, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2863

Justia Opinion Summary: For many years the owners of the original bridal shop allowed family members to operate similar businesses under the same name. The owners sold one of their own shops and the buyer agreed to pay $75,000 per year for the...

Gordon Sussman v. Larry Jenkins
Date: May 6, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3940
Buford Furrow, Jr. v. Federal Bureau of Prison
Date: May 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1628
United States v. Yarrington  
Date: May 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2740

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant was convicted of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. The Seventh Circuit affirmed. The district court correctly conducted a "Batson" inquiry into the intent of the prosecution in using a peremp...

Barbara Allen v. Irmco Management Company
Date: May 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2790
USA v. Salvador Valencia
Date: May 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3095
Jermaine Carpenter v. Larry Phillip
Date: May 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3176
Kofi Easterling v. Spencer Siarnicki, et al
Date: May 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3291
Francisco Estrada v. Carol Holinka
Date: May 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3313
USA v. Jamaal Lee
Date: May 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3365
USA v. Shauntel Andrew
Date: May 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3411
USA v. Gordon Craig
Date: May 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3431
USA v. Sullivan Young
Date: May 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3435
United States v. Thomas  
Date: May 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3566

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant entered a plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced to 120 months. The Seventh Circuit declined to consider the merits of his appeal because the defendant had waived his r...

Gus Stevens v. Darrell Jefferson, et al
Date: May 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3654
United States v. Norris  
Date: May 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1612

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant was outside his fenced yard when officers arrived to execute a warrant; a bystander yelled "police" and he ran. An officer used his taser and found a gun was found on the ground under the defendant. After a...

Moosa v. Holder  
Date: May 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1932

Justia Opinion Summary: The petitioner overstayed her visa. At a removal hearing she asserted a Fifth Amendment claim and would not answer questions, but did not request asylum or indicate any fear of return to Pakistan. Following a removal ord...

In re Motorola Sec. Litigation  
Date: May 4, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1750

Justia Opinion Summary: Purchasers of common stock brought a class action alleging violations of federal securities laws; the case settled for $190,000,000. The same underlying facts resulted in an action by employees and former employees under...

United States v. Borrasi  
Date: May 4, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4088

Justia Opinion Summary: The doctor was convicted of conspiring to defraud the government and Medicare fraud (42 U.S.C. 1320a) for accepting a salary from the hospital in return for referring patients and sentenced to 72 months imprisonment foll...

United States v. George A. Whiting Paper Co.  
Date: May 4, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2480

Justia Opinion Summary: As part of the cleanup of PCBs in Wisconsin's Fox River, the EPA filed suit against de minimus potentially responsible parties (PRPs) under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCL...

Gen. Ins. Co. of Am. v. Clark Mall Corp.  
Date: May 4, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3164

Justia Opinion Summary: After a fire at a discount mall, the insurer declined to defend negligence suits by tenants and sought a declaration that the losses fell within a policy exclusion for damage to "property in the care, custody, or control...

Stone v. Bd. of Election Comm'rs of the City of Chicago  
Date: May 4, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1085

Justia Opinion Summary: The city requires that potential mayoral candidates obtain 12,500 signatures from registered voters within 90 days in order to be placed on the ballot. The district court denied an injunction to prevent enforcement of th...

Frederick v. Holder  
Date: May 3, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2607

Justia Opinion Summary: The petitioner, born in Germany in 1957, was admitted as a lawful permanent U.S. resident in 1961. In 1990 he entered a plea of guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor. He was discharged from parole in...

United States v. Segal  
Date: May 3, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3403

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant, convicted of financial crimes involving his operation of an insurance brokerage, was sentenced to serve 121 months, ordered to pay $841,527 in restitution, and (following a remand) ordered to forfeit $15 m...

United States v. Leach  
Date: May 3, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1786

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant, convicted of child molestation in 1990, failed to register as a sex offender when he was released from prison in 1994, although registration was required by Indiana law. When he was released from prison in...

Adkins v. Will  
Date: May 3, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2237

Justia Opinion Summary: The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) ordered the company to remedy certain conditions at its solid waste dump in Goshen; the company moved the operation to Elkhart. Following complaints, IDEM found v...

Bagley v. Blagojevich  
Date: May 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1389

Justia Opinion Summary: Former captains from the Illinois Department of Corrections sued state and union officials, alleging that the defendants unlawfully punished them for seeking to organize with a rival union. The district court entered sum...

Chicago Reg'l Council of Carpenters v. Village of Schaumburg  
Date: May 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1867

Justia Opinion Summary: The union represents housekeepers at a hotel owned by the village. After the union staged a mock funeral procession on the premises, police blocked efforts to stage a second protest on August 31, 2009. After the union fi...

United States v. Runyan  
Date: May 2, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3400

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant, sentenced to 63 months as felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922, argued that the district court erred in applying the high end of the guidelines range without meaningfully considering his persona...

Edwards v. Briggs Stratton Plan  
Date: April 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2326

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiff stopped working in November, 2005, due to a variety of ailments, and filed a disability claim in August, 2007. The claim was denied in September. The plaintiff's appeal, received in April, 2008, 11 days aft...

Equal Emp't Opportunity Comm'n v. Konica Minolta Bus. Solutions, U.S.A., Inc.  
Date: April 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1239

Justia Opinion Summary: The EEOC conducted a preliminary investigation, following a complaint filed by an African-American salesman who was fired after eight months, and discovered possible pattern of discrimination in hiring as well as in trea...

Zellner v. Herrick  
Date: April 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2729

Justia Opinion Summary: A former high school teacher and union president was fired for allegedly viewing pornography on school computers. The district court rejected claims under 42 U.S.C. 1983, based on an assertion that the firing was retalia...

United States v. Garcia-Olivero  
Date: April 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2748

Justia Opinion Summary: After pleading guilty to being in the United States without authorization after removal, 8 U.S.C. 1326(a), the defendant requested a prison term below the guidelines range on the grounds that his criminal history categor...

James Hendrix, et al v. Maury Plambeck
Date: April 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3282
Lee Knowlin v. Mark Heise, et al
Date: April 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3288
Koons v. United States  
Date: April 28, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3025

Justia Opinion Summary: After pleading guilty as a felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922, 924, the defendant moved (28 U.S.C. 2255) to vacate his plea for ineffective assistance of counsel, arguing that his attorney failed to pursue a...

Tonya Baumann v. The Finish Line, Inc.
Date: April 28, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3389
Gordon Sussman v. Larry Jenkins
Date: April 28, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3940
United States v. Cuevas-Perez  
Date: April 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1473

Justia Opinion Summary: Suspecting the defendant of drug trafficking, federal agents attached a GPS device to his vehicle while it was parked in a public place. The GPS tracked the defendant from Phoenix to Illinois, where the state police took...

United States v. Landwer  
Date: April 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2797

Justia Opinion Summary: After pleading guilty to mail fraud, 18 U.S.C. 1341, the defendant challenged a two-level increase in his sentence, based on use of "sophisticated means" and theft of more than $1 million. The Seventh Circuit affirmed. O...

Christopher Lee v. Tyler Price, et al
Date: April 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2859
James Hendrix, et al v. Maury Plambeck
Date: April 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3282
United States v. Courtland  
Date: April 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2436

Justia Opinion Summary: After convicting seven defendants charged with operating a St. Louis area dog-fighting ring, the court sentenced all to a three-year term of supervised release and to payment of $100. Two defendants additionally received...

Valley Air Service, Incorporat v. Southaire, Incorporated, et al
Date: April 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2747
Be2, LLC v. Ivanov  
Date: April 27, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2980

Justia Opinion Summary: A German online dating service, serving U.S. customers through a Delaware subsidiary, sued a New Jersey resident for operating an online dating service with a "confusingly similar" name, in violation of Illinois law, the...

Lavin v. Rednour  
Date: April 26, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3318

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court denied a petition for habeas corpus by an inmate serving 40 years for attempted murder and aggravated battery on a senior citizen and certified three issues as appealable. The Seventh Circuit clarified...

USA v. Derrick Davi
Date: April 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2477
United States v. Curlin  
Date: April 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3033

Justia Opinion Summary: Officers, executing an eviction order, discovered marijuana and firearms in plain sight in defendant's apartment. The defendant entered a guilty plea to possession of firearms by a felon (18 U.S.C. 922(g)), conditioned o...

United States v. Aldridge  
Date: April 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2520

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant was convicted of wire fraud in connection with a fraudulent investment and mortgage brokerage business and sentenced to 144 months. The Seventh Circuit affirmed. Evidence turned over by the defendant's wife...

Mejia v. Cook County, Ill.  
Date: April 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3540

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury rejected claims under 42 U.S.C. 1983, arising from an incident at the county jail during which the plaintiff, an inmate, was injured. The district court denied a motion for new trial. The Seventh Circuit vacated a...

United States v. Duncan  
Date: April 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2303

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant was sentenced to 174 months for participation in a drug trafficking operation. The district court denied a motion to reduce the sentence after reconsidering the facts and concluding that the defendant was a...

United States v. Collin  
Date: April 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2576

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant, who has a long history of identity theft and misusing social security numbers, was denied reduction of his 108-month sentence. The sentence was based on a finding that there were 23 victims and more than $...

Bourke v. Conger  
Date: April 19, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3859

Justia Opinion Summary: After his state conviction for murder was overturned, the plaintiff brought federal claims against state officials and prosecutors and malpractice claims against his own lawyers. He stipulated to dismissal of claims agai...

Jones v. Cross  
Date: April 19, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3392

Justia Opinion Summary: The prisoner, serving 30 years for drug trafficking, assaulted a guard. The Bureau of Prisons suspended its disciplinary process while the FBI investigated. After the U.S. Attorney decided not to file criminal charges, t...

USA v. Levell Hicks
Date: April 18, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3842
Price v. Thurmer  
Date: April 18, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3851

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant, who has a long history of mental illness, was sentenced to 185 years for attempted murder and related crimes following a 1991 incident involving hit-and-run of a pedestrian, a police chase, a four-car pile...

USA v. David Morrow
Date: April 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1602
Kerry Farina v. Joseph Loftus, et al., et al
Date: April 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1673
Kenneth Lipsey v. Teamsters Local Union No. 705, et al
Date: April 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2825
USA v. Kevin Hite
Date: April 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3532
United States v. Moore  
Date: April 14, 2011
Docket Number: 08-4292

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant was convicted of conspiracy to sell drugs and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The Seventh Circuit affirmed. Responding to a witness statement that defendant was tired of "BDs," the prosecutor had...

Freedom From Religion Found., Inc. v. Obama  
Date: April 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1973

Justia Opinion Summary: Every president, except Jefferson, has issued proclamations including an invitation to pray. The president is directed by 36 U.S.C. 119 to proclaim a national day of prayer. The district court found the statute to be a v...

USA v. Danny Shelton
Date: April 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2157
USA v. Christopher Webster
Date: April 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2525
Christopher Lee v. Tyler Price, et al
Date: April 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2859
USA v. Jair Figueroa-Soriano
Date: April 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2873
USA v. Dennis Jone
Date: April 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3613
Service Corp. Int'l v. Blomberg  
Date: April 14, 2011
Docket Number: 11-8009

Justia Opinion Summary: Employees filed a class action in Illinois state court, concerning violations of wage and hour laws. The company removed the case, pursuant to the Class Action Fairness Act, 28 U.S.C. 1453(c)(1). The federal district cou...

USA v. Carl Courtright
Date: April 13, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2880
Huss v. IBM Medical and Dental Plan  
Date: April 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1061

Justia Opinion Summary: A recent retiree (employee) unsuccessfully tried to enroll her adult dependent child in the medical plan. The district court found the plan administrator's decision to be in violation of ERISA and imposed penalties. The...

UAL Corporation v. ReGen Capital
Date: April 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1524
Allen Moore v. Thomas Monahan, et al
Date: April 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1955
USA v. Steven L. Hunter
Date: April 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2668
Kelly S. Mahnke v. Daniel Garrigan
Date: April 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2783
Clarence Easterling v. Chris Moeller, et al
Date: April 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3080
Wendy A. Nora v. Residential Funding Company
Date: April 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3131
USA v. Shummond Long
Date: April 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3578
USA v. Jose Medina Suarez
Date: April 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3590
Samer Shehadeh v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: April 13, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3776
Peabody v. Davis  
Date: April 12, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3428

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiff's investment in his former employer's ERISA plan (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) was primarily in the employer's stock. The employer went out of business. The plaintiff, unable to recover from the...

George v. Kraft Foods Global, Inc.  
Date: April 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1469

Justia Opinion Summary: Participants in a defined-contribution retirement plan filed a class action suit under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA, 29 U.S.C. 1002(34)), alleging mismanagement and payment of excessive funds. The d...

USA v. Scott Lewis
Date: April 8, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3954
USA v. John Prior, Jr.
Date: April 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2375
USA v. Gerard Porter
Date: April 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2820
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: April 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3420
Gary L. Pansier, et al v. Wisconsin Department of Reven
Date: April 8, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3663
Roughneck Concrete Drilling & Sawing Co. v. Plumbers Pension Fund  
Date: April 7, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3670

Justia Opinion Summary: The union claimed that the company owed $2.2 million to benefits funds, based on what would have been contributed had the company used plumbers' union workers for certain work, as required by contract. The union submitte...

USA v. Jonathan Gear
Date: April 7, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3727
United States v. McDuffy  
Date: April 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1022

Justia Opinion Summary: Executing a warrant to search for marijuana and other drugs, officers found 11 grams of crack cocaine in the defendant's home. The defendant accepted a conditional plea and, after the court rejected a challenge to the wa...

Moises Meraz-Camacho v. USA
Date: April 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2500
United States v. Taylor  
Date: April 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2715

Justia Opinion Summary: A police officer identified herself as a 13-year-old girl in an online chatroom. The defendant made sexual suggestions, masturbated in front of a webcam, and invited the "girl" to masturbate. The defendant was convicted...

USA v. Corey Hill
Date: April 7, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3837
Nat'l Roofing Contractors Assoc.v. U.S. Dept. of Labor  
Date: April 7, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1340

Justia Opinion Summary: A 1994 regulation concerning fall protection in the residential construction industry was subject to a 1999 directive instructing OSHA to not commence enforcement actions against employers using certain systems. The dire...

Lemos v. Holder  
Date: April 7, 2011
Docket Number: 11-1386

Justia Opinion Summary: The petitioner re-entered the United States illegally after being removed in 1997 following convictions related to a hit-and-run. He was caught in 2010. The Department of Homeland Security rejected his petition to stay r...

United States v. Lewis  
Date: April 6, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3954

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants were convicted of conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and carrying and possessing a fireman during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense (18 U.S.C. 924c); one was tried separately a...

United States v. White  
Date: April 6, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1764

Justia Opinion Summary: The Seventh Circuit affirmed the defendant's conviction for bank robbery and sentence of 137 months. Testimony by the defendant's sister and by a former girlfriend,identifying the defendant in a photo from a bank surveil...

United States v. Berg  
Date: April 5, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2498

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court imposed a sentence of 124 months for attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity (18 U.S.C. 2422) and of 120 months to be served concurrently for receiving, possessing, and distributing c...

Barma v. Holder.  
Date: April 5, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4135

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant entered the U.S. from Canada under a six-month visitor visa and stayed more than half of his life. He was convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal damage to property, theft under $2,500, and...

Radentz v. Marion County  
Date: April 5, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1523

Justia Opinion Summary: An African-American coroner was elected in 2004. After a contract with Indiana University for pathology services expired, two Caucasian university pathologists formed a company (FP) and contracted to provide services. Th...

United States v. Guajardo-Martinez  
Date: April 4, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3324

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant appealed a sentence of 40 months after pleading guilty to illegal reentry of a removed alien following conviction for an aggravated felony. Sentencing guidelines provide a range of 46 to 57 months. The Seve...

United States v. Hicks, Jr.  
Date: April 4, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3608

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, the defendant was sentenced to life imprisonment for distribution of more than 50 grams of crack cocaine. The Seventh Circuit vacated the conviction. The trial court properly dismissed a juror, based...

Jenny Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran
Date: April 1, 2011
Docket Number: 08-2805
United States v. Nathaniel Capler  
Date: April 1, 2011
Docket Number: 08-3975

Justia Opinion Summary: After selling cocaine to a police informant, the defendant pled guilty to two counts of distribution and was sentenced to 141 months. The district court designated him as a career offender. He had prior Illinois convicti...

Gordon Sussman v. Larry Jenkins  
Date: April 1, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3940

Justia Opinion Summary: After exhausting state challenges to convictions for multiple counts of possession of child pornography and repeated sexual assault of an elementary school boy, the defendant was denied habeas corpus by a federal distric...

Tammi Bowden, et al v. Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
Date: April 1, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3290
Metro. Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Back Doctors, Ltd.  
Date: April 1, 2011
Docket Number: 11-8003

Justia Opinion Summary: Medical groups alleged that the insurer used software that pays providers less than required by policies. The district court remanded to state court. The Seventh Circuit vacated and remanded for a decision on the merits....

Antonio Jones v. James Basinger  
Date: March 31, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3577

Justia Opinion Summary: After exhausting state appeals of his conviction and 240-year sentence for a 2004 Indiana home invasion that resulted in four deaths, the defendant unsuccessfully sought a writ of habeas corpus. The Seventh Circuit rever...

Pharoah Morris v. Letitia Ley, et al
Date: March 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1567
Tanisha Matthews v. Walmart
Date: March 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2242
USA v. Bill Wilmoth, III
Date: March 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2488
USA v. Jacob Arme
Date: March 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2586
Sally Randall, et al v. Rolls-Royce Corporation, et al
Date: March 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3446
USA v. L. Bailey
Date: March 31, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3515
Louise Davenport v. Michael Astrue
Date: March 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2789
USA v. Gregory Allen
Date: March 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2934
USA v. Tiran Jenkin
Date: March 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3089
USA v. Christopher Brazell
Date: March 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3360
Sally Randall, et al v. Rolls-Royce Corporation, et al  
Date: March 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3446

Justia Opinion Summary: More than 500 female employees at an Indiana Rolls Royce plant were denied class certification under Rule 23 (b)(2) and the court entered summary judgment, rejecting their discrimination claims on the merits. The Seventh...

USA v. Frankie Alicea
Date: March 30, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3470
Jenny Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran  
Date: March 29, 2011
Docket Number: 08-2805

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, injured in a 1997 Jerusalem suicide bombing, obtained a $71 million default judgment against the Republic of Iran for its role in the attack. They registered the judgment in Illinois in order to attach antiqu...

Jon Faulkenberg, et al v. CB Tax Franchise Systems, LP, et al  
Date: March 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1874

Justia Opinion Summary: Residents of Missouri contracted with a Texas franchisor to operate tax preparation franchises near St. Louis. The contract contained an arbitration clause and identified Texas as the forum for both arbitration and litig...

United States v. Kevyn Taylor  
Date: March 29, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3425

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine (21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) and 842(b)(1)(C); possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking (18 U.S.C. 924(c)(1)(A)); and being a felon in pos...

CDX Liquidating Trust v. Venrock Assocs., et al  
Date: March 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1953

Justia Opinion Summary: The company was established in 1998 to develop systems for high-speed Internet connections for home computers. After a decision to not respond to an acquisition offer, the company was in financial trouble by 2000 and too...

Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Plan v. Georgia-Pacific Corp.  
Date: March 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2489

Justia Opinion Summary: After selling a subsidiary, the company no longer had employees participating in the multi-employer pension plan and sought to withdraw. The underfunded plan claimed that the company owed about $5 million. An arbitrator...

Chicago Teachers Union Local v. Chicago Board of Education, et al  
Date: March 29, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3396

Justia Opinion Summary: The Board of Education laid off about 1,300 teachers in 2010. When additional funds became available, the Board recalled 715 teachers, but did not have any policy on recalls. The union obtained an injunction rescinding t...

Kevin Groesch, et al v. City of Springfield Illinois  
Date: March 28, 2011
Docket Number: 07-2932

Justia Opinion Summary: Three white police officers, in good standing, resigned and later sought to be rehired. They were required to reenter the force as entry-level officers with respect to compensation and seniority. An African-American offi...

William Kerr v. Michael Thurmer  
Date: March 28, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1032

Justia Opinion Summary: After arguing by phone, Graff, who was having an affair with Kerr's wife, went to Kerr's house. Neighbors called the police, but Kerr sent them away, claiming that Graff was a friend. Kerr subsequently shot and killed Gr...

Scott C. Cole, et al v. CIR  
Date: March 28, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2194

Justia Opinion Summary: The Seventh Circuit affirmed the Tax Court holding that the Coles omitted income from their 2001 return and imposed a fraud penalty. Because the Coles had not maintained adequate records of income from a "confusing maze...

Andre Brown v. Donald Gaetz
Date: March 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1116
Richard Rennell, Jr., et al v. Randall Rowe, et al  
Date: March 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1388

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007 Rowe paid Rennell about $300,000 for his interest in a joint venture that managed manufactured housing communities. Rennell viewed the transaction as extortion and filed suit under the Racketeer Influenced and Co...

Zhou Ji Ni v. Eric Holder, Jr.  
Date: March 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1691

Justia Opinion Summary: Ni was smuggled into the United States in 1990 and sought asylum in 1994. His petition was denied and the case was closed. Some years later, facing deportation, Ni attempted to establish fear of religious persecution. Th...

Constance Ramsay v. Judith Mayer, et al
Date: March 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2447
USA v. Christopher Dabney
Date: March 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2513
William L. Poyck v. Michael J. Astrue
Date: March 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2625
USA v. Sherman Moore
Date: March 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2878
Lonald Heeman v. Michael Astrue
Date: March 25, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3119
Nicholas Stamat v. William T. Neary
Date: March 24, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3448
Dennis Hohol v. Cathy Jess, et al
Date: March 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1280
USA v. Henry D. Johnson
Date: March 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1737
USA v. Rollie Mitchell
Date: March 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1831
John Garcia v. USPS, et al
Date: March 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2077
USA v. Thomas L. Swanson
Date: March 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2178
Discover Bank v. James Ormal Anthony
Date: March 24, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2441
Marcus & Millichap Real Estate, et al v. Tony Sekulovski
Date: March 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1352
Cama Klene v. Indiana University Board of Tr
Date: March 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2929
USA v. Javier Cabrera
Date: March 23, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3129
USA v. Robert B. Long
Date: March 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3493
Teresa Kotwica v. Rose Packing Company, Incorpo
Date: March 22, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3640
Eric Gross v. PPG Industries, Incorporated
Date: March 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1405
Reason Lee v. Cook County, et al
Date: March 22, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2013
Merryman Excavation, Inc. v. International Union of Operat, et al
Date: March 21, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3271
USA v. Glenn Smith
Date: March 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1638
Celia Hnizdor v. Pyramid Mouldings, Inc.
Date: March 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2314
Amy Silverman v. Chicago Board of Education, et al
Date: March 21, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2977
Lin Jiang v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: March 18, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3179
James Owens v. Charles Hinsley, et al
Date: March 18, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3618
USA v. James Snyder
Date: March 18, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3748
USA v. Dennis Jamison
Date: March 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1515
USA v. Lindell Blount
Date: March 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2130
Jiade Zhang v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: March 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2903
King Architectual Metals, Inc. v. CE Design, Limited
Date: March 18, 2011
Docket Number: 10-8050
USA v. Mitchel Fuchs
Date: March 17, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1611
Kevin Vodak, et al v. City of Chicago, et al
Date: March 17, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2768
Michael O'Rourke v. Palisades Acquisition XVI, LLC, et al
Date: March 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1376
USA v. Andre Parson
Date: March 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1779
USA v. Scott Njo
Date: March 17, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3016
Aaron May v. Victor Trancoso, et al
Date: March 16, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3196
Hector Flores-Carrillo v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: March 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1912
Joseph C. Outlaw v. Michael J. Astrue
Date: March 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2010
Mark Siliven, et al v. Indiana Department of Child S, et al
Date: March 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2701
Jeff Strong v. William Suter
Date: March 16, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3560
USA v. Armean Knox
Date: March 15, 2011
Docket Number: 06-4101
USA v. Christopher Jones
Date: March 15, 2011
Docket Number: 09-1556
Jeffrey Smith v. Medical Benefit Administrators
Date: March 15, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3865
Lockheed Martin Corporation, et al v. Anthony Abbott, et al
Date: March 15, 2011
Docket Number: 09-8019
Romell Carter v. Michael Astrue
Date: March 15, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2270
USA v. Jermaine Weeden
Date: March 14, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2237
USA v. Alexander Vasquez, Jr.
Date: March 14, 2011
Docket Number: 09-4056
USA v. Chazzie Isom
Date: March 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1085
Rex Joseph, Jr. v. Elan Motorsports Technologies
Date: March 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1420
USA v. Willie McBride
Date: March 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2094
John Hendrix v. Blager Concrete Company
Date: March 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2392
Active Disposal, Incorporated, et al v. City of Darien, et al
Date: March 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2568
USA v. Edward Horn
Date: March 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2698
Linda Reeves v. Gerald W. Davi
Date: March 14, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2757
USA v. Porter Tapps
Date: March 11, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2856
Central States Southeast and S, et al v. Auffenberg Ford, Inc.
Date: March 11, 2011
Docket Number: 09-2964
Leonard Brady v. Jesse Gonzalez, et al
Date: March 11, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3027
Michael Kathrein, et al v. City of Evanston, Illinois, et al
Date: March 11, 2011
Docket Number: 09-3673
Donnell Jamison v. Officer Urban, et al
Date: March 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2142
USA v. Anthony Fisher
Date: March 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2352
Fard Mohammed v. Wisconsin Insurance Security F, et al
Date: March 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2911
Buford Furrow, Jr. v. Helen Marberry, et al
Date: March 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3232
USA v. Felicia Johnson
Date: March 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3369
HaNiyyah Ali v. IBEW Local 21
Date: March 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3414
Alan Scott v. Charles Lockett
Date: March 11, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3824
Paul Kiorkis v. Eric Holder, Jr.
Date: March 10, 2011
Docket Number: 10-1397
Roland Johnson v. Manitowoc County, et al
Date: March 10, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2409
USA v. Scott Schlueter
Date: March 10, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2426
USA v. Steven Madden
Date: March 10, 2011
Docket Number: 10-2551
USA v. Alan Xiong
Date: March 10, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3375
Gloria Swanson v. Hammond Police Departmen, et al
Date: March 10, 2011
Docket Number: 10-3629