Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court Cases

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  1. Lori L. Vande Zande v. State of Wisconsin Department of Administration (1995)

    In 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. Secs. 12101 et seq. The stated purpose is "to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities," said by Congress to be 43 million in number and growing. Secs. 12101(a), (b)(1). "Disability" is broadly defined. It includes not only "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 94-1884
  2. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Aic Security Investigations (1995)

    Gail S. Coleman (argued), Gwendolyn Young Reams, Carolyn L. Wheeler, James R. Neely, Jr., E.E.O.C., Robert E. Williams, Douglas S. McDowell, McGuiness & Williams, Washington, DC, for E.E.O.C.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 94-2895
  3. United States v. Rebecca S. Demaree (2006)

    The only question presented by this criminal appeal is whether, the federal sentencing guide-lines having been made advisory by the Supreme Court in United States v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220, 125 S.Ct. 738, 160 L.Ed.2d 621 (2005), a change in the guidelines that expands the guidelines range for a crime is an ex post facto law and so cannot be applied to a defendant who committed his crime before the change.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 05-4213
  4. 63 Fair empl. prac. cas. (Bna) 1016 v. Baxter Healthcare Corp. (1994)

    Glen Edric Berman (argued), Vincent L. DiTommaso, DiTommaso & Berman, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, Thomas Wilson Waters, Kemp & Capanna, Oak Brook, IL, for plaintiff-appellant.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 92-3482
  5. 36 Fair empl. prac. cas. 913 v. American Convenience Products, Inc. (1984)

    Plaintiff Roderick La Montagne brought this action against his former employer, American Convenience Products, Inc. (the "Company"), seeking damages for age discrimination in connection with the termination of his employment allegedly in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 U.S.C. Sec. 623(a) ("ADEA"). La Montagne won a jury verdict at trial, but the district court granted the Company's motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict. The only issue on appeal is [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 83-2493
  6. Arthur Lewis v. Gordon H. Faulkner (1982)

    This appeal raises a recurrent issue in prisoners' civil rights litigation: the responsibility of the trial judge to advise a prisoner not represented by counsel of the consequences of failing to respond to a motion for summary judgment supported by affidavits.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 80-2198
  7. Car Carriers, Inc. v. Ford Motor Company (1984)

    Robert M. Gault, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, Boston, Mass., Michael K. Murtaugh, Baker & McKenzie, Chicago, Ill., for defendants-appellees.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 83-1825
  8. United States v. Thomas E. Silverstein (1984)

    These appeals by Thomas Silverstein, Clayton Fountain, Edgar Hevle, and Adolph Reynosa from their convictions for complicity in the murder of an inmate at Marion Penitentiary, the nation's maximum-security federal prison, Garza v. Miller, 688 F.2d 480, 482 (7th Cir.1982), afford a horrifying glimpse of the sordid and lethal world of modern prison gangs. The story begins with a chance encounter in 1981 of three prisoners--Galez, Perumean, and defendant Silverstein--in a county jail where [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 82-2453
  9. United States v. Humberto Lechuga (1993)

    An indictment charged Humberto Lechuga with having in his possession more than 500 grams of cocaine, with the intention of distributing the cocaine; and also with having conspired with Evelio Pinto and unnamed others to distribute the cocaine. 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 846. The jury convicted Lechuga on both counts, and the judge sentenced him to 75 months in prison.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 91-2891
  10. James N. Gramenos v. Jewel Companies, Inc. (1986)

    Johnny Vaughn, a security guard at a Jewel supermarket, stopped James Gramenos, a customer, at 11:30 p.m. as he was leaving the store. Gramenos remonstrated with Vaughn and then ran through the store. Vaughn caught him and held him in an office until Joseph Schmit and Frank Cosgrove, officers of the Chicago police, arrived. Vaughn accused Gramenos of shoplifting, displaying a jar of baby food, a box of gelatin, and two tubes of toothpaste, which Vaughn said he had seen Gramenos put in [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 85-2767
  11. Nabil Raja Dandan v. John Ashcroft (2003)

    George P. Katsivalis, Department of Homeland Security Office of the District Counsel, Chicago, IL, Michele Y. F. Sarko, Patricia L. Buchanan (argued), Department of Justice Civil Division, Immigration Litigation, Washington, D.C.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 02-1347
  12. Patricia Rogers v. City of Chicago (2003)

    Patricia Rogers has been a police officer employed by the City of Chicago since 1985. Rogers filed a two-count complaint against the City alleging that she suffered sexual harassment in the form of a hostile work environment and, after she complained, retaliation. Rogers appeals from the district court's entry of summary judgment for the City, and she also challenges several evidentiary rulings. We affirm.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 02-1211
  13. Bonded Financial Services v. European American Bank (1988)

    Michael Ryan controlled a number of currency exchanges in Illinois. He also owned quite a few horses, doing business as Shamrock Hill Farm. Ryan had borrowed $655,000 from European American Bank to run this business. One of the currency exchanges, Bonded Financial Services, put $200,000 at Ryan's disposal in January 1983. Bonded sent the Bank a check payable to the Bank's order on January 21 with a note directing the Bank to "deposit this check into Mike[ Ryan]'s account." The Bank [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 87-1551
  14. 41 Fair empl. prac. cas. 714 v. Chicago Tribune Company (1986)

    The primary question raised by this appeal is whether the Chicago Tribune ("Tribune") violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ("ADEA"), 29 U.S.C. Secs. 621-634 (1982), in terminating Charles Dale ("Dale"), the plaintiff-appellant in this case. In addition to this claim, Dale alleges that his termination violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA"), 29 U.S.C. Secs. 1001-1381 (1982), and an Illinois common law duty of good faith and fair dealing. Dale [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 85-2577
  15. 78 Fair empl. prac. cas. (Bna) 1669 v. City of Chicago (1998)

    Indira Adusumilli ("Adusumilli") was fired from her position as an Administrative Assistant for the City of Chicago, Department of Police ("City"). She subsequently brought suit for discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2(a)(1). After striking portions of Adusumilli's affidavit, the district court granted the City's motion for summary judgment on all claims. Adusumilli now appeals, arguing that several [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 98-1019
  16. Junior Ray Duckworth v. Gayle Franzen (1986)

    In November 1979 a bus used to transport prisoners between Illinois prisons caught fire from unknown causes. When the fire broke out, the 35 prisoners in the bus were in handcuffs, with all the prisoners on each side of the aisle being joined together by a chain running through the handcuffs. For reasons of security all exits but the front door of the bus had been sealed and there was a metal screen (like a mesh fence), probably locked (but the record is not clear on this), between the [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 85-1010
  17. United States v. Gillam Kerley (1988)

    A jury convicted Gillam Kerley of having "refuse[d] registration ... in the armed forces," 50 U.S.C.App. Sec. 462(a), and Judge Shabaz sentenced him to three years in prison and imposed a fine of $10,000. Having been born in 1961, Kerley was required to register during the eight-day period preceding August 3, 1980. In a series of letters to the Director and the General Counsel of the Selective Service System in 1981 and 1982, Kerley said he had decided not to register. "I have not [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 87-1882
  18. United States v. Amin W. Williams (2005)

    Amin Williams pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing a firearm following a felony conviction, see 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), and the district court ordered him to serve a prison term of 115 months, the top of the sentencing range specified by the United States Sentencing Guidelines. In our opinion of June 9, 2005, we upheld Williams' conviction against an as-applied constitutional challenge to the felon-in-possession statute and found no plain error in any of the findings that the [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 03-4091
  19. United States v. Thomas S. Ross and John Collori (1996)

    Deborah A. Devaney (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Criminal Division, Chicago, IL, Barry Rand Elden, Chief of Appeals, Office of the United States Attorney, Criminal Appellate Division, Chicago, IL, for United States.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 92-1449
  20. Anthony Dewalt v. Lamark Carter (2000)

    Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division. No. 98 C 50059--Philip G. Reinhard, Judge.[Copyrighted Material Omitted]


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 98-2415

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