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  1. Thomas L. Bowers v. Robert A. Devito, M.D. (1982)

    We consider once again the extent to which the federal tort remedy in 42 U.S.C. § 1983 overlaps state tort remedies; for our most recent discussion of this question see Johnson v. Miller, 680 F.2d 39 (7th Cir. 1982).


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 80-1865
  2. Samer Mansour v. Immigration and Naturalization Service (2000)

    The Immigration Court denied Samer Mansour's claim for asylum as well as withholding of removal, but granted him voluntary departure. Mansour then appealed the Immigration Court's decision and filed a motion to remand or reopen the proceedings. The Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA") affirmed the Immigration Court's decision concerning Mansour's asylum and withholding of removal request and dismissed his appeal. The BIA also denied Mansour's motion to remand. For the reasons [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 99-3940
  3. United States v. Carolyn Kay Poff (1991)

    Can a "crime of violence" also be a "non-violent offense"? We heard this case en banc to answer this seemingly straightforward question. The career offender provision of the Sentencing Guidelines defines a "crime of violence" as, inter alia, any offense that "has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person of another." U.S.S.G. Sec. 4B1.2(1)(i); see also 18 U.S.C. Sec. 16 (progenitor of the Guideline definition). The Guidelines [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 89-3017
  4. Gash Associates v. Village of Rosemont, Illinois (1993)

    A partnership called GASH Associates owned an office building in Rosemont, Illinois. The building was encumbered by three mortgages. GASH created a fourth when it sold the building, taking the buyer's non-recourse note. The buyer did not pay, and GASH decided to foreclose on its interest. This led to a sale at auction, which realized $4,005,000, not enough to pay off the senior lenders, to which GASH owed almost $6 million. GASH was stuck with a hefty deficiency judgment. The [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 92-3481
  5. United States v. Defabian C. Shannon (1997)

    The defendant, Defabian Shannon, pleaded guilty in 1995 to being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). He was sentenced to 115 months in prison, and challenges the sentence on several grounds. The panel before which his appeal was argued found merit in only one of his challenges, 94 F.3d 1065 (7th Cir.1996), and we reject the others on the basis of the panel's opinion. By a vote of 2 to 1, the panel held that the district judge had erred in [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 95-2367
  6. Fed. Sec. L. Rep. P 95 v. Sun Chemical Corporation (1977)

    These five appeals were consolidated and heard together. They arise out of an action brought by Sundstrand Corporation to secure redress for alleged violations of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. § 78j) and SEC Rule 10b-5 (17 C.F.R § 240.10b-5) by Standard Kollsman Industries, Inc. (SKI),1 John B. Huarisa,2 and Henry W. Meers in connection with the transfer to Sundstrand of an option held by Huarisa to purchase stock of SKI. Sundstrand sought a [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 76-1316
  7. United States v. Ellis Burrell (1992)

    The appellants are six defendants convicted of various narcotics and firearm offenses. They raise a barrage of challenges to their convictions and sentences. Finding no merit in these challenges, we affirm.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 91-2089
  8. United States v. Jeff Boyd (1995)

    Barry Rand Elden, Asst. U.S. Atty. and Patty Stemler (argued), Office of the U.S. Atty., Crim. Receiving, Appellate Division, Chicago, IL, for plaintiff-appellant.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 95-1050
  9. Loretta Cheek v. Western and Southern Life Insurance Company (1994)

    Loretta Cheek brought an action under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 2000e-2(a), against her former employer, Western and Southern Life Insurance Company (Western-Southern). The district court entered summary judgment in favor of Western-Southern. Cheek appeals, and we affirm.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 93-1840
  10. Lorraine Beck v. University of Wisconsin Board of Regents (1996)

    James E. Doyle, Office of the Attorney General, Wisconsin Department of Justice and Richard Briles Moriarty (argued), Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison, WI, for Defendants-Appellees.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 95-2479
  11. Yetunde Balogun v. John D. Ashcroft (2004)

    George P. Katsivalis, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the District Counsel, Chicago, IL, James E. Grimes (Argued), Department of Justice, Civil Division, Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, for Respondent.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 02-4248
  12. United States v. Daniel J. Leichtnam (1991)

    Daniel Leichtnam was tried and convicted on drug conspiracy and firearms charges, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 924(c), and was sentenced to 13 years and a month in prison plus supervised release. His appeal presents five questions, three of them substantial, beginning with the merits of his unsuccessful motion to suppress the guns and cocaine which the police found in his home.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 90-2534
  13. William McNabola v. Chicago Transit Authority (1993)

    Linda Friedman (argued), Richard C. Leng, Leng, Stowell, Friedman & Vernon, Nicholas J. Motherway, Mark E. McNabola, Motherway & Glenn, Chicago, IL, for plaintiff-appellee.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 92-1133
  14. Van Dyke Johnson v. Stephen Doughty (2006)

    Karen L. Kendall, Craig L. Unrath (argued), Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, Peoria, IL, Brett E. Legner (argued), Office of the Attorney General, Civil Appeals Division, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 04-1139
  15. United States v. Paul Cieslowski (2005)

    It is common for criminal prosecutions to be resolved by the defendant's plea of guilty, but not all guilty pleas are alike. Usually in federal court, defendants enter the type of plea that leaves the court free to set whatever sentence it believes is proper, under the law. It is also possible, however, for the plea agreement to specify a particular sentence that both the defendant and the government agree is appropriate. See FED. R. CRIM. P. 11(c)(1)(C). That is the kind of plea [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 03-2890
  16. Jerome MacLin v. Dr. Freake (1981)

    Plaintiff Jerome Maclin, a prisoner at the Indiana State Prison, sued prison Medical Services Administrator Dr. Ronald Freake, alleging Dr. Freake's deliberate indifference to Maclin's serious medical needs violated Maclin's eighth amendment rights. Maclin sought one million dollars in damages, but no injunctive or declaratory relief. Maclin also requested that counsel be appointed to represent him. Judge Sharp denied the request, stating appointment is a privilege, not a right and is [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 79-1760
  17. Philip R. Visser v. Packer Engineering Associates, Inc. (1991)

    The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 U.S.C. Secs. 621 et seq., is a major source of federal litigation and a growing factor in American labor markets. The question of what a plaintiff in an age discrimination case must show in order to defeat the defendant's motion for summary judgment is fundamental to the administration of the Act, and hence is of large practical importance.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 89-2825
  18. Ron G. McCoy v. Wgn Continental Broadcasting Co. (1992)

    The district court granted summary judgment to the defendant in this action under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621-634. 758 F.Supp. 1231. The plaintiff appeals. 28 U.S.C. § 1291. We affirm.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 90-3693
  19. United States v. Michael Mustread (1994)

    Michael Mustread once had a promising future. He had received an undergraduate degree with honors, and he had been admitted to law school. But Mustread decided that before attending law school, he would distribute marijuana on a vast scale. The jury convicted him of conspiracy to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and money laundering. The judge sentenced him to 360 months in prison. Mustread now appeals his conviction and sentence on numerous [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 93-1456
  20. United States v. Frank Peter Balistrieri (1985)

    Nathan Z. Dershowitz, Alan M. Dershowitz, Dershowitz & Eiger, P.C., New York City, Stephen M. Glynn, Shellow, Shellow & Glynn, S.C., Milwaukee, Wis., for defendants-appellants.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Docket: 84-2001

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