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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues two Indiana decisions today

Kikalos, Nick v. USA (ND Ind., James T. Moody, Judge), a 9-page opinion, FLAUM, Circuit Judge, writes:

The Supreme Court held that “the protection of the revenue authorizes the Commissioner to demand information in a particular form, and he is entitled to insist that the form be observed so as to advise him expeditiously and accurately of the true nature of the claim.” Likewise, in this case, the Commissioner was entitled to require that the Kikaloses follow the treasury regulations and “focus attention on the merits of the dispute.” Martin, 833 F.2d at 660-61. Consequently, the district court did not err by finding that the Kikaloses did not file an informal refund claim.
In Fane, Marcella v. Locke Reynolds (SD Ind., John Daniel Tinder, Judge), a 13-page opinion, FLAUM, Circuit Judge, writes:
From July 2001 until August 2003, Marcella Fane worked as a paralegal at Locke Reynolds, LLP. After she was terminated, Fane filed suit against Locke Reynolds, alleging racial discrimination in relation to her pay, workload, and termination, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2 as well as 42 U.S.C. § 1981. Finding that Fane had failed to establish a prima facie case of discrimination, the district court granted summary judgment in favor of Locke Reynolds, and Fane appeals. For the following reasons, we affirm.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 14, 2007 05:42 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions