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Friday, July 25, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana case today

In Toni Ball v. City of Indianapolis (SD Ind., Barker), a 17-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:Plaintiff Toni Ball sued...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 25, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Businesses have a legitimate interest in the orderly operations of their workplaces, which extends to taking actions to prevent employees from having sex on the premises"

That quote from this Wisconsin Appellate Law Blog commentary on Monday's 7th Circuit decision (Ortho-Bell v. State) relating to state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit finds a “severely sexualized climate” at the Pendleton state prison.

The ILB highlighted this opinion yesterday, a reversal of a SD Ind. ruling. Today Tim Evans reports for the Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In U.S. v. Haitham Mohamed (SD Ind., Barker), a 25-page opinion, Judge St. Eve (Amy J. St. Eve, District...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decided a second case July 21st, a reversal

In Orton-Bell v. State of Indiana (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 21-page opinion, Judge Manion writes:Connie J. Orton-Bell was employed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In US v. Donella Locke (SD Ind., McKinney), a 15-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:In her second appeal before this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 21, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Smith (ND Ind., Van Bokkelen), an 11-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:Garrett Smith pleaded guilty to a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ind. Decisions - An amicus brief supporting AG Zoeller's position in the same-sex marriage cases [Updated]

Yes indeed, -->an amicus brief supporting AG Zoeller's position in the same-sex marriage cases has just been filed in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit asks for answers to the requests for en banc consideration

In a filing yesterday, Wisconsin filed its own request for en banc hearing before the 7th Circuit on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides a second Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Mosley (ND Ind., Moody), an 11-page opinion, Judge Manion concludes:The district court erred by failing to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Enbridge Pipeline case decided by 7th Circuit

This opinion by Judge Easterbrook today, Knight v. Enbridge Pipelines, originating in Illinois, gives an idea of just what a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Jonassen (ND Ind., Moody), a 21-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:Martin Jonassen kidnapped his 21-year-old daughter E.J....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

Supplementing this ILB post from July 14th on the 7th Circuit opinion in Center for Inquiry v. Marion County Clerk,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "7th Circuit dismisses lawsuit to force action on carp"

Dan Egan reported yesterday for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in a story that begins:A federal appeals court has dismissed a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Creating a split, 7th Cir. says magistrate judges not permitted to accept felony guilty pleas"

h/t to Michael A. Scarcella, @MikeScarcella The 7/14/14, 11-page opinion is U.S. v. Harden, out of the SD Ill....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

Ind. Courts - Does this mean the 7th Circuit is not accepting AG Zoeller's petition to skip the 3-judge panel in Baskin?

It sure does to the ILB. Friday the State of Indiana, via the AG, filed a motion seeking to skip...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 14, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In Center for Inquiry v. Marion County Clerk (SD Ind., Barker), an 11-page opinion, Judge Easterbrook writes:Indiana Code §31-­‐‑11-­‐‑6-­‐‑1...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 14, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In Kip Yurt v. Carolyn Colvin, Acting Comm Social Security (ND Ind., Cosbey), a 21-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:Kip...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 11, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Moves today in 7th Circuit same-sex marriage appeals

Two moves today in the 7th Circuit same-sex marriage appeals. This ILB post earlier today headed "Wisconsin appeals ruling allowing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 11, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Wisconsin appeals ruling allowing gay marriages"

In this June 29th entry, the ILB pointed out that Wisconsin is on a somewhat parallel track to Indiana with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 11, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Motorola to 7th Circuit: Make Judge Posner follow the rules"

Alison Frankel writes at Reuters in a column that begins:I didn’t think Motorola’s antitrust appeal at the 7th U.S. Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 11, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides a second Indiana case today, a reversal

In Stephanie Sue Carlson v. CSX Transportation (SD Ind., Young), a 26-page opinion, Judge Hamilton writes:This appeal requires us...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Hartman v. EBSCO Industries (ND Ind., Springmann), a 15-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Adam Hartman’s father gave him a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case, yesterday

In Julia Hutt v. AbbVie Products (ND Ind., Van Bokkelen), a 16-page opinion, Judge Tinder writes:Julia Hutt appeals the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit holds Marion County Small Claims Courts are judicial districts for the purposes of the FDCPA - this is big [Updated]

On Oct. 31, 2013, a panel of the 7th Circuit, with Judge Posner dissenting, upheld the Indiana district Court ruling...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Appeals court orders state to recognize one same-sex marriage"

Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star has a good story in this morning's paper on yesterday's decision by the 7th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Will AG Zoeller appeal the 7th Circuit's grant of an emergency stay, given his earlier statement?

Will AG Zoeller appeal the 7th Circuit's grant of an emergency stay with respect to the Sandler-Quasney plaintiffs to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Ind. Courts - Still more on: State ordered by 7th Circuit to respond by noon (CDT) tomorrow to emergency stay motion

Updating this post from earlier today, the 7th Circuit has ordered the State of Indiana "to recognize the validity of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on: State ordered by 7th Circuit to respond by noon (CDT) tomorrow to emergency stay motion

Updating yesterday's ILB post, here, via Equality Case Files, is the timely filed response of the State of Indiana to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Ind. Courts - State ordered by 7th Circuit to respond by noon (CDT) tomorrow to emergency stay motion

Updating this post from late this morning, re the "Emergency Motion to Lift the Court's Stay in Part" with respect...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 30, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Attorneys in Baskin today filed an "Emergency Motion to Lift the Court's Stay in Part"

The blanket stay granted late Friday by the 7th Circuit included Plaintiffs-Appellees Amy Sandler and Nikole (“Niki”) Quasney, who had...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ind. Decisions - So where are we now on same-sex marriage in Indiana?

Last Friday afternoon was the time of the ILB's last post of that busy week. The post dealt with the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 29, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case Wed., re Evansville crosses

In Cabral v. City of Evansville (SD Ind.,Barker), an 11-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:Seeking a permit, the West Side...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 27, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit corrects June 20th opinion in Indiana case

As the ILB has noted several times before, the 7th Circuit publicly posts its corrections to opinions, unlike the SCOTUS,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Tyrone Jones v. Richard Brown (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 31-page opinion, Judge Ripple writes:After a bench trial, Tyrone...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, vacating and remanding

In USA v. Walbert Farmer (SD Ind., Pratt), a 13-page opinion, Jude Tinder writes:Defendant-Appellant Walbert Keith Farmer appeals the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 23, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases today

In Devon Groves v. U.S. (ND Ind., Miller), an 11-page opinion, Judge Amy J. St. Eve, ND Illinois, sitting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Mendoza v. U.S. (ND Ind., Miller), an 18-page opinion, Judge Tinder writes:Gabriel Mendoza was sentenced to multiple terms...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on: "7th Circuit holds do-over after secret hearing was recorded but public argument wasn’t"

Updating this ILB post from June 10th, here is the 7th Circuit's opinion issued today in USA v. Abel...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 16, 2014

Ind. Decisions - SCOTUS today denies cert in an Indiana case

A reader writes:I saw your post about the cert. denial today in the Wisconsin school case. Number one on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 16, 2014

Ind. Decisions - SCOTUS denies cert re 7th Circuit decision prohibiting holding high school graduations in church building

Wisconsin Appellate Law has a post by William J. Katt, Jr. about today's SCOTUS denial of cert in Elmbrook School...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 16, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In Eric Grandberry v. Sup., Plainfield Corr. Facility (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 6-page opinion, Judge Easterbrook writes:While Eric Grandberry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Monday, June 09, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decided one Indiana case Friday, June 6th, a reversal

In Whitfield v. International Truck and Engine (SD Ind., Young), a 17-page opinion, Judge Cudahy writes:This rather complex matter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 09, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Bunn v. Khoury Enterprises (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 16-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Joshua Bunn quit his job at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Ruling for 'PepperBall' Maker Falls Apart in 7th"

On May 9th the ILB posted Chief Judge Diane Wood's introduction to her opinion in Advanced Tactical Ordnance Sys v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 18, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ind. Courts - "7th Circuit upholds warrantless entry, seizure of gun rights activist"

That is the headline to this long story today by Bruce Vielmetti of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about yesterday's 7th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Friday, May 09, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, re paintballs and pepperballs

In Advanced Tactical Ordnance Sys v. Real Action Paintball, Incorpo. (ND Ind. Van Bokkelen), Chief Judge Wood writes:Some readers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 09, 2014

Monday, May 05, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Cung Hnin v. TOA (USA), LLC (SD Ind., Barker), a 17-page opinion, Judge Amy J. St. Eve, Northern...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 05, 2014

Friday, May 02, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Tommy Ford v. Bill Wilson (ND Ind., Moody), an 18-page opinion, Judge Tinder writes:This is a habeas action...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 02, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decided one Indiana case May 1st

In Sarah Frey v. EPA SD Ind., Young), a 22-page opinion, Judge Hamilton writes:This environmental dispute stems from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 02, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In USA v. James Carroll (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 15-page opinion, Judge Frederick J. Kapala of the United States...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit decides a second Indiana case today, a 2-1 opinion re "judicial districts" under the FDCPA

Updating this ILB post from Oct. 31, 2013, where the 7th Circuit panel concluded, 2-1, that:The district court dismissed Suesz’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 21, 2014

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Indiana case April 7th

In USA v. Stephanie Donelli (SD Ind., Barker), a 10-page opinion, Judge Hamilton writes:Defendant Stephanie Donelli appeals the 60-month...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Friday, April 04, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decided one Indiana case yesterday

In U.S. v. Lori Hargis (SD Ind., Young), a 7-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:Lori Hargis solicited Leslie Vashaun White...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 04, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decided one Indiana case Friday

In U.S. v. Causey (ND Ind., Lozano), a 20-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:Randall Causey was part of a conspiracy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 31, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit recently held that "time-barred debt can violate Fair Debt Collection Practices Act"

A new article at The National Law Review reports:The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Wisconsin, Illinois,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 28, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decision re Live Nation bundling

In Batson v. Live Nation (ND Ill), a 13-page opinion, Chief Judge Wood writes:James Batson walked up to Live...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on "For Illinois opinion, Judge Posner conducts experiment in chambers"

Josh Blackman's Blog (he is assistant professor of law at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas) has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 21, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit says "Marion County Election Board's attempt to enforce unconstitutional statute 'shaves very close to harassment or bad faith prosecution.'" [Updated]

That is a quote from the Indiana ACLU's just-issued news release. More:In 2003 the Marion County Election Board conceded in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 20, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues reversal in case challenging enforcement of Marion County anti-slating statute

In Zachary Mulholland v. Marion County Election Board (SD Ind., Barker), a 16-page opinion, Judge Hamilton writes:The two major...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one very interesting Indiana case today

In United States v. Yulia Yurevna Abair (ND Ind., DeGuilio), a 26-page, 22-1 opinion, Judge Hamilton writes:Two weeks before...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ind. Decisions - For Illinois opinion, Judge Posner conducts experiment in chambers

Ryans N. Parsons tells a remarkable story in a post today in the Wisconsin Appellate Law blog.(h/t Michelle Olsen @AppellateDaily)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Ind. Decisions - One yesterday from 7th Circuit, dismissal vacated

In Leonard Thomas v. Keith Butts (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 7-page, per curiam decision, the Court writes:Leonard Thomas, an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 14, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides a second Indiana case today

In David Snyder v. J. King et al (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 20-page opinion (with a concurring opinion by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Golden v. State Farm (ND Ind., Moody), an 11-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:Cindy Golden brought this purported class...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case March 5th

In USA v. Carol Woodard (SD Ind., McKinney), a 16-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:Defendant Carol Woodard, the managing director...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 06, 2014

Monday, March 03, 2014

Ind. Courts - Hoosier and 7th Circuit Judge John Tinder retiring in 2015

Above the Law has the scoop (congratulations!), alerted by a letter sent by Judge Tinder to a clerkship applicant, telling...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 03, 2014

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Ind. Decisions - " Divided opinions on contraceptive mandate: Notre Dame only religious entity denied contraceptive injunction"

Madeline Buckley of the South Bend Tribune has a good, very long story in the Sunday edition with this introduction:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 02, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. John A. Peters III (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 10-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:ROVNER, Circuit Judge. John A....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 27, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal re hair length

In Patrick Hayden v. Greensburg Community School Corp. (SD Ind., Young), a 39-page, 2-1 opinion, Judge Rovner writes:On behalf...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 24, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case Friday, Notre Dame v. Sebelius

Updating this ILB post from yesterday, the South Bend Tribune's Bob Blake this morning has detailed coverage of Judge Posner's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 22, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, Notre Dame v. Sebelius [Updated]

In University of Notre Dame v. Sebelius (ND Ind., Simon), a 44-page, 2-1 opinion, Judge Posner affirms the district court's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 21, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. TYLER SANDERS (SD Ind., McKinney), a 7-page opinion, Judge Easterbrook writes:Tyler Sanders pleaded...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 17, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In USA v. Steven Perry (ND Ind., Miller), a 9-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:In 2004, Steven Perry (“Perry”) was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 14, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: 7th Circuit hearing appeal of Notre Dame ACA challenge

Prof. Will Baude of The Volokh Conspiracy has a good post this morning on the oral argument earlier this week...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday, February 07, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, sentencing vacated and remanded

From UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. TIMMOTHY WILLIAMS (ND Ind., Simon), a 5-page per curiam opinion:Timmothy Williams pleaded guilty...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 07, 2014

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Gary Helman v. Steve Smeltzley (ND Ind., Lee), a 7-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:Gary W. Helman brought an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 06, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Feds fight Notre Dame on contraception rule reprieve"

Jennifer Haberkorn reports in Politico (h/t @AppellateDaily):Justice Department lawyers filed a legal brief Tuesday with the 7th Circuit Court of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 06, 2014

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides another set of Indiana cases today

Two related cases (Nos. 12-1874 & 13-3422) are decided in Kendale L. Adams v. City of Indianapolis (SD Ind.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Wisconsin deer hunting case

In Mitch Rooni v. Bradley Biser (WD Wis.), a 12-page opinion, Chief Judge Wood writes:Deer hunting is serious business...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In Eric Smith v. Executive Director of the Indiana War Memorials Commission (SD Ind., Lawrence),a 14-page opinion, Judge Hamilton...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases, one yesterday and one today

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. SCOTT ADKINS (ND Ind., Simon), a 32-page opinion decided Jan. 30, 2014, Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 31, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit case from Illinois" "Prosecutor Can Be Sued For Abusive Investigation and Misconduct"

This 7th Circuit opinion on Jan. 23rd, in the case of Fields v. Wharrie (ND Ill) is the focus of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit reversed Annex Books yesterday, the oral argument was the week before

Updating this ILB report from last Sat., Jan. 25th, the Indianapolis Star reports today, in a long story by Tim...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In BITLER INVESTMENT VENTURE II, LLC, et al. v. MARATHON PETROLEUM COMPANY LP, et al. (ND Ind., Springmann), an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 27, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit reversed Annex Books yesterday, the oral argument was the week before

On Jan. 22, the ILB posted that oral argument had been heard Jan. 15th in the long-fought case of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 25, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. LOVOYNE DRAIN (SD Ind., Barker), a 16-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:Lovoyne Drain appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case, dated Jan. 15

In IN THE MATTER OF: NEW ENERGY CORPORATION (ND Ind., Miller), a 5-page opinion, Judge Easterbrook writes:New Energy Corp....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 17, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit "rules 3 Notre Dame students can intervene in lawsuit challenging health care law"

Supplementing this ILB post from Dec. 23, Tom Coyle of the AP is reporting:SOUTH BEND, Indiana — A federal appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal in part

In KIMBERLY SPURLING v. C&M FINE PACK, INC.(ND Ind., Simon), a 14-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:This appeal follows the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In JULIO CESAR CHAVARRIA v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (ND Ind., Van Bokkelen), a 7-page opinion, Judge Cudahy writes:This...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 10, 2014

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit 2-1 ruling today in case out of Illinois has 3 opinions

Updating this ILB post from Wednesday, Bruce Vielmetti of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote yesterday about the opinion in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 10, 2014

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit 2-1 ruling today in case out of Illinois has 3 opinions

In JERRY G. MARKADONATOS v. VILLAGE OF WOODRIDGE (ND Ill.), a 35-page, 2-1 opinion, Judge J.P. Stadtmueller of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case yesterday, with limited remand

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. TONY CURRIE (SD Ind., Barker), a 14-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:Defendant-Appellant Tony Currie...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decided one Indiana case yesterday

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. PHILLIP RUCKER (ND Ind., Lozano), a 14-page opinion, Judge Frederick J. Kapala of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Monday, December 30, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, and it is worth reading

The case is ZACHARY MEDLOCK v. TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY, et al. (SD Ind., Pratt), an 11-page opinion, written...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 30, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, re bankruptcy, and it is a reversal

In DAWN MARIE ADAMS, Creditor‐Appellant v. JAMES GREGORY ADAMS, Debtor‐Appellee (SD Ind., Lawrence), an 11-page opinion, Judge Hamilton writes:In...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 27, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "The 49-page 7th Circuit brief contained only 5 original sentences"

This was a brief in a Dec. 11th immigration appeal, Chen v. Holder, decided by Judge Posner. (h/t to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 22, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In GARCIA v. CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security (ND Ind., Rodovich, Magistrate Judge), a 9-page opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 20, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ROGER LOUGHRY (SD Ind., Barker), a 9-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:This is Roger...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In KENNY A. JONES, Sr. v. CITY OF ELKHART, INDIANA, et al. (ND Ind., Springmann), a 19-page opinion, Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 12, 2013

Monday, December 02, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In CAROL BATES v. CAROLYN W. COLVIN, ACTING COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY (ND Ind., Lee), a 17-page opinion, Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 02, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In THOMAS BLANCHAR v. STANDARD INSURANCE COMPANY (SD Ind., Young, CJ), an 11-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:Thomas Blanchar (“Blanchar”)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit upholds 2012 Indianapolis-Marion County smoking ordinance

In WANDA GOODPASTER et al.v. CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS,et al (SD Ind., Young, CJ), a 20 page opinion, Judge Kanne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 25, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules on Robocalls, reversing and remanding

In Patriotic Veterans v. State of Indiana (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 23-page ruling, Judge Rovner writes:Legislators in the State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides an interesting non-Indiana case today

The opinion, out of Illinois, is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. RITA A. CRUNDWELL and much of it reads...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 15, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, and it is big

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 9th, Sean Gallagher of the Catholic News Service had this report yesterday. The story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, and it is big

Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSblog has a post this morning on yesterday's 7th Circuit decision in Grote/Korte. It begins:In the broadest...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 09, 2013

Friday, November 08, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, and it is big

Today the 7th Circuit issued a consolidated opinion in the Grote (SD Ind, Barker) and the Korte (SD Ill.) challenges...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 08, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decided one Indiana case Nov. 5th

In ERIC GRANDBERRY v. STEVE KEEVER (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 6-page opinion, Judge Hamilton writes:Eric Grandberry petitioned for habeas...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 08, 2013

Monday, November 04, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In CHRISTIAN SERINO v. ALEC HENSLEY AND CITY OF OAKLAND CITY, INDIANA (SD Ind., Young, CJ), a 14-page opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 04, 2013

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case on Nov. 1st

In EUGENE DEVBROW v. STEVEN GALLEGOS and JASON SMILEY (ND Ind., Moody), an 8-page opinion, Judge Hamilton writes:Eugene Devbrow,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 02, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides a second Indiana case today, a 2-1 opinion re "judicial districts" under the FDCPA

In MARK SUESZ, individually and on behalf of a class v. MED‐1 SOLUTIONS, LLC (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 25-page,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In KATHERINE CERAJESKI, Guardian for Walter Cerajeski v. GREG ZOELLER, Attorney General of the State of Indiana, et al...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In LANCE FOSTER v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (ND Ind., Lozano), a 14-page opinion, Judge J.P. Stadtmueller of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a partial reversal

In NATIONAL UNION FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF PITTSBURGH, PA., and LEXINGTON INSURANCE COMPANY v. MEAD JOHNSON & COMPANY LLC,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "I Did Not 'Recant' on Voter ID Laws"

Judge Richard Posner's newest article, today in the New Republic....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 27, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decided a second Indiana case yesterday

This appeal concerns the sentence of the former Lake County Clerk. The ILB has had a number of earlier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In BILLY JULIAN v. SAM HANNA, et al. (SD Ind., Pratt), a 13-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:The plaintiff in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 21, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Wrapping up, on the ILB at least, the comments on Judge' Posner's disclosure re his decision in the voter ID challenge [Updated Oct. 22]

The ILB has had a number of entries under the heading "Judge Posner has second thoughts on his voter ID...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 20, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on: Judge Posner has second thoughts on his voter ID decision; says he didn't know enough

Adding to earlier ILB entries, Paul M. Smith, Partner, Jenner & Block, who argued the constitutional challenge to the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Judge Posner has second thoughts on his voter ID decision; says he didn't know enough

Judge Posner's recent comments on his Indiana voter ID decision continue to cause comment. Today the NY Times has this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Judge Posner has second thoughts on his voter ID decision; says he didn't know enough

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 13th, John Schwartz of the NY Times reports today under the heading "Judge in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Judge Posner has second thoughts on his voter ID decision; says he didn't know enough

This was Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, the voter ID decision that was later affirmed by the SCOTUS and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 13, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decided one Indiana case Friday

In U.S. v. Richard E. Brown, a 15-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:For 20 years Richard Brown was the office...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 12, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In John Mullin, II v. Temco Machinery, Incorporated (SD Ind., Pratt), a 16-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:John Mullin, II,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Ind. Courts - Hon. Diane P. Wood is 7th Circuit Chief Judge effective Oct. 1st

Per How Appealing. Look closely at this biography: "Served as chief judge, 2013-present."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit hears oral argument in Right-to-Work challenge

Yesterday the 7th Circuit heard oral argument in the federal version of the Indiana right-to-work case, Sweeney v. Daniels (now...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 13, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ind. Courts - Two articles by Alison Frankel on the 7th Circuit and class actions

Just posted, re yesterday's 7th Circuit opinion in Hughes v. Kore of Indiana, Alison Frankel writes in a long post...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decided one more Indiana case yesterday, a reversal

[The 7th Circuit files opinions throughout the day. The ILB checks this link frequently.] In Hughes v. Kore of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today and one Friday

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHRISTOPHER EADS (SD Ind., Pratt), a 23-page opinion decided Friday, Sept. 6, Judge Williams...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Friday, September 06, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one more Indiana case today

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHRISTOPHER L. SPEARS (ND Ind., Lozano), a 9-page opinion, Judge Easterbrook writes:Christopher Spears...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 06, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases today

SCOTT WEIGLE and APRIL WEIGLE / JOHN MOORE, II and CORINNE MOORE v. SPX CORPORATION (SD Ind., McKinney), is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 06, 2013

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v FARSHAD GHIASSI (SD Ind., Young), an 18-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:Farshad Ghiassi pleaded...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decided two Indiana case Friday

LARRY BUTLER, et al., individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO. -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Awaiting 7th Circuit rulings in Grote and Korte...

The federal circuits which have ruled have split on whether a company can claim religious objections to the new health...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 18, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, plus interesting CWA shield decision from Wisconsin

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JAMES A. SIMON (ND Ind., Miller), a 38-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:A jury...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 15, 2013

Friday, August 09, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides a second Indiana case today, a reversal

In THOMAS H. HURLOW v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (SD Ind., Lawrence), an 18-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:Thomas Hurlow...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 09, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In PAUL HESTER v. INDIANA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 16-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:Until mid-2009,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 09, 2013

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Religious Objections To Health Law Multiply"

Marcia Coyle has this article in the August 5th Daily Report. It begins:Religion-based challenges to the new health care law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Friday, August 02, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In CITIZENS HEALTH CORPORATION v. KATHLEEN SEBELIUS (SD Ind., Barker), an 18-page opinion, Judge Tinder writes:Defendant Health and Hospital...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 02, 2013

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In ANTHONY WEDDINGTON v. DUSHAN ZATECKY, Superintendent (SD Ind., Pratt), an 18-page opinion, Judge Tinder writes:Anthony Weddington was convicted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 01, 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides several Indiana cases today

In SIKIRU ADEYEYE v. HEARTLAND SWEETENERS, LLC (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 23-page opinion, Judge Hamilton writes:Title VII of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MICHAEL L. BROCK (SD Ind., McKinney), a 15-page opinion, Judge Hamilton writes:Defendant-appellant Michael...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In SAMUEL LARGE v. MOBILE TOOL INTERNATIONAL, INC. (ND Ind., Lee), a 13-page opinion, District Judge Stadmueller (Eastern District...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 29, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "7th Circuit orders review of ’02 murder conviction"

The 7th Circuit opinion in Shaw v. Wilson, issued last Wednesday and reversing the district court, is the subject of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 28, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JAMA MIRE and HASSAN RAFLE (SD Ind. Lawrence), a 33-page opinion, Judge Bauer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In TROY R. SHAW v. BILL WILSON (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 24-page opinion, Judge Woods writes:Troy Shaw and two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Hoosier Env. Council v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (SD Ind., McKinney), a 21-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:This...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case, a dismissal

In MIGUEL GUTIERREZ v. MICHAEL R. KERMON (SD Ind., Pratt), a 24-page opinion, Judge Tinder writes:Miguel Gutierrez brought this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 12, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DANNY HARMON (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 31-page opinion, Judge Tinder writes:A jury convicted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Environment - 7th Circuit rules on Indiana Right to Farm act, in nonprecedential opinion

The 4-page nonprecedential order is Ralph Dalzell v. Country View Farms. Some quotes:In 2005 Don Leis acquired agricultural property...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on "7th Circuit Panel Reinstates False Claims Suit Against ITT "

Supplementing this ILB post from early this morning, Alison Frankel writes this afternoon for Reuters in a long story labeled...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In ROGER L. PEELE v. CLIFFORD BURCH, individually and as Portage Police Department Chief, et al (ND Ind., Cherry,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "7th Circuit Panel Reinstates False Claims Suit Against ITT "

Yesterday's 7th Circuit opinion in DEBRA LEVESKI v. ITT EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (see ILB summary here) is the subject of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Monday, July 08, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana decisions today (one a reversal) from the 7th Circuit; plus one on BACT

In CINCINNATI LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY v. BEYRER (SD Ind., McKinney), a 32-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:In 2006, Kevin Beyrer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 08, 2013

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Mick Alexander lawsuit back from the dead"

The 7th Circuit's June 26th opinion in Alexander v. U.S. was the subject of a June 29th story by Douglas...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Courts - Analysis of SCOTUS decision in Vance v. Ball State

The SCOTUS June 24th ruling in Vance v. Ball State is the subject of an article by Hofstra University Prof....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In MICHAEL ALEXANDER v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (SD Ind., Barker), a 14-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:Michael Alexander, an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "U.S. justices rule against college worker in harassment case"

This is about the SCOTUS decision in Vance v. Ball State. Jonathan Stempel and Lawrence Hurley write for Reuters:The U.S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 24, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In ROBERT YEFTICH v. NAVISTAR, INC. (SD Ind., Barker), an 11-page opinion, Judge Sykes ("J. Tinder recused himself and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In JASON FINDLAY v. JONATHAN LENDERMON (ND Ind., Springmann), an 11-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:In September 2009, Deputy Sheriff...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 14, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides three Indiana cases today, all are reversed and remanded

In JENNIFER HITCHCOCK v. ANGEL CORPS, INC. (ND Ind., Cosbey, Mag.J.), a 20-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:Plaintiff Jennifer Hitchcock...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JAVIER MUNOZ (SD Ind., McKinney), a 10-page opinion, Judge Hamilton writes:Pursuant to a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - SCOTUS decides 7th Circuit case today [Updated]

The case is Peugh v. United States. Here is the SCOTUSblog case page. From SCOTUSblog:Amy Howe: The decision of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 10, 2013

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "7th Circuit ruling affirms $5.2 billion plan for Midwest power lines"

Thomas Content of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the story about yesterday's 7th Circuit opinion. The long story begins:Utility...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 08, 2013

Monday, June 03, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JEFFREY WEAVER (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 13-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Jeffrey Weaver sold...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 03, 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In SAMS HOTEL GROUP, LLC, dba HOMEWOOD SUITES HOTEL v. ENVIRONS, INC. (SD Ind., Pratt), a 14-page opinion, Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 31, 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v.DANIEL L. DELANEY (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 14-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:The defendant, a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Planned Parenthood prevails at court: Justices won’t hear state’s bid to defund group over abortion"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry on the SCOTUS denial of cert in Planned Parenthood v. FSSA, here is Niki Kelly's story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Indiana cert petition nominated as "petition of the day" yesterday by SCOTUSblog [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry (which includes links) from May 22nd, the SCOTUS has this morning rejected the State of Indiana's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one "Indiana" case today

In TOMMY L. MORRIS v. SALVATORE NUZZO (SD Ind., Barker), a 29-page opinion, Judge Zagel (Northern District of Illinois,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit hears oral argument in Ind company challenge to requirement to include birth control in their employee benefits

The cases of Korte v. Sebelius, 12-3841 and Grote v. Sebelius, 13-1077, were argued before the 7th Circuit yesterday. Per...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Indiana cert petition nominated as "petition of the day" yesterday by SCOTUSblog

Here, from the SCOTUSblog post:The petition of the day is: Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Inc. v. Secretary of the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOHN W. BLOCH, III (ND Ind., Miller), an 11-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:Police...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 20, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Courts - "SCOTUS weighing public school graduation in a church"

From the LA Times today, a story by David G. Savage on a 7th Circuit opinion pending SCOTUS review. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 12, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal [Updated]

In ROYCE BROWN v. JOHN F. CARAWAY, WARDEN (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 28-page opinion before Judges POSNER , FLAUM...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 10, 2013

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana decisions today from the 7th Circuit

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. TYRONE REYNOLDS (ND Ind., Lozano), a 13-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:Tyrone Reynolds and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In JOSE J. LOERA, JR. v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (ND Ind., Simon), a 14-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In EMILIO MARTINO v. WESTERN & SOUTHERN FINANCIAL GROUP (ND Ind., Springmann), a 22-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:Emilio Martino,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Decisions - "7th creates circuit split on whether a non-spousal inherited individual retirement account is exempt from creditors' claims in bankruptcy"

See How Appealing post here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Indiana case is SCOTUSblog "petition of the day"

Despite being highlighted by SCOTUSblog last week, cert was denied today by the SCOTUS in the case of Ind. FSSA...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 22, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

From UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOHNNIE C. COLLINS (ND Ind., Springmann), a per curiam opinion:Johnnie Collins fled police...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "7th Circuit reinstates claim v. Carthage College over dorm sexual assault"

Bruce Vielmetti of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the story today about the 7th Circuit's April 16th opinion in KATHERINE...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Indiana case is SCOTUSblog "petition of the day"

The case is Ind. FSSA v. Bontrager. Details here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Which Circuits identify the attorneys on their opinions?

Updating this ILB entry from April 16th, Michelle Olsen of @AppellateDaily sent this note last evening:I enjoyed your post today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides four Indiana cases today (3 are consolidated)

In RENEE S. MAJORS v. GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (SD Ind., McKinney), a 25-page opinion, Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on "Which Circuits identify the attorneys on their opinions?"

Re the ILB post from earlier today, Indianapolis attorney Gary Price writes:Once again, your blog addresses an issue that has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Which Circuits identify the attorneys on their opinions?

With Indiana appellate opinions, the names of the attorneys are identified at the beginning of the ruling, as are the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides three Indiana cases today (2 are consolidated)

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. RONALD ZITT and JOSHUA WAMPLER (ND Ind., Lozano), a 10-page opinion, Judge Williams...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 15, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Citing the U.S. Constitution and even the Bible, the 7th Circuit reversed a federal court in Indianapolis that said jurors could decide if Patricia Ann Fuller is or isn't a sister."

The 7th Circuit opinion yesterday in KEVIN B. MCCARTHY, et al. and LANGSENKAMP FAMILY APOSTOLATE, et al. v. PATRICIA ANN...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In KEVIN B. MCCARTHY, et al. and LANGSENKAMP FAMILY APOSTOLATE, et al. v. PATRICIA ANN FULLER, et al. (SD...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules in student loan bankruptcy appeal

In SUSAN M. KRIEGER v. EDUCATIONAL CREDIT MANAGEMENT CORPORATION, a 10-page opinion in a case out of Illinois, Chief...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases today

From UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. TRISTAN DAVIS (ND Ind., Moody), is a 12-page per curiam opinion, including a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Monday, April 08, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In NES RENTALS HOLDINGS, INC., et al v. STEINE COLD STORAGE, INC. (ND Ind, MJ Cosbey, a 17-page opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 08, 2013

Friday, April 05, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on "Judge Tinder finds his own opinion persuasive"

Updating this ILB entry from this morning, a long-time reader writes:In my new role as "gadfly" I must take issue...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 05, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Judge Tinder finds his own opinion persusasive"

The ILB has received this note from a reader, re yesterday's 7th Circuit opinion by Judge Tinder in the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 05, 2013

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides three Indiana cases today

In U.S. v. Steven Dotson (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 7-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:The defendant, arrested after reportedly having...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 04, 2013

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In KORANSKY, BOUWER & PORACKY, P.C. v. THE BAR PLAN MUTUAL INSURANCE CO. (ND Ind., Lee), a 25-page opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases today

In U.S. v. Scott (SD Ind., Barker), a 6 page opinion, Judge Wood writes:Aswan Scott pleaded guilty to distribution...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit denies rehearing en banc petition in gun case

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 22nd, Sophia Tareen of the AP reported yesterday in a long story that the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 15, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Thomas v. Zatecky (SD Ind., Barker), a 6-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook writes:Kelly Thomas was sentenced to 65...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Friday, March 01, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In SEC v. First Choice (ND Ind., Miller), a 7-page opinion, Judge Posner concludes:And as the judge explained and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 01, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit declares unconstitutional Ind. law prohibiting registered sex offenders from using social networking websites

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 23rd, the AP is reporting that:American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana legal director Ken...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Sanders (ND Ind., Vn Bokkelen), a 33-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:In January 2008, Lamar E. Sanders...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - "Federal panel opens GOP computers in Wisconsin redistricting case"

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this morning, a story by Patrick Marley (h/t @AppellateDaily). A few quotes:A federal court gave...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit denies rehearing en banc petition in gun case

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 16, 2012, re Michael Moore v. Lisa Madigan, AG, its opinion striking down...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 22, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In Northeastern Rural Electric v. Wabash Valley Power (SD Ind., Barker), a 30-page ruling, Judge Hamilton writes:This appeal tests...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 22, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Columbus Regional Hospital v. FEMA (SD Ind., Barker), a 13-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook writes:After a flood on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Jesus Uribe (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 15-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:Early one morning, Jesus Uribe was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit grants petition for rehearing en banc in ND Ind. case

The case is U.S. v. Christopher Spears, decided by the 7th Circuit on Sept. 24, 2012 - ILB post...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases today

Actually, make that one. Grote v. Sebelius, posted by the Court today, was released in typescript Jan. 30th and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides four Indiana cases today

In Bernard Hawkins v. U.S. (ND Ind., Moody), a 27-page, 2-1 opinion, Judge Posner writes:This appeal from the denial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 07, 2013

Friday, February 01, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In Devbrow v. Dr. Eke Kalu (SD Ind., McKinney), a 12-page opinion, Circuit Judge Sykes writes:This case arises out...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 01, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit 2-1 panel reverses Judge Barker in Grote and consolidates Grote with Korte

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 29, 2012 and this one from Jan. 2, 2013, the 7th Circuit has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, declaring unconstitutional Ind. law prohibiting registered sex offenders from using social networking websites

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday afternoon, here is the long Indianapolis Star story today, written by Tim Evans. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, declaring unconstitutional Ind. law prohibiting registered sex offenders from using social networking websites

Updating this ILB entry from this morning, here is the AP's Charles Wilson's story on today's ruling. Some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS —...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, declaring unconstitutional Ind. law prohibiting registered sex offenders from using social networking websites

In John Doe v. Prosecutor, Marion County (SD Ind., Pratt), a 20-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:A recent Indiana statute...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: Right to work law decisions in ND Ind. and 7th Circuit

Updating this ILB entry from Friday re the 7th Circuit's 2-1 opinion in Wisconsin Ed. Ass'n. v. Walker, here is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 21, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Right to work law decisions in ND Ind. and 7th Circuit

From a story by the Indianapolis Star's Robert King and Tim Evans:A federal judge threw out a union’s lawsuit seeking...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 18, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Still more on "Contraception Mandate Faces Justice Sotomayor and Seventh Circuit"

Updating ILB entries from Dec. 29, 2012 and Jan. 2, 2013, Bob Egelko of the San Francisco Chronicle takes a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 13, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit clarifies some issues re Franks v. Delaware

In a 24-page opinion in an Illinois case, U.S. v. McMurtrey, Circuit Judge Hamilton writes:If police officers obtain a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit denies rehearing en banc in one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Weir (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 6-page opinion, the panel writes:On December 14, 2012, defendant-appellant filed a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In West Bend Mutual Ins. v. Arbor Homes (SD Ind., Baker, MJ), a 12-page opinion, Circuit Judge Rovner writes:A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Friday, January 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Skadden attorneys may face sanctions for failing to cite Wigod in TPP case"

Recall this March 11, 2012 ILB entry, headed "7th Circuit gives Chicago homeowner OK to sue lender over HAMP...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 04, 2013

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In US v. Ramirez-Fuentes (ND Ind., Simon), a 22-page opinion, Circuit Judge Flaum writes:In August 2010, Juan Ramirez- Fuentes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 03, 2013

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on "Contraception Mandate Faces Justice Sotomayor and Seventh Circuit"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 29, 2012, re the Dec. 27th decision in Grote Industries v. Sebelius by Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Contraception Mandate Faces Justice Sotomayor and Seventh Circuit"

In an order issued yesterday, Dec. 28th, in the case of Korte v. Sebelius, the 7th Circuit panel, 2-1, granted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 29, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In US v. Earls (ND Ind., Van Bokkelen), a 16-page opinion, Circuit Judge Bauer writes:On July 10, 2011, a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 27, 2012

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit website changes

This will be of interest to those of you who use the official 7th Circuit website.New Opinions Interface Memo -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides three Indiana cases today

But first, a non-Indiana ruling today, Adams v. Raintree Vacation Exchange, a 15-page opinion that begins:POSNER, Circuit Judge. This...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a partial reversal

In Norman Bernstein v. Patricia Bankert (SD Ind., Young), a 66-page opinion, ND Ind. Judge DeGuilio, sitting by designation,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: 7th Circuit rules on Illinois "ready-to-use" gun law

The 7th Circuit's opinion Tuesday in Michael Moore v. Lisa Madigan, AG (ILB summary here) is the focus today of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 16, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Estate of Escobedo v. Officer Martin (ND Ind., Springmann), a 45-page opinion, Circuit Judge Manion writes:In the early...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

ind. Courts - 7th Circuit rules on Illinois "ready-to-use" gun law [Updated]

In Michael Moore v. Lisa Madigan, AG (CD & SD Illinois), a 47-page, 2-1 opinion (including the 26-page dissent), Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Two non-Indiana 7th Circuit actions of note

How Appealing has posts this morning titled "Disagreement between Chief Judge Easterbrook and Circuit Judge Posner on whether to affirm...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 10, 2012

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In US v. Wolfe (ND ind., Lozano), a 26-page opinion, Circuit Judge Bauer writes:Gregory Wolfe was convicted on one...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Monday, December 03, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In US v. Moreland, et al (SD ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 26-page opinion, Circuit Judge Posner writes:The nine defendants were...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 03, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Courts - "SCOTUS Gives Nod to Citizens Who Record Police, Amidst Reports of Multiple Arrests"

See this post by Martha Neil at the ABAJournal Blog. Read it in conjunction with this ILB post from May...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 26, 2012

Ind. Decisions - SCOTUS today hears Vance v. Ball State University

The question is, who is a supervisor? Here is how SCOTUSBlog's Lyle Denniston's lengthy argument preview begins:At 11 a.m. [this]...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 26, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In US v. Hagler (ND Ind., Lee), a 17-page opinion, Circuit Judge Kanne writes:On August 15, 2000, two men unsuccessfully...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases today

In US v. Lincoln Plowman (SD Ind., McKinney), a 15-page opinion, Circuit Judge Manion writes:Lincoln Plowman was a local...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit: "For damages, child porn victims must show cause"

US v. Laraneta (ILB entry here), an Indiana case decided yesterday by the 7th Circuit, is the subject of this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In US v. Laraneta (ND Ind., Lozano), a 21-page opinion, Circuit Judge Posner writes:The defendant pleaded guilty to seven...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Courts - SCOTUS to hear oral argument on whether Padilla applies retroactively in case where 7th Circuit said no

See the argument preview by Kevin Johnson at SCOTUSblog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Adult bookstore court case could cost city taxpayers"

The most recent ILB entry in this long list of entries on the case of Annex Books v. City...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on "ACLU of Indiana Wins Appeal in Planned Parenthood Medicaid Case"

Updating this ILB entry, and this ILB opinion summary, both from yesterday, Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

ind. Decisions - "ACLU of Indiana Wins Appeal in Planned Parenthood Medicaid Case" [Updated]

That is the heading of this just-issued ACLU press release that begins:Indianapolis - Thousands of Medicaid patients in Indiana had...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules in Planned Parenthood defunding appeal

In Planned Parenthood of Ind. v. Comm, Indiana Dept. Health (SD Ind., Pratt), a 49-page, 2-1 opinion, Judge Sykes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on "Indiana high school agrees to move girls basketball games to 'prime time'"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Ken Kusmer of the AP reports today in a long story:INDIANAPOLIS — A federal consent decree...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana high school agrees to move girls basketball games to 'prime time'"

This Jan. 31, 2012 ILB post began "The girls prevail to fight on another day!" The post quoted from Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on: Federal court ruling holds the right to be issued a photo ID needed to vote, marry and adopt children is a property right protected by the 14th amendment

Updating this ILB entry from Tuesday, October 9th, which includes a link to the Oct. 9th opinion, today the Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 12, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In Charles R. Kastner v. Astrue, Comm. Social Sec. (SD Ind., Hussman, MJ), a 17-page opinion, Circuit Judge Williams...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Angelina Povey v. City of Jeffersonville (SD Ind., Young), an 11-page opinion, the ΠHonorable Sharon Johnson Coleman,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 04, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Ind. Law - 7th Circuit: "Mice, roaches in prison cells may be unconstitutional"

So reports Jonathan Stempel of Reuters in this story about yesterday's 7th Circuit opinion by Circuit Judge Posner in Calvin...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on 7th Circuit decision yesterday in Bontrager v. FSSA

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, here is the ACLU of Indiana's press release, headed "ACLU of Indiana Wins Appeal on Cap...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases today

In Sandra M. Bontrager v. Indiana FSSA (ND Ind., Simon), a 16-page opinion, Circuit Judge Kanne writes:On May 5,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In G&S Holdings v. Continental Casualty (ND Ind., DeGuilio), an 18-page opinion, Circuit Judge Rovner writes:[from p. 3] On...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 20, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Dowell v. US (SD Ind., Young), an 11-page opinion, Circuit Judge Williams writes:Fred Dowell signed a plea agreement...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Still more on 7th Circuit decision August 28th on Indiana sex offender registry

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 4th, here is Alex Campbell's August 28th Indianapolis Star story on the 7th Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 16, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Alan Kress v. Corrections Corp. of America (SD Ind., McKinney), an 8-page opinion, Circuit Judge Bauer writes:The plaintiffs-appellants,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 14, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Two interesting non-Indiana opinions today from 7th Circuit

In Buddy Bell v. Chicago Police (ND Ill.), a 35-page opinion, Circuit Judge Flaum writes:A Chicago ordinance criminalizes an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 10, 2012

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In Home Federal Savings Bank v. Ticor Title Ins. (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 23-page opinion, Circuit Judge Hamilton writes:This...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 06, 2012

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, vacating and remanding

In Victtor George v. Junior Achievemment of Central Indiana (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), an 11-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook writes:An...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on 7th Circuit decision last week on Indiana sex offender registry

Updating this ILB entry from August 28th, and this one from later that same day, here is some additional coverage:"US...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit " revives the First Amendment retaliation lawsuit of an Illinois teacher who contends he was fired after raising public concerns about an alleged student threat against him"

See the coverage at the School Law Blog. Here is the August 31st opinion, by Judge Posner, in Gschwind v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 01, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Sung Park v. Ind. Univ. Sch. of Dentistry (SD Ind., Lawrence), an 11-page opinion, Circuit Judge Wood writes:Sung...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In Virgil Hall, II v. Michael Zenk, Sup. (ND Ind., DeGuilio), a 29-page opinion, Circuit Judge Flaum writes:In February...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

The 7th Circuit opinion today in Schepers, et al v. Ind. Dept. Corrections (ILB summary and initial discussion here) is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides a second Indiana case today, also a reversal

In Farrell v. Comm. of Social Security (ND Ind., Rodovich), a 14-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:Angela Farrell suffers from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Resendez v. Smith (SD Ind., Barker), an 11-page opinion, Circuit Judge Tinder writes:Joshua Resendez appeals the district court’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 20, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Amerisure Insurance v. National Surety (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 10-page opinion, Circuit Judge Wood writes:This litigation arises out...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 17, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Rosenbaum et al. v. White, et al. (ND Ind., Springmann), a 28-page opinion, Circuit Judge Manion writes:In 2005,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Halasa v. ITT Education Services (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 15-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:ITT Educational Services is a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In Richards v. Mitcheff (SD Ind., Barker), a 6-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook writes:[Danny] Richards, a prisoner of Indiana,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 09, 2012

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Michael J. Alexander v. Mark McKinney (SD Ind., Young), a 10-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Michael Alexander alleges that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Friday, August 03, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Two interesting non-Indiana opinions from the 7th Circuit yesterday

Flava Works v. myVidster.com, an Aug. 2 opinion from Circuit Judge Posner - here is a sample:No matter; as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 03, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases today

In Daryl Scruggs v. Carrier Corp. (SD Ind., Barker), a 13-page opinion, Circuit Judge Kanne writes:In 2006, Carrier Corporation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 03, 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Aschermann v. Aetna Life (SD Ind., McKinney), a 13-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook writes:Carol Aschermann suffers from degenerating...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Winforge v. Coachman Industries (SD Ind., Barker), a 46-page opinion, Central District Πof Illinois Judge Myerscough, sitting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 30, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Lapsley, et al v. Xtek (ND Ind. Van Bokkelen), a 32-page opinion, Circuit Judge Hamilton writes:This appeal arose...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 27, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In US v. Kirkland (ND Ind., DeGuilio), a 38-page opinion, Judge Ruben Castillo, United States District Court for the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In McCleskey v. DFL Construction (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 6-page opinion, Circuit Judge Bauer writes:This suit involves the interpretation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 23, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Shideler v. Astrue (ND Ind., Miller), a 15-page opinion, Circuit Judge Manion writes:Bradley Shideler suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 20, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "The 7th Circuit has asked the Kansas Supreme Court to determine whether FedEx drivers are employees or independent contractors"

The July 12th 7th Circuit decision in Craig et al. v. FedEx (ILB summary here) is the subject of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Craig et al. v. FedEx (ND Ind., Miller), a 17-page per curiam opinion with multistate diversity issues, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Overstreet v. Sup. Ind. State Prison (ND Ind., Simon), a 29-page 2-1 opinion (with a dissent beginning on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Friday, July 06, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana cases today from 7th Circuit, plus one from Illinois that sounds familiar ....

Here is the one from Illinois (US v. Collins) that sounds familiar, at least at the start:SYKES, Circuit Judge....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 06, 2012

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In Nipponkoa Ins. v. Atlas Van Lines (SD Ind., Young), an 11-page opinion, Circuit Judge Wood writes:This case involves...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 05, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Medlock v. Trustees of Ind. Univ. (SD Ind., Pratt), a 4-page opinion, Circuit Judge Bauer writes:This case stems...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 29, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Robert Jones v. C&D Technologies (SD Ind., Lawrence), an 11-page opinion, Circuit Judge Kanne writes:Robert Jones brought this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In A.B. v. Housing Auth. of South Bend (ND Ind., Simon), a 4-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:The singular question...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit affirms district court in Agnew v. NCAA

In Agnew, et al v. NCAA (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 38-page opinion, Circuit Judge Flaum writes:Joseph Agnew and Patrick...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 18, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Seventh Circuit Slams Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in Sears Lawsuit"

Joe Palazzolo of the WSJ Law Blog has this entry on the opinion today by Chief Judge Easterbrook in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In U.S. v. Tichenor (SD Ind., Barker), a 22-page opinion, Circuit Judge Flaum writes:Cristofer Tichenor pleaded guilty to armed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Judge Posner on photo arrays

Michelle Olsen of @AppellateDaily tweets:7th Cir.-More pics from Judge Posner; police headshots (p. 17; wonder how men feel about being...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Svetlana Arizanovska v. Wal-Mart (SD Ind., Young), a 12-page opinion, Circuit Judge Bauer writes:Svetlana Arizanovska filed an action...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case today from 7th Circuit

In IP of A West 86th St v. Morgan Stanley (SD Ind., Barker), a 23-page opinion, Circuit Judge Flaum...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 11, 2012

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Wis. case re the TV show, South Park

In Brownmark Films, LLC v. Comedy Partners, a 12-page 6/7/2012 opinion, Circuit Judge Cudahy writes:This is a case about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 09, 2012

Friday, June 08, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Harper v. C.R. England Inc. (ND Ind., Cherry, MJ), a 33-page opinion, Circuit Judge Ripple writes:Kenneth Harper brought...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 08, 2012

Friday, June 01, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Sheneman (ND Ind., DeGuilio), a 17-page opinion, Circuit Judge Kanne writes:Michael Sheneman and his son Jeremie...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 01, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In USA v. Aaron Davis (ND Ind., Moody), a 44-page opinion, ND Illinois District Judge Ruben Castillo, sitting by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit ruling on "dealing with indigent litigants who abuse the court system"

See the How Appealing post here. The per curiam opinion is in Gay v. Chandra....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit examines right of allocution in case out of Illinois

The WSJ Law Blog highlights the 2-1, 7th Circuit decision today in a case out of Illinois, U.S. v. Billy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 25, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

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

In Cortezano v. Salin Bank (SD Ind., Barker), a 13-page opinion, Circuit Judge Wood writes:Kristi Cortezano filed suit against...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 21, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In BMD Contractors v. Fidelity & Deposit Co. (SD Ind., Pratt), a 30-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:This case requires...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 11, 2012

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

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

In Susan Schaefer-LaRose v. Eli Lilly (SD Ind., Barker), a 54-page combined opinion, Circuit Judge Ripple writes:These two cases,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides ACLU v. Alvarez

Just a few days ago, on May 3rd, the ILB posted an entry headed "Recording Police v. Recording Citizens...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana decision today

In US v. Fleming (ND Ind., Miller), an 11-page opinion, Circuit Judge Wood writes:Kimani Lanier Fleming was found guilty...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Wal-Mart ruling that quashed many class actions helps bolster Merrill Lynch broker's case: Victory in federal appeals court surprises many legal experts"

A long story today by Ameet Sachdev of the Chicago Tribune about a 7th Circuit decision from Feb. 24, 2012....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 16, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues two Indiana decisions today, one a remand for resentencing

In U.S. v. Raupp (SD Ind., Pratt), a 22-page, 2-1 opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook writes:This appeal, from the sentence...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 12, 2012

Friday, April 06, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Copeland v. Penske Logistics (SD Ind., Young), a 6-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook writes:Penske Logistics provided transportation services...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 06, 2012

Monday, April 02, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a remand

In Arnett v. Astrue, SS Comm. (ND Ind., Miller), a 16-page opinion, Circuit Judge Wood writes:Laenise Arnett suffers from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 02, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Estate of Nicholas D. Rice v. Correctional Medicial Services (ND Ind., Lozano), an 84-page opinion, Circuit Judge Rovner...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Foster v. State Farm (ND Ind., Springmann), a 20-page opinion replete with Indiana law, Circuit Judge Tinder writes:This...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 16, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ind. Law - 7th Circuit rules prisoner can be denied access to drug-reference books

Thanks to Michelle Olsen @AppellateDaily for pointing to this story at the First Amendment Center. David L. Hudson Jr. begins:A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases today, one a reversal

In McComas v. Brickley (SD Ind., Barker), a 12-page opinion, Circuit Judge Bauer writes:The plaintiff-appellee, Shannon McComas, was arrested...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit gives Chicago homeowner OK to sue lender over HAMP denial

Ameet Sachdev, Chicago Tribune reporter, had this story March 9th. The subhead: "Woman alleges Wells Fargo broke promise to permanently...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 11, 2012

Friday, March 09, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Raupp (SD Ind., Pratt), a 22-page, 2-1 opinion (including a dissent beginning on p. 10 of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 09, 2012

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Spears (ND Ind., Simon), a 20-page opinion, Circuit Judge Williams writes:On August 1, 2008, a magistrate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 08, 2012

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "Judge Posner on Searching a Cell Phone Incident to Arrest"

Updating yesterday's ILB summary of Judge Posner's opinion in U.S. v. Flores-Lopex, Prof. Orin Kerr has posted a long entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 01, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Flores-Lopex (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 15-page opinion, Circuit Judge Posner writes:This appeal requires us to consider the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Henzel (SD Ind., Pratt), a 14-page opinion, Circuit Judge Bauer writes:Samuel T. Henzel pleaded guilty to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 17, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In St. Paul Fire & Marine v. Schilli Transportation (ND Ind., Rodovitch), a 24-page opinion, The Honorable Sue E....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 13, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Apparently it takes a while for news to travel from Chicago to South Bend

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 7th, summarizing the 7th Circuit opinion by Circuit Judge Posner in the case of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit draws line on proximate cause, at least in Illinois

In David Blood v. VH-1 Music First, an 11-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Dennis Hernandez caused a severe automobile accident...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 09, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Booker-El v. Sup., Ind. State Prison (ND Ind., Miller), a 10-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Sammie L. Booker-El, an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 09, 2012

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

This entry could also be headed "More on: 'South Bend appealing judge decision on Family Dollar property'", referencing this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Friday, February 03, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Two 7th Circuit opinions today from Indiana

In Larry Davis v. Kris Ockomon, et al. (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 14-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Larry Davis was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 03, 2012

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on 7th Circuit rules on: Superfund used to justify $28,000 bill to fight fire at couple's home

In addition to this ILB entry cited in the earlier post today, see this ABC NEWS report from Feb. 4,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 02, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides 2 additional Indiana cases today

In Brown v. Bowman (ND Ind., Springmann), an 18-page opinion, Judge Cudahy writes:This case involves the scope of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 02, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules on: Superfund used to justify $28,000 bill to fight fire at couple's home

On March 23, 2010, the ILB had a long entry headed "Environment - More on: Superfund used to justify...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 02, 2012

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Ind. Decisions - More on 7th Circuit ruling in Amber Parker case

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday on the 7th Circuit's decision to allow plaintiff's suit to proceed in the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ind. Decisons - 7th Circuit decides another Indiana case today

And it is the Amber Parker case! The girls prevail to fight on another day! In Amber Parker v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Atkins v. Zenk (ND Ind., Van Bokkelen), a 15-page opinion, The Honorable Tanya Walton Pratt, District Judge for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ind. Decisions - "7th Circuit Issues Ruling on Alcohol Delivery Law"

The 7th Circuit's Jan. 17th wine shipping decision, Lebamoff Enterprises v. Huskey, summarized here by the ILB, was the subject...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Lebamoff Enterprises v. Huskey (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 36-page opinion challenging the constitutionality "of an Indiana state law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Harris v. Warrick County Sheriff's Dept. (SD Ind., Young), a 10-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:The Warrick County Sheriff...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 13, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Redmond (SD Ind., Young), a 25-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:This is the consolidated appeal of Charles...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In US v. Jason Smith (ND Ind., Miller), a 10-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:On July 14, 2010, an officer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. George Pabey (ND Ind., Moody), a 27-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:On September 24, 2010, George Pabey,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In ATA Airlines v, FedEx (SD Ind., Young), a 28-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:ATA filed this diversity suit for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In M.B. v. Hamilton SE Schools (SD Ind., Pratt), a 27-page opinion, Judge Gottschall (Honorable Joan B. Gottschall, United...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit opinion by one of our newest district court judges [Updated]

Broaddus v. Shields is not an Indiana case, but the 7th Circuit opinion today is authored by one of our...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Brown v. Columbia Sussex (ND Ind., Simon), a 22-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:The underlying litigation in this case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Two 7th Circuit opinions today from Indiana

In Susan Kellar v. Summit Seating (ND Ind., Nuechterlein), a 16-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:Susan Kellar contends that she is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Non-Indiana 7th Circuit opinion today on Truth-in- Lending Act (TILA)

In Marr v. Bank of America (ED Wis), an 11-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:In the world of the Truth-in-...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Monday, December 05, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Non-Indiana bankruptcy opinion today from 7th Circuit

In re IFC Credit Corp., an 11-page opinion by Judge Posner, begins:IFC Credit Corporation voluntarily declared bankruptcy under Chapter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 05, 2011

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Stevens v. Housing Authority (ND Ind., Lozano), a 25-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:Bridgett Stevens lived in federally-subsidized public...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 01, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Two Posner opinions today on Indiana cases, at least one is priceless

In re Fort Wayne Telsat (ND Ind., Springmann) is a 13-page opinion in a bankruptcy case. Judge Posner writes:This appeal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Pavey v. Conley, et al. (ND Ind., Miller), a 12-page opinion, Jude Sykes writes:In this suit under 42...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit opinion yesterday re Multidistrict Litigation

In Fed. Ex v. US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, a 7-page opinion, Judge Hamilton writes:This petition for the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Re "the value of a crystal-clear record of the parties’ consent to have a magistrate judge preside over their case under 28 U.S.C. § 636(c)"

An opinion today out of Illinois is of interest because of its introduction. In Allan Stevo v. Pamela Frasor...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Notable sentencing reversal by Seventh Circuit in mortgage fraud sentencing"

That is the heading to this Sentencing Law blog entry yesterday highlighting a 7th Circuit ruling in a case appealed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Opinions in 3 Indiana cases today from 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Dale Russell (SD Ind., Barker), a 54-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:A jury convicted Dale Russell of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit gives attorney 21 days to show "why he should not be censured, suspended, or disbarred on account of his apparent inability to practice competently and diligently in the federal courts"

A 7-page decision Nov. 8th, authored by Chief Judge Easterbrook in the case of in Cathleen R. Sambrano v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today, a reversal in part

In Anderson v. Guf Stream (ND Ind., MJ Nuechterlein), a 32-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:Plaintiffs Jeff and Liz Anderson...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 03, 2011

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In Rose Acre Farms v. Columbia Casualty (SD Ind., Barker), a 9-page opinion, Judge Posner affirms the district court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In US v. Barnes and Taylor (ND Ind., Springmann), a 23-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Upon re-sentencing, a district court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In Bruce Barton v. Zimmer, Inc. (ND Ind., Springmann), an 18-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:Bruce Barton was employed in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today, a reversal

In US v. Roger Loughry (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 21-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:Roger Loughry was convicted of advertising,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 03, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In Purcell v. Bank of America, an 8-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook begins:According to a complaint filed in state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 03, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In Cedar Farm, Harrison County, Inc. v. Louisville Gas and Electric (SD Ind., Hamilton), a 13-page opinion, Judge Williams...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit: Even more on "Much of (Maksym's) writing is little more than gibberish"

Referencing this ILB entry from yesterday, which quoted 7th Circuit Judge Diane Sykes' opinion in H. Stanard v. Keith Nygren,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit: More on "Much of (Maksym's) writing is little more than gibberish"

Updating yesterday's entry, Prof. Eric Rasmusen from IU's Kelley School sends along this note:Hi, Marcia. I saw your post on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit: "Much of (Maksym's) writing is little more than gibberish"

That is from a story by Steve Schmadeke in the Chicago Tribune headed "Drew Peterson attorney criticized by federal appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In Cheryl Burns v. Orthotek, Inc. (ND Ind., Simon), a 13-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:This case requires us to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Courts - Still more on "Woman who recorded cops acquitted of felony eavesdropping charges"

Updating this entry from earlier today, here is much more on yesterdays 7th Circuit oral argument in ACLU v. Alvarez....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In Arnett v. Webster (SD Ind., Lawrence), A 36-page opinion, Judge Tinder writes:Kevin Arnett, a former prisoner at the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 12, 2011

Friday, September 09, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules in public school establishment of religion case

In a 67-page, 2-1 opinion today, in a case out of Illinois, Doe 3 v. Elmbrook School District, Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 09, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Two 7th Circuit opinions today from Indiana

In Autumn Eaton v. Ind. Dept. Corrections (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 19-page opinion, Judge Gottschall (sitting by designation) writes:Pendleton...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 09, 2011

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In Paul v. Marberry (SD Ind., Lawrence), an 8-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:The district judge denied the plaintiff’s motion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Friday, September 02, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit, plus a highlight

In Williams and Meehann v. Rohm and Hass Pension Plan (SD Ind., Barker), a 13-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:After eight...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 02, 2011

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Ind. Decisions - No Indiana decisions from 7th Circuit today

But you've gotta luv an opinion that begins:This case proves the maxim that, in appellate briefing, bluster is inversely...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 01, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Seventh Circuit Review online

Here is the description:The Seventh Circuit Review is a semiannual, online journal dedicated to the analysis of recent opinions published...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In William Padula v. Timothy Leimbach (ND Ind., Van Bokkelen), a 19-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Jerome Clement, a diabetic,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 29, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit ruling on live-streaming of high school state tournament games

The 7th Circuit decision August 24, 2011 in the case of Wis. Interscholastic Athletic Ass'n. v. Gannett Co. is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 27, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues nonprecedential disposition in NCAA case

In George, et al v. NCAA the Court orders:This case comes to us on remand from the Indiana Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 26, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit, and one interesting case out of Illinois

In Serednyj v. Beverly Health Care (ND Ind., Miller), a 32-page opinion, Judge Richard L. Young (SD Ind., sitting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

Quotes from Haury v. Lemmon (ND Ind., Miller), a 5-page, per curiam opinion:Michael Haury, a prisoner in Indiana, filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit "on whether the new crack mandatory minimum sentencing provisions of the Fair Sentencing Act apply in cases involved offenses pre-dating the new law but not yet sentenced"

Read Douglas A. Berman's entry today in his Sentencing Law Blog if this is one of your issues....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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

In US v. Snow (SD Ind., McKinney), a 15-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:A gun was discovered on Ernest R....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Important invasive species/Asian carp opinion issued in typescript this afternoon by 7th Circuit

State of Michigan and Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians v. Army Corp of Engineers (ND Ill.)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Split Seventh Circuit panel decides Padilla v. Kentucky is not retroactive"

That heading from an entry today in the Sentencing Law Blog:Interesting ruling today by a split Seventh Circuit panel today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In Lisa Hicks v. Avery Drei, LLC (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), an 18-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Lisa Hicks worked for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

This is an opinion about phone "cramming" and Indiana law, and affirms the district court decision. See particularly discussion of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In Gomez and Wagner-Barnett v. St. Vincent Heath (SD Ind., Barker), a 22-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:When Blanca Gomez...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 15, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ind. Decision - 7th Circuit rules in Taflinger suit

The 7th Circuit issued a 5-page nonprecedental order yesterday in Brooke N. Taflinger v. U.S. Swimming (SD Ind., Pratt), ruling:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In Weatherbee v. Astrue (SDInd., Pratt), a 15-page opinion, Judge Cudahy writes:Gregory K. Weatherbee applied for Social Security disability...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monday, August 08, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Three new 7th Circuit Indiana opinions today, plus one released earlier

US v. Gray (ND Ind., Moody), a 13-page opinion by Judge Posner, begins:A jury convicted Wynell Gray of Medicaid...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 08, 2011

Friday, August 05, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case and three other opinions of interest from the 7th Crrcuit today

In the Indiana case, Matthews-Sheets v. Comm. of Social Security (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 12-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:After...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 05, 2011

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Interesting 7th Circuit nonprecedential disposition today

In Deborah Walton v. Claybridge Homeowners Assoc. (SD Ind., Pratt), a 3-page order, Judge Hamilton writes:Walton’s present complaint boils...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Monday, August 01, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues Indiana opinion in typescript form

Just posted by the 7th Circuit, this 5-page opinion "On Application for Certificate of Appeal" in Resendez v. Knight...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 01, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Courts - 7th Circuit issues opinion about toilet paper, with link to youtube [Updated]

In Georgia-Pacific v. Kimberly-Clerk, a 17-page, July 28th, 2011, ruling in a case out of Illinois, Judge Evans' opinion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 29, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ind. Decisions - No Indiana decisions today from the 7th Circuit, but ...

There was a bankruptcy/trademark opinion (Western Glove Works v. XMH Corp.), a copyright opinion (Nova Design Build, I v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Two 7th Circuit opinions reject efforts to assail lengthy child porn and child enticement sentences"

Sentencing Law & Policy looks briefly at two non-Indiana 7th Circuit opinions today "affirming lengthy sentences over various objections for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Two 7th Circuit opinions today from Indiana

There were two Indiana opinions today. In US v. Griffin (SD Ind., Young), a 20-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:When...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 22, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Two 7th Circuit opinions today from Indiana

In Crawford v. Countrywide Home Loans (ND Ind., Simon), a 22-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Yvette and L.V. Crawford were...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Significant new fast-track disparity ruling from Seventh Circuit"

Today's 7th Circuit decision in USA v. Sergio Ramirez, a case out of Illinois, is the subject of this Sentencing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In Dana Woods v. Commissioner of Ind. DOC (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), an 11-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:The plaintiffs are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit panel upholds $500K payment to victim

Yesterday's 7th Circuit decision in U.S. v. Worden is the subject of a story today in the NWI Times, reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Illinois case re child pornography sentence [Updated]

In USA v. Dennis Garthus, a 13-page opinion in an appeal from the ND Illinois, Judge Posner's opinion concludes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides case involving Indiana

In U.S. v. Worden (ND Ind., Van Bokkelen), a 10-page opinion, Judge Lefkow (sitting by designation) writes:Nathaniel Josiah Worden...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides case involving Indiana's Home Loan Practices Act (IHLPA)

In Collins, et al v. America's Servicing Company (ASC) (ND Ind., Miller), an 11-page opinion, Judge Evans writes:Phillip Collins,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In Jill Treat v. Kelley Automotive Group (ND Ind., Lee), a 13-page opinion, Judge Hamilton writes:Jill and Cody Treat...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Another Indiana 7th Circuit opinion today

In Boimah Flomo v. Firestone Natural Rubber Co. (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 24-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:This suit under...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 11, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In Bishop Harvey, Jr. v. Town of Merrillville (ND Ind., Van Bokkelen), a 14-page opinion, Judge Tinder begins:Henry David Thoreau...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 11, 2011

Friday, July 08, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit Illinois gun ordinance decision [Updated]

Rhonda Ezell v. City of Chicago, a 59-page opinion issued July 6th, authored by Judge Sykes, with a concurring opinion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 08, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In John Logan v. Donna Wilkins (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 12-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:John A. Logan claims that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 08, 2011

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Seventh Circuit rejects all attacks on acquitted conduct sentencing enhancements"

That is the heading to this July 5th post in the Sentencing Law Blog, on the 7th Circuit's July 5th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 07, 2011

Friday, July 01, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion today from 7th Circuit

In Johnson v. Hix Wrecker Service (SD Ind., Lawrence), an 11-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:Bobby Johnson, Jr. claims that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 01, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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

In Aaron Smeigh v. Johns Manville, Inc. (SD Ind., Pratt), a 23-page opinion, Judge Tunder writes:Aaron Smeigh brings this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit, a mea culpa

Corcoran v. Wilson (ND Ind., Sharp), is a 6-page per curiam opinion:This habeas case returns to us from the Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In USA v. Mokol (ND Ind., Van Bokkelen), a 16-page opinion, Judge Cudahy writes:Appellant Michael Lee Mokol, Jr., appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In USA v. Locke (SD Ind., McKinney), a 30-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Donella Locke became a real estate agent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules on federal air pollution issue

The 8-page opinion by Chief Judge Easterbrook is NRDC v. US EPA. A quote:Wisconsin’s latest implementation plan includes features...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Not Indiana case, but important wetlands and standing opinion from 7th Circuit today

In American Bottom Conservancy v. U.S.Army Corps of Engineers, et al. (SD Ill.), an 18-page opinion, including 2 pages...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Harriett Ellis v. CCA of Tennessee (SD Ind., Barker), a 23-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:The plaintiffs in this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 09, 2011

Monday, June 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit redaction cautions

A "word to the wise" tweet:AppellateDaily Michelle Olsen 7th Cir.-Redaction Methodology Suggestions (new post on ct website, perhaps due to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 06, 2011

Friday, June 03, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Vance v. Ball State Univ. (SD Ind., Barker), a 25-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:Maetta Vance was the only...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 03, 2011

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two Indiana opinions released earlier in typescript

They are Roche Diagnotics v. Medical Automation Systems (SD Ind., Barker)(see 5/25/11 ILB entry) and U.S. v. Sellers (ND Ind.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 02, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues another Indiana opinion in typescript

Last Friday the 7th Circuit released U.S. v. Sellers in typescript. Today the Court has released in typescript Roche...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ind. Decision - 7th Circuit releases Indiana opinion in typescript form

In U.S. v. Sellers (ND Ind., Lozano), a 22-page opinion notable both for its early release, but also for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 20, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Digitech Computer v. Trans-Care, Inc. (SD Ind., Hussmann, Magistrate Judge), a 13-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:Trans-Care, an Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 20, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Courts - "U.S. courts say casinos have no 'duty of care' responsibility to halt compulsive gamblers from playing"

This lengthy article today by John Mangels of the Cleveland Plain Dealer references, among others, two Indiana decisions, Williams v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Ban 'choate' from the legal lexicon, 7th Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner advises"

See How Appealing entry here, and don't miss the linked NY Times article. The Posner opinion linked is today's Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today, a reversal

In Bloomfield State Bank v. U.S. (SD Ind., McKinney), a 9-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:The question presented is whether...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Friday, May 06, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In U.S. v. Thomas (ND Ind., Miller), a 5-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Jermel Thomas pled guilty on March 22,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 06, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on "Court ruling revives neighbors' suit against VIM"

Updating this brief May 5th ILB entry, here is the expanded story by Tim Vandenack of the Elkhart Truth, re...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 06, 2011

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In U.S. v. Norris (SD Ind., Barker), a 19-page opinion, Judge Ripple writes:John L. Norris was indicted on one...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 05, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Court ruling revives neighbors' suit against VIM"

The 7th Circuit decision May 3rd in Adkins v. VIM Recycling (ILB summary here) was the subject of a brief...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 05, 2011

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana opinions today from 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Leach (ND Ind., Miller), an 8-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:Donald Leach moved from Indiana to South...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Monday, May 02, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion today from 7th Circuit

From U.S. v. Runyan (ND Ind., Moody), a 5-page per curiam opinion:David Runyan appeals his 63-month sentence for being...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 02, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Another 7th Circuit decision today, this one from Illinois and about warrants for GPS tracking

See the How Appealing writeup here. ILB: Here is the 52-page opinion in U.S. v. Cuevas-Perez. Each of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion today from 7th Circuit

In Koons v. U.S. (SD Ind., Young), a 15-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Andrew Koons pled guilty to being a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 28, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In U.S. v. Curlin (SD Ind., Barker), a 10-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:In June 2008, Marcus Curlin stopped paying...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Collins (ND Ind., Van Bokkelen), a 14-page opinion, Judge Herndon, Chief Judge, United States District Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 22, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Even more on suit between one Indiana state agency and another

This ILB entry from Nov. 28, 2010 began:Remember this ILB entry from May 27, 2010. The parties were Indiana Protection...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Federal Judges See Sentencing Injustice, but the Calendar Disagrees"

I've categorized this story under "7th Circuit decisions" because the 7th is the only circuit to rule on this issue...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today, another reversal

Note: The ILB has added links to the references cited in the concurring opinion. In U.S. v. Taylor (ND...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 07, 2011

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Federal Appeals court revives doctors' lawsuit against coroner"

Jon Murray has a story up now on the IndyStar site on today's 7th Circuit decision in Radentz, et al....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today, again a reversal

In Radentz, et al. v. Marion County (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 14-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:The plaintiffs-appellants Stephen Radentz,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Monday, April 04, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today, a reversal

In U.S. v. Hicks (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 20-page opinion in a case argued nearly a year ago, Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 04, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit reverses Indiana decision and directs prisoner's release by State of Indiana ...

In Jones v. Basinger (SD Ind., Young), a 48-page opinion, Judge Hamilton writes:In 2004, petitioner Antonio Jones was convicted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion late today from 7th Circuit

In Randall and Pepmeier, et al v. Rolls-Royce Corp. (SD Ind., Barker), an 18-page opinion, Judge Posner affirms District Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues tax law opinion involving Indiana attorney

In Scott C. Cole and Jennifer A. Cole v. Comm. IRS (U.S. Tax Court), a 33-page opinion, Judge Tinder...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 28, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Both Easterbrook and Posner criticize lawyers this week

But as far as I know, not in Indiana cases. See this story by Martha Nell in the ABA Journal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit, and a bankruptcy decision

In U.S. v. Mitchell (SD Ind., Barker), a 9-page opinion, Judge Manion writes:Rollie Mitchell was convicted for distributing cocaine...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions- One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Long (SD Ind., McKinney), a 15-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Robert Long and Jason Edwards were corrupt...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - SCOTUS reverses 7th Circuit retaliations ruling, 6-2

The case is Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. See early AP story here. Here is the opinion....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Prosecutors in northern Indiana may have unconstitutionally kept two black women off the jury in a murder trial, the 7th Circuit ruled"

The 7th Circuit March 9th decision in U.S. v. Styles Taylor and Keon Thomas, about which the ILB posted a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 21, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issued one Indiana ruling today

In U.S. v. Jamison (ND Ind., Miller), a 14-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Dennis Jamison (“Jamison”) was convicted of possessing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 18, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Siliven, et al. v. Ind. Dept. of Child Services (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 20-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:In...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Two (make that three) Indiana opinions today from 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. McBride (ND Ind., Springmann), an 8-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:Following a routine traffic stop, a consent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 14, 2011

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana opinions today from 7th Circuit

In Peggy Abner and Linda Kendall v. Scott Memorial Hospital (SD Ind., CJ Young), a 6-page opinion, Judge Posner...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Monday, March 07, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana opinions today from 7th Circuit

From US v. Avila (SD Ind., Hamilton), a 6-page, per curiam opinion:The issue in this successive appeal is whether...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 07, 2011

Friday, March 04, 2011

Ind. Law - SCOTUS will look at hearing two petitions arising from the planned special election to fill a vacant seat in the United States Senate belonging to Illinois

SCOTUSblog has this post, highlighting two petitions re 7th Circuit decisions, up for consideration today by the SCOTUS, both involving...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 04, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issued one Indiana ruling today

The 4-page opinion is In re: Rich Bergeron, on a petition for writ of mandamus to the USSD, SD...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 04, 2011

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Courts - Other Circuits join 7th in posting arguments online

We may be spoiled here in the 7th Circuit, where audio versions of oral arguments have been available online for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Seventh Circuit Reaffirms High School Students’ Rights to Wear 'Be Happy, Not Gay' T-Shirts"

The case, out of Illinois, is Zamecnik v. Indian Prairie School Dist. #204. Prof. Eugene Volokh writes about it here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit's United States v. Skoien featured

Thanks to Sentencing Law & Policy for pointing to a new Harvard Law Review article:En Banc Seventh Circuit Holds Prohibition...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Two today from 7th Circuit

In USA v. Roger Slone (ND Ind., Lozano), a 16-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Roger D. Slone was arrested during...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Illinois federal Judge's remarks at sentencing in at least two recent sex cases have earned rebukes from the Seventh Circuit"

So tweeted Michelle Olsen of AppellateDaily this morning, referencing this Feb. 21st entry in the PrawfsBlawg that begins:I don’t know...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One bankruptcy law ruling from 7th Circuit today

In In the matter of: UAL Corp., a 25-page opinion, Judge Hamilton writes:A claims trader buys claims against bankrupt...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 18, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Garden not eligible for copyright protection, 7th Circuit rules "

Sheri Qualters of The National Law Journal reported Feb. 16, 2010 re the 7th Circuit's Feb. 15th decision in Kelley...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decided one Indiana case yesterday

In Whitely, et al. v. Moravec, et al. (SD Ind., Hamilton), a 6-page opinion, Chief Judge writes:Plaintiffs worked for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 17, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issued one Indiana ruling today

In Kartman et al. v. State Farm Mutual (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 24-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:After a severe...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ind. Gov't, - "La Porte Ordinance would require special permits for churches"

Matt Fritz's story in the Feb. 11, 2011 LaPorte Herald Argus reports:LA PORTE — Churches may not be able to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case yesterday

In Mouhamadou M. Sow v. Fortville Fire Dept. (SD Ind., Young), a 21-page opinion, Judge McCuskey (Central District of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 12, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Under the First Amendment, can states prohibit judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign contributions?"

Michelle Olsen of Appellate Daily, has a post today on a circuit split -- some quotes:Under the First Amendment, can...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides student loan bankruptcy case

In In re Busson-Sokolik, an 8-page decision, Judge Bauer writes:This case comes to us as a direct appeal from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issued one Indiana ruling today

In U.S. v. Bullock (ND Ind., Springmann), a 39-page opinion, Judge Tinder writes:Derrick Bullock pleaded guilty to possession with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues two Indiana rulings today; plus an opinion that will be appreciated by tax geeks

In U.S. v. Brock (ND Ind., Simon), a 10-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:Ty Brock was stopped at a vehicle...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issued one Indiana ruling today

In Applications of Heraeus Kulzer v. Biomet (ND Ind., Miller, a 14-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:This is an appeal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 24, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issued one Indiana ruling today

In Sutherland v. Wal-Mart Stores (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 12-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Maria Sutherland sued Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 21, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion today from 7th Circuit

In Anthony Smith v. Gil Peters (SD Ind., Young), a 6-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:Anthony Smith, an Indiana state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion (the "stun belt" case) and two others of interest from the 7th Circuit today

In Stephenson v. Wilson (ND Ind., Springmann), the brief Order reads:On July 23, 2010, petitioner-appellee filed a petition for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 14, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case, and a notice requirements case

In Thomas v. H&R Block (SD Ind., Hamilton), a 16-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Amorita Thomas (“Thomas”) sued her employer,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Oral argument before SCOTUS tomorrow in Indiana case

Updating this March 12, 2010 ILB entry re the 7th Circuit decision in U.S. v. Sykes, affirming Judge McKinney's sentence...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decision re Twombly

From an entry today in the blog Antitrust Today:In an opinion written by antitrust expert Judge Richard Posner, the U.S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 10, 2011

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issued one Indiana ruling today

In US v. Redd (ND Ind., Springmann), a 4-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook writes:Timothy Redd was convicted in 2005...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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

In U.S. v. Cartwright (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 12-page opinion, D. Judge Alelman (Of the Eastern District of Wisconsin,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issued one Indiana ruling yesterday; and an opinion of general interest re federal preemption and common law claims

In U.S. v. Dortch (ND Ind. Lozano), an 8-page opinion, Judge Manion writes:Kevin Dortch robbed a bank in Munster,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 24, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Trinity Homes v. Ohio Casualty (SD Ind., J. Barker), a 14-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Plaintiffs Trinity Homes and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion today from 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Lawrence Taylor (ND Ind., J. Miller), a 10-page opinion, Judge Cudahy writes:Appellant Lawrence Taylor appeals from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides 2 Indiana cases today

In U.S. v. Tanner (ND Ind., Lozano), a 33-page opinion, Judge Hamilton writes:Appellant Charles Tanner abandoned a promising career...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Ind. Decisions - No Indiana cases from the 7th Circuit, but an interesting opinion involving CERCLA

Arrow Gear Company v. Downers Grove Sanitary District (ND Ill.), a 10-page opinion by Judge Posner, begins:In 2008 the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 10, 2010

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "A Harris test case? Seventh Circuit affirms extraordinary sentencing factor enhancement"

Sentencing Law & Policy Blog has this entry re a case of out of Illinois. The post begins:Among the many...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Monday, December 06, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion today from 7th Circuit

In Grigsby v. Ray LaHood (SD Ind., CJ Young), a 13-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:After discovering that his job...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 06, 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In U.S. v. Corona-Gonzalez (SD Ind., J. Hamilton), a 14 page opinion, Judge Ripple writes:Juan Corona-Gonzalez seeks review of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 02, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit holds "Stay of Discovery Doesn’t Block Public Records Requests"

That is per this posting by Prof. Eugene Volokh yesterday re the 7th Circuit decision in American Bank v. City...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 02, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana cases today from 7th Circuit, plus seed corn case out of Illinois

In American Bank v. City of Menasha (ND Ind., J. Springmann), a 12-page opinion, Judge Psoner writes:The Private Securities...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Still more on suit between one Indiana state agency and another

Remember this ILB entry from May 27, 2010. The parties were Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services and the Indiana FSSA....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides 2 Indiana cases today; plus another of general interest

In Nightingale Home Healthcare v. Anodyne Therapy (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 15-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:The judge had...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In USA v. Rosalio Cruz-Rea (SD Ind., CJ Young), a 17-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:Rosalio Cruz-Rea appeals his conviction...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Lorenzo Tavarez (SD Ind., Judge Lawrence), an 8-page opinion, Judge Hamilton writes:Based on information provided by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 15, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Corcoran death sentence upheld"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 8th, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a long story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 11, 2010

Monday, November 08, 2010

Courts - More on: Indiana case on "Petitions to Watch" list

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 4th re the Indiana case of Bill K. Wilson, Superintendent, Indiana State Prison, Petitioner...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 08, 2010

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: NCAA issues sent by 7th Circuit to the Indiana Supreme Court

This Oct. 18, 2010 ILB entry quotes a 7th Circuit opinion on the question of: Does the NCAA's system of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 04, 2010

Courts - Indiana case on "Petitions to Watch" list

On SCOTUSblog's "Petitions to Watch" list for the Court's Nov. 5th conference, the Indiana case of Bill K. Wilson, Superintendent,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 04, 2010

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Ind. Decisions - No Indiana cases today, but Judge Posner writes on class actions

In Thorogood v. Sears Roebuck, a 29-page opinion (including an Appendix beginning at p. 26) reversing and remanding a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indana decision today from 7th Circuit

In Parkey v. Sample (ND Ind, Judge Lee), a 6-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:James Parkey sued Indiana State Trooper Jason...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on Bauer v. Shepard

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 21st, here is the latest on the status if the petition for a writ...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ind. Courts - Challenge to canons of Indiana Code of Judicial Conduct that restrict speech and/or activities of state judges and judicial candidates is named "petition of the day" by SCOTUSBlog

SCOTUSBlog explains here that it tries to identify petitions that raise questions that have a reasonable chance of being granted....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Seventh Circuit joins Sixth and Eleventh Circuits in rejecting applicability of FSA to pipeline cases"

So reports the Sentencing Law Blog this afternoon, re the 7th Circuit decision today in U.S. v. Bell....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ind. Decisions - No Indiana cases decided today by 7th Circuit, but a bankruptcy case of interest

In Redmond, James A. v. Fifth Third Bank. This 17-page opinion by Judge Sykes covers a number of issues,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ind. Courts - NCAA issues sent by 7th Circuit to the Indiana Supreme Court [Updated]

For background, start with this ILB entry from July 21, 2010. The issue: "Does the NCAA's system of distributing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 18, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Notable Seventh Circuit opinion reversing (on procedural grounds) long drug courier sentence"

Sentencing Law and Policy Blog has quite a lot to quote from today's 7th Circuit opinion in U.S. v. Cruz...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Cruz Saenz (SD Ind., Barker), an 18-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:Cruz Saenz received a whopping 293-month...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Duke Energy Wins Verdict Reversal in EPA Lawsuit Over Indiana Power Plants"

As reported in the ILB earlier today, the 7th Circuit has reversed one aspect of the Cinergy case - for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ind, Decisions - 7th Circuit decides a Cinergy case today

In USA v. Cinergy Corporation (SD Ind., McKinney), a 12-page opinion, Judge Posner notes:After we decided the interlocutory appeal,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit ruling on fast track sentencing [Updated]

In USA v. Jaime Reyes-Hernandez, a 36-page opinion in two cases out of Illinois, Judge Kanne writes:The Supreme Court’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 07, 2010

Friday, October 01, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana cases and a cybersquatting case decided today by 7th Circuit

From Annex Books v. City of Indianapolis (SD Ind., Evans), a 4-page, per curiam opinion:This suit began when the City...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 01, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues opinion re Yahoo issue

In Beverly Stayart v. Yahoo! Inc., et al, a 7-page opinion in a case out of Wisconsin, Judeg Manion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two interesting 7th Circuit opinions today, neither involving Indiana cases

In uBID v. The GoDaddy Group (ND Ill.), a 31-page opinion, Judge Hamilton writes:Plaintiff uBID, Inc. is a Chicago-based...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two interesting non-Indiana decisions today from the 7th Circuit

The opinion in Spivey v. Adaptive Marketing, involving an Illinois case, is notable because it was written by "The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 20, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit's Judge Wood opinion widely quoted

For instance, the ABA Journal blog header is "7th Circuit Blasts Sentencing Judge for Comments on Hitler’s Dog, Illegal Aliens."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Interesting Illinois case decided today by 7th Circuit

In State of Illinois v. Hemi Group LLC, Judge Kanne writes:The state of Illinois sued Hemi Group LLC for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana ruling today

In Finch v. Bart Peterson (SD Ind., Debra McVicker Lynch, Magistrate Judge, an 11-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:This interlocutory...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Interesting Wis. wiretap decision today from 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Szymuszkiewicz, a 13-page decision, Chief Judge Easterbrook writes:David Szymuszkiewicz was in trouble at work. His driver’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 09, 2010

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Another interesting 7th Circuit opinion today

This is a 9-page opinion in a Petition for a Writ of Mandamus to the ND Illinois, In re...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana ruling today

In Brown v. Automotive Components Holdings (SD Ind., Judge Young), a 15-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:Letecia Brown, an assembly-line...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Friday, September 03, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides suit challenging to Wisconsin’s gasoline pricing regulations

The case is Flying J v. Wis. AG. Here is AP coverage by Ryan J. Foley that begins: MADISON, Wis....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 03, 2010

Ind. Courts - “Three Influential Seventh Circuit Judges Debate the Usefulness of Expert Testimony to Prove Foreign Law”

Yesterday's 7th Circuit opinion in the case of Bodum USA, Inc. v. La Cafetiere, Inc. (ND Ill.) is the subject...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 03, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case decided today by 7th Circuit

In Chapin v. Ford-Rohr Motors (ND Ind., Springmann), a 17-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:Trent L. Chapin was employed by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 03, 2010

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case decided today by 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Ivan Rea and Jose L. Medina (SD Ind., McKinney), a 25-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:This is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 02, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ind. Decisions - A second Indiana decision today from the 7th Circuit

In Hayes Lemmerz Int'l. v. ACE Amercian Ins. (ND Ind., Simon), a 9-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:This appeal from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion today from the 7th Circuit

In Wickens and Shere v. Shell Oil (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 25-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:Though the parties’ voluminous...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana opinions from 7th Circuit today

In US v. Howard (ND Ind., Springmann), a 13-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Jennifer Howard was convicted of access device...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 30, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit reverses stun gun decision

Re yesterday's 7th Circuit opinion (ILB summary here), Mark Wilson reported yesterday in the Evansville Courier & Press:A federal appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit reverses stun gun decision

In Stephenson v. Wilson (ND Ind., Springmann), a 20-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:In 1997 a jury in an Indiana state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit decision in Indiana case from August 24th

Here is a decision the ILB missed yesterday. In US v. Hudson (ND Ind., Miller), an 11-page opinion, Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case today from 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Quintero and Martinez (ND Ind., Lozzano and Moody). a 17-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:This consolidated appeal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit ruling halts caregiver choices based on race

Chaney v. Plainfield Healthcare Center, the July 20, 2010 7th Circuit opinion reversing the Indianapolis federal district court decision (see...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 23, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two interesting Indiana opinions today from 7th Circuit

In Torrey Bauer, David Certo, and Indiana Right to Life v. Randall T. Shepard (ND Ind., Springmann), a 29-page...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 20, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion issued today by 7th Circuit

In US v. Anna LaFaiver, aka Phyllis Click (ND Indiana, Springmann), a 13-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Anna LaFaive assumed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Blog rants were threat on our lives, two judges testify in trial of Internet shock jock/blogger Hal Turner"

Updating this ILB entry from August 10th, Michaelangelo Conte reports today in The Jersey Journal in a story that begins:Two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana cases decided by 7th Circuit today

In U.S. v. Cantrell (ND Ind., Lozaon), an 8-page opinion by Judge Evans writes:Although this is primarily a sentencing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case decided today by 7th Circuit; and a FACTA decision

In US v. Robinson (ND Ind. Judge Springmann), a 10-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:Riding around in a car with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monday, August 09, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case decided today by 7th Circuit

In Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Ass'n. v. Mayflower Transit (SD Ind., Barker), a 9-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook concludes:A chargeback...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 09, 2010

Friday, August 06, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Seventh Circuit rejects as-applied Second Amendment challenge to § 922(g)(1), but suggests a non-violent felon might prevail"

So reads the heading to this Sentencing Law Blog entry, about the 7th Circuit's decision yesterday in US v. Williams...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 06, 2010

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion today from 7th Circuit

In US v. Williams (ND Ind., Moody), a 19-page opinion where the 3-judge panel includes "The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 05, 2010

Monday, August 02, 2010

Ind. Decisions - No Indiana cases from 7th Circuit, but a bankruptcy ruling

In In re Meyers, a 13-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:This case involves a recurring question under the bankruptcy laws:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 02, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "7th Circuit Removes Chief District Judge Mid-Trial After Evidence Dispute with US Attorney"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, a new ABA Journal blog entry is headed "7th Circuit Cites ‘Unreasonable Fury’ of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two today from 7th Circuit re Indiana

In Parish v. City of Elkhart (ND Ind., Lozano), a 15-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:In this case, we are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 30, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ind. Courts - "7th Circuit Removes Chief District Judge Mid-Trial After Evidence Dispute with US Attorney"

Martha Neil of ABA Journal blog writes today on this Chicago Tribune story. Read the Tribune story by Ameet Sachdev...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 29, 2010

ind. Courts - Two opinions on Indiana cases today from 7th Circuit; also a comment on a "fast track" districts defense

In US v. Diaz-Gaudarama (SD Ind., Hamilton), a 9-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Defendant-appellant David Diaz- Gaudarama appeals from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana appeal decided today by 7th Circuit

In US v. Gorman (SD Ind., Barker), a 20-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Jamarkus Gorman was convicted of perjury after...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Conviction overturned for man lured online by cop posing as girl"

US v. Ciesiolka, issued July 26th by the 7th Circuit (ILB summary here) is the subject of a story in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana decisions today from 7th Circuit, and a FDCPA case out of Illinois

In Prime Eage v. Steel Dynamics (ND Ind., Moody), an 8-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook concludes:Prime Eagle suggests that,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In US v. Ciesiolka (ND Ind., Lozano), a 29-page, 2-1 opinion with Judge Ripple dissenting (p. 24), Judge Cudahy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 26, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Interesting 7th Circuit opinion out of Illinois

The 12-page opinion by CJ Easterbook, in the case of FM Industries v. Citcorp begins:FM Industries sued Citicorp Credit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: NCAA Class Action Reinstated

Updating this ILB case summary from July 16th, Jon Hood of ConsumerAffairs.com has this story today headed "NCAA Class Action...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana cases today from 7th Circuit

In Chaney v. Plainfield Healthcare Center (SD Ind., Barker), a 17-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:This case pits a health-care...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Ind. Courts - New judge nominated for 7th Circuit, to replace Judge Evans

John Diedrich of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported July 15th:President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Victoria F. Nourse to serve...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 19, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Courts - "Posner Rips Easterbrook on Juror Anonymity Question"

That is the heading of this WSJ Law Blog entry by Ashby Jones, referencing the 18-page dissent by Judge Posner...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 16, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two non-Indiana Booker-related rulings today

Sentencing Law & Policy writes about them here, under the heading "Seventh Circuit reinforces importance of adequate sentencing explanations."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 16, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "NCAA Must Face Ticket Lottery Suit"

Updaitng this entry from earlier today, Bloomberg has this report this afternoon....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 16, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana cases today from 7th Circuit

In Tom George et al v. NCAA (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 14-page, 2-1 opinion, Judge Darrah (sitting by designation)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 16, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Identities of Blagojevich jurors could be made public"

Updating this ILB entry from July 12th, the 7th Circuit has now issued an order dated July 14th denying...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Seventh Circuit Upholds Ban on Gun Possession by People With Past Convictions for 'Misdemeanor Crime[s] of Domestic Violence'”

So notes Prof. Eugene Volokh in his blog today. The en banc opinion is USA v. Steven Skoien (WD Wis.)....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Identities of Blagojevich jurors could be made public"

Updating this ILB entry from July 4th, referencing a July 2nd 7th Circuit opinion released in typescript, a new typescript...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 12, 2010

Friday, July 09, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from the 7th Circuit, and a bankruptcy ruling

In Freddie L. Byers, Jr. v. Basinger (ND Ind., Sharp), a 17-page opinion, Judge Cudahy writes:After a jury trial,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 09, 2010

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Identities of Blagojevich jurors could be made public"

John Chase reported late Friday in a lengthy story in the Chicago Tribune:A federal appeals court ruled the judge overseeing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 04, 2010

Friday, July 02, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues important en banc RLUIPA opinion today

This is a case out of Illinois, River of Life Kingdom Ministires v. Village of Hazel Crest, Illinois, before...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 02, 2010

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Ind. Decisions - No Indiana cases, but post-Carr SORNA decision today

The opinion is in United States v. Vasquez. It is a 30-page opinion with a dissent by Judge Manion beginning...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 01, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion today from 7th Circuit

In Lincoln Nat'l. Life v. Bezich (ND Ind., Van Bokkelen), an 8-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:This petition for permission...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 25, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Seventh Circuit finds inadequate district court's sparse justification for way below-guideline sentence"

That is the heading to an entry this afternooon in the Sentencing Law Blog, about a decision of the 7th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In U.S. v. Wheaton (ND Ind., Springmann), a 3 page opinion, Judge Posner writes:The defendant’s supervised release was revoked...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today, involving a doctor much in the news in NW Indiana, and the relationship between the federal and state actions

In Medical Assurance Co v. Amy Hellman (ND Ind., Sharp), a 22-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:Dr. Mark Weinberger maintained...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 21, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit NLRB decision overturned today

In New Process Steel v. NLRB, 08-1457, the SCOTUS today ruled that the 5-member NLRB's decisions made with only 2...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 17, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules on Wisconsin issues re party affiliation, public endorsement, and personal solicitation re candidates for trial court election [Updated]

From The Honorable John Siefert v. Wisconsin Judicial Commission, a 45-page 2-1 opinion by Judge Tinder (Judge Rovner's dissent begins...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 14, 2010

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case and one interesting tax case from 7th Circuit today

In U.S. v. Arita-Campos (ND Ind., Simon), a 13-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:In September 1993, fourteen-yearold Mario Arita-Campos was apprehended...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Monday, June 07, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules on petition to compel a Wis. District Judge to recuse himself

In re: Sherwin-Williams Co., is an 8-page, per curiam opinion, on a Petition for Writ of Mandamus from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 07, 2010

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit Judge Hamilton to relocate to IU Law-Bloomington

A press release today from IU News:BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Honorable David F. Hamilton, judge of the United States Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 03, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Still more on Carr v. United States

A good opinion recap of Carr v. United States by Anna Christensen of SCOTUSblog yesterday. This in particular caught my...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 03, 2010

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on Carr v. United States [Updated]

The ILB has quite a number of entries mentioning a case decided today by SCOTUS, Carr. v. United States, which...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on suit between one Indiana state agency and another

This Feb. 24, 2010 ILB entry was headed "7th Circuit to hear oral arguments in Indiana 11th amendment case today."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

Darrell Poer v. Michael J. Astrue, Comm. of SS Adm. (SD Ind., Barker) - Affirmed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Wallace v. McGlothan (SD Ind., McKinney), a 34-page opinion, Judge Tinder writes:Dr. Jonathan S. McGlothan attempted to correct...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Infomercial pitchman spared 30 days in prison"

Yesterday's 7th Circuit opinion in the case of FTC v. Kevin Trudeau (ILB entry here) is the subject of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 21, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion today from 7th Circuit

In Estate of Norman Blanco v. Prudential Insurance (SD Ind., McKinney), an 11-page opinion, Judge Evans writes:The phrase “preexisting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Courts - Two interesting non-Indiana opinions today from 7th Circuit

Pella Corp. v. Saltzman, et al - 11-page, Per curiam:Pella Corporation manufactures windows for homes and sells them through...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Paul K. Ogden v. James Atterholt (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson, Magistrate Judge), a 12-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:Oral argument...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion issued today by 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Taylor (SD Ind., Barker), an 11-page opinion, Judge Cudahy writes:In 2009, Darryl Taylor was convicted of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 14, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case decided today by 7th Circuit

In DIRECTV v. Barczewski (SD Ind., Hamilton), a 15-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook writes:A jury concluded that Jonathan Wisler...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 13, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Court Blocks Strip Mining on Indiana Farmland"

The 7th Circuit decision May 6th (ILB summary here) in Amercian Land Holdings of Ind. v. Jobe, et al is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 10, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases today

In Fincher v. South Bend Heritage (ND Ind., Simon), an 11-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Defendant-appellee South Bend Heritage Foundation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 10, 2010

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana cases today decided by 7th Circuit

In Amercian Land Holdings of Ind. v. Jobe, et al (SD Ind., Lawrence), a 16-page decision, Judge Posner writes:This...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 06, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Overturned murder case jumps to forefront of Howard County prosecutor election"

The 7th Circuit's May 3rd decision in the case of Goudy v. Basinger, Sup. -- see ILB summary here --...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 06, 2010

Monday, May 03, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Indiana case today

In Goudy v. Basinger, Sup. (SD Ind., McKinney), a 15-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:An Indiana jury convicted Walter Lee...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 03, 2010

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Religion, prayer and government"

From a story in the April 16, 2010 issue of USA Today headed "Judge rules National Day of Prayer unconstitutional":MADISON,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 02, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from the 7th Circuit

U.S. v. Dunson (SD Ind., Tinder), a 3-page per curiam opinion, concludes:Although Dunson was not sentenced as an armed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 30, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana cases decided by 7th Circuit today

In U.S. v. Shaaban Hafiz Ahmad Ali Shaaban (SD Ind., McKinney), a 5-page per curiam decision, the panel affirms...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 26, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

The 63-page en banc opinion is Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services v. Indiana FSSA. It was heard before EASTERBROOK,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ind. Decisoins - 7th Circuit rules in labor case involving Indiana concrete construction business

In Sheehy Enterprizes v. NLRB (NLRB), a 12-page opinion, Judge Manion writes:Without first reading the document he was signing, James...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Coopman (ND Ind., Lozano), a 10-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Brad Coopman was charged with possession of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 19, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case decided today by the 7th Circuit

In a ruling today, Chief Judge Easterbrook reverses a decision by then-district court judge David Hamilton, recently elevated to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 16, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Whittington v. Indpls Motor Speedway Foundation (SD Ind. McKinney), a 10-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Reginald Whittington sued the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Friday, April 09, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case decided today by 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. DeWayne Hall and Calvin Key (ND Ind., Moody), a 12-page opinion, Judge Stykes writes:DeWayne Hall and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 09, 2010

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues opinion on internet jurisdiction

On April 5th the ILB posted this entry headed "Indiana's Legal Precedent Regarding Personal Jurisdiction in Online Auction Cases."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 08, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case decided today by 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Barnes (ND Ind., Springmann), a 13-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:On May 24, 2006, defendantappellant, Marlyn Barnes,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 08, 2010

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Ind. Decisions - A second 7th Circuit opinion out of Indiana posted today

In U.S. v. Jones (SD Ind., Young), a 31-page opinion, Judge Williams concludes:And given the scant evidence aside from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In U.S. v. Milbourn (SD Ind. Tinder), an 8-page opinion where Milbourn was involved in a cross burning, Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Police lawsuit in ’05 death OK’d: Officers broke inside, shot suicidal man; family claims excessive force"

The 7th Circuit decision April 5th in the case of Estate of Rudy Escobedo v. Binder (see ILB entry here)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Monday, April 05, 2010

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

In Estate of Rudy Escobedo v. Binder (ND Ind., Springmann), a 42-page, 2-1 opinion, Judge Kendall (Hon. Virginia M....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 05, 2010

Friday, April 02, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 3 Indiana decisions today from 7th Circuit

State and local offices are closed today, but the feds are in operation. The 7th Circuit has issued three...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 02, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit today decides case re attorney-client privilege and the work-product doctrine

Updating this ILB entry from March 30th, re the 7th Circuit opinion of that date in Sandra T.E., et al....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 02, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Watkins v. Kasper (ND Ind., Judge Springmann), a 16-page opinion, Judge Tinder writes:In this civil rights case under...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit today decides case re attorney-client privilege and the work-product doctrine

This case is out of Illinois and deals with the attorney-client privilege and the work-product doctrine, as well as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One today from 7th Circuit, re the pollution exclusion

In West Bend Mutual Ins. v. U.S. Fidelity (ND Ind., Judge Miller), a 27-page, 2-1 opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Plaintiff-appellant...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides issue of first impression re the meaning of the word “defendant” in §1453(b)

In First Bank v. DJL Properties (SD Ill.), a 5-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook writes:We grant First Bank’s petition...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, and a case involving Wellpoint

In Estate of Wavie Luster v. Allstate (ND Ind., Miller), a 17-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:This diversity suit for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Addressing a question of first impression at the appellate level, 7th Circuit holds that the use of video-conferencing to conduct a supervised-release revocation hearing violates FRCP"

So reports How Appealing. The opinion is U.S. v. Thompson. Judge Sykes opinion concludes:A judge’s decision whether to send...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 19, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana decisions from 7th Circuit today, plus Illinois sex offender case

In Brown v. Finnan (SD Ind., McKinney), a 17-page opinion, Judge Cudahy writes:Having been convicted of murdering Charles Young,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Seventh Circuit rules for deadbeat dad (and creates circuit split) on double-counting argument"

Sentencing Law and Policy Blog has posted this entry on a decision on a case out of Illinois, construing a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Angle (ND Ind., Moody), a 17-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:This is the fourth time Ralph Angle...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 15, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case decided today by 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Sykes (SD Ind., McKinney), a 12-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:Defendant Marcus Sykes pleaded guilty to being...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 12, 2010

Monday, March 08, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides bankruptcy case

In In re Ray, a 12-page opinion, Judge St. Eve (District Court, Northern District of Illinois, sitting by designation) writes:Appellant...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 08, 2010

Friday, March 05, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One today from 7th Circuit

InU.S. v. White (ND Ind., Moody), an 11-page opinion, Judge Evans writes:Pursuant to a written plea agreement with the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 05, 2010

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Illinois case on attorney-client privilege

In re: Whirlpool Corp. is a petition for mandamus from the ND Illinois. The panel is Easterbrook, Wood and Evans....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "7th Circuit Judges May Testify in Retrial Over Web Threats"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 26th, Mike Fass of the New York Law Journal reports today under the headline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Monday, March 01, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides bankruptcy case today

In re Howard is a 12-page opinion. Judge Posner writes:This direct appeal from the bankruptcy court, pursuant to 28...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 01, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides three Indiana cases today

In Minix v. Canarecci (ND Ind., Miller), an 18-page opinion, Judge Tinder writes:While incarcerated at the St. Joseph County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 26, 2010

Ind. Courts - "7th Circuit Judges May Testify in Retrial Over Web Threats"

Lynne Marek of The National Law Journal reports today in a story that begins:Federal prosecutors are beefing up their case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 26, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Indiana case today

In Whitlock v. Brown (ND Ind., Sharp), a 15-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:Jo and Jesse Whitlock were camping at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases today, in one opinion

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 22, 2008, where the 7th Circuit decided the case of Carr v. United States,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit to hear oral arguments in Indiana 11th amendment case today

On July 28, 2009, the 7th Circuit decided the case of Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services v. Indiana FSSA., vacating...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides drug preemption case today

In Mason v. SmithKline Beecham (CD Ill.), an 18-page opinion by a panel including "Philip P. Simon, United States District...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit interprets Indiana statute in bankruptcy case; Noteworthy discussion of legislative digests [Updated]

In Miller v. LaSalle National Bank (ND Ind., Judge Lee), a 17-page opinion, Judge Cudahy writes:This is an appeal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 19, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Lawsuit against Tippecanoe County sheriff to proceed"

Olson v. Brown, a 7th Circuit opinion issued Feb. 4, 2010 (see ILB summary here) , is the subject of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 13, 2010

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion today from the 7th Circuit

In Dan Helcher, et al. v. Dearborn County Board of Zoning Appeals (SD Ind., Barker), a 36-page opinion, Judge Rovner...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In Olson v. Brown (ND Ind., Sharp), a 14-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:A putative class of plaintiffs, represented by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 04, 2010

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion today from 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Risner (ND Ind., Miller), a 7-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:After Kevin Risner choked and threatened to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Monday, February 01, 2010

Ind. Decisions - " Court Rejects Cross-State Rules on Car Title Lenders"

The 7th Circuit ruling January 28th in the case of Midwest Title Loans v. David H. Mills, Dir, Ind. Dept....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 01, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Indiana Uniform Consumer Credit Code case

In Midwest Title Loans v. David H. Mills, Dir, Ind. Dept. Financial Institutions (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 19-page...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Corcoran will face a full resentencing"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry on the 7th Circuit's decision in the case of Joseph E. Corcoran v. Levenhagen, Rebecca S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Corcoran appeal again today

In Joseph E. Corcoran v. Levenhagen (ND Ind., Sharp), a 15-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:Joseph Corcoran murdered four people,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit clears up a jurisdictional question related to the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005

Lynne Marek of The National Law Journal has a story today that begins:The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In U.S. v. Warren (ND Ind., Springmann), a 15-page opinion, Judge Tinder writes:Dawan A. Warren was charged with bank...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Ind. Decisions - No 7th Circuit Indiana opinions today, but one of definite interest yesterday

In U.S. v. Mann (ND Ind., Lozano), a 15-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:Matthew Eric Mann entered a conditional guilty plea...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 22, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion today from the 7th Circuit

In Gastineau v. Wright (SD Ind., McKinney), a 5-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:This is an appeal by Robert Duff, attorney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Jason E. Clinton (ND Ind., Van Bokkelen), a 10-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:Jason Clinton appeals his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 15, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues interesting Wisconsin opinion today, and an Indiana decision [Updated]

And it is written by District Judge Van Bokkelen, of the ND Ind., sitting by designation. The opinion, in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Ind. Decisions - "Contracts Trump IP Rights, 7th Circuit Says in Licensing Fee Dispute"

The Jan. 5, 2010 7th Circuit opinion in WI Alumni Research v. Xenon Phara is the subject of a brief...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 07, 2010

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides RLUIPA case today

Illinois cases, but a much-debated federal law are at the center of these two combined decisions today by the 7th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana rulings today from 7th Circuit, including one remanded because of a typo [Updated]

In U.S. v. Marion (SD Ind., McKinney), a 4-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:The district court denied Kelvin Marion’s motion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "John Hancock and Hoosier Energy Settle Litigation"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 17, 2009, a press release from John Hancock Life Insurance Company begins:BOSTON, Dec. 23...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion today from the 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Bok Young (ND Ind., Judge Lozano), a 17-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:Bok Young helped to run a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

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

In Hendrickson v. Cooper (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 15-page opinion, Judge Tinder writes:Prison is rough. Violent prisoners can...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 21, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision Dec. 17; certifying question to our Supreme Court

In Larry Storie v. Randy's Auto Sales (SD Ind., Judge Lawrence), a 16-page opinion, Judge Cudahy writes:In 2004, Larry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 18, 2009

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Courts - More on: SCOTUS decides Alvarez asset-forfeiture challenge

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday on the SCOTUS decision yesterday in Alvarez v. Smith, Ilya Somin has some interesting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Patterson and Coffey v. Indiana Newspapers (SD Ind., McKinney), a 21-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:Lisa Coffey and James...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit hears oral arguments in Bauer v. Shepard

On May 6, 2009, Judge Springmann issued a 36-page opinion and order in the case of Torrey Bauer, et al....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 04, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides establishment clause case today

In Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs' Ass'n. v. Clarke (ED Wis.), a 14-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:When the Milwaukee County Sheriff...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 04, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit's "Gun ruling reversal tests domestic violence law "

The 7th Circuit's decision Nov. 18th in the case of U.S. v. Skoien (WD Wis.), which the ILB blogged here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Denial of racial harassment claim affirmed: Annual mistreatment at party too infrequent"

The Nov. 24th 7th Circuit decision in the Indiana case of Dennis Ford v. Minteq Shapes, summarized here, is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Dennis Ford v. Minteq Shapes (ND Ind., J. Van Bokkelen), a 7-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:Dennis Ford sued his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Scruggs v. Garst Seed Co. (ND Ind. J. Sharp), a 15-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:Dayna Scruggs appeals from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 20, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana decisions today from the 7th Circuit - plus another 2nd amendment case

In Bandak v. Eli Lilly Retirement Plan (SD Ind., McKinney), a 9-page opinion. Judge Posner writes:Bandak, a retired employee...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "The Mezuzah case" is decided en banc by 7th Circuit [Updated]

This is not an Indiana case, but the ILB has had several entries about it in the past, including this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday, November 06, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case, and an interesting voter registration / privacy case from Illinois

In USA v. James Owens (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), an 8-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:James Owens pled guilty to transportation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 06, 2009

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion, and one interesting copyright decision

The Indiana case is U.S. v. Kevin R. Schhultz (ND Ind., CJ Miller), a 9-page opinion. Judge Bauer writes:Kevin Schultz...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 05, 2009

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from the 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Anthony Hampton (SD Ind., Judge Tinder), a 22-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:A series of 911 calls reporting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: " First, Annex Books, now New Albany DVD"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 10th, Harold J. Adams reports today in the Louisville Courier Journal:The City of New...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Tyrone Vaughn (ND Indd., CJ Miller), a 15-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:A jury convicted Tyrone Vaughn...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Monday, November 02, 2009

Ind. Courts - Two 7th Circuit opinions pending before the SCOTUS

One was before The Court today,Jones v. Harris Associates. See this WSJ Law Blog entry headed "On Tap at the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 02, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Courts - More on: SCOTUS looks at asset-forfeiture hearings, in a review of a 7th Circuit opinion

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 14, check out this entry today in The Volokh Conspiracy. This is the Chicago...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 26, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from the 7th Circuit

In Frank Brunker v. Schwan's Home Service (ND Ind., Judge Moody), a 14-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:Frank Brunker sued...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Fannon v. Guidant Corp. (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 17-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:This case involves the claims of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ind. Courts - "Lawyers clash over legality of ordinance governing Indiana “adult superstore” -- stories display some confusion, but by whom?

Harold J. Admas story today in the Louisville Courier Journal begins with a great lede:While a gallery bused in by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Courts - SCOTUS rejects 7th Circuit ruling re Joseph Corcoran [Updated]

This ILB entry from Dec. 31, 2008 summarizes a 2-1, 7th Circuit opinion in Joseph E. Corcoran v. Buss (ND...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Full 7th Circuit Leaves Verbal Complaints at Employee's Own Risk"

That is the headline to this story today by Lynne Marek The National Law Journal that begins:The 7th U.S. Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 16, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Courts - SCOTUS looks at asset-forfeiture hearings, in a review of a 7th Circuit opinion [Updated]

Jennifer Forsyth of the WSJ Law Blog has the report, including links to a story in today's WSJ, and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today, and an interesting Illinois opinion

In U.S. v. Jerome Williams Jr. (ND Ind., CJ Miller), an 11-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:A jury convicted the defendant...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Judicial Follies - Encyclopedic Knowledge"

That is the heading of this long opinion piece by Frank Zotter Jr. in today's Ukiah California Daily Journal. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 12, 2009

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Illinois / Indiana bankruptcy case

In re: James E. Rose (CD Ill.) is a 10-page opinion. Judge Williams writes:In 2005, James E. Rose filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Ind. Courts - More on "Easterbrook Slams CD Illinois Judge For Allowing Cameras in the Courtroom"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 2nd, Ameet Sachdev, in the Chicago Law Blog, writes:The controversy may stir more debate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In U.S. v. Carson (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 14-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:On appeal, Carson’s primary argument is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Courts - Still more on "Justices Asked to Weigh Free Speech vs. License Plates"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 14th, which discussed the likelihood of the 7th Circuit decision in Choose Life Illinois,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Friday, October 02, 2009

Ind. Courts - "Easterbrook Slams CD Illinois Judge For Allowing Cameras in the Courtroom"

From the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette today, a story by Tim Mitchell:URBANA – U.S. District Judge Joe Billy McDade has apologized for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 02, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Sutton (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 12-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:A jury convicted Varnador Sutton of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 28, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Of interest 7th Circuit bankruptcy opinion today

In In re Bruce S. Smith, M.D., a 28-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:When defendant-appellant Dr. Bruce S. Smith filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ind. Decisions - SCOTUS considered likely to approve cert grant in Indiana sex offender case

Listed today on SCOTUSblog's "Petitions to Watch for the Conference of 9.29.09 (Part II)" is the 7th Circuit opinion in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In USA v. Arthur Simmons (ND Ind., Judge Simon), a 16-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:A jury convicted defendantappellant Arthur...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit releases Hoosier Energy decision in typescript

For background, start with this ILB entry from Jan. 6th headed "Still more on 'Judge gives reprieve to Hoosier Energy'"....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 17, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Courts - More on "Justices Asked to Weigh Free Speech vs. License Plates"

Updating this ILB entry from April 27th, SCOTUSBlog today selects the 7th Circuit decision Choose Life Illinois, Incorporated, et al....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 14, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

US v. Anthony D. Edwards (ND Ind., Judge Simon)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 14, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana decisions today from 7th Circuit

In Khem Bissessur v. IU Board of Trustees (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 9-page opinion, the Supreme Court's Iqbal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: " First, Annex Books, now New Albany DVD" [Updated]

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener has this report this afternoon on the Louisville Courier Journal website about the 7th Circuit's decision today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "By a vote of 6-4, the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit refuses to switch sides on a question of law that's already produced a 5-4 circuit split"

So writes How Appealing today - see the entry here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ind. Decisions - First, Annex Books, now New Albany DVD

This Sept. 3rd ILB entry was headed "7th Circuit issues long-awaited decision in Annex Books," and began:This ILB entry from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana decisions today from 7th Circuit; plus an interesting environmental ruling

U.S. v. Perez (ND Ind., Judge Simon) is a 16-page opinion by Judge Kendall (District Judge for the Northern...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Man convicted in 1982 slaying to be retried"

"The wheels of justice grind exceedingly slow ..." Dave Stafford reports today in the Anderson Herald Bulletin:ANDERSON — An Anderson...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Federal court ruling would let city's adult shops run 24/7" [Updated]

That is the headline to Robert King's story today in the Indianapolis Star about the 7th Circuit's ruling Thursday in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 05, 2009

Friday, September 04, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Noel (SD Ind., Judge Tinder), a 44-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Dick Noel was charged with producing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 04, 2009

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues long-awaited decision in Annex Books

This ILB entry from August 24th was headed "Annex Books and New Albany DVD still awaiting decisions; September will mark...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 03, 2009

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Four 7th Circuit opinions today involving Indiana cases

U.S. v. Garcia (SD Ind., Judge Tinder) - Judge Kanne writes:Paula Alvarez, Dustin Decker, and Saul Garcia were part...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Judges deal double defeat to songwriter who sued Lake tourism bureau"

Updating this ILB entry from August 5th, Steve Schmadeke of the Chicago Tribune has a lengthy story, dated Aug. 30th,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Cruz v. Safford (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 10-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:Oscar Cruz, an inmate at the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 28, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Seventh Circuit enforces requirement that district judges address non-frivolous sentencing arguments"

That is the heading to this entry posted yesterday by Prof. Douglas Berman of the Sentencing Law and Policy Blog...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 28, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ind. Decisions - An interesting non-Indiana opinion today from 7th Circuit

In Federal Trade Commission v. Kevin Trudeau (ND Ill.), a 55-page opinion, Judge Tinder writes:If you have a problem, chances...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana 7th Circuit decision today; and an environmental decision of note

In U.S. v. Deloney (ND Ind., Judge Lozano), a 7-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:In 2007, Dwight D. Deloney pleaded...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Annex Books and New Albany DVD still awaiting decisions; September will mark the 4th anniversaries of their oral arguments before the 7th Circuit

Here is Judge Sarah Evan Barker's August 27, 2004 opinion in Annex Books Inc, et al v. City of Indianapolis....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 24, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Another 7th Circuit post-Heller gun ruling

The decision is Justice v. Town of Cicero (ND Ill), written by Judge Wood (joined by Judges Tinder and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 4 Indiana opinions today from 7th Circuit

Fincher v. South Bend Housing Authority (ND Ind., Judge Simon) In Laouini v. CLM Freight (SD Ind., Judge Barker),...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case decided by 7th Circuit today; plus an Illinois case of interest

In U.S. v. Foster (SD Ind., Judge Young), a 6-page opinion, Judge Cudahy writes:Darryl Foster pleaded guilty to violating...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Interesting procedural decision in Illinois case by Judge Tinder

In Eskridge v. Cook County (ND Ill.), a 9-page opinion, Judge Tinder writes:After their daughter tragically died of pneumonia,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 17, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "7th Circuit Cuts Off Challenge to Chicago Cell Phone Ban"

The 7th Circuit opinion this week in the case of Gayle Schor et al v. City of Chicago, flagged in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana opinions today from the 7th Circuit

In Bentz v. City of Kendallvile (ND Ind., Judge Lee), a 15-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:On May 3, 2006,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 14, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion; several others of interest

In U.S. v. James Daniel (ND Ind., Judge Lozano), a 6-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:In this appeal, we once again...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides 7 Indiana cases today

U.S. v. Floyd Deberry (ND Ind., Judge Simon) In Estate of Moreland v. Dieter (ND Ind., Judge Simon), a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Judges deal double defeat to songwriter who sued Lake tourism bureau"

The August 3rd 7th Circuit decision in Cheryl Janky v. Lake Co. Convntion & Visitors Bureau (reported by the ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Monday, August 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues two Indiana opinions today; also a case re attorney fees under the FDCPA

In Cheryl Janky v. Lake Co. Convntion & Visitors Bureau (ND Ind., Rodovich, Magistrate Judge), a 17-page, 2-1 opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 03, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One today from 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Jeffery Dean (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 22-page opinion, Judge Ripple writes:After an extensive investigation of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 31, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 0 today (and 2 NFP)

For publication opinions today (0): NFP civil opinions today (1): In Babyback's International Inc. v. The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 31, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "State Government Can't Sue Itself, Court Rules"

The Court was the 7th Circuit, and the opinion reported on by Avery Fellow in this story from Courthouse News...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 31, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision from the 7th Circuit

In Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services v. Indiana FSSA (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 10-page opinion, CJ Easterbrook writes:Advocacy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today; some links

In U.S. v. Hensley (ND Ind., Judge Simon), a 15-page opinion, Judge Manion writes:Government agents created a fictitious online...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One prisoner appeal today from the 7th Circuit

In Brock v. U.S. (SD Ind., j. McKinney), a 13-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:After police searched two of his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, re bankruptcy

In Re: Turner (SD Ind., Coachys, Bankruptcy Judge) is a 26-page, 2-1 opinion written by Judge Posner, reversing the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 20, 2009

Courts - "Might it happen? Slaughterhouse overruled?"

The 7th Circuit's opinion last month in NRA v. City of Chicago may play a pivotal role this fall in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 20, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Ind. Decisions - No Indiana cases today from the 7th Circuit, but two of note nonetheless

Avnet Inc v. Maxwell, Andrew J. is an 8-page opinion in a bankruptcy case. Judge Stykes writes:MarchFIRST, Inc., an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 17, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ind. Decisions - No Indiana decisions from 7th Circuit today, but one issued upholding the Illinois abortion notice act as constitutional on its face [Updated]

In Zbaraz, M.D., et al v. Lisa Madigan, AG of Ill., a 45-page page opinion, a panel of Judges Cudahy,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana appeals decided today by the 7th Circuit

In BKCAP, LLC, et al v. CAPTEC Franchise Trust (ND Ind., Magistrate Judge Nuechterlein), an 18-page opinion, Judge Tinder...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 13, 2009

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Wisconsin's diploma privilege under attack

Updating this ILB entry from April 9, 2009, the 7th Circuit panel has now issued its latest opinion in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 09, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case today from the 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Dontrell Orlando Moore (ND Ind., Judge Springmann), a 15-page opinion, Judge Tinder, serving on a panel...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 09, 2009

Monday, July 06, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In Castronovo v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins. (ND Ind., Judge Van Bokkelen), an 11-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Plaintiff John...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 06, 2009

Friday, July 03, 2009

Ind. Courts - More on: Injunction against Governor not needed after all, but interesting

On July 1st the ILB quoted from a story in the Anderson Herald Bulletin that:Fearing lawmakers might fail to produce...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Federal judge throws out stun belt conviction

From an ILB report April 26, 2007 on the Supreme Court opinion in the case of John Stephenson v. State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 03, 2009

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Two today from the 7th Circuit

In Glaser v. Wound Care consultants (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 31-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:Carol Glaser received medical...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 02, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana opinions today from the 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Rolls-Royce (SD Ind. Judge Barker), a 13-page opinion (that is not readily summarized) from a panel including...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In David Farr v. St. Francis Hospital (SD Ind., Judge Barker), an 11-page opinion, Judge Evans' opinion affirms the district...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 29, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit en banc overturns panel in Hammer

David Paul Hammer v. Ashcroft (SD Ind., Judge Tinder) Before EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge, and BAUER, POSNER, KANNE, ROVNER, WOOD, EVANS,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Griggs, et al (ND Ind., Judge Sharp), a six-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:The defendants were charged...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

Cunningham v. Masterwear Corp (SD Ind. Judge MCKinney) is a 7-page opinion involving the Cunningham's, whose photographic studio and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Case closed: Appeals court rules in Nettle Creek's favor"

The 7th Circuit's May 29th opinion in the case of Lucero v. Nettle Creek School Corp. is the subject of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 19, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Courts - "Is Sonia Sotomayor Mean?" An ILB suggestion

Nina Totenberg of National Public Radio had a nearly 8-minute story this morning headed "Is Sonia Sotomayor Mean?" Some quotes:Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday, June 08, 2009

Ind. Decisons - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Bailey, et al. v. E. Mitchell Roob, Jr. (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 24-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 08, 2009

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit rules on Illinois municipalities' ban on handguns

Updating yesterday's ILB entry is this story today by Tony Mauro of the National Law Journal, headlined "7th Circuit Ruling...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules on Illinois municipalities' ban on handguns

In NRA v. City of Chicago (ND Ill.), Chief Judge Easterbrook writes an interesting, 9-page opinion that begins: Two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Monday, June 01, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Lewis (ND Ind. Judge Springmann), a 12-page opinion, Judge Evans affirmed the district court. Here is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 01, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit's CJ Easterbrook rules in chambers on secrecy issue

In Milam v. Dominick's Finer Foods (ND Ill., Judge Lefkow), a 3 -page in-chambers ruling posted today with the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 29, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Lucero v. Nettle Creek School Corp. (SD Ind., Judge Young), a 24-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Plaintiff Sharon Lucero taught...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 29, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides whether creditor must return the car to the bankruptcy estate

In Thompson v. GMAC (ND Ill.), a 19-page opinion, Judge Willaims writes:This case involves an all too common occurrence...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court denies cert in Indiana wine shipping case

Page 3 of the US Supreme Court's order list for today, May 18, 2009, includes Baude v. Heath (08-1004) among...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 18, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Two today from 7th Circuit; Posner reverses Indiana email sex with minor conviction

In U.S. v. Loera (ND Ind., Judge Simon), an 11-page opinion, Judge Evans affirms the lower court in an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 15, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case today from 7th Circuit

In Gonzales v. Mize (ND Ind., Judge Springmann), a 23-page decision, Judge Kapala [The Honorable Frederick J. Kapala of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 11, 2009

Friday, May 08, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "We have previously called into question similar behavior by Judge Brahos in other cases ... That it continues is inexplicable" writes the 7th Circuit today

That quote is from footnote 4 in the opinion today by Judge Sykes in the immigration case of Oliveira...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 08, 2009

Friday, May 01, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In Abad et al. v. Bayer Corp.(ND Ill.) / Pastor v. Bridgestone/Firestone (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 19-page opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 01, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana rulings today from 7th Circuit

In Rick Madden v. Royles Royce Corp. (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 6-page opinion, Judge Posner writes: The Uniformed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit rules in Wisconsin casino fraud case

No Indiana decisions today from the 7th Circuit, but U.S. v. Moore and Knutson is an interesting opinion from Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, involving environmental fraud

These ILB entries from Nov. 5, 2005 and Nov. 6, 2005 outline a "false plugging and abandonment reports scheme" reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 20, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana case today, re child pornography

In U.S. v. Larry Smith (ND Ind., Judge Lorenzo), a 32-page, 2-1 opinion, Judge Manion writes for the majority:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Notes Split Re When a Copyright Registration Application is Complete

Yesterday's 7th Circuit decision in the case of Angela Brook-Ngwenya v. Indpls Public Schools (ILB summary) is highlighted today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 16, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Stubborn Fees Case May Have Met Its Match in 7th Circuit"

The 7th Circuit decision in Ingersoll v. Baise & Miller, an Illinois case which the ILB mentioned yesterday (here- 2nd...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides suit against IPS; also an interesting Illinois bankruptcy case

Angela Brook-Ngwenya v. Indpls Public Schools (SD Ind., Judge Barker), is a 9-page per curiam opinion: Angela Brooks-Ngwenya claims...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ind. Courts - Wisconsin's diploma privilege under attack

What is the Wisconsin "diploma privilege"? As Judge Posner wrote in this Jan. 29, 2008 7th Circuit opinion: Wisconsin allows...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 11, 2009

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Failure to call client was deficient performance"

The March 27th 7th Circuit decision in the case of Bynum v. Lemmon [ILB entry here] is the subject of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 02, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today; and an Illinois opinion about clemency

In U.S. v. Brewer (CJ Miller), a 6-page opinion, Judge Posner writes: The defendant appeals from his conviction for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 02, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Re John W. Bartle (SD Ind., Judge Barker), is a 14-page opinion by Judge Rovner: Debtor-appellant John W....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana 7th Circuit opinion today

In Bynum v. Lemmon (ND Ind., Judge Simon), a 17-page opinion, Judge Rovner concludes:The district court correctly denied Bynum’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 27, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case, and one FOIA case, today

In Gross v. Knight (SD Ind., Judge Young), an 11-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes: On August 26, 1998, Jeremy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Two interesting non-Indiana opinions today from 7th Circuit

The first, U.S. v. Approximately 81,454 Cans OF Baby Formula, is a Judge Posner opinion, but it caught my eye...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ind. Decisions - More on "Isn't Corydon a town, and not a city?"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, where a reader questioned the accuracy of the official captioning of yesterday's 7th Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Isn't Corydon a town, and not a city?"

So writes a reader who I expect wouldn't have asked unless he knew, about the title to today's 7th Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 23, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Trent Marion v. City of Corydon (SD Ind., Chief Judge Hamilton), a 14-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Plaintiff Trent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 23, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ind. Courts - Here is a list of opinions by Judge David Hamilton

Here is a list of opinions by SD Ind. Judge David Hamilton cited in ILB entries. Most of them involve...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana decisions today from the 7th Circuit

In US v. Devon Groves (ND Ind., CJ Miller), a 12-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:On appeal, Groves renews his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues two Indiana decisions

In U.S. v. Terri Sawyer (SD Ind. Judge McKinney), a 19-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes: Terri Sawyer was convicted for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Three non-Indiana 7th Circuit opinions noted today [Updated]

Howard Bashman of How Appealing has remarked on three 7th Circuit, non-Indiana opinions today, one quoting Yoda, one involving a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Howard A. Allen Jr. v. Buss (SD Ind., Judge Tinder), a 27 page opinion, Judge Williams writes:In 1988, consistent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Brazelton (ND Ind., Chief Judge Mlller), a 10-age opinion, Judge Coffey writes:Police arrested Badayah Brazelton as he...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Friday, March 06, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In US v. Martin Avila (SD Ind., Chief Judge Hamilton), a 27-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:From 2000 to 2001, law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 06, 2009

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules in one Indiana case today

In Williams v. Lemmon (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a per curiam 15-page opinion in a case argued Oct. 2, 2007,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In US v. Brazelton (ND Ind., Judge Miller), a 10-page opinion, Judge Coffey writes:Appellant Brazelton argues that his conviction should...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Monday, March 02, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit considers doctrine of impossibility in Wisconsin opinion

Wis. Electric Power Company v. Union Pacific RR is a 13-page opinion by Judge Posner that begins:WEPCO, an electric utility...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 02, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit withdraws Feb. 27th opinion

In this ILB entry from Feb. 27th, the ILB reported the 7th Circuit opinion in US v. Dunson, where the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 02, 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit upholds $80,000 sanction against attorney in Illinois case

Shales, James v. Gen'l Chauffeurs is the opinion, written by Chief Judge Easterbrook. Read about it here in the ABA...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 28, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

US v. Dunson (SD Ind., Judge Tinder), a 2-page, per curiam opinion, concludes:Shortly after Dunson filed this appeal, we held...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 27, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ind. Courts - "Federal district judges sitting by designation with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit"

Last evening Howard Bashman of How Appealing noted that Judge Kendall, of the Northern District of Illinois, was sitting by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues on Indiana decision today

In Golden Years Homestead v. C. Angela Buckland (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 13-page opinion, Judge Stykes summarizes: Golden...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ind. Decision - 7th Circuit rules in Illinois 2nd amendment case

Thanks to Howard Bashman of How Appealing for catching this decision today from the 7th Circuit - the 4-page...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Young (ND Ind., Judge Moody), an 11-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes: Victor Young pleaded guilty in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today; 2 others of note

Villano v. Astrue, Comm. of Soc.Sec. (ND Ind., Judge Lee), is an 11-page Per Curiam opinion, originally unpublished:Debi Villano applied...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Best v. City of Portland (ND Ind., Judge Lee), a 10-page opinion, Judge Williams writes: In this appeal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In Estate of Suskovick v. Anthem (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 28-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes: Until his sudden...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In a 5-page Per Curium opinion today, the panel affirms SD Ind. Chief Judge Hamilton's decision in U.S. v. Derrik...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In US v. Strode (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 14-page opinion, Judge Manion writes: After a five-day trial, a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion today from the 7th Circuit

In White Eagle Coop. v. USDA (ND Ind., Judge Sharp), a 42-page opinion, Judge Ripple writes: The plaintiffs brought...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 12, 2009

Friday, January 09, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Lloyd v. Swifty Transportation (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 17-page opinion, Judge Rovner affirms. An opinion was originally issued...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 09, 2009

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Ind. Decisions - No Indiana decisions, but a rare Chapter 12 bankruptcy opinion

From the opinion:Chapter 12 bankruptcy was created “to give family farmers facing bankruptcy a fighting chance to reorganize their debts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 08, 2009

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Should Indiana law ban the execution of the mentally ill?

Using the 7th Circuit decision Dec. 31st as an example, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in an editorial today examines...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Monday, January 05, 2009

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Sean Osborne (SD Ind., Judge Hamilton), an 8-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook writes: Sean Osborne pleaded...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 05, 2009

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Death penalty back on table for Corcoran"

The 7th Circuit's decision yesterday in the case of Joseph E. Corcoran v. Buss (see ILB entry here) is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 01, 2009

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana cases from 7th Circuit at year's end

In Joseph E. Corcoran v. Buss (ND Ind., Judge Sharp), a 33-page, 2-1 opinion, Judge Bauer concludes:The district court’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In U.S. v. Wooden (ND Ind., CJ Miller), a 6-page opinion, Judge Easterbrook concludes:A constitutional obligation to defer action...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 29, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on "Federal sex registry law not retroactive"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 23, Monday's 7th Circuit decision of two sex offender cases with Indiana defendants (see...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In Hansen, Sondra v. Bd Trustees Hamilton SE School Corp (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 33-page opinion, Judge Kanne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Federal sex registry law not retroactive"

Yesterday's 7th Circuit decision of two sex offender cases with Indiana defendants (see ILB summary here) is the subject of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases today, in one opinion

In U.S. v. Macrus Dixon (ND Ind., CJ Miller), and U.S. v. Thomas Carr (ND Ind., Judge Springmann), a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 22, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

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

In U. S. v. Derek S. Davey (ND Ind., CJ Miller), a 12-page opinion, Judge Wood writes: In United...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues bankruptcy decsion today re means test

In Ross-Tousey and Tousey, Debtors v. Neary, US Bankruptcy Trustee (UST), a 27-page opinion out of Wisconsin, Judge Flaum...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Ind. Decisions - One from 7th Circuit today, and a withdrawal

In U.S. v. James Ray (ND Ind., CJ Miller) Jackson, an 8-page opinion, Judge Coffey writes: After James Jackson...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 15, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Lloyd v. Swifty Transportation (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 16-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes: Gerald Lloyd sued Swifty...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 12, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Nonprecedential Disposition from the 7th Circuit

In this federal nonprecedential disposition, ("To be cited only in accordance with Fed. R. App. P. 32.1"), Deborah Walton...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion today from the 7th Circuit

In Maureen Reynolds v. U.S. (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 12-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes: In August 2003 a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Court backs dismissal of Flying J plaza suit"

Reporting today on yesterday's 7th Circuit decision in the case of Flying J Inc. v. City of New Haven, Rebecca...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 06, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one today

In Kevin Unthank v. Brian Jett, Warden (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 5-page opinion, Judge Easterbrook writes: More than...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 04, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In U.S. v. Prieto (ND Ind., Judge Simon), a 27-page opinion, Judge Manion writes: After a traffic stop, officers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Monday, December 01, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit on service of process

In a 16-page Illinois decision today, U.S. v. Ligas, the panel splits 2-1 on the question of whether service...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 01, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from the 7th Circuit

In Kelly, et al v. Med-I Solutions (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 15-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes: Med-1 Solutions,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - One today from 7th Circuit

Christine In Sandage, et al. v. Bd. of Comm., Vanderburgh Co. (SB Ind., Judge Barker), a 11-page opinion by Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 24, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case

In Dale v. Poston, et al (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 17-page opinion, Judge Evans writes: Curtis Dale, a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Two today from 7th Circuit

In US v. Webb (ND Ind., Judge Springmann), a 5-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook concludes:Given this evidence—and there was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one today, re Indiana employment at will

In Bregin v. Liquidebt Systems (ND Ind., Judge Springmann), an 11-page opinion, Judge Evans writes:After Donald A. Bregin was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues debt collection opinion

In McKinney v. Candleway Properties (ND Ill.), a 28-page, opinion split several ways, Judge Sykes writes: This case requires us...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 13, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Court of Appeals issues 0 today (and 1 NFP)

For publication opinions today (0): NFP civil opinions today (0): NFP criminal opinions today (1): John C. Newsome v. State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 10, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit ruling interprets Rule 25(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

In an Illinois case, Atkins v. City of Chicago, the opinion by Judge Posner begins: This appeal from the dismissal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 10, 2008

Friday, November 07, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules on Illinois "Choose Life" License Plate Issue

No Indiana decisions today from the 7th Circuit, but an interesting decision in the case of Choose Life, Illinois...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 07, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Jack Bell v. DaimlerChrysler Corp. (SD Ind., Judge Tinder), a 26-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:Pursuant to section 301...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Courts - Interesting items from 7th Circuit yesterday

Howard Bashman of How Appealing has an entry on two non -Indiana items yesterday that may be of interest, one...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides 4 Indiana cases today

In US v. Castaldi (ND Ind., Judge Lorenzo) - a 14-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes: Kenneth Castaldi appeals his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 27, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Interactive Intelligence v. Keycorp (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 10-page opinion, Judge Evans writes: Interactive Intelligence, Inc. filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Classic Cheesecake Company v. JPMorgan Chase Bank (SD Ind., Judge Lawrence), a 17-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:This appeal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 17, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Chaudhry v. Nucor Steel (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 12-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:Subhash C. Chaudhry sued his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues two today

In U.S. v. Jackson (ND Ind., CJ Miller), a 38-page opinion, Judges Rovner writes:Defendants-appellants Essie Jackson and Joe Jackson...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit briefs no longer available online?

Recall this post from yesterday on "7th Circuit issues Illinois election decision that references Indiana"? The case was Allan J....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 10, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Alshafi Tate v. Executive Management Services, Inc. (ND Ind., Judge Springmann), a 10-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:Alshafi Tate,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 10, 2008

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit issues Illinois election decision that references Indiana

Allan J. Stevo v. Keith et al, an election decision out of Illinois, posted by the 7th Circuit "in typescript"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 09, 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Burrus, et al. v. State Lottery Commission (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 13-page opinion, Judge Manion writes:Plaintiffs, seven...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 06, 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues Illinois election decision that references Indiana

In Allan J. Stevo v. Keith et al, a decision just posted by the 7th Circuit, "in typescript", and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Mortgage Lenders Fight Off Rescission Class Action in 7th Circuit"

Reporting about the 7th Circuit's Sept. 24th decision in the case of Andrews v. Chevy Chase Bank, Pamela A....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Derrik Hagerman and Walbash Env. Tech. (SD Ind., Judge Hamilton), a 5-page opinion, Judge Posner dismisses...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit panel at IUPUI next Tuesday

From IUPUI:On Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments for three cases during...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 19, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In US v. Jennings (ND Ind., Chief Judge Miller), an 11-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:Moments before heavily armed police...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 15, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two additional Indiana opinions

Judge Posner cites Gary newpaper's reporter. In US v. Tanner, Scott and Foster (ND Ind., Judge Lozano), a 9-page opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 12, 2008

Ind. Courts - Three Indiana opinions today from the 7th Circuit

In US v. Steven Smith (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 14-page opinion, Judge Ripple writes:Steven Smith was convicted of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 12, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases today

In US v. Zaragoza (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 14-page opinion, Judge Manion writes:Rafael Zaragoza was charged, along with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Craig and Craig v. Ontario Corp. (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 9-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:Charles Craig worked...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion today from 7th Circuit

In RLI Insurance v. Conseco (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 16-page opinion, Judge Manion writes:RLI Insurance Company (“RLI”) filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Monday, September 08, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Wasson v. Peabody Coal (SD Ind., Judge Barker), an 8-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:John Wasson sued Peabody Coal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 08, 2008

Friday, September 05, 2008

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

In US v. Allday (ND Ind., Judge Lozano), a 7-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:Gilbert W. Allday pleaded guilty to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 05, 2008

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana decisions today from the 7th Circuit

In Griffin and Griffin v. Robert K. Foley, MD (SD Ind., Judge Young), a 30-page opinion, Judge Manion writes:As...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 04, 2008

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana decisions today from the 7th Circuit, including one from Circuit Judge Tinder

In Wayne David v. Indiana State Police (SD Ind. Judge McKinney), a 7-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook writes:Wayne Davis,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two additional Indiana decisions today

In Michael F. Jackson v. Officer Kotter, et al (SD Ind., Judge Tinder), a 26-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:After...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 02, 2008

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

In US v. Wheeler (ND Ind., Judge Miller), a 19-page opinion, Judge Cudahy writes:A jury convicted James Wheeler of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one Indiana decision today

In Ben-Yisrayl v. Buss (ND Ind., Judge Sharp), a 26-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:Obadyah Ben-Yisrayl, formerly known as Christopher...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 28, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In US v. Arreola-Castillo (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 13-page opinion, Judge Cudahy writes:After a three-day trial, a jury...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 25, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Ind. Law - "Wine-shipping rules still not settled"

I've been looking forward to the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette's Dan and Krista Stockman's take on the recent 7th Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 23, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on "Women Battling Infertility Find a Friend in the Court"

Updating this ILB entry from August 20th, about the 7th Circuit's July 16th decision in a case out of Illinois,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 23, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Gary Post-Tribune editorial about 7th Circuit wine shipping decision

Here it is, I laughed out loud:Teens don't go online to get drunk on wine The U.S. 7th Court of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 22, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Women Battling Infertility Find a Friend in the Court"

That is the headline to a column (Work and Family) in the Wall Street Journal. written by Sue Shellenbarger. Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In US v. Terry L. Reed (ND Ind., CJ Miller), an 11-page opinion, Judge Manion writes:During interrogation by police,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one "Indiana" decision today [Updated]

In Angela Tyson v. Gannett Co (Southern District of Illinois [sic], Indianapolis Division—Richard L. Young, Judge), a 7-page opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one today, partially reversing Judge Tinder

In Grieveson v.Frank Anderson (SD Ind., Judge Tinder), a 30-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:During Joseph Grieveson’s detainment at the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 18, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: "Love the wine? You must visit the vine"

The decision of the 7th Circuit August 7th in the case of Baude v. Heath (start here for background) is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 16, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana decisions today from the 7th Circuit

In US v. Chube (ND Ind., Judge Lozano), a 25-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:Responding to growing concerns about widespread...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 15, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In Carlos K. Williams v. Buss (ND Ind., Judge Sharp), a 12-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:Carlos K. Williams was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 14, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit rules in Indiana case where defendant wore stun-belt throughout trial

The 7th Circuit's decision in Wrinkles v. Buss, summarized here in the ILB yesterday, August 12th, is the subject of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 13, 2008

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

In Getch v. Astrue (ND Ind., Cherry, Magistrate Judge), 20-page opinion, Judge Ripple writes:Charles Getch appeals the order of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules in Indiana case where defendant wore stun-belt throughout trial

In Wrinkles v. Buss (SD Ind., Judge Tinder), a 53-page, 2-1 opinion, Judge Kanne writes:This case is before the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Love the wine? You must visit the vine"

The decision of the 7th Circuit August 7th in the case of Baude v. Heath (see ILB entries here and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Friday, August 08, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana cases today from the 7th Circuit

In US v. Spells (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 24-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Defendant Melvin Spells was convicted by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 08, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Love the wine? You must visit the vine"

The subhead to today's Indianapolis Star story by Jeff Swiatek: "Judges toss out ruling that let you simply order online;...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 08, 2008

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two Indiana decisions late today

One is the wine shipping case, Baude v. Heath (SD Ind., Judge Tinder). For background, see this ILB entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 07, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Circuit Court rejects suit opposing religion in vets care"

The 7th Circuit's decision 32-page decision yesterday in the case of Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Nicholson, out of Wisconsin,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 07, 2008

Monday, August 04, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues 2 Indiana opinions today

In US V. Broadnax (ND Ind., Judge Sharp), a 14-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:Having concluded that the district court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 04, 2008

Friday, August 01, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on 7th Circuit decision yesterday in US V. Gladish

In US V. Gladish, decided yesterday (see ILB summary here), Judge Posner ruled:The defendant’s conviction of violating 18 U.S.C. §...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 01, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In US V. Gladish (ND Ind., CJ Miller), an 8-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:A jury convicted the defendant of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit's use of Wikipedia in Home Depot case cited as "troubling"

Law prof Eugene Volokh of the widely-read Volokh Conspiracy writes today about the 7th Circuit's decision July 28th in Rickher...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana opinions today from 7th Circuit

In Parrott v. US (SD Ind., Judge Young), a 21-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:The remand resulted in a grant of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Interesting Illinois decision today from 7th Circuit re the CAA

In Citizens Against Ruining the Environment, et al v. EPA and Midwest Generation (Petitions for Review of Orders of EPA),...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 28, 2008

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

In US v. Grogg (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 7-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:On November 16, 2007, Clarence Grogg entered...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 28, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

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

In U.S. v. Lawrence, Jackson, Anderson, and Johnson (ND Ind., Judge Lozano) - a 13-page opinion, Judge Tinder writes:This...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 25, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In U.S. v. Woolsey (SD Ind., CJ Hamilton), a 20-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:Charles Woolsey was convicted of drug and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Diana L. Vail v. Raybestos (SD Ind., Judge Young), a 10-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Diana Vail is a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 21, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Dyer woman's in vitro court case first of its kind"

Joe Carlson reports today in the NWI Times:CHICAGO | In a first-of-its-kind legal case that could have implications for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 18, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Two today from 7th Circuit

In Trask-Morton v. Motel 6 (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 20-page opinion, Judge Manion writes:Shortly after midnight on December...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Donald L. Cochran (ND Ind., Judge Simon), a 9-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Defendant Donald L. Cochran...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Vivian Brown v. Family Dollar Stores of Indiana (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), an 11-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:Plaintiff-Appellant Vivian...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one today, reversing Judge Tinder

In Steven Peters v. Gildead Sciences (SD Ind., Judge Tinder), a 14-page opinion, Judge Stykes writes:Steven Peters suffered a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 14, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules in two Indiana cases today

In Manez, et al v. Bridgestone Firestone (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 28-page opinion, Judge Wood concludes:In summary, we...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 11, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit warns against baseless petitions

In a Per Curiam ruling on a petition for rehearing issued July 3rd, in the Wisconsin case of Easley v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 10, 2008

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues four Indiana opinions today

In U.S. v. Kevn L. Hicks (ND Ind., Judge Lee), an 11-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Kevin Hicks was arrested when...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Mobley v. Allstate (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 30-page, 2-1 opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Plaintiff Catherine A. Mobley worked...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Friday, July 04, 2008

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit has "yet to rule on adult bookstore in New Albany: New Albany DVD has stayed open" [Updated]

Dick Kaukas has an interesting story today in the wake of the July 1st decision by SD Indiana federal judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 04, 2008

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In United Steel, Paper etc. Union v. TriMas Corp (ND Ind., Judge Springmann), a 14-page opinion, Judge Cudahy writes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 03, 2008

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Nick's Cigarette City, Inc. v. U.S. (ND Ind., Judge Lozano), a 17-page opinion, Judge Manion writes:Nick’s Cigarette City, Inc....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Antone C. Harris (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 17-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:Harris argues that the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Ind. Funeral Directors Ins. Trust v. Benefit Actuaries, Inc. (SD Ind., Godich, Magistrate Judge), a 14-page opinion, Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Sheridan v. Marathon Petroleum (SD Ind., Judge Barker), an 11-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:The plaintiffs, a Marathon dealer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 23, 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In U.S. v. Morris Carter (ND Ind., Judge Lozano), a 25-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Defendant Morris Carter, who served as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 20, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Joseph Berndt (ND Ind., CJ Miller), a 7-page opinion, Judge Cudahy writes:Joseph Berndt lived in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 19, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Two today from the 7th Circuit

In McCarthy v. Astrue, Comm. of SS (SD Ind., Judge Young), a 7-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:McCarty filed a complaint...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 16, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

Several times in the past, the ILB has reviewed 7th Circuit opinions that cited approving to language written by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Pavey v. Conley (ND Ind., CJ Miller), a 6-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:The question presented by this interlocutory...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 05, 2008

Law - Lawsuits Test Associational Discrimination Under the ADA

"Lawsuits Test Disabilities Act: Two Cases Cite Little-Known Protections For People Who Aren't Disabled But Care For Those Who Are,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 05, 2008

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: U.S. Supreme Court rules on Lake County definition of "money laundering" case

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Warren Richey of The Christian Science Monitor has a long article today headed "Harder...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Monday, June 02, 2008

Ind. Decisions - U.S. Supreme Court rules on Lake County definition of "money laundering" case

The ILB has had a long list of entries on the 7th Circuit decision in the case of United States...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 02, 2008

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Ind. Courts - "Key Hoosier Lottery case up for oral argument" before the 7th Circuit

The ILB has had a number of entries on various aspects of Indiana's quasi-public agencies. For instance, this Sept. 1,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 31, 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Harney, Brian v. Speedway SuperAmerica (SD Ind., J. McKinney), a 16-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:Plaintiffs brought a class...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 30, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "7th Circuit Ruling a Big Win for Mutual Fund Advisers"

Zach Lowe of The American Lawyer reports on the 7th Circuit's decision Monday, May 19th in the case of Jones...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Gregory Samuelson v. LaPorte Community School (ND Ind., CJ Miller), a 17-page opinion, Judge Ripple affirms the district...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit's Chief Judge asks lawyers to keep lookout for cranky judges

Lynne Marek of The National Law Journal reports today:Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook, who presides over the 7th U.S. Circuit Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Illinois case on the "fighting words" doctrine

In Purtell v. Mason (ND Ill.), a 24-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:This free-speech lawsuit requires us to determine the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In Knutson v. USG Corp. and SDRC (SD Ind., Judge Barker), an 8-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:The plaintiff brought...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision from 7th Circuit today

In U.S.A. v. Teresa and Michael Osburn (ND Ind., Judge Lozano), a 7-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook writes:In 1998...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 08, 2008

Monday, May 05, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case

In UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. RODRIGO SOTO-PIEDRA and MIGUEL HERNANDEZ (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 12-page opinion, Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 05, 2008

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana decisions today from the 7th Circuit.

In Mas Capital v. Biodelivery Sciences (SD Ind., Judge Hamilton), a 5-page opinion, Judge Easterbrook concludes:The district judge was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 01, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case today from 7th Circuit

In Gerald C. Ellis v. United Parcel (SD Ind., Judge Young), a 14-page opinion, Judge Evans writes:This case centers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Courts - Still more on: Supreme Court rejects voter ID law challenge

New or expanded stories today in the Indiana voter ID ruling yesterday by the Supreme Court. Lesley Stedman Weidenbener of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008

Courts - More on: Supreme Court rejects voter ID law challenge

Maureen Groppe of the Indianapolis Star Washington Bureau has this coverage of today's voter ID decision. Sylvia Smith, the Fort...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 28, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Dueling awareness days and accompanying t-shirts"

Nuxoll v. Indian Prairie School District, an opinion in a case out of Illinois issued late yesterday by the 7th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Indiana photo-ID decision coming tomorrow?

Updating this ILB entry from Monday, the blog, Ballot Access News, edited by Richard Winger, reports today: No U.S. Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Indiana photo-ID decision coming tomorrow?

The blog, Ballot Access News, edited by Richard Winger, reports today:The U.S. Supreme Court did not release any full opinions...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 21, 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

The 7th Circuit today issues a combined opinion for three cases, including Darrell Bruce v. KeyBank (ND Ind., Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Friday, April 04, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion

In U.S. v. Ivory Griffin (ND Ind., Judge Sharp), a 7-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Ivory Griffin pled guilty to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 04, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Price (ND Ind., Judge Simon), a 16-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:When Officer Terry Smith of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues an Indiana opinion today

In Christina Soltys and Danuta Pauch v. Yvonne Costello (ND Ind., MJ Rodovich), a 14-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Christina...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion

In U.S. v. Odell Corley (ND Ind., Judge Lozano), a 22-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:The defendant-appellant Odell Corley was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 24, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Interesting non-Indiana 7th Circuit opinion today

In Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights v. Craigslist, a 10-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook writes:Section 804(a) of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 14, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In Asher B. Hill v. Sup't., Westville Correctional Fac. (ND Ind. Judge Simon), a 6-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 10, 2008

Friday, March 07, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Banco del Atlantico v. Woods Industries (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 9-page opinion, Judge Evans concludes:For these reasons,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 07, 2008

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision

In United Rental Technologies v. Indiana Constructors (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 14-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:Anyone who travels...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Illnois case re litigious softball parents

Read about it here in Robert Loblaw's Decision of the Day....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Monday, March 03, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In USA v. Martinez (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 10-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:The jury was not asked to make...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 03, 2008

Friday, February 29, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Duncan v. Fleetwood Motor Homes (ND Ind., Mag. Judge Cosbey), a Per Curiam panel ruled in a 13-page...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 29, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Two today from 7th Circuit

In Schleicher, Steve v. Salvation Army (SD Ind., Judge Young), an 11-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:The Schleichers brought suit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 28, 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Indiana wine shipping case to be argued today before the 7th Circuit

The oral arguments in Baude v. Heath, the wine shipping case., were held Friday, Feb. 22, before a three judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 25, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Tubergen v. St. Vincent Hospital (SD Ind., Judge Tinder), an 11-page opinion involving a 65 year-old physician suing on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit "on the warpath today"

Fortunately no Indiana cases were decided today, but see these two entries from Robert Loblaw's Decision of the Day. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Monday, February 04, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana opinions today from the 7th Circuit

In USA v. Beaver, Chris A. (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 22-page opinion involving concrete price-fixing, Judge Kanne writes:A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 04, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit denies FedEx review

On Jan. 22nd the 7th Circuit, according to this item from RTT News:declined to hear the request of FedEx Ground,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion

In United States v. Rivas (ND Ind., Judge Lozano), a 16-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:Hernandez-Rivas essentially makes the same...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In Prostyakov v. Masco Corp. (SD Ind., Judge Barker), an 18-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:The district court granted Peter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit allows challenge to death-row interview ban

The 7th Circuit's opionion Jan. 15th in the case of Hammer v. Ashcroft (see ILB summary here) is the focus...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 19, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today; ruling notes government's "win" is a tarnished one

In United States v. Randall Brewington (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 5-page opinion, Judge Evans writes:In early 2006, while...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 18, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit denies rehearing in legislative prayer case

Updating yesterday's ILB entry on the 7th Circuit's vote to deny rehearing of its decision in Hinrichs v. Speaker House...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one, and denies rehearing in legislative prayer case [Updated]

In Hammer v. Ashcroft (SD Ind., Judge Tinder), a 16-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:David Hammer, a federal prisoner on death...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Is voter fraud or politics the issue" in the voter ID case?

"Is voter fraud or politics the issue?" is the headline today to a commentary piece by Sylvia A. Smith, Washington...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 13, 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Darst, Trustee v. Interstate Brands Corp. (SD Ind., Judge Tinder), a 17-page opinion, Chief Judge Rovner writes:Krzysztof Chalimoniuk...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 11, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Justices seem hesitant to toss Indiana's voter ID law"

That is the headline to this long story today by Indianapolis Star Washington editor Maureen Groppe. It begins:WASHINGTON -- Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 10, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides three Indiana cases today

In Patriot Homes v. Forest River Housing (ND Ind., Judge Sharp), an 8-page decision, Judge Evans writes:Two companies, Patriot...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 10, 2008

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More today on the voter ID case

NPR's Diane Rehm Show this morning devoted an hour to "Voter ID Requirements and the Voting Process." The description:The Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Even more on Indiana voter ID oral argument

This is the day that Crawford v. Marion County Election Bd. will be argued before the Supreme Court of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on tomorrow's voter ID case

Professor Rick Hasen of Election Law Blog and Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita debate the Crawford voter ID case....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "Our view on improving elections: Photo ID to vote? Only if all who are eligible can get one"

So writes USAToday in its editorial on the Indiana voter ID case before the SCOTUS tomorrow. Here is a sample:At...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Monday, January 07, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on "High court to consider Indiana law on voter ID"

Updating Sunday's ILB entry, here are more previews of Wednesday's oral arguments in the Indiana voter ID case: Maureen Groppe...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 07, 2008

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "High court to consider Indiana law on voter ID"

Sylvia A. Smith, Washington editor of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, writes today on the voter ID law challenge, to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 06, 2008

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Ind. Decisions - "This Seventh Circuit decision is a real gem"

Decision of the Day today highlight's another Easterbook opinion (his Indiana decision was summarized in an earlier ILB entry today)....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 03, 2008

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Moon (ND Ind., Judge Lozano), an 8-page opinion, Cheif Judge Easterbrook writes:Anthony Alexander and George Moon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 03, 2008

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues two Indiana opinions

In Mesman v. Crane Pro Services (ND Ind., Magistrate Judge Cherry), a 15-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:This products-liability case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Friday, December 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In U.S. v. Fernando Figueroa-Espana (SD Ind., Judge Hamilton), a 15-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:After the district court denied...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 28, 2007

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana ruling today

In U.S. v. Haskins (ND Ind., Judge Lozano), a 13-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:A wild night at Dena’s Pub,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Voter ID to be argued Wed., Jan. 9th

The Washington Post today has a good overview of the "Partisan Fissures Over Voter ID". Robert Barnes writes in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Briefing complete in Indiana voter id case"

Prof. Rick Hasen of Election Law Blog has sent a note headed "Briefing complete in Indiana voter id case," plus...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 21, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues Indiana decision today

In Elizabeth A. Bright v. Hill's Pet Nutrition and Colgate-Palmolive (SD Ind., Judge Hamilton), a 9-page opinion, Chief Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 21, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit issues Indiana-based meth sentencing decision today

Today's 7th Circuit opinion in the ND Indiana case, U.S. v. Mendoza [see ILB summary from earlier today] is referenced...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 20, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues Indiana-based meth sentencing decision today

Although the Circuit Court is in recess until Jan. 7th, opinions are still being issued. In U.S. v. Mendoza...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Appeal of wine shipping case to 7th Circuit

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 13th, several more amicus briefs have been filed in the appeal of Baude v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit in recess

The court is in recess until Monday, January 7, 2008....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 17, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "The Seventh Trashes Another Attorney (and Rightly So)"

Not to worry. This does not directly involve an Indiana case or attorney. Robert Loblaw of Decision of the Day...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules in IUPUI women's tennis coach discimiination suit

In Debbie A. Peirick v. IUPUI (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 28-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:During Debbie Peirick’s thirteenth...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 14, 2007

Friday, December 07, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana appeal today

In U.S. v. Taylor (ND Ind., Judge Norgle, Sr.), a 20-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:Styles Taylor and Keon Thomas,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 07, 2007

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues three Indiana opinions today

In U.S. v. Amaral-Estrada (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 16-page opinion, Judge Bauer concludes:For the reasons stated above, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit tobacco trademark case out of Illinois turns on pictures

In Top Tobacco v. North Atlantic Operating Co. (ND Ill), a 7-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook writes:This case illustrates...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Ind. Courts - More on: Oral arguments this afternoon before 7th Circuit in Joseph E. Corcoran’s death penalty case

Yesterday morning, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette previewed the oral arguments to take place that afternoon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Monday, December 03, 2007

Ind. Courts - Oral arguments this afternoon before 7th Circuit in Joseph E. Corcoran’s death penalty case

Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today in a story that begins: The Indiana Attorney General’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 03, 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Voter ID - What's at Stake?

PENNumbra, "A project of the University of Penneslyvania uniting the public and the legal acadamy," presents this 21-page debate between...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 30, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit's case involving “'Pull My Finger Fred,' a farting plush doll," is back

The ILB reported on the "Pull My Finger Fred" case on March 20, 2007. Today the case, JCW INVESTMENTS,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In USA v. Parker (ND Ind., Judge Sharp), a 15-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:Jesse James Parker was convicted of making...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Federal Judge Tinder rules for plainitiifs in Indiana wine shipping suit

Updating this ILB entry from August 29, 2007, the wine shipping opinion issued by Judge John D. Tinder in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Ind. Law - How well does the provisional ballot work in real life?

The Kokomo Tribune column "Public Eye" by Scott Smith and Ken de la Bastide, has this item, of interest particularly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 18, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Date now set for voter ID oral arguments before the SCOTUS

See "January arguments, day by day" at the SCOTUSBlog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 16, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Merits briefs due today in Indiana voter ID cases

Updating this ILB entry, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law (see more about the Brennan Center...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - In Illinois decision today, "Easterbrook Chews Out Tax Protestor’s Attorney"

Robert Loblaw has a report this afternoon in his blog, Decision of the Day, including:After devoting six pages to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on: 7th Circuit decides legislative prayer case, dismissing for lack of standing

Updating earlier ILB entries on the 7th Circuit's legislative prayer decision (start here for recent ILB entries) in the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: 7th Circuit dismisses challenge to Indiana canons of judicial ethics

On Friday, Oct. 26th, the 7th Circuit issued a significant decision in the case of Right to Life v. Randall...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case today from 7th Circuit, re filing of an Anders brief

In USA v. King (SD Ind., Judge Hamilton), an 8-page per curiam decision, the Court writes:King filed a notice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Merits briefs due today in Indiana voter ID cases

Those following the voter ID case will not want to miss the amicus brief filed today by Rick Hasen of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 08, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In USA v. Weathington (SD Ind., Judge Hamilton), an 11-page opinion, Judge Ripple writes:Jerome Weathington pleaded guilty to five...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 08, 2007

Monday, November 05, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Merits briefs due today in Indiana voter ID cases [Updated]

Per SCOTUSBlog.com, Petitioners’ briefs are due Monday (today) in Crawford v. Marion City Election Board (07-21) and Indiana Democratic Party...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 05, 2007

Friday, November 02, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit dismisses challenge to Indiana canons of judicial ethics

Last Friday, Oct. 26th, the 7th Circuit issued a significant decision in the case of Right to Life v. Randall...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 02, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on: 7th Circuit decides legislative prayer case, dismissing for lack of standing

Updating this ILB entry from Oct.. 31st, CNSNews.com's Pete Winn has a story giving both side's positions on the impact...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 02, 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: 7th Circuit decides legislative prayer case, dismissing for lack of standing

Coverage this morning of the 7th Circuit's 2-1 decision yesterday in the legislative prayer appeal includes: "House prayer ban falls...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit decides legislative prayer case, dismissing for lack of standing [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Bill Ruthhart of the Indianapolis Star reported this afternoon:All prayers, including those to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - In addition to legislative prayer decision, 7th Circuit issues two other Indiana decisions today

In Digrugilliers v. City of Indianapolis (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 10-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:The plaintiff is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides legislative prayer case, dismissing for lack of standing

The 7th Circuit has issued its long-awaiting decision today in the legislative prayer case, dismissing it for want of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit dismisses challenge to Indiana canons of judicial ethics

In Right to Life v. Randall T. Shepard (ND Ind., Judge Sharp), a 10-page opinion, Judge Evans writes:Indiana Right...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 26, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion today from the 7th Circuit

In Thomas M. Klein and Annie J. Rice v. DePuy Orthppaedics, et.al. (ND Ind., Judge Springmann)., a 12-page opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues opinion today on Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

In Evory v. RJM Acquisitions (a combined opinion where SD Ind. Judge Hamilton authored two of the decisions, the other...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana decisions today from 7th Circuit

In USA v. Wiszowaty (ND Ind., Judge Moody), a 7-page opinion, Judge Evans writes:A jury convicted Jim Wiszowaty, an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 22, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In USA v. Brodie (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 9-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Damien Brodie was convicted after a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 19, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Judge Easterbrook: A Good Lead Plaintiff Is Hard To Find"

See this WSJ Blog entry this afternoon about the 7th Circuit opinion today out of Illinois, refusing to certify a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 18, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case from 7th Circuit today [More]

In Coolidge v. Indianapolis (SD Ind., Judge Barker), an 8-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:This appeal arises out of Kelly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Friday, October 12, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Illinois case on calculation of class action attorneys' fees

In Sutton v. Bernard, a 10-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:The legal claims in this multimillion dollar securities class action...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 12, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Seventh Circuit Trashes Another Attorney’s Career"

So writes Robert Loblaw of Decision of the Day in his entry about the 7th Circuit's ruling today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Trumping legislative prayer case, another Indiana case has been awaiting an opinion from the 7th Circuit for more than two years

Referencing the ILB entry yesterday headed "How long has it been since the 7th Circuit heard oral arguments in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 11, 2007

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ind. Decisions - A new twist on: How long has it been since the 7th Circuit heard oral arguments in the legislative prayer case?

On July 3rd the ILB posted an entry that began: "The 7th Circuit heard oral arguments in the case of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Friday, October 05, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on: U.S. Supreme Court hears Lake County definition of "money laundering" case

Still more on the oral arguments before the SCOTUS in the East Chicago money laundering case (for earlier ILB entries,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 05, 2007

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: U.S. Supreme Court to hear Lake County definition of "money laundering" case

Updating this ILB entry re yesterday's oral arguments before the SCOTUS in the case of United States v. Santos. the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 04, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Courts - Still more on: Outcome of Indiana cert petitions to SCOTUS

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday on the two Indiana cases that failed to be granted cert last Monday, Gilles...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: U.S. Supreme Court to hear Lake County definition of "money laundering" case

Updating this ILB entry from April 24th, the SCOTUS is hearing oral arguments this morning in the case of United...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Seventh Expands Terry Frisks"

Robert Loblaw of Decision of the Day Blog reports on yesterday's 7th Circuit opinion in the Illinois case of U.S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Courts - More on: Outcome of Indiana cert petitions to SCOTUS

In this ILB entry from Sept. 25, and this ILB entry from Sept. 22, background was given on three 7th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Monday, October 01, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Hunt Construction v. Allianz Global Risks (SD Ind., Judge Tinder), a 13-page opinion by Judge Poser, the trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 01, 2007

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Courts - Still more on: Outcome of Indiana cert petitions to SCOTUS - voter ID review gets nod

Stories today on the Indiana voter ID case: "High court takes case on voter ID in Indiana: Ruling on state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Courts - More on: Outcome of Indiana cert petitions to SCOTUS - voter ID review gets nod

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Reuters has this report this afternoon. Lyle Denniston of SCOTUS Blog has an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Indiana case today

In USA v. Jeffrey Collins (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 5-page per curiam opinion, the panel of Coffey, Evans...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit decision on validity of Illinois Horse Meat Act

The Chicago Tribune today has a brief item on the 7th Circuit ruling yesterday in the case of Carvel International...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 22, 2007

Friday, September 21, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decision on validity of Illinois Horse Meat Act

In Carvel International v. Madigan, a 15-page opinion, Judge Posner writes on a challenge to the validity of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 21, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit opinion today orders plaintiff-appellant's attorney to show cause why he should not be sanctioned

In Charles Price v. Wyeth Holdings (ND Ind., Judge Simon), a 15-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:Charles Price voluntarily dismissed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 20, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on: Appeal of Indiana voter ID case to U.S. Supreme Court

Richard L. Hasen, professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, and editor of the Election Law Blog, has an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - In Illinois case, 7th Circuit rules that church cemetary will not stand in the way of airport expansion

In St. John’s United Church of Christ v. City of Chicago, a 54-page, 2-1 opinion issued today, Judge Wood writes,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Continuing coverage of: "'Honk for peace' case tests limits on free speech"

The U.S. Supreme Court should be deciding shortly whether to hear the "honk for peace" case - see a list...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Court upholds automated phone call ban"

Charles Wilson of the AP reports today on yesterday's 7th Circuit opinion in the case of FreeEats.com, Inc. v. State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 13, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In FreeEats.com, Inc. v. State of Indiana and Steve Carter, AG (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), an 18-page opinion, Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ind Decisions - Challenge to Indiana judicial canons goes before 7th Circuit

This Friday, Sept. 14th at 9:30 am, oral arguments before the 7th Circuit in the case of Indiana Right Life...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Friday, September 07, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In USA v. Emerson and Ingram (SD Ind., Judge Hamilton), a 19-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:Sherman Emerson and William...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 07, 2007

Friday, August 31, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Continuing coverage of the appeal of Indiana voter ID case to U.S. Supreme Court

Richard Winger's Ballot Access News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to hear Indiana Democratic Party v Rokita,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 31, 2007

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules in Indiana medical malpractice case

In Lasley v. Moss (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), an 8-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:Angelica Lasley sued Dr. John A....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on 7th Circuit decision re identity theft

This ILB entry from Aug. 25th, and its links, point to serious shortcomings in the Indiana laws said to protect...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 30, 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: "'Honk for peace' case tests limits on free speech"

"High court weighs Hoosier free-speech case: Ex-Bloomington teacher says school fired her for comments on Iraq war," is the headline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - One from 7th Circuit today

In Campbell v. Miller (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 16-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:James Campbell was arrested in the front...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on 7th Circuit decision re identity theft

The 7th Circuit issued an opinion Thursday in Pisciotta et al v. Old National Bancorp (see ILB entry here). Yesterday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 25, 2007

Friday, August 24, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on 7th Circuit decision re identity theft

Picking up the 7th Circuit opinion yesterday in Pisciotta et al v. Old National Bancorp (see ILB entry here), David...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 24, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today; also an EPA case out of Illinois

In Morales v. Bezy (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 13-page, 2-1 opinion with a dissent beginning on p. 8, Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 24, 2007

Ind. Decisions - One from 7th Circuit Thursday

In Pisciotta et al v. Old National Bancorp (SD Ind., Judge McKinney), a 21-page opinion, Judge Ripple writes:Plaintiffs Luciano...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 24, 2007

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Courts - "Close Enough for Government Work: Seventh Affirms George Ryan Conviction"

Robert Loblaw of the blog Decision of the Day has a great entry today that begins:Remember George Ryan, the disgraced...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more coverage of the appeal of Indiana voter ID case to U.S. Supreme Court

Updating this entry from August 10th, more briefs have been filed in the voter ID cert petition to the SCOTUS...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Monday, August 20, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one

In USA v. Morris (ND Ind., Judge Springmann), a 19-page opinion, Judge Wood writes:Denard Morris was convicted on various...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 20, 2007

Friday, August 17, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on 7th Circuit decision re Orland's Deputy Town Marshal

The 7th Circuit's decision Wednesday in the case of Ryan Belcher and Daraina Gleason v. Vaughn Norton and Town of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 17, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "7th Circuit Breaks With Six Circuits Over Waiver of Appeal"

The July 31st 7th Circuit opinion in the Illinois case of Armando Nunez v. USA. is the focus of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 17, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Ind. Decisions - One today re Indiana from the 7th Circuit

In Ryan Belcher and Daraina Gleason v. Vaughn Norton and Town of Orland (ND Ind. Judge Springmann), a 27-page,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case decided today by the 7th Circuit; plus an interesting decision out of Illinois

In Williams v. Rohm and Haas Pension Plan (SD Ind., Judge Barker), an 8-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Gary Williams...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Friday, August 10, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More coverage of the appeal of Indiana voter ID case to U.S. Supreme Court

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette's Washington reporter, Sylvia A. Smith, who reported June 30th on the cert petitions filed in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 10, 2007

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit "calls appeal of within-guideline sentence frivolous"

In a 7th Circuit ruling out of the ED Illinois today, USA v. Sam Gammicchia, Judge Posner begins:The defendant appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 09, 2007

Ind. Decisions "Judge Posner for Seventh Circuit calls appeal of within-guideline sentence frivolous"

In a 7th Circuit ruling out of the ED Illinois today, USA v. Sam Gammicchia, Judge Posner begins:The defendant appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 09, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit makes available two previously unpublished Indiana prisoner appeal decisions

Neither opinion is new. Both were originally released as unpublished orders, Woods v. Buss on May 3, 2007, and Lambert...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 09, 2007

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Appeal of Indiana voter ID case to U.S. Supreme Court

The State of Indiana has filed its response to the cert petition filed July 2nd in the Indiana voter ID...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Monday, August 06, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Hendricks v. Compass Group, USA (Judge Sharp), a 7-page opinion, Judge Manion writes:Susan Hendricks filed a complaint against...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 06, 2007

Friday, August 03, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case

In USA v. Mallett (ND Ind., Judge Springmann), a 7-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:A jury convicted Jimmie Mallett of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 03, 2007

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules in case challenging sentencing distinction between cocaine base and cocaine

In USA v. Williams (ND Ind., Judge Springmann), a 19-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Sylvanus Williams was arrested after police...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit rules on Dunkin Donuts case out of Illinois

Following up on this brief ILB entry from July 10th, the Chicago Tribune has a long feature today on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one today

In USA v. Hollingsworth (SD Ind., Judge Hamilton), a 19-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:Hollingsworth and McCotry moved to suppress...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Monday, July 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - One today from 7th Circuit

In USA v. Charles Johnson, Jr. (SD Ind., Judge Tinder), a 14-page opinion, Judge Ripple writes:Charles Johnson was charged in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 30, 2007

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Courts - New Albany, adult store still await ruling

Dick Kaukas writes today in the Louisville Courier Journal:It's been almost two years since lawyers for the city of New...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 29, 2007

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules in patent dispute today

In Jennings v. Auto Meter, et al. (SD Ind., William T. Lawrence, Magistrate Judge), a 17-page opinion, Judge Wood...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

Courts - More on: Federal judge John Daniel Tinder (SD Ind.) nominated to 7th Circuit

On July 17th the ILB reported that Judge Tinder had been nominated to the 7th Circuit. Here is a list...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 23, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one today

In USA v. Victor Goodwin (SD Ind., Judge Young), a 14-page opinion, Judge Manion writes:A jury convicted Victor Goodwin,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 23, 2007

Friday, July 20, 2007

Law - More on: Dormant Michigan voter ID law may now be enforced

Updating this ILB entry from July 19th on the ruling of the Michigan Supreme Court, which ended with a reminder...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 20, 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues Indiana insurance coverage decision

In St. Paul Travelers v. Corbin Island Shipyard (SD Ind., Judge Hamilton), a 19-page opinion, Judge Manion writes:The St....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Courts - Federal judge John Daniel Tinder (SD Ind.) nominated to 7th Circuit

A press release sent out by the White House this afternoon announces several nominations, including:John Daniel Tinder, of Indiana, to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In Gregory S. Fehribach v. Ernst & Young LLP (SD Ind., Judge Tinder), a 13-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules on Dunkin Donuts case out of Illinois

Decision of the Day has picked up on the 7th Circuit's civil rights decision today in Elkhatib v. Dunkin Donuts,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Monday, July 09, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Two today from the 7th Circuit

In Mickey Ervin v. Johnson & Johnson (SD Ind., John Daniel Tinder, Judge), a 6-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:Mickey...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 09, 2007

Friday, July 06, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In U.S. v. Jong Hi Bek (ND Ind., Hudge Allen Sharp), an 18-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:When Dr. Jong Hi...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 06, 2007

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit chambers opinion appoints counsel to assist in filing cert petition

In U.S. v. Price (ND Ind., James T. Moody, Judge). a 5-page ruling on a motion for appointment of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 05, 2007

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Ind. Decisions - How long has it been since the 7th Circuit heard oral arguments in the legislative prayer case?

The 7th Circuit heard oral arguments in the case of Hindrichs v. Bosma on September 7th, 2006. See the ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules on disputed bankruptcy question

In a case out of Illinois, In the Matter of Craig Wright, Chief Judge Easterbrook's opinion begins:Bankruptcy judges across...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Monday, July 02, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Even more on: Appeal of Indiana voter ID case to Supreme Court anticipated

Updating this ILB entry from June 30th, on the upcoming filing of a cert petition in the Indiana voter ID...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 02, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Notre Dame case goes to SCOTUS

The case is JOAN LASKOWSKI and DANIEL M. COOK v. MARGARET SPELLINGS, Secretary of Education, and UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 02, 2007

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: Appeal of Indiana voter ID case to Supreme Court anticipated

On May 16th the ILB reported:The ILB has just learned that the ACLU-represented plaintiffs and the Indiana Democratic Party have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 30, 2007

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one today

In Carolyn Kochert v. Adagen Medical (ND Ind., Allen Sharp, Judge), a 10-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:This appeal presents...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 28, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Court overturns death penalty in child's murder"

Charles Wilson of the AP reports today on the 7th Circuit's June 18th decision in Christopher M. Stevens v. Daniel...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 28, 2007

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Indy Parks equal pay case

In Kimberly M. Sims-Fingers v. City of Indianapolis (SD Ind., V. Sue Shields, Magistrate Judge), a 7-page opinion, Judge Posner...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Monday, June 18, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules in Indiana capital case [Updated]

Here is what Howard Bashman of How Appealing just posted about today's 7th Circuit ruling in Christopher M. Stevens v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 18, 2007

Friday, June 15, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Court gives test failing grade" - story is a puzzlement

Well, the ILB is confused. It read this article in the Greater Fort Wayne Business Journal today, dated June 15,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 15, 2007

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: "'Honk for peace' case tests limits on free speech"

Updating this ILB entry from May 14th, which included a quote from the LA Times that began:When one of Deborah...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides waiver case

In U.S. v. Blinn (SD Ind., David F. Hamilton, Judge), a 5-page opinion, Judge Williams concludes:However, we need not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ind. Decision - 7th Circuit decides environmental clean-up costs case

The 7th Circuit has just released a decision in typescript (a printed copy, they say, will follow later) in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit turns down Lambert appeal for stay of execution

In Lambert v. Buss (SD Ind., Larry J. McKinney, Chief Judge), in a per curiam opinion, Judges Ripple, Kanne and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on "Does Judge Posner Write Too Much?"

Readers may recall this Decision of the Day entry on Judge Ripple re Judge Posner from June 5th. Today a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 11, 2007

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Ind. Decisions - One (now two) today from the 7th Circuit [Updated]

In U.S. v. Jeremy D. Hagenow (ND Ind., Robert L. Miller, Jr., Chief Judge), a 7-page opinion, Judge Williams...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 07, 2007

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

Griffin and Yarden v. Sisters of Saint Francis (SD Ind., Richard L. Young, Judge), is a 12-page, per curiam...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Does Judge Posner Write Too Much?"

That is the question posed today by the blog, Decision of the Day, referencingJudge Posner's today opinion in Harzewski v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases today

In Harzewski, Erisa v. Guidant Corp (SD Ind., Larry J. McKinney, Chief Judge), a 17-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:October...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Monday, June 04, 2007

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Elton Burks (ND Ind., Philip P. Simon, Judge) Judge Bauer writes:Burks was convicted on the attempted murder...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 04, 2007

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court sets date for Lambert execution

Updating this May 23rd ILB entry, the AP reports today:INDIANAPOLIS -- The state asked a federal court of appeals yesterday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 02, 2007

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Appeals court upholds dismissal of U.S. Grand Prix lawsuit"

Here is an AP story on the 7th Circuits ruling yesterday upholding Judge Sarah Evans Barker's "dismissal of a class-action...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 26, 2007

Friday, May 25, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit affrims SD Ind.'s 2005 United States Grand Prix race ruling

In IN RE: 2005 United States Grand Prix (SD Ind., Sarah Evans Barker, Judge), a 14-page opinion, Judge Cudahy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 25, 2007

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Law - 7th Circuit rules that lawyer can't appeal judge's critique

The May 3, 2007 7th Circuit decision is Leslie v. Matlaw (ND Ill, ED). Judge Kanne writes:Attorney Leslie V....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Monday, May 21, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules in Indiana police chase case

In Steen v. Myers (ND Ind., Theresa L. Springmann, Judge), a 14-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:The plaintiffs in this combined...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 21, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Fort Wayne teacher in gay rights tolerance case honored in D.C.

The ILB last wrote on the Amy Sorrell situation on May 3rd. Today the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports, in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 17, 2007

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Law - Cert petitions to be filed re 7th Circuit voter ID decision [Updated]

The ILB has just learned that the ACLU-represented plaintiffs and the Indiana Democratic Party have each made final decisions to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Monday, May 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case decided today by 7th Circuit

In USA v. Eddie Lee Strong (SD Ind., John Daniel Tinder, Judge), a 12-page opinion, Judge Ripple writes:A jury...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Potential appeal of Indiana voter ID case to Supreme Court anticipated

As the ILB wrote on May 2nd, "The papers have been full of stories about pressure being put on U.S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "'Honk for peace' case tests limits on free speech"

Bob Egelko of the San Francisco Chronicle writes today about the Jan. 24th 7th Circuit decision in the Indiana case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 14, 2007

Friday, May 11, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two companion ADA cases out of Illinois today

The decisions are Board of Education of Township High School District 211 v. Ross, No. 05-3700 (“Ross I”), and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 11, 2007

Monday, May 07, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In Scruggs v. Jordan (ND Ind., Allen Sharp, Judge), a 10-page opinion, KANNE, Circuit Judge, writes"Aaron Scruggs, an inmate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 07, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on "Don't bother us by arguing over what some federal district judge may have said in another case, Seventh Circuit tells lawyers"

Re Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook's statement last week in RLJCs Enterprises v. Professional Benefit Trust, Howard Bashman of How...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 07, 2007

Friday, May 04, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues three decisions in Indiana cases today

In Decatur Ventures v. Stapleton Ventures (SD Ind., John Daniel Tinder, Judge), an opinion by Chief Judge Easterbrook, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 04, 2007

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Ind.Decisions - Followup on "Gay-rights article stirs debate over student freedoms"

The ILB last wrote on the Amy Sorrell situation on April 28th. Here are some press items since then: "School...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 03, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Don't bother us by arguing over what some federal district judge may have said in another case, Seventh Circuit tells lawyers"

That is what a panel headed by Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook may have implied in an opinion yesterday on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 03, 2007

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case

In United States v. Jeremy S. Craft, (ND Ind., a 13-page opinion, Robert L. Miller, Jr., Chief Judge) Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Ind.Decisions - Yet more on "Gay-rights article stirs debate over student freedoms" [Updated]

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has both a story and an editorial today on the settlement reached Thursday between Amy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 28, 2007

Friday, April 27, 2007

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit Bar Association meeting May 6-8 in Milwaukee

The 7th Circuit Bar Association is meeting May 6-8 in Milwaukee. Take a look at the agenda for Monday morning,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 27, 2007

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Ind.Decisions - Even more on "Gay-rights article stirs debate over student freedoms" [Updated]

More today on Amy Sorrell, the faculty sponsor of a high school paper that published an opinion piece by a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 26, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit tosses Midway crash to Illinois state courts

In Bennett et al v. Southwest Airlines, et al, a 10-age opinion today, Chief Judge Easterbrook writes:Southwest Airlines flight...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 26, 2007

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: U.S. Supreme Court to hear Lake County definition of "money laundering" case

Joe Carlson of the NWI Times writes today, in a story that begins:AST CHICAGO | The case of East Chicago's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Monday, April 23, 2007

Ind. Decisions - U.S. Supreme Court to hear Lake County definition of "money laundering" case [Updated]

Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSblog reports today:The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to clarify the scope of the main federal money...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 23, 2007

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues two Indiana-related opinions Friday

In US v. Swanson (SD Ind., Sarah Evans Barker, Judge), a 13-page opinion relating to the Countrymark fraud conviction, affirming...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 22, 2007

Law - Still more on: Injustice in Wisconsin, bad enough to shock 7th Circuit panel; Plus, more on Indiana Headnotes

Updating this ILB entry from April 11th, about former Wisconsin state purchasing supervisor Georgia Thompson , who was freed from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 22, 2007

Monday, April 16, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Yet more on possible appeal of Indiana voter ID case to Supreme Court

Updating this ILB entry from April 11th, Prof. Rick Hasen of Election Law Blog has a roundup today on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 16, 2007

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Law - More on: Injustice in Wisconsin, bad enough to shock 7th Circuit panel

Updating this ILB entry from Monday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports today in a story that begins:Madison - Former state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on possible appeal of Indiana voter ID case to Supreme Court [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from last Friday, Rick Hasen of Election Law Blog had another post Monday on the 7th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Monday, April 09, 2007

Law - Injustice in Wisconsin, bad enough to shock 7th Circuit panel

This editorial today in the NY times alerted me to the story. Some quotes:As Congress investigates the politicization of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 09, 2007

Friday, April 06, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on possible appeal of Indiana voter ID case to Supreme Court

Rick Hasen of Election Law Blog writes more today on the pros and cons of appealing this particular voter ID...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 06, 2007

Ind.Decisions - Still more on "Gay-rights article stirs debate over student freedoms"

More today on Amy Sorrell, the faculty sponsor of a high school paper that published an opinion piece by a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 06, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Oral argument before the 7th Circuit this week in challenge to Indiana's anti- Automated Dialing Machine law

A press release from Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter earlier this week announced:The United States Court of Appeals for the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 06, 2007

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Voter ID decision featured in new law journal article

This March 29th ILB entry quoted from the summary of Prof Rick Hasen's new law journal article, The Untimely Death...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 05, 2007

Ind. Decision - 7th Circuit denies en banc review of Voter ID decision

In Crawford, William v. Rokita, Todd, a 7-4 ruling, the Order reads:On January 17, 2007, plaintiffs-appellants filed a petition...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 05, 2007

Monday, April 02, 2007

Ind.Decisions - More on "Gay-rights article stirs debate over student freedoms"

"National groups rally to support teacher facing dismissal" is the most recent AP story on the "northeastern Indiana high school...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 02, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on: Voter ID decision featured in new law journal article

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an editorial this morning calling for an en banc 7th Circuit review of its...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 02, 2007

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Legislative prayer, the view from New Jersey

Legislative prayer has been an issue in the Indiana General Assembly in the past few years, with an appeal now...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 01, 2007

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Ind.Decisions - More on "Gay-rights article stirs debate over student freedoms"

Updating this ILB entry from March 26, 2007, Krista J. Stockman of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 31, 2007

Friday, March 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision from 7th Circuit today

The case is Spiegla v. Hull (ND Ind., Allen Sharp, Judge), a 12-page opinion. SYKES, Circuit Judge:This First Amendment retaliation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 30, 2007

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Voter ID decision featured in new law journal article

Prof. Rick Hasen of Election Law Blog has a new law journal article, The Untimely Death of Bush V. Gore,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 29, 2007

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana decisions today from the 7th Circuit

Washington, Leon v. City Fort Wayne (ND Ind., Theresa L. Springmann, Judge) - The facts of this case are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Monday, March 26, 2007

Ind.Decisions - "Gay-rights article stirs debate over student freedoms"

Rebecca Neal of the Indianapolis Star writes today on the ongoing controversy in Woodburn Indiana over a student's opinion piece...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 26, 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

USA v. Duncan, Criss E. (ND Ind., Allen Sharp, Judge.) - Per Curiam: "The district court’s sentence of 457 months’...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 22, 2007

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases, in one it rules the NCAA must comply with a subpoena issued by the US Dept of Education

U.S. Dept. Educ v. Nat'l Collegiate Athletic Ass'n. (SD Ind., John Daniel Tinder, Judge.) - Posner: The University of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Interesting (make that entertaining) 7th Circuit opinion out of ND Illinois [Updated]

The case is JCW INVESTMENTS, INC., d/b/a Tekky Toys, Plaintiff-Appellee v. NOVELTY, INC.. Judge Diane P. Wood writes:Meet Pull...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues 3 Indiana decisions today

IN RE: Garzolini Tire and Fuel (SD Ind., Richard L. Young, Judge) is a bankruptcy appeal and deals with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 15, 2007

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...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Monday, March 12, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Two today from 7th Circuit

USA v. Shearer, Kenneth (ND Ind., William C. Lee, Judge), a 10-page opinion, Judge Flam writes:On August 12, 2004,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 12, 2007

Friday, March 09, 2007

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

It has been a while since we've seen a case out of Indiana. Today we have two opinions: USA...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 09, 2007

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Courts - 7th Circuit Rules on FMLA Leave With Disability Benefits

"7th Circuit Rules on FMLA Leave With Disability Benefits" is the title to an article by Jenner & Block attorneys...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Shadday, Miranda v. Omni Hotel Mgmt (SD Ind., Judge Tinder), a 15-page opinion, Judge Posner writes on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Vincennes University case

In Gilles v. Blanchard (SD Ind., McKinney), a 14-page opinion (which includes on p. 4 a satellite photo of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues interesting non-Indiana decision re location of an "adult business"

The case is Illinois One News v. City of Marshall Illinois. The opinion is written by Chief Judge Easterbrook....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Monday, February 12, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit today has two interesting, non-Indiana cases

The first, USA v. Nettles, Gale, involves the appeal of Gale Nettles, who was charged with attempting to destroy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 12, 2007

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit case out of Illinois in which things get totally out of hand

The case is Redwood v. Dobson, and involves a racial slur, among other things. Howard Bashman, of How Appealing, highlights...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision from the 7th Circuit today

In Custom Vehicles v. Forest River (ND Ind., Judge Miller, Jr.), a 10-page opinion, Judge Posner concludes:In the absence...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

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

In Miles Distributors v. Specialty Con (ND Ind., Judge Nuechterlein), an 18-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:After Specialty Construction Brands, Inc....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Monday, February 05, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Three Indiana cases today from 7th Circuit

In USA v. Horne, Dewan A. (SD Ind., Judge Hamilton), a 6-page opinion, Judge Posner begins:The defendant advertised fictitious vintage...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 05, 2007

Friday, February 02, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit Wisconsin decision of interest

Howard Bashman of How Appealing has an entry this afternoon taking note of today's 7th Circuit opinion in U.S. v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 02, 2007

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit: "We are, however, distressed at the sloppiness with which the case has been handled by both sides." [Updated]

The 7th Circuit has issued an opinion today in an Indiana case. The facts [emphasis added]:At 3:00 a.m. one...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana civil cases decided by 7th Circuit today

In Mayer, Deborah v. Monroe County (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 6-page opinion, Chief Judge Easterbrook writes:Deborah Mayer worked for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Law - No court consensus on voter ID laws

USA Today has a story by Joan Biskupic on voter ID laws, including a nice map showing the status of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Monday, January 22, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In Omega Helathcare Investors v. Res-Care (SD Ind., Judge Young), a 20-page opinion, Judge Kane writes:This diversity case concerns...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 22, 2007

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Courts - Motion to reconsider filed by both sides re local Louisiana school board prayer decision by the 5th Circuit

David J. Mitchell of The Advocate of Baton Rouge, Louisiana today reports:In court petitions filed Friday in the three-year legal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 20, 2007

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In Keith, Kenneth v. Barnhart, Jo Anne, Comm. of Soc.Sec. (SD Ind., Judge Young), a 16-page, 3-0 opinion, Judge Coffee...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - "Speaker's was voice of reason on prayer issue"

Matt Tully, of the Indianapolis Star, has a quite good column today on Speaker Bauer's handling of the legislative prayer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 14, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on 7th Circuit's decision upholdng Indiana voter ID law

The Terre Haute Trib-Star has a strong editorial today titled "Will state ever admit to voter ID law’s real intent?"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 14, 2007

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit case out of Wisconsin offers cautionary lesson

In Treiber & Straub v. UPS, a 13-page opinion, Judge Wood begins:Treiber & Straub, Inc. (“Treiber”), a fine-jewelry store in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Monday, January 08, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides 2 Indiana cases, Friday and today

Boyer v. Belavilas (ND Ind., Judge Springmann) - bankruptcy In Clark, Merry v. State Farm Mutual (SD Ind., Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 08, 2007

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Still more on the voter ID ruling by the 7th Circuit

Law prof. Rick Hasen of the Election Law Blog had an entry yesterday headed "Initial Thoughts on the Seventh Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 06, 2007

Friday, January 05, 2007

Ind. Decisions - More on the voter ID ruling by the 7th Circuit

Theodore Kim of the Indianapolis Star has this story today. Some quotes:A federal appeals court on Thursday found little evidence...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 05, 2007

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Ind. Decisions - Two from 7th Circuit, including voter ID

In Crawford, William v. Rokita, Todd (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 2-1, 15-page opinion, the 7th Circuit upholds Indiana's voter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 04, 2007

Friday, December 29, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Another interesting non-Indiana 7th Circuit ruling

Judge Sykes' opinion today in Oshana v. Coca-Cola begins:This putative class action alleges the Coca-Cola Company (“Coke”) deceived Diet...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 29, 2006

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today, plus two interesting non-Indiana cases

First, the Indiana case: In Halfhill v. Northeast School Corp. (John Daniel Tinder, Judge), Circuit Judge Flaum writes: Steven D....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Beware, again: 7th Circuit sanctions attorney

Recall the discussion late last month about the 7th Circuuit opinion in Smoot v. Mazda Motors, where, to quote an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana ruling today

In USA v. Robert White (ND Ind., Rudy Lozano, Judge), Judge Kanne writes:The defendant appeals a conviction for multiple counts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Friday, December 15, 2006

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case today from 7th Circuit

In USA v. Davis (SD Ind., Judge Barker), a 15-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:The defendant was indicted for defrauding Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 15, 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today, and two others of interest

In US v. Johnson (SD Ind., John Daniel Tinder, Judge), a 5-page opinion, Judge Posner writes:POSNER, Circuit Judge. Under...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on 7th Circuit decision involving East Chicago attorney

Yesterday's 7th Circuit decision in USA v. Fife, summarized in this ILB entry, is the subject of a story today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case

In USA v. JAMES FIFE and KAREN KRAHN (ND Ind., James T. Moody, Judge), an 8-page opinion, Judge Kanne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Monday, December 11, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Not an Indiana case, but a good 7th Circuit read

"Tax Cheat Cheats Himself Out of Sixth Amendment Right" is the heading to an amusing Decision of the Day summary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 11, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In Garth V. Davis (ND Ind., Allen Sharp, Judge), a 34-page decision with a dissent by Judge Rovner beginning on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 11, 2006

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: 7th Circuit practitioners, beware!

Recall the discussion late last month about the 7th Circuuit opinion in Smoot v. Mazda Motors, where, to quote an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 09, 2006

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Ind. Decisions - One today from the 7th Circuit

In Merillat v. Metal Spinners, Inc. (ND Ind., William C. Lee, Judge), a 24-page opinion, Judge Ripple writes:Janet M....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case today from the 7th Circuit

In Lummis v. State Farm Insurance (SD Ind., David F. Hamilton, Judge), a 5-page opinion, Evans writes:Most people who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Monday, December 04, 2006

Ind. Decisions - An interesting 7th Circuit decision in an Indiana torts case today

In Matheny v. U.S. (ND Ind., Andrew P. Rodovich, Magistrate Judge), an 8-page opinion, Judge Poser begins:One wintry day,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 04, 2006

Friday, December 01, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules on one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Parker (ND Ind., Robert L. Miller, Jr., Chief Judge), a 9-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:A jury...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 01, 2006

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit practitioners, beware!

A reader writes about yesterday's ILB entry re what awaits 7th Circuit lawyers who fail to submit a correct jurisdictional...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 30, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Appeals judges say it was not enough to get sidewalks approved after the fact"

"Appeals judges say it was not enough to get sidewalks approved after the fact" is the leadline to this story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 30, 2006

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit practitioners, beware!

"Another Seventh Circuit Crackdown on Sloppy Lawyering" is the headline to this entry today in the blog, Decision of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Ind. Decisons - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana case today, re East Chicago sidewalks

In U.S. v. De La Cruz , a 12-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:Defendants Joe De La Cruz and Edwardo...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Monday, November 27, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In Schneider National Carriers v. Nat'l. Employee Care (SD Ind., Larry J. McKinney, Chief Judge), a 13-page opinion, Judge Stykes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 27, 2006

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Ind. Decisions - East Chicago case could resolve dispute in the federal courts re definition of money laundering

Joe Carlson of the NWI Times reports:Government lawyers are hoping to use the case against East Chicago's "Puerto Rican Frankie"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 25, 2006

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Courts - Linking to 7th Circuit opinions can be tricky

The ILB has been tricked up by this. You cannot just link to 7th Circuit opinions, like you can to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In U.S. v. Daniel Groves Sr. (ND Ind., Allen Sharp, Judge), a 34-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:Daniel Groves was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Indiana Decisions - Commentary on 7th Circuit's open source ruling [Updated]

Commenting on Judge Easterbrook's opinion this week In Wallace, Daniel v. Int'l Business Machines (SD Ind., Richard L. Young, Judge)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 11, 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006

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

In Wallace, Daniel v. Int'l Business Machines (SD Ind., Richard L. Young, Judge), a 7-page opinion, Judge Easterbrook writes:Does...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 09, 2006

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit Indiana cases since Oct. 23rd

In Johnson v. Finnan (11/2/06, SD Ind., Richard L. Young, Judge), a 4-page opinion, Judge Easterbrook writes:Disciplinary panels in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 02, 2006

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Law - 7th Circuit hears Indiana voter ID case

Today the 7th Circuit heard oral arguments in the Indiana voter ID case (for background, start with this ILB entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Law - 7th Circuit hears Indiana voter ID case tomorrow

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, which covered the Missouri Supreme Court decision striking down their voter ID law and noted that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Friday, October 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In U.S. v. Avila (ND Ind., Theresa L. Springmann, Judge), a 5-page opinion, Circuit Judge Posner writes:The defendant was indicted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 13, 2006

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules in Gary "sexually oriented businesses" case

In Andy's Restaurant et al v. City of Gary, a 14-page opinion, Circuit Judge Kanne writes:This appeal concerns the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

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

In USA v. Harris, Antone C. (SD Ind., Sarah Evans Barker, Judge), a 13-page opinion, Circuit Judge Williams writes:When...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "Court OKs Ball State shooting lawsuit"

"Court OKs Ball State shooting lawsuit" is the heading to a brief AP story posted on the Indianapolis Star website...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana 7th Circuit opinion today

It is Custom Vehicles v. Forest River (ND Ind., Robert L. Miller, Jr., Chief Judge), a 5-page opinion in which...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 25, 2006

Friday, September 22, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit acts on CWA case, post-Raponas

"U.S. Supreme Court wetlands decision today muddies waters" was the headline to an AP story June 20th about the Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 22, 2006

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Ind. Decisions - A 7th Circuit opinion, albeit not from Indiana

Normally the ILB only covers 7th Circuit opinions that originated with Indiana cases. However, a case today picked up by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In U.S. v. Gilbert (SD Ind., Larry J. McKinney, Chief Judge), a 15-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:A jury convicted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Friday, September 15, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one today, and it is an Indiana case

In Automation by Design v. Rayasbestos (John Daniel Tinder, Judge), a 24-page, 2-1 opinion, Circuit Judge Rovner writes:In this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 15, 2006

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases

In Shepard, Gregory v. State Automobile Mutual Ins. (SD Ind., David F. Hamilton, Judge), a 13-page opiion, Circuit Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 14, 2006

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Sublett, LaTeirra R. v. John Wiley (SD Ind., Sarah Evans Barker, Judge), a 17-page opinion, Circuit Judge Wood...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on 7th Circuit Cigarette Smuggling Decision

Picking up on yesterday's opinion by a 7th Circuit panel in the case of USA v. Daryl Harper (see ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Monday, September 11, 2006

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case decided today by 7th Circuit

In USA v. Daryl Harper (ND Ind., Robert L. Miller, Jr., Chief Judge), a 12-page opinion, Circuit Judge Kanne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 11, 2006

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Courts - More on: "Exacting Easterbrook to Be Chief of 7th Circuit"

Following up on this ILB posting from August 29th, here is another article on Judge Easterbrook. This one is from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 09, 2006

Friday, September 08, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Demetrius G. Jackson v. Unitied States (ND Ind., Allen Sharp, Judge), a 9-page opinion, Judge Bauer concludes:Finally, we...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 08, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on 7th Circuit argument in legislative prayer case

Odd. The 7th Circuit has now posted the oral arguments for today, September 8th. And it had already posted those...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 08, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Yesterday's arguments before the 7th Circuit in the legislative prayer case

Most of the stories the ILB has read yesterday and this morning about the oral arguments yesterday before the 7th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 08, 2006

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit decides Michigan City ban on park use by convicted child molester

Richard D. Walton of the Indianapolis Star has a story today on Tuesday's decision from the 7th Circuit in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 07, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Evansville paper editorializes on school prayer case

The Evansville Courier& Press has this strong editorial today on the school prayer case:A federal appeals court will hear arguments...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 07, 2006

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit to hear oral arguments in legislative prayer case Thursday

Updating yesterday's entry are additional stories today on the oral arguments scdeduled before the 7th Circuit tomorrow in the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit to hear oral arguments in legislative prayer case Thursday [Updated]

Mary Beth Schneider of the Indianapolis Star reports, in a story just posted headed "Lawmakers seek donations for prayer appeal,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Michigan City ban on park use by convicted child molester [Updated]

In Robert Brown v. Michigan City (ND Ind., Robert L. Miller, Jr., Chief Judge), a 27-page opinion, Circuit Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Has the 7th Circuit created a special doctrine for below-the-age-of-consent teenagers who experience sexual harassment at work?

An article by Hofstra Law Prof Joanna Grossman, published in FindLaw.com's Writ this weekend, is titled "In a Title VII...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 02, 2006

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Ind. Decisions - One Ind. case today from the 7th Circuit

In USA v. Cunningham, Herman (SD ind., Sarah Evans Barker, Judge), a 14-page opinion, Circuit Judge Kane writes:After a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Friday, August 25, 2006

Ind. Decisions - One today from the 7th Circuit

Santos, Efrain v. USA (ND Ind., James T. Moody, Judge), a 15-page opinion, Circuit Judge Manion writes:Efrain Santos and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 25, 2006

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana ruling today

In US v. Ellis (SD Ind., Richard L. Young, Judge), a 14-page opinion, Circuit Judge Kanne writes:After being convicted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Friday, August 18, 2006

Ind. Decisions - "U.S. wins round in air pollution fight"

Yesterday's decision by the 7th Cricuit in USA v. Cinergy Corp. (see ILB entry here) is reported in this AP...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 18, 2006

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules on two Indiana cases today

In USA v. Cinergy Corp. (SD Ind., Larry J. McKinney, Chief Judge), a 9-page opinion, Circuit Judge Posner writes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 17, 2006

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Black, Joseph M. v. Educational Testing Management Corp. and Margaret Spellings, Sec. of Ed., a 13-page opinion (SD...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Monday, August 14, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Conseco bankruptcy decision issued by 7th Circuit last Friday

Well, the ILB missed this 7th Circuit decision last Friday (and so did most everyone else, it seems). The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 14, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit ruling today involves the "probate exemption" to federal courts' jurisdiction

Lois Jones v. Thomas Brennan, et al. is a 9-page opinion out of Illinois, written by Circuit Judge Posner....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 14, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In Gabe Keri v. Board of Trustees of Purdue University (ND Ind. - Theresa L. Springmann, Judge), a 4-page...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 14, 2006

Friday, August 11, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one from Indiana today

In USA v. Demaree, Rebecca S. (SD Ind., David F. Hamilton, Judge), an 8-page opinion, Judge Posner begins:POSNER, Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 11, 2006

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case from 7th Circuit today

In Massey, Michael v. Johnson, Mable (SD Ind. Larry J. McKinney, Chief Judge), a 17-page opinion, Circuit Judge Ripple...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 10, 2006

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on today's 7th Circuit sentencing decision, overturning SD Ind.

My jaw dropped when I read today's 7th Circuit decision in USA v. Jointer (see ILB entry from earlier this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana cases today from the 7th Circuit

In Hart, Jeffrey v. Fed Ex Ground (ND Ind., Robert L. Miller, Chief Judge), a 14-page opinion, Circuit Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana cases today from the 7th Circuit

In Tomanovich, George v. Indianapolis (SD Ind., Richard L. Young, Judge), a 21-page opinion, Circuit Judge Manion writes:MANION, Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides environmental insurance case re duty to indemnify

The case is Keystone Consolidated Industries v. Employers Ins. of Wausau, a 17-page opinion. It is an appeal from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 03, 2006

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two from Indiana today

In Patton, Brenda v. Keystone RV Co (ND Ind., Robert L. Miller Jr., Chief Judge), an 11-page opinion, Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Law - 7th Circuit decisions make "decision of the day"

A 7th Circuit decision yesterday, Doe v. Oberweis Dairy, (out of Illinois) by Judge Posner, was selected federal Court of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 29, 2006

Friday, July 28, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit upholds "no-call list" statute

In Nat'l Coalition of Prayer v. Steve Carter (SD Ind., Sarah Evans Barker, Judge), a 32-page opinion, including a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 28, 2006

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit, in banc, denies rehearing in Notre Dame case [Updated]

The case is JOAN LASKOWSKI and DANIEL M. COOK v. MARGARET SPELLINGS, Secretary of Education, and UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Monday, July 24, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules on West Lafayette school superintendent dispute

In Stella Batagiannis v. West Lafayette Community School Corp. (ND Ind., Judge Allen Sharp), an 8-page opinion, Judge Easterbrook...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 24, 2006

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Commentary on the 7th Circuit's Monon ruling

Commenting on the 7th Circuit's decision Wednesday in USA v. Rosby (access ILB entry here - 2nd case), Leo Morris...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 22, 2006

Friday, July 21, 2006

Ind. Decisions - $8.7 million restitution upheld in Monon fraud

Charles Wilson of the AP has this story today, published in the Louisville Courier Journal, on Wednesday's ruling by Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 21, 2006

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues three today

Biomet Orthopedics v. Tact Medical (ND Ind., Philip P. Simon, Judge) (7 pp.)EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. For 12 years TACT...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Friday, June 23, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit ruled on two more Indiana cases yesterday

From Porco, Christopher v. Trustess IU (SD Ind., David F. Hamilton, Judge), an 11-page opinion: ROVNER, Circuit Judge. Like many...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 23, 2006

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues three Indiana decisions [Updated]

In all the excitement yesterday over the toll road decision here, the ILB neglected to see that the 7th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Indiana sentencing appeal

In affirming USA v. Taryll Miller (SD Ind., John Daniel Tinder, Judge), a 10-page opinion, Judge Easterbrook writes on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases today [Updated]

In Lax, Kenneth R. v. City South Bend (ND Ind., Robert L. Miller, Jr., Chief Judge), a 3-page opinion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Ind. Decisions - A number of briefs are available in legislative prayer case

In addition to the Appellant's brief, a number of amicus briefs have now been filed in the case of Hinrichs,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 25, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana ruling

In Backwater, Inc. v. Penn-America Ins (ND Ind., Paul R. Cherry, Magistrate Judge.), a 5-page opinion, Circuit Judge Evans concludes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 25, 2006

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In USA v. Walker, Thomas (SD Ind., Larry J. McKinney, Chief Judge), a 16-page opinion, Judge Sykes writes:Thomas Walker, an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: Bosma's attorneys file their brief this week in legislative prayer ruling appeal

In this entry yesterday, I wrote that I hoped to post the brief filed with the 7th Circuit this week...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 13, 2006

Friday, May 12, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Bosma's attorneys file their brief this week in legislative prayer ruling appeal

There have been several reports yesterday and today announcing that Speaker Brian Bosma has appealed or is going to appeal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 12, 2006

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues two Indiana opinions

In USA v. Jarrett, Jerry (ND Ind., William C. Lee, Judge), a 17-page opinion, Circuit Judge Evans writes:Jerry Jarrett...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Monday, May 08, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues Indiana opinion today

In Sallie N. Peeler v. MCI, Inc. (SD Ind., Richard L. Young, Judge), a 4-page opinion argued 1/24/2002 and decided...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 08, 2006

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues no Indiana opinions today, but

But, this is interesting. Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Elaine Chao, Sec. of Labor. A petition for rehearing in banc,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

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

In USA v. Kelley, Lamond (ND Ind., James T. Moody, Judge), a 10-page opinion, Circuit Judge Sykes writes:Following a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In Marshall v. Knight (ND Ind., Robert L. Miller, Jr., Chief Judge), a 10-page opinion, Circuit Judge Sykes writes:Kenneth...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Thursday, April 20, 2006

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

In Crouch v. Whirlpool Corp. (SD Ind., Richard L. Young, Judge), an 8-page opinion, Circuit Judge Bauer writes:Whirlpool Corporation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 20, 2006

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit revives lawsuit involving Notre Dame

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Charles Wilson of the AP has a detailed review of the decision and reactions...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 15, 2006

Friday, April 14, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit revives lawsuit involving Notre Dame

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday on the 7th Circuit decision involing Notre Dame, the Chicago Tribune reports: A federal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 14, 2006

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In JOAN LASKOWSKI and DANIEL M. COOK v. MARGARET SPELLINGS, Secretary of Education, and UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME (SD...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 13, 2006

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In USA v. Phillippi, Michael (SD Ind., John Daniel Tinder, Judge), a 6-page opinion, Circuit Judge Manion concludes:Here, we...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In U.S. v. Todd Andrews (ND Ind., Theresa L. Springmann, Judge), a 13-page opinion, Chief Judge Flaum writes:A jury...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 30, 2006

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court refuses to reinstate Anderson man's murder conviction

Charles Wilson of the AP has a good story today, published in this afternoon's Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, adding to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today

In Brown, Robert v. Bartholomew School Corp. (SD Ind., David F. Hamilton, Judge), a 21-page opinion, Judge Ripple writes:The Individuals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court refuses to reinstate Anderson man's murder conviction

The AP reports today, via the Louisville Courier Journal:WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused yesterday to consider reinstating the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Friday, March 24, 2006

Ind. Law - More on: U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear Hosty v. Carter impacts Indiana colleges

This March 2nd ILB entry quoted from a Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial that began:The [U.S. Supreme Court] last week...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 24, 2006

Monday, March 20, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues no Indiana decisions, but an interesting gun law case from Illinois

In Article II Gun Shop v. Gonzales, a 14-page 2-1 opinion, with Judge Manion's dissent starting on p. 11,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 20, 2006

Friday, March 17, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one from Indiana today

In Cherry v. Auburn Gear (ND Ind., Theresa Springmann, Judge), a 17-page opinion, Chief Judge Flaum writes:The defendant-appellee, Auburn...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 17, 2006

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two Indiana cases today

In Dougherty, Sylvia v. Indiana Bell (SD Ind., Sarah Evans Barker, Judge), a 19-page opinion, Judge Manion concludes:Given the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 16, 2006

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In Pinkston, James v. Madry, Anthony (ND Ind., Robert L. Miller, Jr., Chief Judge), a 25-page opinion, Judge Coffey...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision from 7th Circuit today

In Loubser, Annare L. v. USA, et al. (ND Ind., Allen Sharp, Judge), a 14-page opnion with Judge Sykes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Ind. Law - U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear Hosty v. Carter impacts Indiana colleges

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette had an editorial yesterday titled "Stifling student press." Some quotes:The [U.S. Supreme Court] last week...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 02, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit denies stay of legislative prayer ruling

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a comprehensive story this morning, by Niki Kelly, on yesterday's 7th Circuit decision in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 02, 2006

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit denies stay of legislative prayer ruling [Updated]

Mike Smith of the AP is reporting, via the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:INDIANAPOLIS - A federal appeals court on Wednesday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana rulings today from the 7th Circuit

In Charlton, Michael v Davis, Cecil (ND Ind., Allen Sharp, Judge), a 9-page opinion, Judge Evans writes:Having explained why...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides five today, one from Indiana

In Davis, Anthony D. v. VanNatta, John (ND Ind., Allen Sharp, Judge), a prisoner appeal, Judge Manion writes:An Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 09, 2006

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues two today, neither from Indiana

In Barnett, James v. Ameren Corp, Judge Kanne writes:In this case we are presented with the “much-litigated issue” of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues two today, one from Indiana

USA v. Vallery, Roosevelt, a 14-page opinion, begins:KANNE, Circuit Judge. The government appeals from the district court’s sentencing of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Monday, February 06, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues four today, none from Indiana

USA v. Browning, Lashon - this is an interesting, and brief, sentencing decision by Judge Posner. USA v. Gokey,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 06, 2006

Friday, February 03, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues two

Neither are Indiana cases. USA v. Williams, Darius C. - Sentencing appeal, affirmed. USA v. Cherry, Alan - 2-1...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 03, 2006

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three, none Indiana-related

Bender, Gary v. Freed, Gretchen - attorney fees in ERISA case denied USA v. Wilson, Lee A. - criminal USA...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 02, 2006

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts 5 today, one is from Indiana

Gear, Brent v. Emergency Medical - double billing under Medicaid Dunlap, Charles A. v. Hepp, Randy - confrontation clause IFC...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues two, both Indiana-related

In USA v. Belk, Joshua (ND Ind., James T. Moody, Judge) Judge Easterbrook begins:In 1996 George Rogge hired Joshua...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Monday, January 30, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides five today

None of them involve Indiana. Two are immigration appeals; here are the others. Bassiouni, Mahmoud v. FBI is a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 30, 2006

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Law - Chicago to pay $9 million in wrongful conviction; contrast with South Bend case

The Chicago Sun-Times reports today:The city agreed to pay $9 million to a Chicago man wrongfully convicted of raping and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 28, 2006

Friday, January 27, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues five rulings today

None involve an Indiana appeal. The five rulings are:Knudsen v. Liberty Mutual, concerning removal to federal court - granted; Curtis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 27, 2006

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today, two civil and two criminal sentencing

None of the cases were Indiana-based. In Makor Issues & Right v Tellabs Inc., Judge Wood's opinion begins:WOOD, Circuit Judge....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues five today, none involving Indiana directly

But this is interesting. In Van Patten v. Deppish, Judge Evans explores this question:Telephone conversations with clients are a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Friday, January 20, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Two today from the 7th Circuit, one is from Indiana

In USA v. Serrano, Roberto (ND ind., Theresa L. Springmann, Judge), Judge Evans writes:Roberto Serrano, also known as Eddie Roncone,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 20, 2006

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three today

The 7th Circuit has posted three opinions today, presumably none of them equal the two I missed commenting on until...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 19, 2006

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on today's 7th Circuit decisons

Apparently I shouldn't have skipped reading the non-Indiana 7th Circuit decisions today. Howard Bashman of How Appealing reports here in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides five today, one is an Indiana case

The 7th Circuit decided five cases today. Three are prisoner appeals, one is a criminal appeal, and the fifth, a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues five opinions today

No Indiana-based appeals today. Murray v. GMAC Mortgage deals with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and GMACM's effort to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Friday, January 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts more opinions this afternoon

In addition to the establishment clause case blogged here earlier today, the 7th Circuit has now posted two criminal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 13, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides case on standing to challenge an executive-branch program under the establishment clause [Updated]

In Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Choa, DOL, where a 15-page opinion by Judge Posner is followed by a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 13, 2006

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit affirms ban against woman distributing religious material on Milwaukee city bus

In Anderson, Gail v Milwaukee County Transport, Judge Evans writes:In this case, filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two interesting opinions today

The 7th Circuit has decided two interesting civil cases today, neither of them directly relate to Indiana. In 520...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Monday, January 09, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules on two Indiana-related cases today

In USA v. Brock, David C (SD Ind., Chief Judge Larry J. McKinney), Chief Judge Flaum writes:Following a jury trial,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 09, 2006

Friday, January 06, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit ruling makes "Decision of the Day"

Decision of the Day, an outstanding legal blog, selected the 7th Circuit's ruling today in the case of Evans v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 06, 2006

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Ind. Decisions - Another 7th Circuit immigration ruling reversing and remanding

In Giday v. Gonzales, a 23-page opinion issued today, Judge Rover (on a panel including Posner and Manion) writes:Selemawit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 05, 2006

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Ind. Law - 7th Circuit issues interesting ruling involving federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

In Mosely, Lillian L. v. Chicago Board, Judge Wood writes:For the better part of two years, Lillian Mosely fought...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules on South Bend wrongful conviction case [Updated]

In Alexander v. City of South Bend (ND Ind., Christopher A. Nuechterlein, Magistrate Judge) Judge SYKES writes:Wrongly convicted of attempted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Friday, December 30, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Court upholds GM program accused of religious bias

Charles Wilson of the AP has a story this morning, headlined "Court upholds GM program accused of religious bias," on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 30, 2005

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today, including a review of a decision by Judge Hamilton, and more criticism of immigration judges

In a decision of more than passing interest today, Moranski, John W. v. General Motors (SD Ind., David Hamilton), Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 29, 2005

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts five today

The 7th Circuit has posted two opinions today (12/28/05), neither relating to Indiana. USA v. Lister is a sentencing appeal,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four from 12/23/05

This afternoon the 7th Circuit has posted four decisions, dated 12/23/05, to its official site. None involve Indiana: Johnson,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Monday, December 26, 2005

Law - Appeals Courts Criticize Immigration Judges' Handling of Asylum Cases

An Adam Liptak article in the NY Times today (also reprinted in a shortened version here in the Indianapolis Star)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 26, 2005

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit upholds prohibition against pigeons coming home to Chicago to roost

The Chicago Tribune today has a story, headlined "Racing pigeons clipped," on Thurday's 7th Circuit decision reported here yesterday by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 24, 2005

Friday, December 23, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit upholds prohibition against pigeons coming home to Chicago to roost

In Greater Chicago Combine and Center Inc (GCCC) v. City of Chicago, a 13-page opinion that must have been posted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 23, 2005

Monday, December 19, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Two from 7th Circuit

Two cases today from the 7th Circuit, neither Indiana-based: Jacobs v. Paul Revere Life deals with an exclusion in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 19, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Two prisoner appeals posted late Friday

The 7th Circuit posted two prisoner appeals late Friday. One was from an Indiana court. In Pavlovsky v. Van Natta...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 19, 2005

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on: 7th Circuit rules against Indiana Supreme Court in prisoner appeal [Updated]

A story by Bob Kasarda of the Munster (NW Indiana) Times fills in some of the facts in Ben-Yisrayl, Obadyah...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 15, 2005

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Bankruptcy decision by Judge Posner today [Updated]

In In re Payne, Judge Posner writes:The question presented by this appeal is whether a debtor may obtain a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules against Indiana Supreme Court in prisoner appeal

In Ben-Yisrayl, Obadyah v. Davis (ND Ind., Judge Sharp), a 21-page opinion, Judge Williams writes:An Indiana jury convicted Obadyah Ben-Yisrayl,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Monday, December 12, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts six decisions today, including one from ND Ind., and others involving NLRB, sentencing, workers comp, and immigration

In USA v. Oritz (ND Ind. Judge Moody), Judge Williams writes:Jose Ortiz pled guilty to one count of distributing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 12, 2005

Friday, December 09, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues several opinions today

Two bankruptcy rulings today from the 7th Circuit. In Sidebottom v. Broyles (SD Ind., CJ McKinney), Judge Wood writes:This...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 09, 2005

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Ind. Decision - 7th Circuit affirms Indiana Product Liability Act decision

In Tober v. Graco Children's Products (SD Ind., Chief Judge McKinney), Judge Williams writes:Gregory and Staci Tober filed this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 08, 2005

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

One is a bankruptcy appeal from Wisconsin, turning on Wisconsin law. Two are criminal appeals, neither is from Indiana, both...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Monday, December 05, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit remands another immigration judge ruling today

Recall Judge Posner's stinging rebuke in an immigration decision, Benslimane v. Gonzales, last week, including: "Our criticisms of the Board...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 05, 2005

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Several 7th Circuit decisions of interest today

The Indiana decision today is a prisoner's appeal, Woods v. McBride (SD Ind., Chief Judge McKinney), where the District...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana decision today, and an opinion re telemarketing chiropractic services in Illinois

Among the 7th Circuit decisions today is one that is Indiana-related, and one involving telemarketing chiropractic services in Illinois....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules on plea waivers

In Wayne P. Roberts v. U.S.A., an appeal from the N.D. Ind., Judge Sharp, Judge Wood writes:Although the ultimate disposition...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on 7th Circuit ruling yesterday

For interesting commentary on Judge Easterbrook's decision yesterday in Jane Doe v. Jason Smith (ILB entry here), don't miss Howard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Monday, November 21, 2005

Ind. Law - 7th Circuit issues decision on pleading of unauthorized interception, and on anonymous suits

In Jane Doe v. Jason Smith, an appeal from the CD Ill. decided today, Judge Easterbrook writes:When she was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 21, 2005

Friday, November 04, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on 7th Circuit upholds Judge Barker in judicial bias ruling

The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel puts it succinctly today in an "editorial brief":A case of bad judgment A tip for judges:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 04, 2005

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on 7th Circuit upholds Judge Barker in trial level judical bias decision

Maureen Hayden of the Evansville Courier& Press has a followup story today to her story yesterday on the 7th Circuit's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 03, 2005

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit upholds Judge Barker in trial level judical bias decision

An ILB entry from 6/17/04 quotes a story by Maureen Hayden in the Evansville Courier&Press:The Indiana attorney general contends a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit's Easterbrook featured in "Underneath their Robes"

In a very interesting entry posted yesterday, UTR asks "Why is Judge Easterbrook seldom mentioned as a possible Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit hears adult-store debate

Ben Zion Hershberg of the Louisville Courier Journal writes today:A lawyer for the city of New Albany told federal appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Friday, April 29, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

United States v. Cook, John A. (ED Wis.) [7 pp.]...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 29, 2005

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

BROOKS, BENJAMIN v. UNIV WI REGENTS (WD Wis.) [16 pp.] USA v. SUTTON, BYRON (ND Ill.) [7 pp.]...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 28, 2005

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

WALL, SHERRY v. CITY OF BROOKFIELD (ED Wis.) [4 pp.]Before POSNER, ROVNER, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. POSNER, Circuit Judge....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Ind. Decisions - ID thief to get new sentence, court says

The Indianapolis Star's Michelle McNeil, who broke the original Scott/PERF story several years back, has a story today on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

USA v. BOWNES, MARVIS H. (SD Ill.) [6 pp]Before POSNER, RIPPLE, and MANION, Circuit Judges. POSNER, Circuit Judge. We...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Ex-state official’s prison term set aside

Well, this is somewhat embassassing. I summarized this 7th Circuit ruling on the appeal of a decision by Judge Sarah...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Monday, April 25, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three today

LEKAS, CHRISTOPHER v. BRILEY, KENNE (ND Ill.) [23 pp.] EDELSON, HARRY v. CH'IEN, RAYMOND K (ND Ill.) [27 pp.]...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 25, 2005

Friday, April 22, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

IN RE: LARRY EDEN (ND Ill.) [12 pp.]Before EASTERBROOK, ROVNER, and SYKES, Circuit Judges. ROVNER, Circuit Judge. When an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 22, 2005

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three today

Note: For those of you who read yesterday's comments, I'm using the Findlaw links today, which I hope are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 21, 2005

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit makes linking difficult! And worse!

Howard Bashman of How Appealing has this afternoon pointed out here a real problem for those trying to follow the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three today

Midlock, Andrew v. Apple Vacations (CD Ill.) [9 pp. - civil]Before POSNER, MANION, and WOOD, Circuit Judges. POSNER, Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts five today

USA v. Vitrano, Thomas P. (ED Wis.) [9 pp. - criminal] USA v. Lewis, DeWayne (ND Ind., William C....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Monday, April 18, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

Pervaiz, Abida v. Gonzales, Alberto (Bd.Imm.App.) [6 pp.- agency]Before BAUER, POSNER, and EVANS, Circuit Judges. POSNER, Circuit Judge. Abida...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 18, 2005

Friday, April 15, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

Singh, Uday P. v. Gonzales, Alberto R. (Board of Immigration Appeals) [9 pp.]Before BAUER, MANION, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 15, 2005

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three today

Rodriguez, Harry v. Briley, Kenneth (ND Ill.) [3 pp.]Before BAUER, POSNER, and EVANS, Circuit Judges. POSNER, Circuit Judge. *...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 14, 2005

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

Copeland, Jason v. County of Macon (CD Ill.) [10 pp.]Before POSNER, KANNE, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. WILLIAMS, Circuit Judge....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit Posts Three Today

Ameritech Corp v. McCann, E. Michael (ED Wis.) [11 pp.]Before EASTERBROOK, KANNE, and EVANS, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Ind. Decisions - Appeals court approves lawsuit over PCB cleanup

"Appeals court approves lawsuit over PCB cleanup: Case involves 3 Monroe dumps" is the headline to this AP story in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 09, 2005

Friday, April 08, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

IFC Credit v. Bulk Petroleum Corp (ED Wis.) [10 pp.]Before CUDAHY, KANNE and EVANS, Circuit Judges. CUDAHY, Circuit Judge....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 08, 2005

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

Bintz, Robert v. Bertrand, Daniel (ED Wis.) [18 pp.]Before POSNER, MANION, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges. MANION, Circuit Judge. Robert...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 07, 2005

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three today (at least so far)

Peoples, Robin v. USA (ND Ind., Robert L. Miller, Jr., Chief Judge) [8 pp.]Before EASTERBROOK, RIPPLE, and WILLIAMS, Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three more today, making five total

Massey, Donald E. v. Baker O'Neal Holding (SD Ind., David F. Hamilton, Judge) [8 pp.] Affirmed USA v. Rand,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

Kircher, Carl v. Putnam Funds Trust (SD Ill.) [10 pp.]Before EASTERBROOK, RIPPLE, and WOOD, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Monday, April 04, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

USA v. George, Gary R. (ED Wis.) [7 pp.]Before EASTERBROOK, RIPPLE, and MANION, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. Gary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 04, 2005

Friday, April 01, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

USA v. Mykytiuk, Robert (WD Wis.) [11 pp.]Before POSNER, ROVNER, and WOOD, Circuit Judges. WOOD, Circuit Judge. After executing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 01, 2005

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

Sveum, Michael A. v. Smith, Judy P. (WD Wis.) [2 pp.][Per curiam denial of request for leave to proceed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 31, 2005

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

Takle, Joyce v. Univ WI Hosp Clinics (WD Wis.) [10 pp.]Before POSNER, RIPPLE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges. POSNER, Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Ind. Decisions - More on Ten Commandments ruling

The Indianapolis Star today contains an AP story on Friday's Ten Commandments ruling by the 7th Circuit (Books, William A....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Ind. decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

USA v. Garcia Parra, Arturo (WD Wis.) [23 pp.]Before CUDAHY, ROVNER, and WOOD, Circuit Judges. WOOD, Circuit Judge. *...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Monday, March 28, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

Lakeland Enter Inc v. Chao, Elane L. (Petition for Review of an Order of the Department of Labor) [15...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 28, 2005

Friday, March 25, 2005

Ind. Decisions -- 7th Circuit posts two today

USA v. Grap, Daniel D. (ND Ill.) [14 pp.]Before CUDAHY, EASTERBROOK, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. CUDAHY, Circuit Judge. Defendant...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 25, 2005

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

USA v. Rosas, Freddy (ED Wis.) [7 pp.]Before BAUER, COFFEY, and SYKES, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM. * * *...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 24, 2005

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

Dalton, Lawrence v. Battaglia, Deirdre (ND Ill.) [18 pp.]Before EASTERBROOK, KANNE, and WOOD, Circuit Judges. WOOD, Circuit Judge. Eight...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one today

USA v. Re, Randall (ND Ill.) [16 pp.]Before KANNE, EVANS, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. KANNE, Circuit Judge. A jury...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Monday, March 21, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

Ryder Truck Renal v. NLRB (NLRB) [21 pp.]Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and BAUER and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. FLAUM, Chief...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 21, 2005

Friday, March 18, 2005

Ind. Decisions- 7th Circuit posts two today

Leaf, Larry J. v. Shelnutt, Ronald (SD Ind.,Larry J. McKinney, Chief Judge) [41 pp.]Before EASTERBROOK, RIPPLE and WILLIAMS, Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 18, 2005

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues two today

USA v. Baskin, Dustin C. (WD Wis.) [9 pp.] Harper, George v. Albert, Lieutenant (SD Ill.) [33 pp.]...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 17, 2005

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts five today

Grupee, James G. v. Gonzales, Alberto R. (Immigration) [4 pp.] Kobs, Elvis v. United WI Insur Co (WD Wis.)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts five today

USA v. Wade, Levar (CD Ill.) [6 pp.]Before EASTERBROOK, RIPPLE, and EVANS, Circuit Judges. EVANS, Circuit Judge. Bad timing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Monday, March 14, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

Roberts & Schaefer v. OWCP (US DeptLabor) [13 pp.]Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and POSNER and SYKES, Circuit Judges. FLAUM,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 14, 2005

Friday, March 11, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

Szucz-Toldy, Andrej v. Gonzales, Alberto R. (Immigration) [8 pp.] Skylink Tech Inc v. Assurance Co (ND Ill.) [6 pp.]...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 11, 2005

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

Walsh, Dennis R. v. US Dept Veterans (ED Wis.) [5 pp.]Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and EVANS and WILLIAMS, Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 10, 2005

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three today

Details may follow Iao, Zhen Li v. Gonzales, Alberto R. (Immigration) [9 pp.] Knox, Sammy v. USA (ND Ill.)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts 4 today

Winniczek, Hilary M. v. Nagelberg, Sheldon [duplicate of below] Winniczek, Hilary M. v. Nagelberg, Sheldon [3 pp.]Before BAUER, POSNER,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Monday, March 07, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

USA v. KEMPF, JOHN D. (WD Wis.) [4 pp.]Before BAUER, EASTERBROOK, and WOOD, Circuit Judges. BAUER, Circuit Judge. John...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 07, 2005

Friday, March 04, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

USA v. Martin, Leland D. (SD Ind., Sarah Evans Barker, Judge [4 pp.]Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and EASTERBROOK and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 04, 2005

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Ind. Decisions - [Updated] 7th Circuit posts two today

Employers Insur v. Titan Int'l Inc. (CD Ill.) [9 pp.]Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and POSNER and SYKES, Circuit Judges....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 03, 2005

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

Hor, Abdelhadi v. Gonzales, Alberto R. (Bd.Imm.App.) [8 pp.] Native American Arts v. Waldron Corporation (ND Ill.) [8 pp.]Before...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

Williams, Eulah v. Lampe, John (SD Ill.) [6 pp.] Eisencorp Inc v. Rocky Mountain Radar (WD Wis.) [10 pp.]...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two, late on Friday afternoon

Apparently these were posted long after the normal time on Friday, so I missed them. I felt bad until...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 26, 2005

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

Franklin, Harrison v. McCaughtry, Gary R. (ED Wis.) [13 pp.]Before POSNER, WOOD, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. WOOD, Circuit Judge....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 24, 2005

Ind. Decisions - John Doe v. City of Lafayette will not be appealed

In a split en banc decision from July 30, 2004, the 7th Circuit affirmed 8-3 Judge Sharp's (ND Ind.) ruling...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 24, 2005

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Ind. Law - 7th Circuit posts two today

Parks, Marshall v. Wells Fargo Home (CD Ill.) [12 pp.]Before BAUER, KANNE, and WOOD, Circuit Judges. WOOD, Circuit Judge....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts six today

More details later ... Padilla, Luis F. v. Gonzales, Alberto R. (Immigration) [9 pp.] Holton, John v. Indiana Horse...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Monday, February 21, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit site on the fritz again

There may be opinions today, but the Court's site is not loading ......

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 21, 2005

Friday, February 18, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

Kelso, Ted v. Bayer Corporation (ND Ill.) [6 pp.]Before BAUER, MANION, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. MANION, Circuit Judge. Ted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 18, 2005

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

USA v. Greene-Thapedi (ND Ill.) [10 pp.]Before WOOD, EVANS, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. WOOD, Circuit Judge. For three years...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 17, 2005

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

Tun, Brandon v. Whitticker, Joselyn (ND Ind., Roger B. Cosbey, Magistrate Judge) [10 pp.]Before CUDAHY, KANNE, and EVANS, Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts five today

In re: v. USA (ND Ill.) [8 pp.]Before EASTERBROOK, MANION, and KANNE, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM. * * *...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Friday, February 11, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

St. Charles Mfg Ltd v. Whirlpool Corp (ND Ill.) [6 pp.]Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and EVANS and SYKES, Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 11, 2005

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

Hays, Jon R. v. USA (SD Ill.) [10 pp.]Before EASTERBROOK, KANNE, and EVANS, Circuit Judges. KANNE, Circuit Judge. Jon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 10, 2005

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

Roquet, Nancy J. v. Arthur Andersen LLP (ND Ill.) [15 pp.]Before RIPPLE, WOOD, and EVANS, Circuit Judges. EVANS, Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

Gulley, Evalene v. Sahara Coal Trust (Benefits Review Board, US Dept. of Labor) [7 pp.] Enodis Corporation v. Freeland,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Monday, February 07, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

Anderson, Jessie v. Griffin, Roy (ND Ind., Philip P. Simon, Judge) [14 pp.]Before POSNER, MANION, and EVANS, Circuit Judges....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 07, 2005

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three today

Olson, Lawrence W. v. Wexford Clearing (ND Ill.) [10 pp.]Before WOOD, EVANS, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. WOOD, Circuit Judge....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 03, 2005

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts five today; including an important Blakely/Booker ruling on retroactivity

Russell, Tracy v. Harms, Bryan (SD Ill.)Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and EASTERBROOK and SYKES, Circuit Judges. FLAUM, Chief Judge....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

Hart, Genise v. Sheahan, Michael (ND Ill.)Before BAUER, POSNER, and EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judges. POSNER, Circuit Judge. This is an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Monday, January 31, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

Fort, Vanesse v. CW Keller Trucking (ND Ind.,Robert L. Miller, Jr., Chief Judge)Before COFFEY, ROVNER, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 31, 2005

Friday, January 28, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three today

Jordan, Juanita v. Thompson, Donald L. (ND Ind., Theresa L. Springmann, Judge)Before BAUER, POSNER and COFFEY, Circuit Judges. COFFEY,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 28, 2005

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

Faiz-Mohammad, Khali v. Ashcroft, John (On Review of a Final Order of the Immigration and Naturalization Service)Before POSNER, RIPPLE...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

Nylok Corporation v. Fastener World Inc. (ND Ill.)Before EASTERBROOK, KANNE, and EVANS, Circuit Judges. KANNE, Circuit Judge. Nylok Corporation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Monday, January 24, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

Blue Cross Blue IL v. Cruz, Julia (ND Ill.)Before POSNER, KANNE, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. KANNE, Circuit Judge. Jose S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 24, 2005

Friday, January 21, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three today

Myartt, Larry W. v. Frank, Matthew J. (ED Wis.) Nettles, Gale v. Bucklo, Gale (ND Ill.)Before POSNER, RIPPLE, and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 21, 2005

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

Zenith Electronics v. WH-TV Broadcasting (ND Ill.) Boiles, Loretta v. Barnhart, Jo Anne B., Comm. of Social Sec. (SD Ind.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 20, 2005

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

AG Finan Service Inc v. Hughes, Barbara (SD Ind., Sarah Evans Barker, Judge)Before EASTERBROOK, EVANS, and SYKES, Circuit Judges....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts four today

Loughman, Kathleen N v. Malnati Organization (ND Ill.)Before POSNER, MANION, and EVANS, Circuit Judges. EVANS, Circuit Judge. Kathleen Loughman...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Friday, January 14, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

Schmidt, Robert E. v. Barnhart, Jo Anne (WD Wis.)Before COFFEY, WILLIAMS, and SYKES, Circuit Judges. SYKES, Circuit Judge. Appellant...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 14, 2005

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

Velez, David v. Johnson, Michael (ED Wis.) USA v. Cummings, Brenda (ND Ill.)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 13, 2005

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit Posts One Today

U.S. v. Elmo Cash (SD Ind.,Larry J. McKinney, Chief Judge)Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and EASTERBROOK and SYKES, Circuit Judges....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Law - The U.S. Supreme Court has just ruled in Booker and FanFan

The long awaited decisions in US v. Booker (from our 7th Circuit) and US v. Fanfan have just been issued...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Ind. Dec. - 7th Circuit posts four today

Foss, Kenneth v. Bear Stearns & Co (ND Ill.) Canaan, Keith B. v. Davis, Cecil (SD Ind., David F. Hamilton,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Monday, January 10, 2005

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

Kort, Elizabeth v. Diversified Collection (ND Ill.)Before POSNER, MANION, and EVANS, Circuit Judges. MANION, Circuit Judge. Elizabeth Kort, representing a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 10, 2005

Friday, January 07, 2005

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts 5 today

Foelker, Richard v. Outagamie County (ED Wis.) Winniczek, Hilary M. v. Nagelberg, Sheldon (ND Ill.) USA v. Swanson, David H....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 07, 2005

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

Garcia, Jose L. v. Ashcroft, John (Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals) Owens, George...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 06, 2005

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

Board, Herbert L. v. Farnham, Karl (CD Ill.)Before COFFEY, RIPPLE, and KANNE, Circuit Judges. COFFEY, Circuit Judge. Brothers Herbert and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

Goulding, Randall v. 37Point9 (ND Ill.)Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and EASTERBROOK and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. This suit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Monday, January 03, 2005

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three today, including Ten Commandments decision

Mercier, Sue v. Fraternal Order 1254 (WD Wis.)Before BAUER, MANION, and KANNE, Circuit Judges. MANION, Circuit Judge. For almost forty...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 03, 2005

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one today

Int'l Union Eng 139 v. J.H. Findorff & Son (ED Wis.)Before EASTERBROOK, RIPPLE, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 30, 2004

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three today

Fogel, Richard L. v. Gordon & Glickson (ND Ill.)Before POSNER, KANNE, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges. POSNER, Circuit Judge. The cross-appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three today

Allstate Insur Co v. Tozer, John (SD Ind., Tim A. Baker, Magistrate Judge)Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and CUDAHY and POSNER,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Monday, December 27, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two today

Munro, Patrick J. v. Golden Rule (ED Wis.)Before BAUER, EASTERBROOK and KANNE, Circuit Judges. BAUER, Circuit Judge. At all times...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 27, 2004

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one

American States v. Capital Assoc of Jackson County (SD ill)Before BAUER, EASTERBROOK, and KANNE, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. According...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 23, 2004

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit issues two

Hubanks, Alphonso v. Frank, Matthew (ED Wis.)Before BAUER, RIPPLE, and EVANS, Circuit Judges. BAUER, Circuit Judge. Petitioner-Appellant Alphonso Hubanks brought...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Indiana decisions - 7th Circuit posts one

Factory Mutual Insur v. Bobst Group USA Inc (ND Ill.)Before EASTERBROOK, EVANS, and SYKES, Circuit Judges. EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. Bobst...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Monday, December 20, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts three today

Utica Mutual Insur v. Vigo Coal Co Inc (SD Ind., David F. Hamilton, Judge)Before POSNER, KANNE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 20, 2004

Friday, December 17, 2004

Indiana Decisions - 7th Circuit posts one

Branham, Gary L. v. Snow, John W. (SD Ind., John Daniel Tinder, Judge)Before CUDAHY, RIPPLE and ROVNER, Circuit Judges. RIPPLE,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 17, 2004