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Sufficiency of Evidence

Virginia “Ginger” Mourning appeals the grant of summary judgment for her former employer, Ternes Packaging–Indiana, Inc., on her claims that Ternes fired her because she is a woman, in violation of her rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2, and because she took medical leave that was protected under the Family and Medical Leave Act, 29 U.S.C. § 2615.

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Proper Venue

Wine and Canvas Development, LLC, Anthony Scott, Tamara McCracken, and Donald McCracken sued Christopher Muylle, Theodore Weisser, YN Canvas CA, LLC, Art Uncorked LLC, and Weisser Management Group LLC, bringing federal trademark and state law claims.

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Abuse of Discretion

Union Pacific Railroad challenges the legal authority of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to continue an enforcement action after issuing a right to sue letter and subsequent resolution of the underlying charges of discrimination in a private lawsuit.

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Abuse of Discretion

Plaintiffs are former arbitrators for the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. In 2011, plaintiffs and another arbitrator brought a due process action challenging the implementation of House Bill 1698, a workers’ compensation reform statute that had terminated their six‐ year appointments under prior law.

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Jurisdiction

Regency Corporation operated for‐profit cosmetology schools in 20 states. Each Regency Beauty Institute offered both classroom instruction and practical instruction in a “Regency Salon,” where members of the public could receive cosmetology services at low prices.

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Fiduciary Liability

This case arises out of the Illinois Gaming Board’s decision to revoke Emerald Casino, Inc.’s gaming license. In an attempt to recover the value of the license, the bankruptcy trustee sued the defendants—former Emerald officers, directors, and shareholders—for breach of contract and breach of their fiduciary duties.

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Sufficiency of Evidence

Relator and plaintiff‐appellant George Bellevue filed a qui tam action under the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq., and its Illinois analog, the Illinois False Claims Act (IFCA), 740 Ill. Comp. Stat. 175/1 et seq., on behalf of the United States and the State of Illinois against defendant‐appellee Universal Health Services of Hartgrove, Incorporated (“Hartgrove”).

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