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Sufficiency of Evidence

Chicago Police Officers Xavier Elizondo and David Salgado used their positions to embezzle drugs and cash, some of which they distributed to informants.

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ADA and Rehabilitation Act Violation – Equitable Tolling

Plaintiff-appellant Brian Lax brought suit against defendant-appellee Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, alleging that the agency, his employer, had discriminated against him in violation of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 701 et. seq. (the “Act”).

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Involuntary Commitment and Medication

In April 2020, the circuit court ordered P.P. to be subject to an involuntary mental health commitment and an involuntary medication or treatment order pursuant to WIS. STAT. ch. 51. P.P. challenges only the involuntary medication or treatment order, arguing that the evidence was insufficient to meet Rock County’s burden of proof by clear and convincing evidence.

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ALJ Error – Amended Permit

The Department of Natural Resources (Department) issued to Meteor Timber, LLC, a permit (the permit or the initial permit) and, some months later, an amended permit (the amended permit) allowing Meteor Timber to fill wetlands for purposes of constructing a facility for drying and storing industrial sand and an associated facility for loading the sand onto rail cars and shipping the sand by rail.

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LIRC Review – Worker’s Compensation Benefits

Conway Freight, Inc./Conway Central Express (Conway Freight) appeals an order of the circuit court affirming a decision from the Labor and Industry Review Commission (LIRC) in which Timothy J. Rothe was awarded worker’s compensation benefits for an occupational injury that resulted in Rothe’s permanent total disability.

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Title VII Violation – Retaliation Claim

After being fired from the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Donald A. Miller and John W. McGuire sued their former employer and one of its officers, Donald Bonds, alleging racial discrimination and retaliation in violation of federal and Illinois state law.

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Sufficiency of Evidence

Law enforcement agents searched Michael Perryman’s home and found drugs, baggies, a digital scale, and a loaded AR-15 rifle.

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Jurisdiction – Multidistrict Litigation

These two consolidated appeals raise issues about how the common practice of “direct filing” in multidistrict litigation may affect the choice of law in individual cases within the larger MDL.

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Class Action – Certification

Andrea Santiago, a severely disabled Chicago resident, would leave her van parked on the street in front of her home for extended periods of time.

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Injunctive Relief – Texas Heartbeat Act

The Court granted certiorari before judgment in this case to determine whether, under our precedents, certain abortion providers can pursue a pre-enforcement challenge to a recently enacted Texas statute.

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