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Miranda Warnings

Jason Donahue appeals from a judgment, entered upon his no-contest plea, convicting him of first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of thirteen.

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Sentence Modification

Bobby L. McNeil appeals his judgments of conviction in two cases: the first case, where he was convicted of obstructing an officer; and the second case, where he was convicted of several counts of possession of controlled substances, obstructing an officer, and felony bail jumping. He also appeals an order denying his postconviction motion without a hearing.

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Discharge of Commitment

Rodney Timm appeals an order denying his petition for discharge from his commitment as a sexually violent person under WIS. STAT. ch. 980 (2017-18).

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Plea & Sentencing

A grand jury returned a superseding indictment charging Wade Bonk and his two codefendants, Darcy Kampas and Timothy Wood, with conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 and 841(b)(1)(A), and with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A).

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Negligence Claim – Summary Adjudication

Plaintiff Moses Perez was driving a sport‐utility vehicle when he apparently hit a patch of ice, lost control, and was then hit from behind by defendant Kiara Wharton driving a tractor‐trailer.

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Punitive Damages

After experiencing virulent anti-Semitic abuse at the hands of Sergeant Lawrence Knasiak, Officer Detlef Sommerfield of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) filed a lawsuit against Knasiak and the City of Chicago in which he alleged discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on his German national origin and his Jewish ethnicity.

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Sentencing Guidelines

Jason Wells was sentenced in Illinois for two drug offenses: he received two years’ imprisonment for the first and one year for the second, to run consecutively.

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Sanctions

After our decision on the merits, Quincy Bioscience, LLC v. Ellishbooks, 957 F.3d 725 (7th Cir. 2020), we later granted Quincy Bioscience, LLC’s (“Quincy”) motion for sanctions.

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Sufficiency of Evidence

Robert Hosler was convicted after a bench trial of using a facility or means of interstate commerce to attempt to “persuade[], induce[], entice[], or coerce[]” a minor to engage in sexual activity, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2422(b).

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ADA Violation – Disparate Treatment Claim

Angela Tonyan worked as a store manager at Dunham’s Athleisure Corporation (Dunham’s) when she suffered a series of injuries, requiring multiple surgeries and temporary restrictions to her shoulder, arm, and hand movement.

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Sentencing Guidelines – Resentencing

In what is becoming an all-too-familiar subject, this appeal raises a question about whether a state drug statute sweeps more broadly than its federal counterpart because the former includes a particular isomer of a substance that the latter does not.

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Court Error – Motion to Suppress Evidence Denied

Marcus Lorenzo Jew appeals the judgment convicting him, upon the jury’s guilty verdicts, of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, as a party to a crime, while using a dangerous weapon; possession of a firearm by a felon; misdemeanor unlawful use of a telephone by threatening harm, as an act of domestic abuse; misdemeanor disorderly conduct, as an act of domestic abuse; and misdemeanor disorderly conduct, while using or threatening to use a dangerous weapon.

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