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Immigration – Removal Order

Petitioner Victor Mejia-Padilla (“Mejia”) seeks review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals sustaining the denial of his statutory motion to reopen his deportation proceeding, which he filed more than six years after that proceeding closed.

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Insurance Claim – Coverage

StarNet Insurance Company filed suit in diversity seeking a declaratory judgment specifying that the terms of a workers’ compensation and employers liability policy it issued to P.S. Demolition, Inc. obligate it to pay nothing more for a workplace injury than the amounts that Illinois workers’ compensation law requires P.S. Demolition to pay its injured employees.

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8th Amendment Violation – Summary Judgment

Adrian Thomas sued several prison officials at Pontiac Correctional Center in Illinois alleging they violated the Eighth Amendment by restricting him for two months to a cell with feces on the walls, a mattress covered in human waste, a bunk bed with a hundred dead flies, and inadequate plumbing that caused him to develop a rash.

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