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Nov 2, 2021

Sentencing Guidelines

This is a successive appeal regarding sentencing.

Nov 2, 2021

Title VII Violation – Religious Accommodations

Mohammed Mahran, an Egyptian Muslim, sued Advocate Christ Medical Center, his former employer, raising claims of employment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”).

Nov 2, 2021

6th Amendment Violation – Right to Fair Trial

Manuela Chavez and her aunt owned a clothing store on the south side of Chicago where they sold socks and t-shirts out of the front and kilogram quantities of heroin and cocaine out of the back.

Nov 1, 2021

Attorney Fees

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is one of several federal statutes that allows a prevailing party to shift its attorneys’ fees to its adversary.

Nov 1, 2021

FDCPA – Subject-matter Jurisdiction

This case presents a problem that has become familiar to our circuit: alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act that have not caused the plaintiff any concrete harm.

Nov 1, 2021

Abuse of Discretion – Damages

This case arose from the fraudulent financing of purchases of four properties in Chicago back in 2006.

Nov 1, 2021

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

For his role in a gang shooting, a jury convicted Jonathon Adeyanju of attempted homicide and endangering safety by use of a firearm.

Nov 1, 2021

6th Amendment Violation – Confrontation Clause

Selina Schutt, her three young children, and her boyfriend, Jamayl Wash, were driving into her apartment complex in Fort Wayne, Indiana, when shots rang out.

Nov 1, 2021

Negligent Procurement and Breach-of-Contract

Dr. Chad Mathis served as an orthopedic surgeon in Alabama. He had a disability-insurance policy issued by Standard Insurance.

Oct 29, 2021

Weekly Case Digests – October 25, 2021 – October 29, 2021

Weekly Case Digests – October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021

Oct 27, 2021

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

James Carroll appeals a judgment of conviction and an order of the circuit court for Jefferson County denying his motions for postconviction relief.

Oct 27, 2021

Standing to Sue

Lake Arrowhead Association, a homeowners’ association, commenced this small claims action seeking a money judgment for unpaid assessments and associated charges allegedly owed by Opal Straub on property in the Association.


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