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Sanctions

Kelly D. Ebmeyer sued several prison officials under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging violations of the Eighth Amendment.

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Plain Error – Sentencing

In February 2018, Rex A. Hopper was convicted of conspiracy to distribute fifty or more grams of a mixture containing methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a), 846, and 841(b)(1)(B).

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Arbitration Award

It would be difficult to overstate the strength of the Supreme Court’s support for arbitration when the parties have elected to resolve their disputes using that mechanism.

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Unlawful Seizure – Suppression of Evidence

The State charged John W. Lane with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and with a prohibited blood alcohol concentration, third offense, based on evidence obtained during a traffic stop.

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Divorce – Property Division

Kimberly B. Rushman appeals the circuit court’s division of property in a judgment of divorce between herself and her former husband, Christopher John McMahon.

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Jury Instructions

Eric Newman appeals a judgment of conviction for aggravated battery and an order denying his postconviction motion.

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Abuse of Discretion – Resentencing

Lamonta Willis appeals a judgment of conviction, following a jury trial, of one count of attempted armed robbery, as a party to a crime, and one count of aggravated battery, as a party to a crime.

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Sufficiency of Evidence – Damages

Artisan and Truckers Casualty Company (Artisan) appeals the trial court order upholding the jury’s award of $50,000 to August Zywicki for the loss of his future earning capacity after he was injured in an automobile accident.

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Qui Tam Claim – Medical Billing

Sophisticated players in the healthcare market know that services come at a cost; providers charge fees commensurate with the services rendered; and payors expect to receive value for their money.

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Habeas Relief – Double Jeopardy

The Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment provides that “No person shall … be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.”

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Preliminary Injunction

In 2016, the City of Chicago and the Barack Obama Foundation selected Jackson Park in Chicago as the location for the Obama Presidential Center.

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