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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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Due Process Violation

In these consolidated appeals, Dallas R. Christel appeals from judgments of conviction and orders denying his postconviction motions.

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Foreclosure – FDCPA Violation

For several years, CitiMortgage, Inc., has been locked in a legal battle with Jerome M. Davis and Lynne Ternoir-Davis over a mortgage the couple took out on their residence in 2005.

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Summary Judgment – Freedom of Information Act

Jacqueline Stevens, a Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University, is conducting research into the relations between the foreign campuses of American universities, the federal government, and private‐sector entities.

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Insurance Claim – Coverage

Like today’s decision in Crescent Plaza Hotel Owner, L.P. v. Zurich American Insurance Co., No. 21-1316 (7th Cir. Dec. 9, 2021), this case presents insurance coverage issues related to the partial closure of a hotel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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False Claims Act – Pleading Special Matters

Dr. John Mamalakis, a Wisconsin anesthesiologist, filed this qui tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 et seq., alleging that Anesthetix Management LLC, his former employer, fraudulently billed Medicare and Medicaid for services performed by its anesthesiologists.

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Summary Judgment – Issue of Material Fact

In the process of arresting a highly inebriated Sachin Gupta, a police officer tugged on his handcuffed arm causing him to fall forward on his head and chest and fracture a vertebra in his neck.

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