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McCleskey v. CWG Plastering, LLC

Citation:
No. 17-1980 (7th Circuit, Jul 31,2018) Not Published
Case Status:
Reversed and Remanded
Ruling:
The district court’s ruling on Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment was reversed and remanded due to the Seventh Circuit finding that Plaintiff proffered considerable evidence that a trier...
Judge(s):
Easterbrook, Hamilton, and Wood
Tag(s):

USA v. Fadden

Citation:
No. 17-1400 (7th Circuit, Nov 01,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
The district court’s refusal to allow the defendant’s theory-of-defense jury instruction did not deny him a fair trial where the proposed instruction restated the court’s charge to the jury...
Judge(s):
Easterbrook, Kanne, and Williams
Tag(s):

In re: EMERALD CASINO, INC.

Citation:
16-075, 16-1132, 16-1133, 16-1143, 16-1148, 16-1160, 16-1161, 16-4464, 16-1165, 16-1235 (7th Circuit, Aug 11,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed in part and Reversed in part
Ruling:
Where officers and directors of a casino caused the casino’s gaming licensed to be revoked, they may be held jointly and severally liable for breach of the company’s shareholder agreement,...
Judge(s):
Kanne, Sykes, Hamilton
Tag(s):

In the Matter of Husain

Citation:
15-3308 and 16-1254 (7th Circuit, Aug 08,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Where a bankruptcy attorney forges his clients’ signatures, omits material assets of which he is aware, and commits extensive perjury regarding these actions, he is not entitled to remain in the...
Judge(s):
Bauer and Easterbrook (DeGulio, District Judge)
Tag(s):

Secure Leverage Group, Inc. v. Bodenstein (In re Peregrine Financial Group, Inc.)

Citation:
16-3424 (7th Circuit, Aug 07,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Where forex contract accounts can be comingled, and used to pay the futures commissions merchant’s liabilities, they are not considered “customer property” deserving priority over all other...
Judge(s):
John T. Tharp
Tag(s):

McGarry & McGarry, LLC v. Rabobank, N.A.

Citation:
16 C 5978 (7th Circuit, Jan 26,2017) Not Published
Case Status:
Affirmed
Ruling:
Contracts between the trustee, his administrative servicer, and his bank, did not violate section 1972(1)(E) of the Bank Holding Company Act because the plaintiff could not show that the contracts...
Judge(s):
Posner, Manion, Williams
Tag(s):

Trentadue v. Gay (In re Trentadue)

Citation:
In re Trentadue, No. 15-CV-388 (7th Cir. Sept. 14, 2016) (unpublished).
Ruling:
In the bankruptcy context, attorney’s fees awarded relating to a child support case constitutes a priority, non-dischargeable domestic support obligation under 11 U.S.C. § 507(a)(1).
Judge(s):
Kanne, Ripple, and Williams.
Tag(s):

In the Matter of Ferguson

Citation:
In re Ferguson, No. 15-3093 (7th Cir. August 23, 2016) (unpublished)
Ruling:
In the bankruptcy context, an appeal lacks jurisdiction when a case is remanded deciding only an issue without resolving the underlying dispute, because such decision is not final.
Judge(s):
Shadid, Easterbrook, Rovner, and Hamilton.
Tag(s):

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