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Summary: 669 F. Supp. The Complaint alleges that the Defendants, R. James Hurst, the Mayor of Farmington, (sued in his individual and official capacity) and the City of Farmington, violated the Plaintiffs' right to privacy when they conducted a background investigation of the Plaintiff, Sharo Shirshekan. In their Motion to Dismiss, the Defendants argue that the Plaintiffs have failed to state a cause of action because the privacy claim that forms the basis for the Complaint is not an interest protected u......read more.


Summary: 972 F. Supp. Excel's nursing staff used the MMJA forms in determining whether a permanently restricted employee could perform the essential functions of a vacant production position. As for employees with permanent medical restrictions, Excel reviewed their restrictions to see if the employee could perform the physical requirements of the job which they had held prior to receiving any medical restriction or if they could perform the essential functions of any other vacant production position in ......read more.


Summary: 950 F. Supp. Lohorn v. Michal, 913 F.2d 327, 331 (7th Cir.1990); see Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, Inc., 477 U.S. 242, 249, 106 S. Ct. 2505, 2510-11, 91 L. Ed. Co., 883 F.2d 1307, 1312 (7th Cir.1989). 2d 265 (1986); Bank Leumi Le-Israel, B.M. v. Lee, 928 F.2d 232, 236 (7th Cir.1991). [4]Bombard v. Fort Wayne Newspapers, Inc., 92 F.3d 560, 563 (7th Cir.1996); 42 U.S.C. § 12112(a). While most courts give lip service to the idea that the "qualified individual" analysis must be made at the time of the ......read more.


Summary: 672 F. Supp. Vincent W. Moreth, William S. Hanley, Patrick V. Reilly, Springfield, Ill., Lee A. Freeman, Sr., Lee A. Freeman, Jr., Chicago, Ill., John P. Meyer, Danville, Ill., Hercules F. Bolos, James E. Weging, Sp. This action is before the Court on Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative's motion for summary judgment and Central Illinois Public Service Company's motion to dismiss under Fed.R.Civ.P. See Gainesville Utilities Dept. v. Florida Power & Light Co., 573 F.2d 292, 299 (5th Cir.)Defend......read more.


Summary: 296 B.R. 165 (2003) Elaine L. CHAO, Secretary of Labor, United States Department of Labor, Plaintiff, v. BDK INDUSTRIES, L.L.C., a Limited Liability Company, Doing Business as Sonic Drive-in, and Kevin Von Behren, an Individual, Defendants. FACTS On February 6, 2003, Defendant Kevin Von Behren ("Von Behren") filed a voluntary bankruptcy petition under 11 U.S.C. § 301 and Chapter VII of the Bankruptcy Code. According to Defendants, neither Von Behren nor BDK are presently operating any Sonic Driv......read more.


Summary: 745 F. Supp. *1389 Edward Zukosky, Wenona, Ill., George F. Taseff, Jennings Novick Eggan & Ostling, Bloomington, Ill., William C. Zukosky, Urbana, Ill., for plaintiffs. The plaintiffs bring this action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, seeking a court order requiring Illinois to recognize traditional midwifery and a declaratory judgment declaring the Illinois Medical Practice Act of 1987, Ill.Rev.Stat. Oriental Health Spa v. City of Ft. Wayne, 864 F.2d 486, 489 (7th Cir.1988) (quoting Heckler v. Matthews,......read more.


Summary: 581 F. Supp. On May 12, 1983, Attorney Richard Anderson was ordered by the Court to show cause why sanctions should not be imposed or why he should not be ordered to refund fees and costs paid him in this case. Thus, I adopt the Government's description of the facts, with the following exception: Attorney Michael Kopec was paid $1,582.50 for his initial representation of Michael Strawser. Attorney Richard Anderson was paid $45,600 in fees and $1,900 in expenses by Michael Strawser to represent R......read more.


Summary: 129 B.R. 563 (1991) In re William J. WIMMER and Cynthia S. Wimmer, Debtors. Before the Court is an appeal by William J. Wimmer and Cynthia S. Wimmer, Debtors, from a final order of the Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois. [1] On the date of the bankruptcy, Cynthia S. Wimmer held an interest in a 401(k) plan sponsored by her former employer, Ruppman Marketing Services, Inc. (R. 8). As of the date of the bankruptcy, Cynthia *565 Wimmer had terminated her employment with Ruppman a......read more.


Summary: (2008) The GSI GROUP, INC., Plaintiff, v. SUKUP MANUFACTURING CO., Defendant. OPINION JEANNE E. SCOTT, U.S. District Judge: This matter comes before the Court on Defendant Sukup Manufacturing Company's (Sukup) Motion for Summary Judgment as to Lack of Willfulness (d/e 446). Plaintiff GSI Group, Inc. (GSI), alleges that Sukup willfully infringed on the following patents held by GSI: U.S. Patent 5,135,271 (271 Patent) covering a latching device and improved pin design related to grain bin doors; U......read more.


Summary: 806 F. Supp. 799 (1992) BROMENN HEALTHCARE, an Illinois Corporation, as Sponsor of Bromenn Healthcare Employees' Group Medical Dental Plan, Plaintiff, v. NORTHWESTERN NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, a Minnesota Corp., and Self Assurance Company, an Illinois Corp., Defendant. This Cause is before the Court on the motion of Plaintiff Bromenn Healthcare [Bromenn], as sponsor of Bromenn Healthcare Employees' Group Medical/Dental Plan [Plan], to remand this case to the Circuit Court of the Eleventh ......read more.


Summary: 286 F. Supp. 2d 983 (2003) Jenny WERNSING, Charles Bingaman and Troy Cannon, Plaintiffs, v. O'Dell THOMPSON, Jr., Department of Human Services of the State of Illinois, Sydney Roberts, Inspector General, Defendants. 2d 202 (1986); Cain v. Lane, 857 F.2d 1139, 1142 (7th Cir.1988). Co., 883 F.2d 1307, 1312 (7th Cir.1989). at 1734-35, 88 S. Ct. 1731; Wainscott v. Henry, 315 F.3d 844, 848 (7th Cir.2003). Crue v. Aiken, 204 F. Supp. Milwaukee Police Assn. v. Jones, 192 F.3d 742, 750 (7th Cir.1999); H......read more.


Summary: 28 F. Supp. After the hearing, in his motion filed on August 11, 1998, Defendant asserted yet another reason *1094 for allowing defendant to withdraw his plea: that Defendant had discovered his parents may have been married under the common law of Texas, thereby conferring citizenship on Defendant. United States v. LeDonne, 21 F.3d 1418, 1423 (7th Cir.1994) (citing United States v. Groll, 992 F.2d 755, 758 (7th Cir. United States v. Trussel, 961 F.2d 685, 688 (7th Cir.1992). United States v. Sae......read more.


Summary: 793 F. Supp. A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. v. Public Building Comm'n of St. Clair County, Illinois, 921 F.2d 118, 120-21 n. 2 (7th Cir.1990). Ass'n, 804 *834 F.2d 390, 396 (7th Cir.1986) (quoting Warshawsky & Co. v. Arcata Nat'l Corp., 552 F.2d 1257, 1261 (7th Cir.


Summary: (2008) Gerald COVELL, Plaintiff, v. Harmon P. MENKIS, Todd Hlavacek, Ralph Sesko, Darrell Washington, Jamie Gallo-Weinstein, Leon Devriendt, Ron Sipek, Lori McKenzie, Jenny Singleton, and Amy Blough, Defendants. I. INTRODUCTION This is an action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, wherein Plaintiff Gerald Covell alleges that his rights under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution were violated when his employment was terminated. FACTUAL BACKGROUND (A) Plaintiff Gerald C......read more.


Summary: 782 F. Supp. The issue in this case is whether modified satellite television descramblers are primarily useful for the surreptitious interception of electronic communications. Defendants move to dismiss the superseding indictment, which charges them with conspiracy to violate 18 U.S.C. §§ 2511-12, 1343 and 47 U.S.C. § 605 for allegedly selling modified satellite television descramblers which the Government asserts were primarily useful for the purpose *409 of surreptitious interception of wire, ......read more.


Summary: 46 F. Supp. *820 H. Laddie Montague, Jr., Charles P. Goodwin, Berger & Montague, P.C., Philadelphia, PA, Robert N. Kaplan, Gregory K. Arenson, Kaplan, Kilsheimer & Fox LLP, New York City, Michael J. Freed, Edit F. Canter, Barat S. McClain, Much Shelist Freed Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein, P.C., Chicago, Illinois, for the plaintiff Class. William F. Martson, Jr., Brian J. Posewitz, David S. Aman, Tonkon Torp LLP, Portland, Oregon, for plaintiff Gray & Company. Donald R. Harris, Edward F. Malone, J......read more.


Summary: 725 F. Supp. BERISFORD METALS CORPORATION, d/b/a Erlanger & Co., Third Party Plaintiff, v. CENTRAL ILLINOIS DOCK COMPANY, Third Party Defendant. The Motions are based upon CIDC's theory that third party complaints *980 seeking contribution or indemnification are barred by the LHWCA, which provides in § 905 an exclusive remedy against employers and thus prohibits either direct or indirect tort actions against the employer. The importance of finding a substantive right to contribution before deter......read more.


Summary: 148 B.R. 304 (1992) In re Clifford W. CHAPIN and Peggy Chapin, Debtors. Clifford W. CHAPIN and Peggy Chapin, Plaintiffs/Appellants, v. UNITED STATES of America, acting through the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, Defendant/Appellee. See In re Bergstrom, 949 F.2d 341 (10th Cir.1991); United States v. D'Avanza, 132 B.R. 462 (M.D.Fla.1991); In re Rench, 129 B.R. 649 (Bankr.D.Kan.1991); In re Pruitt, 107 B.R. 764 (Bankr.D.Wyo.1989); In re Hofmann, 76 B.R. 853 (Bankr.S.D.Fla.1987); In re Haywood, 62 B.R. 48......read more.


Summary: 751 F. Supp. 783 (1990) Roger ARKEBAUER, Plaintiff, v. Michael KILEY, Individually and as State's Attorney of Shelby County, Illinois, Defendant. Absent a showing of bad faith, harassment, or other unusual circumstances calling for equitable relief, a federal court will not enjoin a pending state court prosecution. at 751. In the letter, Kiley stated that he and agent Bensyl had discussed briefly an arrangement entered into by the Macon County State's Attorney's office in which a promise of a gr......read more.


Summary: 322 F. Supp. Richard F. Clough, Anne Clough, McDonald Strickland & Clough, Carrollton, IL, J. Michael Grier, Christopher K. Snow, Warden Triplett Grier, Overland Park, KS, for Defendants, Terracon. ORDER SCOTT, District Judge: This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff Test Drilling Service Company's ("TDSCO") Objection to Defendant's Notice of Removal of Civil Action (d/e 13). In its response to TDSCO's objection to removal, Agri-Waste states that removal was proper because complete divers......read more.