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  1. Drug-sniffing dogs are a law enforcement hoax, signaling drug alerts even when no drugs are presentRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NewsTarget.com

    A recent ruling by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has brought into question the ability and effectiveness of so-called "drug-sniffing dogs" after judges found that one animal in Illinois was not at all competent in the task he was supposedly trained to do. The Free Thought Project and the Chicago Tribune , reported that Lex, a police dog from central Illinois, was at the center of a lawsuit filed by a St. Louis man who is currently serving 20 years in prison for drug possession.

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  2. Do Not Mess With Michael Jordan And His Right Of PublicityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | JD Supra

    After Michael Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September of 2009, Sports Illustrated ran a special issue to commemorate Jordan's achievement and celebrate his career. The issue was to be sold in stores, rather than through subscriptions, and certain stores were offered space in the issue in exchange for offering copies of the magazine for sale.

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  3. Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides two more Indiana cases todayRead the original story

    Friday | Indiana Law Blog

    This case is yet another cautionary tale about the consequences of not properly responding to a motion for summary judgment. Dr. Subah Packer was discharged from a tenured position at the Indiana University School of Medicine based on what the University says was a persistent failure to meet expectations, particularly with respect to publication and securing grant money for her research.

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  4. Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversalRead the original story

    Friday | Indiana Law Blog

    In Saint Catherine Hospital v. Indiana Family and Social Serv , an 11-page opinion, Judge Williams writes: St. Catherine Hospital had to pay a Hospital Assessment Fee as part of an Indiana program designed to increase Medicaid reimbursements to eligible hospitals.

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  5. Nice try, but $7 million Wisconsin man's whistleblower award is not 'capital gain,' court saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    A Wisconsin man who won a $7 million award for blowing the whistle on Medicare fraud, but he just lost a bid to treat that income as a capital gain on his income tax return. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week upheld the IRS position that the payment is more akin to a reward or bounty for work done to reveal the fraud than a a return on an investment, and that Craig Patrick and his wife must report the money as ordinary income, subject to a higher tax rate.

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  6. States face obstacles in Planned Parenthood defunding fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | World Magazine

    Several state governors are gunning for Planned Parenthood, vowing to revoke its government funding in light of an undercover investigation into its participation in the fetal tissue trade. With federal statutes and the White House on the abortion giant's side, states face a serious challenge following through with their governors' objectives.

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  7. August 28: Second Amendment also covers those in US illegallyRead the original story

    Friday | KSFO AM 560

    People living in the United States illegally have a constitutional right to bear arms but are still barred from doing so by a separate law, a federal appeals court ruled. The three-judge panel of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling Thursday in a case involving Mariano Meza-Rodriguez.

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  8. Second Circuit: Transfer of Mortgage Servicing Rights Triggers FDCPA Disclosure RequirementRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | JD Supra

    A federal appeals court has ruled that a nonbank mortgage servicer's notice of servicing rights transfer sent pursuant to RESPA constitutes debt collection and thus triggers mandatory FDCPA disclosures. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling this month in Hart v.

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  9. Wanggaard: John Doe reform bill protects constitutional rights | M.D. Kittle | 7Read the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | Townhall

    ... and right to counsel are limited. In its review of the recent John Doe investigation, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals raised constitutional concerns about the process. As a former police officer and investigator, I have participated in and used ...

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  10. A Pick Off Play Strikes Out at the First Circuit, But There Are More...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | JD Supra

    Sorry, we couldn't resist mixing our baseball metaphors. In Bais Yaakov of Spring Valley v.

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  11. 7th Circuit Court: Illegal ImmigrantsHave Second Amendment Rights TooRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | Lucianne.com

    In a case regarding a specific gun control law which bans "unauthorized aliens" from possessing firearms in the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit did the work of a contortionist by upholding the law while also pointing out that they "see no principled way to carve out the Second Amendment and say that the unauthorized are excluded." In a word-illegal immigrants have Second Amendment rights too.

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  12. FedEx Workers Ruled Employees, Not Independent Contractors - and the IRS Weighs InRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | JD Supra

    Developments continue to come almost daily about misclassification of employees as independent contractors. Wage and hour cases, tax rulings, and discrimination charges all are part of the mix.

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  13. Media Call: The Global Fallout of China's Market VolatilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | CFR.org

    CFR experts Robert Kahn and Willem H. Buiter join Zhiwu Chen, Yale University professor of finance and Foreign Affairs contributor, to discuss the health of the Chinese economy, where it's heading, and what it means for the global economy. Watch Richard A. Posner, judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, analyze how past fiscal irresponsibility has led to challenges to the global standing of the U.S. financial markets.

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  14. Minnesota court upholds law requiring ID to enter courtroomRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Jurist

    The defendant, who was convicted for the shooting of three teenagers, argued that preventing members of the public from entering the courtroom violated his Sixth Amendment [text] right to a public trial. While the court found that there were no constitutional grounds for reversal in this case, the opinion advised against requiring identification to enter a courtroom and concluded the discussion by stating, "[w]e do not want anyone to be discouraged from attending or viewing proceedings in Minnesota courts."

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  15. Seventh Circuit Rejects Court Challenge to Pending SEC Administrative Enforcement ProceedingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | JD Supra

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held yesterday that federal District Courts do not have subject-matter jurisdiction to entertain challenges to ongoing SEC administrative enforcement proceedings where the challenger is already a party to those proceedings. A party to a pending administrative proceeding must defend against that proceeding and then seek review from the SEC Commissioners and, eventually, the federal appellate courts.

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  16. EEOC: Title VII Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based On Sexual OrientationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | JD Supra

    The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges struck down restrictions on marriage by same-sex couples, but it did not address other forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation, such as in employment.

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  17. Is This Adversary Procedure? "Dr." Posner's Potent PrescriptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | The Huffington Post

    ... to challenge Dr. Wolfe's qualifications and neutrality or produce additional evidence. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed. Judge Posner, writing for a divided panel, began by carefully scrutinizing the record. He noted that Dr. Wolfe's ...

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  18. Seventh Circuit Issues Stern Warning For Insurers That Reject Their Duty to DefendRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | JD Supra

    The first line of the Seventh Circuit's opinion says it all: "This case provides a warning for insurance companies who refuse to defend their insureds." As the court's admonishment suggests, insurers that improperly refuse to defend an insured do so at their own risk and if not done through a reservation of rights or a declaratory judgment action may waive their coverage defenses in the process.

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  19. Seventh Circuit Provides Guidance On Fairness Of Class Action Settlement Agreements And Fee AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | JD Supra

    In upholding the fee award, the Seventh Circuit also discussed the propriety of a number of settlement provisions and practices that are frequently at issue in class action settlement negotiations. While not a workplace class action, this decision should be of interest to any employers who are involved in class action litigation because it provides guidance about how courts in the Seventh Circuit and beyond will view certain class action settlement provisions and practices.

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  20. Michael Keaton wins battle over flop filmRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | KJRH

    BIRDMAN star MICHAEL KEATON has won a long-running legal battle over his 2008 directorial debut THE MERRY GENTLEMAN after an appeals court judge ruled he cannot be held responsible for the flop. The production company behind the film sued the actor for failing to complete the project on time and then failing to promote it properly, blaming Keaton for the movie's lack of success.

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