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Appellate Practice Highlights Seventh Circuit’s Key Decisions for NLJ

Several attorneys from Jenner & Block’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice recently published an article in The National Law Journal identifying recent decisions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that involved important business-related issues.

The article, published in the October 24 issue of the national newspaper, discussed:

  • Disch v. Rasmussen, involving a bankruptcy court’s power to revoke a discharge;
  • Toney v. L'Oréal USA Inc., regarding a claim brought under the Illinois Right of Publicity Act by a model for hair-care products;
  • U.S. v. Zingsheim, concerning a mandamus petition challenging a local rule requiring disclosures from the government as part of a request under the federal sentencing guidelines;
  • Kircher v. Putnam Funds Trust, involving whether individuals who were induced to purchase, sell or hold securities are exempt from state law claims;
  • Roquet v. Arthur Andersen LLP, regarding whether Arthur Andersen violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act when it initiated layoffs shortly after being indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice;
  • Hoagland v. Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard P.C., concerning whether a business entity designated a professional corporation under state law is a “corporation” under the federal diversity jurisdiction statute;
  • Smith v. Sprint Communications Co. L.P., about a district court’s certification of a nationwide settlement class and injunction of competing class actions; and
  • Edelson v. Ch'ien, concerning whether the Williams Act permitted a private cause of action for damages outside the context of a tender off and control contest.

The article was written by Partners Barry Levenstam and Barry Sullivan, Co-Chairs of the Firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice, together with Partners Michael T. Brody and C. John Koch and Associates Denise Kirkowski Bowler, David W. Austin and Thalia L. Myrianthopoulos.

Please click here to view the article from The National Law Journal.