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Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Visit Oct. 11 - 12

Panel Discussion and CLE Opportunity on October 11:
Practice Before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Moot Court Room
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
211 South Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana

A panel of Circuit Court Judges of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals will discuss briefing, motion practice, and oral argument before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and will answer questions from the audience. Robert Downey, Lecturer of Legal Research & Writing at Maurer School of Law, and Jon Laramore of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, will moderate the discussion. The panel is presented by Indiana University Maurer School of Law, the Monroe County Bar Association, and the Seventh Circuit Bar Association.

2 free hours of CLE credit is available for Indiana lawyers. RSVP by Oct. 8 to ivanderc@indiana.edu.

Oral Arguments on October 12

Moot Court Room
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
211 South Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit will hear oral arguments in three cases from noon to 2:00 in the Moot Court Room.

Seating begins at 11:30.

Cloe v. City of Indianapolis No. 12-1713

Plaintiff-appellant Cloe contends the district court erred by granting summary judgment for her employer, the City of Indianapolis, on her Americans with Disabilities Act claims for (a) failing to accommodate disabilities resulting from multiple sclerosis, and (b) discriminating and retaliating against her in terminating her employment.

Jordans v. Binns & US Xpress No. 11-2134

Plaintiff-appellant Jordan was severely injured when her motorcycle collided with a semi operated by defendant Binns for his employer. A jury found the defendants not liable for the accident. Plaintiff seeks a new trial, arguing that the trial court erroneously admitted hearsay evidence from statements made at the scene of the accident and in an insurance investigation report.

U.S. v. Westmoreland No. 10, 3961

Defendant-appellant Westmoreland was convicted on drug, murder, and conspiracy charges. He contends the trial court erred by denying his motion for a new trial based on new evidence that a government agent had an affair with his wife during the investigation, by waiting eight years to deny the motion for a new trial, and by refusing to appoint counsel to assist him.