The newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on Federal Civil Practice
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Message from the chair
Welcome to the newest section council of the Illinois State Bar Association and thanks for taking the time to read our inaugural newsletter.
Recent 7th circuit decisions of interest
In a case of first impression, in Davis v. Ruby Foods, Inc., 269 F.3d 818 (7th Cir. 2001), the Seventh Circuit reversed a district court's dismissal of a pro se Title VII complaint for sexual harassment, holding that even a complaint that contains extensive superfluous matter satisfies the pleading requirements of a short and plain statement as set forth in Rule 8 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
Recent Seventh Circuit decisions of interest
In Southern Illinois Riverboat Casino Cruises, Inc. v. Triangle Insulation and Sheet Metal Co., 302 F.3d 667 (7th Cir. 2002), the owner of a casino vessel sued the seller of a maritime sealant for negligence and breach of express or implied warranty.