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Recent 7th circuit decisions of interest By Joseph G. Bisceglia and Chaka M. Patterson Federal Civil Practice, April 2002 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.

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