No. 10-3785.

680 F.3d 933 (2012)

UNITED STATES of America, on the relation of Robert S. GOLDBERG and June Beecham, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided May 21, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

A. Colin Wexler (argued), Attorney, Goldberg Kohn Ltd., Brett E. Legner , Attorney, Office of the Attorney General, Civil Appeals Division, Chicago, IL, Patricia Hanower , Attorney, Department of Justice, Civil Division, Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, Linda A. Wawzenski , Attorney, Office of the United States Attorney, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

John Donley Adams (argued), Attorney, McGuirewoods LLP, Richmond, VA, Sheldon T. Zenner , Attorney, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Jeffrey E. Rogers , Attorney, McGuirewoods LLP, Norman T. Finkel , Attorney, Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman & Rosenberg, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge, and KANNE and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.


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