Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, based in Chicago, Illinois, has appellate jurisdiction over courts in the following districts:

Two notable law and economics scholars sit on this court, Judge Frank Easterbrook and Judge Richard Posner.

Browse Opinions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


Recent Decisions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Musa v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue  
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1841

Justia Opinion Summary: Musa owns and operates a restaurant in Milwaukee. The IRS determined that Musa made misrepresentations on his tax returns, including underreporting his federal income taxes by more than $500,000 for the years 2006-2010....

USA v. Carlton Davis
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4166
Medical College of Wisconsin v. United States  
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3863

Justia Opinion Summary: Medical College of Wisconsin, a nonprofit corporation, received a refund of Social Security (FICA) taxes after the IRS ruled that medical residents were exempt from them until April 2005. The IRS added to the refund appr...

Turner v. Hirschbach Motor Lines  
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3263

Justia Opinion Summary: Hirschbach, a trucking company, offered Turner, an African-American, a job as a driver contingent on his completion of orientation and a drug test. Turner claims that throughout orientation, the evaluator stared at him a...

Carl Gallo, Jr. v. Lorna Stokes
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2875
United States v. Eason  
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2756

Justia Opinion Summary: The Easons' children were removed from their custody. One child, at the age of 10 months, had multiple leg fractures that the Easons could not explain. A social worker found that the Easons had also neglected their secon...

United States v. Blagojevich  
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3254

Justia Opinion Summary: Blagojevich was convicted of 18 crimes committed while he was Governor of Illinois and sentenced to 168 months’ imprisonment. In 2015, the Seventh Circuit vacated five of the convictions but affirmed the others and rema...

Brown v. Milwaukee County Public Defender's Office  
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3182

Justia Opinion Summary: After Brown was charged with sexually abusing his children, before trial, the court three times allowed Brown’s appointed counsel to withdraw because Brown would not cooperate. Brown appeared pro se but after “multiple o...

USA v. Anthony Simmons
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3315
Masco Corporation v. Peter Prostyakov
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3803
James Sumpter v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2012
Craig Mrazek v. Michael Puisis
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1473
Gregory Turley v. Chad Todaro
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1732
Rosie Lewis v. Joliet Police Department
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3005
Marjorie E. Gibson v. Thomas Kriescher
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3121