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
Goldberg v. Bank of America, N.A.  
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Number: 11-2989

Justia Opinion Summary: If a LaSalle Bank custodial account had a cash balance at the end of a day, the cash would be invested in (swept into) a mutual fund chosen by the client. The Trust had a custodial account with a sweeps feature. After...

Holtz v. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.  
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Number: 13-2609

Justia Opinion Summary: JPMorgan offers to manage clients’ securities portfolios. Its affiliates sponsor mutual funds in which the funds can be placed. Plaintiffs in a putative class action under the Class Action Fairness Act, 28 U.S.C. 1332(...

Kashamu v. Department of Justice  
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1004

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1998, Kashamu and others were charged with conspiracy to import heroin, 21 U.S.C. 963. Kashamu, refusing to appear (which would have required his presence in the U.S.), insisted that the crimes were committed by his d...

Gubala v. Time Warner Cable, Inc.  
Date: January 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2613

Justia Opinion Summary: Gubala subscribed to Time Warner’s cable services in 2004 and, as required, provided Time Warner with his date of birth, address, telephone numbers, social security number, and credit card information. In 2006, he cancel...

United States v. Bloom  
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1445

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007 Sentinel Management Group collapsed. Sentinel managed short-term cash investments for futures commission merchants, individuals, hedge funds, and other entities. Its bankruptcy left customers and creditors in the...

Velasquez-Banegas v. Lynch  
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2619

Justia Opinion Summary: Banegas, a then-38-year-old citizen of Honduras, entered the U.S. in 2005, without authorization. In removal proceedings, initiated in 2014, he applied for withholding of removal and for protection under the Convention...

Patrick Tullis v. Vipin Shaw
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1130
Roger Day, Jr. v. Charles Daniels
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1980
Builders Bank v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.  
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2852

Justia Opinion Summary: Builders Bank is insured and regulated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), which conducts a “full‐scope, on‐site examination” every 12-18 months, 12 U.S.C. 1820(d). After a 2015 examination, the FDIC ass...

Lamondre Moore v. Michael Vagnini
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3097
Ezell v. City of Chicago  
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Numbers: 14-3312, 14-3322

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010 the Seventh Circuit invalidated a Chicago ordinance prohibiting possession of handguns. The city then established a regime that required one hour of range training as a prerequisite to obtaining a permit to posse...

Rhonda Ezell v. City of Chicago
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Number: 14-3322
USA v. Paul Winfield
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1047
United States v. Winfield  
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-1048, 16-1047

Justia Opinion Summary: A police informant, wearing a hidden camera, bought heroin and methamphetamine from Winfield during four controlled buys at Winfield’s apartment. Each time, the informant saw additional drugs and paraphernalia in the apa...

Anthony Allen v. Chad Hasemeyer
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1077