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
Heartland Alliance National Im v. DHS
Date: October 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1840
Culp v. Madigan  
Date: October 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3738

Justia Opinion Summary: The Seventh Circuit has held that states must permit law-abiding, mentally healthy persons to carry loaded weapons in public. Illinois’ Concealed Carry Act, 430 ILCS 66/1, authorizes an Illinois resident to carry, on his...

Wesbrook v. Ulrich  
Date: October 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3870

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Wesbrook, a former employee of the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, sued Dr. Belongia, a former colleague, and Dr. Ulrich, the chief executive officer of the Marshfield Clinic. Wesbrook claimed that Belongia an...

Iv'Leania Parker v. Carolyn W. Colvin
Date: October 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1030
Lend Lease (US) Construction, Inc. v. Administrative Employer Services, Inc.  
Date: October 20, 2016
Docket Numbers: 16-1294, 16‐1739

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, Lend Lease, the construction manager of the Chicago River Point Tower Project, hired Cives as a subcontractor. Cives hired Midwest Steel. Midwest had, years before, hired AES to supply Midwest with additional wo...

Lend Lease (US) Construction I v. Administrative Employer Servic
Date: October 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1739
Tapley v. Chambers  
Date: October 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3013

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Bloomington Officers, surveilling for loud-music violations, saw Tapley drive by and decided to make a stop. Tapley turned into a parking lot. Officer Stanfield followed. Tapley went into a store, then returned...

Volling v. Kurtz Paramedic Services, Inc.  
Date: October 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3572

Justia Opinion Summary: For weekday shifts, Antioch Rescue (ARS) used paid EMTs through subcontracts with private ambulance companies. For evening and weekend shifts, ARS used unpaid volunteers. Volling began as an unpaid EMT in 2008. In 2010,...

Wagner v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.  
Date: October 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2294

Justia Opinion Summary: Wagner, a licensed attorney proceeding pro se, took both brand‐name and generic hormone therapy drugs as prescribed by her gynecologist to treat her post‐menopausal endometrial hyperplasia. After taking the drugs, Wagner...

United States v. Holman  
Date: October 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3414

Justia Opinion Summary: Holman used heroin to manage pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis. She became addicted and became a dealer. In 2012, Henschel died of a heroin overdose. Wisconsin law enforcement discovered Holman’s heroin distribut...

Cbeyond Communications, LLC v. Sheahan  
Date: October 18, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1237

Justia Opinion Summary: Cbeyond provides telecommunications service to small businesses using telephone lines. AT&T Illinois provides similar service on a larger scale. Their networks are interconnected; a new entrant (Cbeyond) may connect with...

Alston v. Smith  
Date: October 18, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1308

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Alston was convicted of five charges and placed on probation. Dane County law enforcement agencies established a “Special Investigation Unit” (SIU) to monitor and offer resources to probationers whom they identi...

Jan Kowalski v. Cook County Sheriff's Police D
Date: October 18, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1460
Chatham v. Davis  
Date: October 17, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3318

Justia Opinion Summary: McDonald, an Illinois inmate in the segregation unit, suffered an asthma attack in his cell. There were no emergency call buttons. Hours later. his cellmate banged on the door to alert the guards. A guard eventually esco...