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
United States v. Jenkins  
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 14-2898

Justia Opinion Summary: Jenkins was charged with Kidnapping, 18 U.S.C. 1201(a), and Using or Carrying a Firearm to Commit a Crime of Violence, 18 U.S.C. 924(c)(1)(A)(ii). Jenkins agreed to cooperate and entered into a proffer agreement, which...

USA v. Jamar Bailey
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1280
Orlander Northern v. John Stroger, Jr.
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3697
Ennis Brown v. Michael Hicks
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1622
USA v. Patrick Wallace
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3714
Glisson v. Indiana Department of Corrections  
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1419

Justia Opinion Summary: Glisson was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer. His larynx, part of his pharynx, portions of his mandible and 13 teeth were removed. He was fitted with a voice prosthesis, and received postoperative radiation treatment. Lat...

Eric Johnson v. City of South Bend
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3887
USA v. Frankie Sanders
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1830
Ernest Clark v. USA
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2296
United States v. Paxton  
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Numbers: 14-2913, 15‐1294

Justia Opinion Summary: Five defendants were arrested as they were preparing to execute a planned robbery of a fictitious narcotics “stash house.” They had been recruited by an undercover agent, posing as a drug courier seeking to rob a Mexica...

USA v. Matthew Webster
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1294
Evergreen Square of Cudahy v. Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority  
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1475

Justia Opinion Summary: The property owners, participants in the “Section 8” federal rental assistance program (42 U.S.C. 1437f(a)), sued the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority for allegedly breaching the contracts that govern...

Kimtylery Heng v. Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1668
Justin Gierke v. Codilis & Associates, P.C.
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2051
Zuniga v. Pierce & Associates  
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-2052, 16-1668, 16-2051

Justia Opinion Summary: In consolidated cases, the debtors obtained Federal Housing Administration-insured residential mortgage loans and subsequently defaulted due to financial hardship. The law firms represented the loan servicing agents in f...