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Recent Decisions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Knauf Insulation, Inc. v. S. Brands, Inc.
Date: May 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3157

Justia Opinion Summary: Knauf Insulation, the Delaware subsidiary of a German corporation, has its principal place of business in Indiana. SBI was a distributor of Knauf’s insulation; the Dowds are SBI’s principals. For many years SBI was delin...

United States v. Salazar-Rodriquez
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-1393, 14-1584, 14-1589

USA v. Manuel Leija-Sanchez
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1584

United States v. Leija-Sanchez
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-1589, 14-1393, 14-1584

Justia Opinion Summary: Four persons were charged with arranging the murder of “Montes” in Mexico to reduce competition against a Chicago-based criminal organization that created bogus immigration documents. The Seventh Circuit reversed dismiss...

Bell v. McAdory
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1036

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, Bell was adjudicated a sexually dangerous person and civilly detained. After attacking a guard at the Rushville Treatment and Detention Facility, he was convicted and spent the four years in prison. When his sen...

USA v. Pavel Leiva
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1930

Karroumeh v. Lynch
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2198

Justia Opinion Summary: Karroumeh, a citizen of Jordan then married to a Jordanian woman with whom he had two children, was admitted to the U.S. as a visitor in 1996. Within months, he obtained a proxy divorce and married Wright, a U.S. citizen...

Cent. States, SE & SW Areas Pension Funds v. Bulk Transp. Corp.
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-3208, 15-3346

Justia Opinion Summary: Central States is multiemployer pension fund. Bulk Transport is a Fund member and made contributions to the pension account of its employee, Loniewski. Bulk had certified that Loniewski was entitled by a collective barga...

Central States, Southeast and v. Bulk Transport, Corp.
Date: April 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3346

United States v. Smith
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3442

Justia Opinion Summary: Smith, pretending to be pregnant, took her half-sister’s newborn son from his bassinette during the night and started to drive from Beloit, Wisconsin, to her home in Colorado. In Iowa, she learned that Wisconsin police w...

United States v. Rebolledo-Delgadillo
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2121

Justia Opinion Summary: Rebolledo contacted a DEA confidential informant (CI), believing him to be a cocaine purchaser. During three meetings at the CI’s horse ranch, Rebolledo offered to connect the CI with a supplier; the CI agreed to purchas...

Burris v. Smith
Date: April 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2891

Justia Opinion Summary: During an argument, Burris fired his handgun, hitting Kamal in the neck and paralyzing him. Burris fled and evaded police for five months, before surrendering. The state judge instructed the jury on first-degree reckless...

Wells v. Winnebago County
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1805

Justia Opinion Summary: Wells worked as a “computer navigator” at the Winnebago County courthouse, helping pro se litigants deal with the judicial system’s requirements. She claimed that before her departure to take a better job, state and coun...

N. Ill. Serv. Co. v. Sec'y of Labor
Date: April 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2640

Justia Opinion Summary: NISC operates portable rock-crushing units that it dispatches to quarries as needed. When inspecting some of these units, the Mine Safety and Health Administration concluded that NISC failed to comply with some safety re...

United States v. Williams
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1194

Justia Opinion Summary: Milwaukee police officers saw Williams walking in the middle of the road and talking on a cell phone at 1:30 in the morning. When they asked him to stop, he fled, running through a yard and jumping over two fences. He wa...