Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

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

William Charles Construction v. Teamsters Local Union 627
Date: June 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1613

United States v. Miranda-Sotolongo
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2753

Justia Opinion Summary: Officer Johnson spotted defendant driving on an interstate highway in Bloomington, Illinois. Defendant was not speeding, swerving, or committing any moving violation, but had an Indiana temporary vehicle registration tag...

Felton v. City of Chicago
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3211

Justia Opinion Summary: Felton was in a car in Harvey, Illinois, when he was approached by an unmarked car with tinted windows. Felton, who was unarmed, claims that he feared for his life and fled onto the expressway, heading toward Chicago. Of...

United States v. Mbaye
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3348

Justia Opinion Summary: Mbaye and three co‐defendants ran a mortgage‐fraud scheme that involved “straw buyers” who purchased homes at inflated prices using borrowed funds and then defaulted. Their “take” was about $600,000. Mbaye admitted to al...

Brown v. Smith
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1114

Justia Opinion Summary: During his 28 years at the City of Anderson Transit System (CATS), Brown developed diabetes and became unable to maintain his commercial driver’s license (CDL). He was then working as a dispatcher, which did not require...

United States v. Adame
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1196

Justia Opinion Summary: Around 4:30 a.m. on January 14, 2012, the Chicago Fire Department responded to a fire at a two‐story building. The first floor was vacant commercial space and the second floor was split into two apartments.One apartment...

Dietchweiler v. Lucas
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1489

Justia Opinion Summary: After he was temporarily suspended from Watseka Community High School for allegedly consuming or possessing drugs, Dietchweiler filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that the defendants violated his due process right...

Simpson v. Franciscan Alliance, Inc.
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2679

Justia Opinion Summary: Simpson, a registered nurse, began working at St. James Health in 2008 and was not reprimanded until after 2009 when Kelly, a Caucasian woman, became the manager of Simpson’s department. From October 2010 through Septemb...

Yousef Ismail v. Megan J. Brennan
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2701

Yuan v. Lynch
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2834

Justia Opinion Summary: Yuan, a 36-year-old Chinese citizen, illegally entered the U.S. in 2005, and was charged with removability under 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(6)(A)(i). Yuan applied for asylum and withholding of removal, asserting that he feared bei...

United States v. Sainz
Date: June 27, 2016
Docket Number: 13-3585

Justia Opinion Summary: Sainz pled guilty to possessing child pornography, including six images of “Cindy.” Unlawful images of Cindy have circulated widely on the internet. The government argued that Sainz should pay restitution to Cindy, 18 U....

Miller v. GreenLeaf Orthopedic Assocs., S.C.
Date: June 27, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1687

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, a growth was discovered on Venita’s pancreas. She was told that cancer could not be ruled out without further testing. She told her supervisor, Linda. Because Venita did not have health insurance and needed mon...

United States v. Stoller
Date: June 27, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3587

Justia Opinion Summary: Stoller, the beneficiary of a trust that holds title to a house, assigned his beneficial interest to his daughter but reserved a “power of direction” with the right to obtain loans for himself, secured by the property. H...

Ogurek v. Gabor
Date: June 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1151

Justia Opinion Summary: After a fight with another inmate, Ogurek required stitches and was charged with a disciplinary infraction. Ogurek says he told investigator Gabor that he wanted to charge the other inmate with starting the fight and tha...

Panther Brands, LLC v. Indy Racing League, LLC
Date: June 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1818

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, Panther, a marketing and brand management company, signed a contract with IndyCar, to purchase access to coveted space in the “Fan Village” at IndyCar racing events, an area where sponsors set up displays to att...