Seventh Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

The US 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 US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Sonoku Tagami v. City of Chicago
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1441
David Bertha v. Kane County State's Attorney O
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3916
Kerrie Milligan-Grimstad v. Morgan Stanley
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4224
Gordie Taylor v. Village of Dolton, Illinois
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1097
Kemp v. Liebel  
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1314

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, Jewish inmates at prisons operated by the Indiana Department of Corrections, were transferred from one DOC facility to another (Wabash Valley) in order to maintain a kosher diet. Plaintiffs allege that Liebe...

State Auto Property & Casualty v. Brumit Services, Inc.
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1700
Sullivan v. United States  
Date: December 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2023

Justia Opinion Summary: Brothers Daniel and John operated companies that offered remodeling services in Chicago. Through subcontractors, they performed legitimate work for clients who paid in cash, but they padded their profits by duping elderl...

Dassey v. Dittmann  
Date: December 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3397

Justia Opinion Summary: Halbach disappeared in 2005. Her family contacted police. Officers focused on Avery Auto Salvage in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, the last place she was known to have visited. Avery, who lived on the property, had called Auto T...

Demonta Hambright v. Paul Kemper
Date: December 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3712
United States v. Foster  
Date: December 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1703

Justia Opinion Summary: After Foster pleaded guilty to illegal gun possession under 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1), the district court considered him to have three qualifying convictions under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. 924(e), and im...

USA v. John Gries
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2432
USA v. John Gries
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2432
USA v. James McCullars
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2447
USA v. James McCullars
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2447
Goodman v. American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc.  
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1691

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, Kaufman filed a class‐action lawsuit based on Amex’s sale of prepaid gift cards. The packaging declared the cards were “good all over.” Kaufman alleged that these cards were not worth their stated value and were...