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
John Curry v. Mark Lopez
Date: March 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3645
USA v. Jason Anderson
Date: March 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1548
Turi Joseph v. Tracy Engleson
Date: March 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2627
USA v. Constancio Palomino-Chavez
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1001
Daniel McNett v. Nicholas Robertson
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1508
Judith Mischler v. Nancy Berryhill
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1523
United States v. Garcia  
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1735

Justia Opinion Summary: Garcia was convicted of distributing a kilogram of cocaine to co-defendant Cisneros, 21 US.C. 841. The government offered no direct evidence that Garcia possessed or controlled cocaine, drug paraphernalia, large quantiti...

USA v. Miguel Barrera-Soberanis
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2202
Gary Dodge v. Author Solutions
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2987
Timothy Hermann v. Dunn County
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3373
United States v. Wanjiku  
Date: March 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1973

Justia Opinion Summary: Wanjiku pled guilty to transportation of child pornography, 18 U.S.C. 2252A, retaining his right to appeal the denial of his motion to suppress photographs and videos recovered from his cell phone, laptop, and external h...

Williams v. Norfolk Southern Corp.  
Date: March 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2517

Justia Opinion Summary: Williams, age 17, was struck by a train while he and his friends were running away from a police officer. He sued the railway. The district court held, on summary judgment, that Williams was barred from recovery by India...

Frank Simmons v. Illinois Bell Telephone Compan
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1501
Rafael Herrera-Garcia v. William P. Barr
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1511
Hernandez v. Marque Medicos Fullerton, LLC  
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1789

Justia Opinion Summary: Hernandez filed a voluntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition in December 2016, reporting one sizable asset: a pending workers’ compensation claim valued at $31,000. To place that claim beyond the reach of creditors, she lis...