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
Donley v. Stryker Corporation  
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1195

Justia Opinion Summary: The Seventh Circuit reversed the district court's grant of summary judgment for Stryker in an action filed by plaintiff, a former employee, alleging a claim of retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964....

Hall v. Berryhill  
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2628

Justia Opinion Summary: The Seventh Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of disability insurance benefits to plaintiff. The court held that substantial evidence supported the ALJ's decision to deny benefits where the opinion's of plaint...

B.G. v. Janice Jackson
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1806
Daugherty v. Harrington  
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3224

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, an Illinois state prisoner, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that prison officials conspired to and did violate his First and Eighth Amendment rights while he was incarcerated at the Menard Correction...

Daron Seymour-Reed v. Forest Preserve District of Du
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3610
Barbera v. Pearson Education, Inc.  
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1085

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against her former employer, Pearson, alleging claims of Title VII sex discrimination and other claims, after she allegedly did not get the same chance to resign with severance pay that three male em...

Ameren Illinois Co. v. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers  
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1591

Justia Opinion Summary: The employer sought review by the federal district court and obtained a judicial order vacating an award on the ground that the arbitrator improperly applied external law to contradict the terms of the collective bargain...

Jane Doe No. 55 v. Madison Metropolitan School
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1521
Jane Doe No. 55 v. Madison Metropolitan School
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1521
St. Augustine School v. Evers  
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2333

Justia Opinion Summary: The Seventh Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for defendants after defendants refused to provide school transportation (or equivalent cash benefits) to plaintiffs' children. The court held t...

Perry v. Coles County, Illinois  
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3615

Justia Opinion Summary: The Seventh Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of an action alleging the violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment because the county placed a disproportionate tax on commercial an...

Webb v. Frawley  
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1607

Justia Opinion Summary: The Seventh Circuit affirmed defendant's motion to dismiss an action alleging that defendant tortiously interfered with plaintiff's employment contract and knowingly misrepresented company policy, both of which resulted...

Dayton v. Oakton Community College  
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1668

Justia Opinion Summary: The Seventh Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of defendants' motion for summary judgment in an action alleging claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 42 U.S.C. 1983, and Illinois law. Pla...

Harrington v. Berryhill  
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-3179, 17‐3194

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiffs successfully prosecuted their cases, the Treasury Department determined that plaintiffs had outstanding debts to various government entities. However, plaintiffs had assigned to counsel any legal fees to...

Harrington v. Berryhill
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-3179, 17-3194