United States Seventh Circuit - October 2018 Opinion Summaries

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Beaton v. SpeedyPC Software

United States Seventh Circuit
Consumer Protection Law, Class Actions, Cyberspace Law
Affirmed the certification of a class action alleging that a software company's downloadable product to improve computer speed and performance was a...
10/31/2018 18‐1010

Rivera v. Allstate Insurance Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Securities Law, Labor & Employment Law
Overturned a $27 million jury verdict obtained by four former portfolio managers, who claimed that they were defamed when they were fired for...
10/31/2018 17-1310

Duncan v. Asset Recovery Specialists, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Debt Collection, Consumer Protection Law
Held that a collection agency acted lawfully in requiring a consumer to pay a $100 administrative fee for the return of personal items found in her...
10/31/2018 17-2598

US v. Taylor

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the life sentences of two men for robbing a store and killing the owner, rejecting their contention that their sentences were substantively...
10/31/2018 17‐2986

Abrego v. Wilkie

United States Seventh Circuit
Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that a former Veterans Affairs dental assistant could not proceed to trial on his gender and race discrimination and other Title VII claims....
10/30/2018 17-3413

Zander v. Orlich

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Injury & Tort Law
Revived the claim of a citizen who was sexually assaulted by a sheriff's deputy that the sheriff was vicariously liable under principles of respondeat...
10/30/2018 17-2792

Lovett v. Herbert

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Injury & Tort Law
Held that correctional officers had qualified immunity from a claim that they violated the Fourth Amendment rights of a man arrested for drunk driving...
10/29/2018 17-1668

US v. Austin

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the acceptance of a defendant's guilty plea to charges of bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and obstruction of justice, rejecting his...
10/29/2018 16‐3211

Tissue Technology LLC v. TAK Investments LLC

United States Seventh Circuit
M&A, Contracts
In a dispute that arose out of the sale of a manufacturing plant, held that the district judge was correct to withhold any remedy that would transfer...
10/29/2018 18-1835

Molina-Avila v. Sessions

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
Denied a man's petition for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals decision denying his request for deferral of removal, which he sought because he...
10/25/2018 17-1723