United States Seventh Circuit - October 2018 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Walton

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction and sentence for mail fraud. The defendant, an official in a religious organization, was charged with filing and assisting...
10/25/2018 17‐2984

US v. Lopez

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction and life sentence for several drug-related offenses. Also expressly reminded district courts and the government to ensure...
10/24/2018 17-1391

Lindsey v. Macias

United States Seventh Circuit
Government Law, Civil Rights
Affirmed a defense verdict on claims including false arrest and malicious prosecution that a plaintiff brought after criminal weapons charges against...
10/23/2018 17–2963

US v. Kienast

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the convictions of three defendants on child pornography charges, rejecting their challenge to the search warrant authorizing the government...
10/23/2018 17-1840

Fritz v. Evers

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Education Law
Held that the state of Wisconsin did not deny a teacher due process when it listed him on a public website as being under investigation for suspected...
10/23/2018 17-2955

Smith v. GC Services Limited Partnership

United States Seventh Circuit
Debt Collection, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Held that a collection agency waived any right to arbitrate a consumer's Fair Debt Collections Practices Act lawsuit as a result of waiting too long...
10/22/2018 18‐1361

US v. Neal

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction of conspiring to distribute cocaine, rejecting the defendant's contention that he should have been allowed to withdraw his...
10/22/2018 17-2976

Herrington v. Waterstone Mortgage Corp.

United States Seventh Circuit
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law
Overturned a $10 million-plus award that an employee had obtained in a wage-hour case through collective arbitration. The defendant company contended...
10/22/2018 17-3609

US v. Castaneda

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the sentence of a defendant who pleaded guilty to transporting methamphetamine as part of a 20-person conspiracy.
10/19/2018 18-1541

US v. Price

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed an order requiring a defendant convicted of operating a heroin distribution conspiracy to pay restitution to the family members of another...
10/19/2018 17‐3077
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