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Hall v. Berryhill

United States Seventh Circuit
Government Benefits
Upheld the denial of Social Security disability benefits to a man with a back injury, rejecting his contention that the ALJ improperly discounted his...
10/15/2018 17‐2628

Ameren Illinois Co. v. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 51

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Upheld an arbitrator's decision that an employee should not have been fired for storing a firearm in his parked vehicle, because Illinois'...
10/12/2018 18‐1591

Barbera v. Pearson Education, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Held that an employee lacked evidence that she was unlawfully denied the same chance to resign with severance pay during a company downsizing, an...
10/12/2018 18-1085

Daugherty v. Harrington

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reinstated a state prisoner's claim that a correctional lieutenant violated his First Amendment rights by retaliating against him for complaining...
10/12/2018 17-3224

Webb v. Frawley

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that an employee of a commodities trading business failed to state claims that a supervisor tortiously interfered with his employment contract...
10/11/2018 18-1607

St. Augustine School v. Evers

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Education Law
Held that a religious school's First Amendment rights were not violated when public school authorities refused to provide bus transportation to the...
10/11/2018 17-2333

Perry v. Coles County, Illinois

United States Seventh Circuit
Tax Law, Constitutional Law
Affirmed the dismissal of taxpayers' suit alleging that a county government imposed a disproportionate tax on commercial and industrial properties in...
10/11/2018 17-3615

Harrington v. Berryhill

United States Seventh Circuit
Government Benefits, Tax Law, Attorney's Fees
Declined to hear a challenge to Treasury Offset Program regulations. A law firm ended up with nothing in legal fees because the government...
10/10/2018 17‐3179

US v. Velazquez

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction on drug-trafficking charges. Held that officers' good faith reliance on then-existing circuit precedent supported a warrantless...
10/09/2018 18-1647

Ramirez v. Young

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law
Held that a non-English speaking prisoner who brought a lawsuit over alleged constitutional wrongs was excused from the requirement to exhaust his...
10/09/2018 15‐3298
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