United States Seventh Circuit - December 2018 Opinion Summaries

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Dockery v. Blackburn

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that police officers were entitled to qualified immunity from a lawsuit alleging excessive force, in a case where videotape captured the tasering...
12/19/2018 17-1881

Medical Protective Co. of Fort Wayne, Indiana v. American International Specialty Lines Insurance Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Health Law, Insurance Law
Revived a medical malpractice insurer's claim that its own insurer should have covered a malpractice judgment. Reversed summary judgment in relevant...
12/18/2018 18-1737

Wrolstad v. CUNA Mutual Insurance Society

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Held that a former financial manager's age discrimination claim lacked evidentiary support and his retaliation claim was time-barred. Affirmed summary...
12/18/2018 17-1920

Lapre v. City of Chicago

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that the City of Chicago was not liable for the death of a teenager who committed suicide in his jail cell while in lockup, in a civil rights...
12/17/2018 17-3024

Terry v. Gary Community School Corp.

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Education Law
Held that a former elementary school principal could not move forward with her claims that she suffered sex discrimination and retaliation in...
12/14/2018 18-1270

Horshaw v. Casper

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Revived a prison inmate's claim that, before being brutally beaten by gang members, he sent written notes to the warden and a guard asking for...
12/14/2018 16-3789

US v. Kuczora

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, White Collar Crime
Affirmed the prison sentence of a defendant who pleaded guilty to wire fraud for stealing from unwary investors who sought his help in securing...
12/14/2018 17-2725

Sinn v. Lemmon

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a former inmate who suffered injuries from two assaults by other inmates could proceed with his Eighth Amendment claims against a prison...
12/14/2018 18‐1724

Hutchison v. Fitzgerald Equipment Co., Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law
Held that a tractor-trailer driver could not proceed with his claims that a forklift-servicing company was liable for a forklift backing over his...
12/14/2018 18‐2203

Betzner v. Boeing Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Government Contracts, Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
Held that a manufacturer of military aircraft that was sued in state court in an asbestos-related personal injury action was entitled to remove the...
12/14/2018 18-2582