United States Seventh Circuit - December 2018 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Campuzano-Benitez

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the sentences of two men who pleaded guilty for their roles as middlemen in a cocaine deal.
12/13/2018 18-1236

Adams v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a federal prisoner's motion to reopen proceedings under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b) was an unauthorized successive motion for...
12/13/2018 16‐2177

Ochoa v. State Farm Life Insurance Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Insurance Law
Affirmed the dismissal of claims brought by life insurance policyholders who were dissatisfied with the dividends paid by their policies. The policies...
12/13/2018 18-1336

Martinsville Corral, Inc. v. Society Insurance

United States Seventh Circuit
Insurance Law
Held that an insurance company was not required to defend two restaurants that were sued for allegedly displaying satellite television programming...
12/13/2018 18-1945

US v. Kohl

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a sentence on drug-trafficking charges. Rejected the defendant's contention that he should not have been given a criminal history point for a...
12/12/2018 18‐2548

Crutchfield v. Dennison

United States Seventh Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the denial of federal habeas relief to an Illinois state prisoner. Held that he had procedurally defaulted his claim of ineffective...
12/12/2018 16-1476

Kemper v. Deutsche Bank AG

United States Seventh Circuit
Banking Law, Military Law, International Law
Held that the mother of a U.S. Army service member who was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq did not state a claim against a Germany-based bank. She...
12/12/2018 18-1031

Hirst v. SkyWest, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Transportation, Constitutional Law
Revived state and local wage claims brought by flight attendants who challenged an airline's compensation policy of paying for their work in the air...
12/12/2018 17-3643

H.P. v. Naperville School District #203

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Education Law
Held that a school district did not violate a student's rights by disallowing her from enrolling for her senior year in high school because she had...
12/11/2018 18‐2272

US v. Hamdan

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a defendant's conviction for activities involving a synthetic cannabinoid used to make a street drug. He contended that he honestly believed...
12/11/2018 18-1327