United States Seventh Circuit - January 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Ruderman v. Whitaker

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
Held that the Board of Immigration Appeals erred in analyzing whether an alien was statutorily inadmissible because of past criminal convictions. He...
01/29/2019 17‐1689

Cervantes v. Ardagh Group

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Held that a mechanic could not proceed with his lawsuit alleging that he was demoted because of his race and national origin and in retaliation for...
01/29/2019 17‐3536

Trustees of the Suburban Teamsters v. The E Company

United States Seventh Circuit
ERISA, Construction
Held that a construction business that ceased operations and cut off its pension contributions was subject to withdrawal liability under ERISA's...
01/29/2019 18-2273

US v. Books

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction of bank robbery, rejecting the defendant's challenges to certain pretrial evidentiary rulings.
01/29/2019 17-3493

ABS Global, Inc. v. Inguran, LLC

United States Seventh Circuit
Agriculture, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Patent
In a dispute between two companies in the agriculture-related biotechnology field, affirmed in part and reversed in part a judgment after a jury...
01/29/2019 17‐1873

Giles v. Godinez

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that an Illinois inmate who suffered from schizoaffective disorder could not proceed with his claims that prison officials were deliberately...
01/29/2019 15-3077

US v. Cook

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction of being an unlawful drug user in possession of a firearm, in a case where, at a traffic stop, the defendant was found in...
01/28/2019 18-1343

US v. Phillips

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the revocation of the defendant's supervised release after he was caught with heroin. He argued that the traffic stop was improper. However,...
01/28/2019 18-1372

Lee v. Kink

United States Seventh Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
In an amended opinion, held that a state inmate convicted of kidnapping and rape was entitled to a hearing on his claim of ineffective assistance of...
01/25/2019 18-1005

Scheidler v. State of Indiana

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Held that a terminated employee of the Indiana Department of Insurance failed to sufficiently support her claims of disability discrimination and...
01/25/2019 17-2543