United States Seventh Circuit - January 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Nielen-Thomas v. Concorde Investment Services LLC

United States Seventh Circuit
Securities Law, Class Actions
Held that a state law fraud lawsuit against an investment adviser was precluded by the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act. The statute's...
01/24/2019 18-2875

US v. Coleman

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the conviction and sentence of a former Chicago police officer for obstruction of justice after he tipped off a former high school...
01/23/2019 17-3636

Kleber v. CareFusion Corp.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
In an en banc ruling, held that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act does not protect outside job applicants from disparate-impact age...
01/23/2019 17-1206

Lewis v. City of Chicago

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a man timely filed a Fourth Amendment claim for wrongful pretrial detention because he sued within two years of his release. He spent more...
01/23/2019 17-1510

Fuller v. Whitaker

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
Granted a man's petition for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals decision denying his request to reopen his removal proceeding. He wanted to...
01/23/2019 17-3176

US v. Griffith

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a sentence on charges of receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography.
01/22/2019 18-1310

P.F. v. Taylor

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Education Law
Held that disabled schoolchildren suffered no discrimination when they were denied transfers to nonresident school districts. The case raised the...
01/22/2019 17-3266

Robinson v. Davol Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Health Law, Product Liability, Evidence
Held that an expert witness's testimony was properly excluded in a product liability case involving a medical device. The expert's novel theory about...
01/22/2019 17-2068

In re Calvert

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that the sole owner of an electrical contracting company could discharge a debt in bankruptcy. The National Labor Relations Board had ordered him...
01/22/2019 17-1895

May v. Mahone

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure
Dismissed an appeal because the notice of appeal was not timely filed. The issue was disputed and the lower court had held a hearing on the matter.
01/18/2019 15-3395