United States Seventh Circuit - January 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Lund v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed that a federal inmate's motion for habeas relief was untimely.
01/17/2019 16-2381

Church of Our Lord and Savior v. City of Markham, Illinois

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Tax-exempt Organizations, Property Law & Real Estate
Revived a church's claim that a city's zoning code violated federal and state statutes protecting religious freedom by treating religious uses of...
01/17/2019 18-1432

EOR Energy, LLC v. Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

United States Seventh Circuit
Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law, Civil Procedure
Held that an energy company could not proceed with its claim that Illinois environmental regulators lacked jurisdiction over its handling of...
01/16/2019 17‐3107

US v. Driggers

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a defendant's conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm, in a case involving the purchase of 30 guns.
01/16/2019 17-2994

Rainsberger v. Benner

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a police detective did not have qualified immunity from a claim that he used deliberately falsified allegations to demonstrate probable...
01/15/2019 17‐2521

Mittelstadt v. Perdue

United States Seventh Circuit
Upheld the U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision not to reenroll the plaintiff's tract of land in a federal conservation program under which the...
01/15/2019 17-2447

Rivera v. Allstate Insurance Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Securities Law, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an amended opinion, overturned a $27 million jury verdict obtained by four portfolio managers who were fired after being accused of engaging in...
01/14/2019 17-1310

Keep Chicago Livable v. City of Chicago

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Cyberspace Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Remanded for further findings as to whether a citizen group and six individuals had legal standing to challenge the constitutionality of Chicago's...
01/14/2019 17-1656

Thomas v. Anderson

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In an amended opinion, reinstated an Illinois inmate's civil rights claim that he was beaten by prison guards and undeservedly disciplined in...
01/11/2019 15-2830

Maier v. Smith

United States Seventh Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the denial of an inmate's petition for habeas corpus relief from his conviction under Wisconsin's stalking statute. The conviction was for...
01/11/2019 18-2151