United States Seventh Circuit - January 2019 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Bustos

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the sentence of a defendant who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin.
01/10/2019 18-1388

Bankdirect Capital Finance LLC v. Texas Capital Bank, N.A.

United States Seventh Circuit
Commercial Law, Banking Law, Contracts
Remanded for further findings to determine whether either side in a commercial dispute owed damages to the other for breach of contract. Also, vacated...
01/09/2019 18‐1054

Lee v. Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
Affirmed the dismissal of a race discrimination lawsuit brought by employees of a commuter railroad. Held that they failed to remedy deficiencies in...
01/08/2019 18-1930

Orgone Capital III, LLC v. Daubenspeck

United States Seventh Circuit
Securities Law
Held that investors were time-barred from bringing fraud claims in connection with the sale of a start-up company's securities. Affirmed a dismissal,...
01/07/2019 18-1815

Savory v. Cannon

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a man who spent 30 years in prison was not time-barred from bringing a civil rights suit against police officers who allegedly framed him....
01/07/2019 17-3543

US v. Proano

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a Chicago police officer's conviction of willful deprivation of constitutional rights. While on duty, he fired 16 shots at a moving sedan...
01/07/2019 17‐3466

Yafai v. Pompeo

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law, Constitutional Law
Held that a United States citizen could not pursue a claim that his due process rights were violated when a consular officer denied his Yemen citizen...
01/04/2019 18‐1205

US v. Corrigan

United States Seventh Circuit
Securities Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a chief executive officer's conviction of four counts of wire fraud in connection with the misappropriation of investors' funds.
01/03/2019 17‐3642

Beltran-Aguilar v. Whitaker

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
Upheld a Board of Immigration Appeals decision that an alien was ineligible for cancellation of removal. His conviction for Wisconsin battery...
01/02/2019 18-1799

Mitchell v. City of Elgin, Illinois

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Revived a community college student's claim that she was wrongfully prosecuted for allegedly making anonymous threats against her instructor (a police...
01/02/2019 16-1907