United States Seventh Circuit - February 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Walker v. Ingersoll Cutting Tool Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Held that a machinist could not proceed with his claim that he was fired in retaliation for reporting a crime. Affirmed summary judgment against his...
02/20/2019 18-2673

Gates v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Education Law
Revived a public-school building engineer's claim that his supervisor subjected him to a racially hostile work environment by using racial epithets....
02/20/2019 17‐3143

Holloway v. Soo Line Railroad Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Transportation, Labor & Employment Law
Held that a railroad employee could not proceed with his claim that he was fired for reporting a workplace injury. Affirmed summary judgment against...
02/20/2019 18-2431

Peerless Network, Inc. v. MCI Communications Services, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Communications Law
In a complex dispute among telecommunications providers involving payment of access service charges, held that the district court erred in granting...
02/20/2019 18-2747

Ruark v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Transportation, Labor & Employment Law
Held that an injured railroad employee could not proceed with his claim under the Federal Employers Liability Act, because he failed to satisfy the...
02/20/2019 17-2429

Jones v. Carter

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that correctional officials violated a Muslim inmate's rights when they addressed his religious dietary concerns by providing him a vegetarian...
02/15/2019 17-2836

Construction and General Laborers' Union v. Town of Grand Chute

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that a town's sign ordinance could constitutionally ban a labor union from using a giant inflatable balloon in the shape of a rat when picketing...
02/14/2019 18-1739

Spiegel v. McClintic

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Constitutional Law
Held that a condominium resident did not state a viable claim that another resident in the same building conspired with town officials to violate his...
02/14/2019 18‐1070

US v. Terry

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Vacated a drug-trafficking conviction on the ground that the search of the suspect's apartment was unlawful. Specifically, it was unreasonable for...
02/14/2019 18‐1305

ARC Welding Supply Co., Inc. v. American Welding and Gas, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
M&A, Contracts
Affirmed a judgment after trial in a contractual dispute between two industrial supply companies. The case involved the alleged breach of their asset...
02/14/2019 18-1546