United States Seventh Circuit - February 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Miller v. Downey

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that there was no need to decide whether a jail could constitutionally prohibit inmates from receiving any newspapers. There were narrower...
02/08/2019 17-1507

US v. Delhorno

United States Seventh Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Immigration Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the denial of a writ of coram nobis, a rare form of collateral attack on a criminal judgment. The defendant requested this relief to avoid...
02/08/2019 18-1707

Patel v. Zillow, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Cyberspace Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Held that homeowners could not proceed with a lawsuit against the real estate website Zillow, which allegedly estimated their homes to have...
02/08/2019 18-2130

US v. Graham

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the sentence of a man who pleaded guilty to Hobbs Act robbery, rejecting his argument that mitigating sentencing factors should have been...
02/08/2019 18-2156

US v. Vaccaro

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction for possessing a firearm as a felon, rejecting the defendant's argument that evidence from a traffic stop should have been...
02/07/2019 18‐1753

US v. Maclin

United States Seventh Circuit
Health Law, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction for Medicaid theft, in a case where a billing manager embezzled payments that belonged to medical practice.
02/07/2019 18-2158

US v. Moody

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Remanded for resentencing of a defendant who pleaded guilty to charges involving the sale of stolen guns. Held that the district court erred in...
02/07/2019 18-1837

Rhone v. Medical Business Bureau, LLC

United States Seventh Circuit
Debt Collection, Consumer Protection Law
Held that a debt collector did not violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by reporting to a credit bureau that a debtor had nine unpaid bills...
02/07/2019 17-3408

Jackson County Bank v. DuSablon

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
Dismissed an appeal of a remand order. Also affirmed that the defendant in this employment-related dispute must pay costs and fees for the wrongful...
02/06/2019 18-2809

US v. Vargas

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a defendant's sentence for two cocaine offenses, unpersuaded that certain evidence seized from his truck should have been suppressed.
02/05/2019 18-1250