United States Seventh Circuit - April 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Carter v. City of Alton, Illinois

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure
Held that a plaintiff should have been given an opportunity to withdraw her voluntary dismissal motion, in a lawsuit against a municipality. Vacated...
04/30/2019 18‐2636

Stockbridge-Munsee Community v. State of Wisconsin

United States Seventh Circuit
Indian Law, Gaming Law
Held that an Indian tribe's claims were time-barred in a dispute with another tribe that operated a nearby casino.
04/30/2019 18-1449

Burgos-Noeller v. Wojdylo

United States Seventh Circuit
International Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that an accused murderer's challenge to Mexico's request to extradite him went beyond the narrow role for courts in the extradition process....
04/29/2019 18-2723

Abdollahzadeh v. Mandarich Law Group, LLP

United States Seventh Circuit
Debt Collection
Held that a debt collector was not liable for time-barred efforts to collect a credit-card debt, because the statute of limitations mistake was a bona...
04/29/2019 18-1904

Tran v. Minnesota Life Insurance Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Insurance Law
In a dispute over life insurance coverage, held that a policy exclusion was applicable because a man's death from engaging in an act known as...
04/29/2019 18-1723

GEFT Outdoors, LLC v. City of Westfield

United States Seventh Circuit
Government Law, Constitutional Law
Affirmed an order enjoining a company from installing a digital billboard pending the outcome of its constitutional challenge to the city's sign...
04/25/2019 18‐3236

Surgery Center at 900 North Michigan Avenue, LLC v. American Physicians Assurance Corp.

United States Seventh Circuit
Health Law, Insurance Law
Held that an insurance company was not liable for bad faith for failing to settle a medical malpractice claim for the policy limit. Affirmed a JMOL...
04/25/2019 18‐2622

Builders NAB LLC v. FDIC

United States Seventh Circuit
Banking Law
Held that a bank may not proceed with its claim that the FDIC gave it an unfairly low rating of financial strength, causing it to have to pay too much...
04/25/2019 18-2799

US v. Bonds

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a defendant's conviction for bank robbery, rejecting his argument that he should have been allowed to introduce additional evidence about...
04/24/2019 18-2670

Ruano v. Barr

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
Granted an alien's petition for review, holding that he demonstrated eligibility for asylum. The Mexican citizen had been kidnapped and tortured by...
04/24/2019 18-2337