United States Seventh Circuit - May 2019 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Pierson

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a man's life sentence on drug-trafficking and related firearm charges. Held that the recently enacted federal First Step Act, which lowered...
05/31/2019 18‐1112

US v. Fennell

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that there was no plain error in calculating how much restitution a man convicted of fraud owed. Affirmed the decision below.
05/30/2019 18-1969

Weil v. Metal Technologies, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Addressed wage claims in a lawsuit filed by employees of an automobile parts manufacturer. The issues concerned alleged time-rounding and deductions...
05/29/2019 18-2556

Madison v. U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Review Board

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Administrative Law
Held that an individual's petition to the Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board was untimely, in a case where she claimed that her...
05/24/2019 18-1800

Coleman v. City of Peoria, Illinois

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that an innocent man wrongfully imprisoned for 19 years could not proceed with his claims that four police officers knowingly fabricated false...
05/24/2019 18‐1742

Barrington Music Products, Inc. v. Music and Arts Center

United States Seventh Circuit
Trademark, Intellectual Property
Addressed a damages issue in a case where a jury found that a musical instrument retailer infringed another retailer's trademark. Affirmed the denial...
05/22/2019 18‐2945

Ortiz-Santiago v. Barr

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
Held that an immigration court had jurisdiction over a man's removal proceeding. The fact that the Notice to Appear omitted time-and-place information...
05/20/2019 18-3251

McCarty v. Menard, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law
Held that a man who tripped over a product display sign at a store could not proceed with his personal injury lawsuit. Affirmed summary judgment in...
05/20/2019 18‐3069

Varlen Corp. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Environmental Law, Insurance Law
Held that an insurance company did not have to indemnify an insured for the cost of cleaning up groundwater contamination at its industrial sites....
05/16/2019 17-3212

Jensen v. Pollard

United States Seventh Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Denied federal habeas relief to a Wisconsin prison inmate who had been convicted of murdering his wife. He contended that the state court failed to...
05/15/2019 17-3639