United States Seventh Circuit - May 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Paz v. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC

United States Seventh Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Debt Collection
Upheld a significantly reduced fee award in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case where the plaintiff had rejected meaningful settlement offers...
05/15/2019 17-3259

US v. Collins

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a 10-year mandatory minimum prison sentence for a drug-trafficking offense. The defendant argued, unsuccessfully, that he qualified for the...
05/14/2019 18‐2149

Gant v. Hartman

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a man who pleaded guilty to armed robbery may proceed with an excessive-force lawsuit against a police officer who shot him without...
05/14/2019 18-1287

US v. Richmond

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that police officers conducted a lawful Terry search when they seized a handgun from the threshold of a home's front door during an encounter...
05/13/2019 18-1559

US v. Sheth

United States Seventh Circuit
Health Law, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that the federal government miscalculated the value of certain bank account funds forfeited by a physician who was convicted of healthcare fraud....
05/13/2019 17-2741

Sparre v. LABR

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Administrative Law
Plaintiff, a locomotive engineer, challenged the final orders and judgments in his lawsuit where he asserted violations of the Federal Railroad Safety...
05/10/2019 18‐1105

Villa-Serrano v. Barr

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
Dismissed an alien's petition for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals' ruling that he had illegally reentered the United States. The Mexico...
05/09/2019 18-2886

Lopez-Aguilar v. State of Indiana

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Immigration Law
Addressed the availability of prospective injunctive relief in a case where a man alleged that a sheriff's office unlawfully detained him for transfer...
05/09/2019 18-1050

Lowinger v. Oberhelman

United States Seventh Circuit
Securities Law
Affirmed the dismissal of a shareholder derivative lawsuit. Held that the shareholders failed to adequately allege that the company's board of...
05/09/2019 18‐1863

US v Spectrum Brands

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection Law
Seventh Circuit affirmed the judgment of the district court when it found defendant violated the Consumer Product Safety Act and entered a permanent...
05/09/2019 18-1785
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