United States Seventh Circuit - May 2019 Opinion Summaries

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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

Jozefyk v. Berryhill

United States Seventh Circuit
Government Benefits
Upheld the denial of an application for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits and Supplemental Security Income. The applicant contended, among...
05/08/2019 18-1898

Levitin v. Northwest Community Hospital

United States Seventh Circuit
Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that a physician could not bring a Title VII lawsuit against a hospital that terminated her practice privileges. She was not covered by Title VII...
05/08/2019 16-3774

Pennewell v. Parish

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that the district court ought to have appointed counsel for a legally blind, indigent Wisconsin state prisoner who was suing over alleged...
05/03/2019 18-3029

Webber v. Butner

United States Seventh Circuit
Injury & Tort Law
Revived an Indiana law negligence lawsuit brought by a man who was hit on the head by a falling tree branch while helping to cut down trees on his...
05/03/2019 18‐2866

In re Chlad

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
Held that a Chapter 7 bankruptcy debtor was not entitled to a discharge of debt because of fraudulent omissions in financial disclosures. Affirmed a...
05/02/2019 18‐3056

Sotelo v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a federal prisoner's habeas motion was untimely. The Supreme Court's decision in Johnson v. US, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (2015) did not open the door...
05/02/2019 16-4144

Board of Forensic Document Examiners, Inc. v. American Bar Association

United States Seventh Circuit
Media Law, Injury & Tort Law
Held that an organization may not proceed with its defamation action alleging reputational harm from an article published in an American Bar...
05/01/2019 18-2653

Goudy v. Cummings

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a man released from prison on a successful habeas corpus motion presented enough to go to trial on his allegation that the prosecution team...
05/01/2019 17‐3665
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