United States Seventh Circuit - June 2019 Opinion Summaries

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In re Fulton

United States Seventh Circuit
Government Law, Bankruptcy Law
Held that the City of Chicago violated the Bankruptcy Code's automatic stay when it continued to hold debtors' impounded vehicles until they paid...
06/19/2019 18‐2527

Duncan Place Owners Association v. Danze, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Product Liability, Property Law & Real Estate
Revived a Seattle condominium association's claim that defective faucets in the building caused damage to the condominium property. Reversed the...
06/19/2019 17-3474

Felton v. Bartow

United States Seventh Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a man convicted under Wisconsin law of murdering his infant son was not entitled to federal habeas relief. Affirmed the ruling below.
06/18/2019 18‐1954

Martov v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a man convicted of wire fraud was not entitled to the return of certain property, including a car, that the government took from him in...
06/17/2019 18-3424

Gabb v. Wexford Health Sources, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that an Illinois prison inmate may not proceed with a claim that members of the prison's medical staff were deliberately indifferent to his back...
06/17/2019 18-2351

Wanko v. Board of Trustees of Indiana University

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Education Law
Held that a dentistry student may not proceed with her claim that the university discriminated against her based on race by having her retake her...
06/17/2019 18‐2767

Doe v. McAleenan

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
Held that an Iranian national may not appeal the revocation of his petition for conditional permanent residency. He had applied under the EB-5...
06/17/2019 17-3521

Freeman v. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Revived a city employee's claim that he was fired from his job because of his race and perceived disability (alcoholism). Reversed a dismissal.
06/14/2019 18-3737

In re Wade

United States Seventh Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
Held that bankruptcy debtors could not appeal the denial of their motion for sanctions, because they had not filed a petition for permission to...
06/14/2019 18-2564

Mollet v. City of Greenfield

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Held that a firefighter battalion chief who spoke up about a racially charged incident reported to him lacked evidence that his protected conduct was...
06/13/2019 18-3685