United States Seventh Circuit - June 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Smith v. Simm Associates, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Debt Collection
Held that debtors may not proceed with a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that a debt collector sent them collection letters that improperly...
06/06/2019 18-3350

Hatfield v. Barr

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that the government may constitutionally prohibit convicted felons from possessing guns, even if their offense was nonviolent. The plaintiff who...
06/06/2019 18‐2385

Acevedo v. Cook County Officers Electoral Board

United States Seventh Circuit
Elections
Held that a prospective candidate for county sheriff may not proceed with a constitutional challenge to the procedure for qualifying to appear on the...
06/05/2019 18-2979

US v. Buncich

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Upheld a former county sheriff's conviction of two counts of wire fraud and one of accepting bribes. However, remanded for resentencing after vacating...
06/05/2019 18‐1216

US v. Huskisson

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that drug evidence found in the defendant's house was admissible based on a later-issued search warrant. The government had already planned to...
06/05/2019 18-1335

LaRiviere v. Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Held that a university facilities manager failed to raise a triable issue that she was terminated because of her race or her past discrimination...
06/05/2019 18‐3188

Shipman v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a clause in the 2002 U.S. Sentencing Guidelines was unconstitutionally vague, specifically, the residual clause in the career-offender...
06/05/2019 17-3476

Najera-Rodriguez v. Barr

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
Granted a lawful permanent resident's petition for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals decision. Held that his Illinois conviction for unlawful...
06/04/2019 18-2416

Casillas v. Madison Avenue Associates, Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Debt Collection
Held that a plaintiff lacked legal standing to sue a debt collector over missing information in a debt collection letter, which failed to mention that...
06/04/2019 17‐3162

US v. Bell

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction for selling stolen firearms. Held that search warrants for the defendant's flip phone were supported by probable cause and that...
06/03/2019 17‐3505