7th Circuit Court
596 ABA Journal 7th Circuit Court articles.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago didn’t mince words in a Jan. 23 opinion chastising the Board of Immigration Appeals for defying its remand order and concluding the appeals court had ruled incorrectly in the case.
Jan 27, 2020 6:30 AM CST
An Indiana lawyer who used Walmart’s own photos to support his client’s slip-and-fall case against the retailer has been sanctioned $1,000 because he maintained the photos were taken on the date of the fall without a sufficient factual basis.
Jan 8, 2020 10:57 AM CST
A federal appeals court has ordered an Aurora, Illinois, solo practitioner to pay attorney fees and double costs to his opponent for allowing his client to write and submit an “incoherent” appellate brief using his electronic signature.
Dec 18, 2019 2:22 PM CST
A federal appeals court has threatened to sanction an Indiana lawyer after his office left a date stamp off a photo in an appeal of his client’s slip-and-fall case against Walmart.
Dec 2, 2019 11:54 AM CST
A federal judge who sentenced a drug defendant to more than 17 years in prison should have recused himself because his email communications with the U.S. attorney’s office “invited doubt about his impartiality,” a federal appeals court has ruled.
Oct 31, 2019 2:54 PM CDT
A federal judge in Chicago has tossed a $16 million settlement between Kraft Foods Group Inc. and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission after Kraft Foods claimed that the CFTC’s public statements about the deal violated its confidentiality provision.
Oct 25, 2019 12:39 PM CDT
An Indiana lawyer who has filed multiple infringement suits over use of a skyline photo wasn’t able to prove that he actually owned the picture, federal jurors in Indianapolis ruled last Tuesday.
Sep 30, 2019 12:23 PM CDT
To criminalize public website scraping castrates an open internet by curtailing access to information, says ABA Journal Legal Affairs Writer Jason Tashea. This isn’t just an issue for internet startups and academic researchers but also the legal community.
Sep 23, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals partially revived a small Wisconsin brewer’s lawsuit against the two largest American breweries for conspiring to monopolize the sale of beer in Ontario, Canada.
Sep 6, 2019 2:57 PM CDT
Popeyes sued for running out of chicken sandwiches
An East Ridge, Tennessee, man has filed a lawsuit against Popeyes for selling out of its new chicken sandwich. Craig Barr claims…
Sep 3, 2019 4:47 PM CDT
The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled that the Federal Trade Commission did not have the authority to seek restitution from fraudsters by invoking a section…
Aug 23, 2019 10:38 AM CDT
Lawyer who represented Oklahoma City bomber is disbarred
A Colorado lawyer who once represented Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh has been disbarred at age 77. Dennis Hartley’s misconduct included converting…
Aug 22, 2019 4:02 PM CDT
What had started as a pre-internet computer crime law affecting national security and finance has become a statute that prosecutors, plaintiff attorneys and defense counsels agree isn’t right for its time, and maybe never was. Even with broad agreement on the problem, however, the solution is less clear.
Aug 19, 2019 6:00 AM CDT
A federal appeals court has ruled for pretrial detainees who allege a sheriff in Lake County, Illinois, skimped on water supplies during a three-day shutoff at the county jail.
Aug 13, 2019 4:50 PM CDT
A suspended Illinois lawyer who had owned his home as a tenant by the entirety before his wife’s death won’t be able to shield the property in bankruptcy from a former client who won a default malpractice judgment.
Aug 6, 2019 10:13 AM CDT
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