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Case Digests - 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Sep 5, 2023

Sentencing Guidelines

Russell was found guilty of distributing heroin and fentanyl under the statute 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1). As a result, he received a sentence that was below the Guidelines, with a duration of 96 months in prison, followed by a three-year period of supervised release.

Sep 5, 2023

Libel-“Actual Malice”

The National Police Association (NPA), a nonprofit entity, defines its objective as "educating supporters of law enforcement on how to assist police departments in achieving their objectives.

Sep 5, 2023

Warrantless Search-Unlawful Arrest

Patrick found himself in a precarious situation when he was working near the residence of an on-and-off girlfriend.

Sep 5, 2023


Scanlon, a veteran with a history of chronic pain and sleep disorders, took a leave of absence from his position as a Systems Administrator at McKesson.

Sep 5, 2023

Price Fixing-Class Action

Three separate groups of plaintiffs made allegations of price fixing within the broiler chicken market.

Sep 5, 2023

FTC Action-Deceptive Trade Practices

Brown is the exclusive proprietor and operator of a credit-monitoring service.

Sep 5, 2023

ADA Claim

Brown injured his knee when he fell while at his former prison, leading to the need for medical attention and placement in the "special needs" category.

Sep 5, 2023

Contracts-Class Certification

Until recently, in all McDonald’s franchise contracts, franchise operators made a commitment to refrain from hiring individuals who were employed by different franchises or by McDonald’s itself within six months after those individuals had concluded their employment with McDonald’s or another franchise.

Aug 28, 2023


Munoz, originally from Honduras, relocated to Guatemala without obtaining legal status there.

Aug 28, 2023

Jury Misconduct

Garcia provided logistical assistance while another individual unloaded items from a concealed compartment on an empty bus, with these items being controlled substances.

Aug 28, 2023


In 2020, Skaggs was found guilty of producing and possessing child pornography.

Aug 28, 2023

Competency to Plea

While executing a search warrant at Kamkarian's residence, FBI agents seized computers that contained 12 videos and over 46,000 images of child pornography.


Should Justice Protasiewicz recuse herself on gerrymandering cases that go before the Wisconsin Supreme Court?

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