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Case Digests - 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Mar 27, 2023


On remand from Hughes v. Northwestern University, 142 S. Ct. 737 (2022), the Seventh Circuit reexamines plaintiffs’ allegations that plan fiduciary Northwestern breached its duty of prudence under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, 29 U.S.C. § 1104(a).

Mar 27, 2023

Election Law

In 2016, David Gill ran as an independent candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois’s 13th Congressional District.

Mar 27, 2023

Prison Litigation Reform Act- Grievance Procedure

King is a pretrial detainee at the Cook County Jail. He sued Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart, Officer R. Szul, and Cook County for claims arising out of a March 29, 2019, incident in which another detainee punched him and threw hot coffee on him, causing third-degree burns.

Mar 27, 2023


Lorrie Meier sought to collect on a life insurance policy from Pacific Life Insurance Company following the death of her husband Ron.

Mar 27, 2023

Employment Discrimination-Title VII 

Crain, a Black female, was reassigned to a new position at the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans’ Administration Medical Center (the “VA Center”) in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Mar 20, 2023

Prison Litigation Reform Act

Hacker brought a claim against Officer Sandoval for using unreasonable force against him within the Cook County Jail.

Mar 20, 2023

Compassionate Release- Sentencing Guidelines-COVID-19

Serving a 262-month sentence for heroin-related crimes, Vaughn has repeatedly, and unsuccessfully, sought compassionate release under 18 U.S.C. §3582(c)(1).

Mar 20, 2023

Jurisdiction- Custody Dispute

This case arises out of a custody dispute between plaintiff Aneta Hadzi-Tanovic and her former husband, defendant Slobodan Pavlovich, in an Illinois state court.

Mar 20, 2023

Disability Benefits

Bakke’s severe back pain impacts both his quality of life and his ability to work.

Mar 20, 2023

Compassionate Release- Sentencing Guidelines

Williams, a federal prisoner, argued that his sentence is too long and created an "extraordinary and compelling" reason for compassionate release under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1).

Mar 20, 2023

Sufficiency of Evidence-Sentencing Guidelines

A jury convicted Tinsley of armed bank robbery, drug possession with intent to distribute, and multiple gun-related crimes.

Mar 20, 2023

Good Faith Bargaining-Sanctions

Neises Construction Corporation refuses to bargain in good faith with the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (“the Union”), which represents its employees.


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

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