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Case Digests - 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Aug 28, 2023

Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act-Class Action

Cothron is a manager at a White Castle restaurant in Illinois, where she's required to use her fingerprint for access to the restaurant's computer system.

Aug 28, 2023


Long was arrested for domestic battery, during which the police discovered he was carrying a stolen firearm in his waistband and cocaine in plain sight.

Aug 28, 2023

Driver’s Privacy Protection Act-Class Action

Midvale implemented an "instant quote" feature on their websites, allowing individuals to receive quick auto insurance quotes upon providing basic identification details.

Aug 28, 2023

False Arrest

Cichocki contacted the police to inform them that her 15-year-old daughter, G.C., had been a victim of sexual assault by Garcia a few days prior at a resort where both families were on vacation.

Aug 28, 2023

Products Liability

Hakim, a member of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) SWAT team was accidentally shot by a fellow officer during a training session.

Aug 28, 2023

Equal Employment Opportunity-Discrimination

Born in 1970, Hambrick, an African American woman, boasts a 35-year tenure at the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Aug 28, 2023

Furnishing Material Assistance to a Terrorist Organization

Jones and Schimenti, childhood friends, who were both part of the same mosque, drew the attention of the FBI due to their online posts promoting ISIS and advocating violence.

Aug 21, 2023

Sex Offender Residency Restrictions

In 2008, the town of Paris, in rural Kenosha County of Wisconsin, implemented an ordinance titled "Sex Offender Residency Restrictions."

Aug 21, 2023

Fair Housing Act

In a lawsuit initiated in 2014 under the provisions of the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601–19), Cook County asserted that certain banks had excessively extended credit to specific borrowers, resulting in subsequent defaults and foreclosures that inflicted harm upon the County.

Aug 21, 2023

Twenty-Sixth Amendment-Voting Rights

Indiana law allows “elderly” voters—those sixty-five or older—to vote by mail.

Aug 21, 2023

Summary Judgment-Negligence

Jason Burns, a truck driver, injured himself while delivering products to a Sherwin-Williams paint supply store.

Aug 21, 2023

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

In 2013, Coleman was found guilty of conspiring to distribute crack cocaine, as outlined in 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), 846. Subsequently, he received a life imprisonment sentence, which was then mandatory, due to his previous convictions for a "felony drug offense" under section 841(b)(1)(A). The Seventh Circuit Court confirmed this decision.


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

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