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Case Digests - 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

May 12, 2024

Sentencing Guidelines- First Step Act of 2018

Colon, currently serving a life sentence for involvement in a continuing criminal enterprise (CCE) as per 21 U.S.C. § 848(a), appealed the rejection of his motion for a reduced sentence under § 404 of the First Step Act of 2018.

May 12, 2024

Insurance Claim

Maria and Jose Jimenez were involved in a car accident with Stephen Kiefer.

May 12, 2024

Post-Conviction Relief

In 1996, Pope received a conviction for murder and was sentenced to life imprisonment.

May 12, 2024

Disability Benefits Claim-ERISA

Artz, employed as an electric distribution controller at WEC Energy Group, retired due to multiple sclerosis (MS) and sought long-term disability benefits from a plan managed by Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company.

May 12, 2024

Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

It was alleged that Jerome and Shaun Cohen through their companies, EquityBuild, Inc., and EquityBuild Finance, LLC (EBF), orchestrated a real estate Ponzi scheme spanning from 2010 to 2018.

May 12, 2024

Safer at Home Order-First Amendment

Denis Navratil, his spouse Dimple Navratil, and their enterprise, Dimple’s LLC, sued City of Racine and Mayor Cory Mason, along with a defamation claim against Mayor Mason.

May 12, 2024

Bankruptcy-Trustee’s Fee

Johnson sought bankruptcy relief under Chapter 13, adhering to a proposed repayment plan by making payments to bankruptcy trustee Marilyn O. Marshall.

May 12, 2024

Procedure-Pseudonyms

John Doe, a student faced expulsion from Loyola University Chicago following the university's determination that he had engaged in non-consensual sexual activity with another student, Jane Roe.

May 6, 2024

Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act

Asif Sayeed and three related healthcare firms were found culpable for breaching the Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act, leading to a nearly $6 million judgment.

May 6, 2024

International Child Abduction Remedies Act

Asli Baz, a German citizen, initiated legal action under the International Child Abduction Remedies Act (ICARA) to compel Anthony Patterson, a U.S. citizen, to return their six-year-old son, A.P., from Illinois to Germany.

May 6, 2024

Tax

Scott and Gayla Moore, a married couple, sought a tax credit under Section 41 of the Internal Revenue Code for research expenses incurred during the 2014 and 2015 tax years.

May 6, 2024

Unfair Sales Act

Twelve gas stations located in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area alleged that Costco Wholesale Corporation violated a Wisconsin law prohibiting the sale of gasoline below a statutorily defined cost.

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