Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Results 1 - 20 of 1,038 in Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

  1. Jury sides with fired teacherRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    Nearly $2 million in damages, and vindication, after the jury ruled that the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend discriminated against the former language arts teacher at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School when they fired her for undergoing in vitro fertilization. The verdict came after about 51/2 hours of deliberation Friday afternoon, capping off a four-day jury trial before U.S. District Judge Robert Miller Jr. in the expansive federal courthouse just a few blocks from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the center of the diocese.


  2. Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case todayRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Indiana Law Blog

    Milford Clark strolled into a credit union wearing a two-tone baseball hat and sunglasses, walked out, and got into his blue Ford Crown Victoria. Five days later, a man fitting Clark's description robbed a bank wearing a two-tone baseball hat and sunglasses and left in a blue Ford Crown Victoria.


  3. FMLA Does Not Require Employer to Agree to Altered Work Schedule or Work From HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | JD Supra

    ... other measures such as the ability to work from home. According to a new decision from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, employee FMLA rights are limited to leave, and do not extend to other types of work accommodations. In Taylor-Novotny v. ...


  4. Seventh Circuit: I Hate Illinois Nazis.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Likelihood of Confusion

    McDermott Will & Emery has published an article on the Mondaq website about a Seventh Circuit decision in which a losing party was required to pay the plaintiff's attorneys' fees because of gross misbehavior during the litigation. According to the piece, and confirmed by this item, the sanctioned party surprisingly chose to litigate by rules other than those of the Marquess of Queensbury : The plaintiff, Te-Ta-Ma Truth Foundation , the owner of a federally registered trademark for the mark " Church of the Creator ," filed a trademark infringement action against the defendant, World Church of the Creator , a white supremacist group, for use of the "Church of Creator" mark.


  5. Ind. Courts - Amicus Briefs in Indiana: Rare but Welcomed and ImpactfulRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Indiana Law Blog

    Imagine you are an Indiana Supreme Court justice faced with a stack of briefs in about 20 cases for the weekly conference. You are trying to decide which of those cases present issues of statewide significance worthy of the Court's limited time and docket space on "important" issues under Appellate Rule 57 .


  6. Milwaukee archdiocese reaches $2.3M settlement with insurers; half proposed for abuse victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Business Journal

    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee has reached a $2.3 million settlement with insurers in the archdiocese bankruptcy case, and half of that amount would go to a proposed settlement of allegations of clergy sexual abuse. The latest settlement would bring to $5.15 million the total amount available to people who have sought compensation.


  7. December 2014 - Real Estate FOUNDATIONRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | JD Supra

    On September 25, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision that may resuscitate the all-butdead divisibility defense in cases brought under Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act . This decision has the potential to be a game-changer with respect to easing defendants' burden in limiting their CERCLA liability exposure at multi-party contamination sites.


  8. Chicago Meets Fed Ozone Standard, 7th Cir. SaysRead the original story

    Yesterday | Courthouse News Service

    The 7th Circuit upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to classify three Midwestern geographic areas, including Greater Chicago, as having met current ozone standards. In 2012, the EPA reclassified the Milwaukee-Racine area, Greater Chicago, and the greater St. Louis area in Illinois, as having met the 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone.


  9. Penis-Injury Suit Against Home Depot RevivedRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

    A man who severely injured his penis in a fall from a brand-new ladder he says was defective may sue Home Depot, the 7th Circuit ruled. On Nov. 1, 2008, Kurt Stuhlmacher was building a cabin for his parents in Indiana.


  10. Van Hollen won't run for Supreme CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Channel3000

    Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said he will not run for Supreme Court upon leaving office in two weeks. "You won't see me in that race," Van Hollen said in a final interview in his Capitol office Thursday.


  11. The Fourth Generation in ChicagoRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2014 | Economic Principals

    A remarkable conjunction occurred here last spring, somewhere between a concatenation and coincidence. Gary Becker , of the University of Chicago, died unexpectedly , in May, at 83, from complications following ulcer surgery.


  12. Indiana Supreme Court dismisses - right to work' challengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Indianapolis Star

    Thousands of union workers rallied outside the Indiana Statehouse on Feb. 1, 2012, after the state Senate passed a "right to work" bill. The state's high court unanimously dismissed the case Wednesday - a move that was expected after justices upheld the law in a similar case last month.


  13. Confidentiality Agreements Not Enforceable in Absence of Reasonable...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | JD Supra

    Applying Illinois law, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reminded prospective business partners that non-disclosure agreements will not be effective by themselves to protect information a company regards as confidential and proprietary. To be enforceable, the information itself must ostensibly be "confidential" and must also be subject to reasonable efforts on the part of the company to preserve its confidentiality.


  14. Emily Herx versus the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic DioceseRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Journal Gazette

    For more than two years, the case of Emily Herx versus the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese has been winding its way through the legal channels of the U.S. civil courts from the District Court in Fort Wayne to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.


  15. Seventh Circuit Upholds EPA Redesignations of Milwaukee, Chicago, and ...Read the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Environmental Law Prof Blog

    U.S. EPA , a case challenging EPA's 2012 decision redesignating the Milwaukee-Racine, Greater Chicago, and Illinois portion of St. Louis areas as in attainment with the 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone. Sierra Club argued that, contrary to the requirements of Clean Air Act A 107 , 42 U.S.C. A 7407 , the observed improvements in air quality in the areas at issue were not "due to permanent and enforceable reductions in emissions."


  16. Above The Law(Suit): $50M Defamation Claim Can ProceedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | FindLaw

    Arguably, it was a simple reporting mistake. But that simple mistake could cost legal tabloid-blog Above The Law as much as $50 million.


  17. Bankruptcy for Balmoral/Maywood?Read the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | HarnesRacing

    The Chicago Tribune is reporting that in the face of a $77.9 million judgment against Balmoral Park and Maywood Park, the two racetracks are prepared to file for bankruptcy in order to remain open in 2015. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made the ruling as a result of a federal racketeering suit that claimed Balmoral/Maywood official John Johnston agreed to a $100,000 campaign contribution to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich in 2008 in exchange for the signing of legislation that would benefit the state's tracks, including Balmoral and Maywood.


  18. Lawsuit leaves horse tracks facing bankruptcy, attorney saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Chicago Tribune

    Facing a $78 million lawsuit judgment for involvement in an extortion scandal involving former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Illinois' only two pari-mutuel standardbred tracks are prepared to file for bankruptcy to continue operations in 2015, their attorney told the Illinois Racing Board on Tuesday. "Johnston acquiesced to Blagojevich's request for a $100,000 campaign contribution in return for signing 2008 legislation to benefit Balmoral, Maywood and the state's three thoroughbred tracks, Arlington International Racecourse, Hawthorne Race Course and Balmoral Park.


  19. Seventh Circuit Cites Petrella to Save Copyright Suit from DismissalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | JD Supra

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit applied the Supreme Court of the United States' May 2014 ruling in Petrella when it reversed an Illinois district court's dismissal of a copyright infringement claim and confirmed that the applicable statute of limitations does not begin to run when a copyright owner has mere "inquiry notice" of infringing acts, but only once the copyright owner has actually discovered an act of copyright infringement. Chicago Building Design, P.C., et.


  20. Antitrust and Competition Newsletter - December 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | JD Supra

    Top Stories For this month's Top Stories, we are republishing two very recent Orrick Client Alerts that address an important U.S. appellate decision regarding the extraterritorial application of U.S. antitrust laws and the first U.S. appellate decision on how to calculate RAND royalties. 7th Circuit Decision in Motorola Mobility Holds That the FTAIA Bars a U.S. Parent's Damages Claims Based on Its Overseas Affiliates' Purchases of Price-fixed Products, But Does Not Bar Criminal Enforcement of the Sherman Act The Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act has provided ambiguous direction to courts and practitioners regarding the applicability of U.S. antitrust laws to conduct occurring wholly or partially in other countries.