Seventh Circuit Relies On Spokeo Reasoning to Dismiss FACTA Case for Lack of Standing

On December 13, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the dismissal of a proposed class action alleging that a restaurant did not properly truncate credit card expiration dates on receipts, finding the plaintiff lacked Article III standing.  View Full Post
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Seventh Circuit Holds That Student Athletes Are Not Employees

By | Wage and Hour Defense Blog | December 14, 2016
Colleges and universities, at least in the jurisdiction of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, surely breathed a collective sigh of relief earlier this month when the Court held that student athletes were not employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and thus were not entitled to minimum wage. View Full Post
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The Case of the Vanishing § 1292(b) Certification

By | Wisconsin Appellate Law | November 21, 2016
Nothing about the Seventh Circuit’s recent per curiam decision in Kenosha Unified School District No. 1 Board of Education v. Whitaker, No. 16-8019 (7th Cir. Nov. 14, 2016), could be considered much of a mystery, but file the case away as something you don’t see often. View Full Post
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“Convincing Mosaic” Not Required in 7th Circuit

Since its 1994, decision in Troupe v. May Department Stores Co., 20 F.3d 734 (7th Cir. 1994), the Seventh Circuit has instructed the district courts within its boundaries (including those in Illinois) to look for evidence that creates “a convincing mosaic of discrimination” in considering summary judgment motions in employment discrimination cases. View Full Post
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Seventh Circuit to Re-Hear Case Determining Whether Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Covered by Title VII

By | Employment Law Lookout | October 27, 2016
A Seventh Circuit panel’s ruling that Title VII does not cover claims of sexual orientation discrimination will be heard en banc by the Circuit.  Whether an en banc ruling affirms or reverses the panel’s decision, it is likely that this issue will only be resolved with certainty by the Supreme Court. View Full Post
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