7th Circuit Court of Appeals News

Illinois Supreme: Medical Providers May Not Attach Injured Workers’ Awards in Bankruptcy Court

Medical providers cannot use bankruptcy court to collect unpaid bills owed by bankrupt injured workers, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled in a decision published Thursday. A three-judge panel of the high court, answering a certified question by the 7th Circuit …

7th Circuit Affirms Conviction of Man Who Torched 7 Mobile Homes, Collected $600K

A federal appellate court on Friday affirmed the conviction of an Indiana man who set fire to seven homes in a rural mobile home park over a nine-year period and collected more than $600,000 in insurance money. A panel of …

Labor Dept. Offers Overtime Guidance to Employers With Remote Workers

The U.S. Labor Department is reminding employers that they must make a reasonable effort to keep track of all hours worked by non-exempt employees — even those working varied hours from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The department’s Wage …

7th Circuit Lays Obstacle For Litigation Funders With False Claims Act Suits

A federal appellate court dealt a blow against litigation funding companies by ruling that the U.S. Justice Department can dismiss any False Claims Act lawsuits that it deems meritless without first proving that dismissal is justified. The 7th Circuit Court …

7th Circuit: California Claims Adjuster’s Wage Suit Must be Decided in Indiana

A former claims adjuster who says Ryze Claims Solutions violated his rights by paying him a base salary of $455 per week won’t be able to make that argument in his home state of California. The 7th Circuit Court of …

7th Circuit: Fatal Crash Not Covered Because Vehicle Not on Policy

An insurance carrier is not liable for a fatal crash caused by an ambulance that was not listed on its commercial policy, even though the business thought that the vehicle had been added, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. …

7th Circuit: Appraisal Should Have Ended Dispute Over Roof Replacement

When managers of the Villas at Winding Ridge in Indianapolis asked a contractor to assess the condition of the 33 roofs in the condominium complex, they learned that a hailstorm the year before had damaged soft metal parts, fascia and …