Judge Barrett’s Decisions on Contracts

Insurance and Warranties Before reading this summary, please read the overview for context. Emmis Communications Corp. v. Illinois National Insurance Co. (2019) Emmis Communications Corp. was insured by Chubb Insurance from 2009 to 2010. In 2011, it purchased insurance from Illinois National Insurance. Emmis’ policy with Illinois National excluded “[a]ll notices of claim of circumstancesContinue reading “Judge Barrett’s Decisions on Contracts”

Judge Barrett’s Decisions on Criminal Law I

Before reading this summary, please read the overview for context. United States v. Allgire (2019) Michael Allgire pleaded guilty to two drug offences (he was charged with at least ten) and was sentenced to 120 months and 233 concurrent months of imprisonment. [2] This sentence was reduced by 53 months for cooperating with the government.Continue reading “Judge Barrett’s Decisions on Criminal Law I”

Judge Barrett’s Decisions on Law Enforcement III

Mistreatment of Prisoners and Other Detainees Before reading this summary, please read the overview for context. McCottrell v. White (2019) Two prisoners, John McCottrell and Dustin Clay, were eating lunch when a couple of inmates began to fight. Corrections officers then intervened and incapacitated the combatants with pepper spray. Moments later, two prison guards stationedContinue reading “Judge Barrett’s Decisions on Law Enforcement III”

Judge Barrett’s Decision on Law Enforcement II

Use of Force, Unjustified Detention, and Other Wrongdoing Before reading this summary, please read the overview for context. Biegert v. Molitor (2020) At the request of his mother, who (correctly) suspected him to be suicidal, police officers went to check on the late Joseph Biegert. The officers inspected Mr. Biegert’s apartment but failed to secure aContinue reading “Judge Barrett’s Decision on Law Enforcement II”

Judge Barrett’s Decisions on Law Enforcement I

Deception, Framing, Cover-Ups, and Other Disinformation Before reading this summary, please read the overview for context. Rainsberger v. Benner (2019) Judge Barrett listed this as number 5 of the 10 (actually 11) most significant cases during her time on the Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. (Others have also found the opinion significant.) SheContinue reading “Judge Barrett’s Decisions on Law Enforcement I”