Judge Barrett on the Environment

Orchard Hill Building Co. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (2018) Although Judge Barrett did not write this opinion, she did join it. It has been (rightly or wrongly) considered a significant indicator of her views on environmental issues, so I have included it. Warmke is a 100-acre parcel of former farmland in Illinois. ItContinue reading “Judge Barrett on the Environment”

Judge Barrett on Torts

This section does not include torts committed by law enforcement or government officials, or torts created entirely by statute. As always, please read the overview for context. Boogaard v. National Hockey League (2018) Derek Boogaard played professional hockey for the NHL. During his time playing for the Minnesota Wild, Mr. Boogaard sustained many injuries, forContinue reading “Judge Barrett on Torts”

Judge Barrett on Statutory Claims II

These civil law claims arise out of statutes and do not fit within any other category. As always, please read the overview for context. PMT Machinery Sales, Inc. v. Yama Seiki USA, Inc. (2019) PMT Machinery Sales aspired to become Yama Seiki’s exclusive dealer in eastern Wisconsin. It rejected Yama Seiki’s formal offer of exclusiveContinue reading “Judge Barrett on Statutory Claims II”

Judge Barrett on Statutory Claims I

These civil law claims arise out of statutes and do not fit within any other category. As always, please read the overview for context. Carello v. Aurora Policemen Credit Union (2019) The Aurora Policemen Credit Union, as the name suggests, offers membership only to specified municipal and county employees. Matthew Carello was not one ofContinue reading “Judge Barrett on Statutory Claims I”

Judge Barrett on Government III

This series consists of cases brought by or against the government. They do not include criminal cases, lawsuits against law enforcement, lawsuits based on the management of jails and prisons, immigration, or lawsuits against the government in its capacity as an employer. Those lawsuits are (or will be) summarised elsewhere. For further context, please readContinue reading “Judge Barrett on Government III”

Judge Barrett on Government II

This series consists of cases brought by or against the government. They do not include criminal cases, lawsuits against law enforcement, lawsuits based on the management of jails and prisons, immigration, or lawsuits against the government in its capacity as an employer. Those lawsuits are (or will be) summarised elsewhere. For further context, please readContinue reading “Judge Barrett on Government II”

Judge Barrett on Government I

The following cases are brought by or against the government. They do not include criminal cases, lawsuits against law enforcement, lawsuits based on the management of jails and prisons, immigration, or lawsuits against the government in its capacity as an employer. Those lawsuits are (or will be) summarised elsewhere. For further context, please read theContinue reading “Judge Barrett on Government I”

Judge Barrett on Employment Law II

Before reading this summary, please read the overview for context. Graham v. Arctic Zone Iceplex, LLC (2019) James Graham, Jr. was hired as head mechanic and maintenance supervisor at the ice rink Arctic Zone. [2] He was never an ideal employee: customers complained about his attitude; the staff didn’t like it either; and he rarelyContinue reading “Judge Barrett on Employment Law II”

Judge Barrett on Arbitration

Before reading this summary, please read the overview for context. Wallace v. Grubhub Holdings, Inc. (2020) Judge Barrett lists this decision as number 7 of her ten (actually eleven) most significant cases. She describes the case as follows: This appeal required us to decide whether food delivery drivers for Grubhub are exempt from the FederalContinue reading “Judge Barrett on Arbitration”

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”