Union Took Wrong Route to Challenge Inclusion in Declaratory Judgment, Holds Seventh Circuit

In Shakman v. Clerk of the Circuit Court, No. 19-2772 (7th Cir. Aug. 13, 2020), the Seventh Circuit dismisses an appeal on the ground that the union bringing it was not a party to the action below, and thus the court lacked jurisdiction to consider its challenge a declaratory judgment that affected its operations. Shakman,Continue reading “Union Took Wrong Route to Challenge Inclusion in Declaratory Judgment, Holds Seventh Circuit”

Seventh Circuit Refuses to Seal Opinion That Discloses Sensitive Medical Information

In Mitze v. Saul, No. 19-3212 (7th Cir. July 31, 2020) (per curiam), the Seventh Circuit reminds litigants that only extraordinary circumstances justify the sealing of a judicial opinion, and that preventing the disclosure of personal medical information alone is insufficient. In 2013, the plaintiff filed an action appealing the denial of Social Security benefits;Continue reading “Seventh Circuit Refuses to Seal Opinion That Discloses Sensitive Medical Information”