7th Circ. Out Of Line On Contract Breach Case, Justices Told

Law360, Chicago (October 7, 2016, 5:48 PM EDT) -- An Illinois doctor asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case, arguing the Seventh Circuit breached its role in the judicial process when it made a factual finding that he had no right to claim damages for lost professional fees in a breach of contract suit.

In a petition filed last month, Dr. Bassam Assaf claims the Seventh Circuit panel assigned to his appeal of a lower court’s rulings in a jury trial determining the damages he was owed made factual findings that were not argued by either side in the case, breaking Supreme Court precedent that blocks appellate courts...

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