Law Offices, Robert E. Lehrer


Robert E. Lehrer

American Hospital Association v. Harris, 625 F.2d 1328 (7th Cir. 1980), 721 F. 2d 170 (7th Cir. 1983), cert. denied, 466 U.S. 958 (1984) (legality of HHS’s Hill-Burton regulations imposing on certain hospitals obligation to afford free care to needy persons).

Areizaga v. Quern, 590 F.2d 226 (N.D. Ill. 1978), aff’g, 442 F. Supp.168 (N.D. Ill.) (7th Cir. 1978) (class action; public assistance recipients’ access to case files prior to administrative appeals).

Beatty v. Danri Corp, 49 F.3d 993 (3rd Cir. 1995) (black lung benefits; whether statutory disability may be based, in part, on nonrespiratory and nonpulmonary impairments).

Hebein v. Young, 37 F. Supp 2d 1035 (N. D. Ill. 1998)(§1983 damage suit against Illinois Department of Children and Family Services investigators and others for unlawfully seizing child from her mother), aff’d sub nom Berman v. Young, 291 F.3d 976 (7th Cir. 2002).

Bogard v. Wright, 159 F.3d 1060 (7th Cir.1998) (class action; placement of developmentally disabled persons in nursing homes; extension of monitoring order)

Camreta v. Greene, 563 U.S 692 (2011) (appealability of court of appeals' decision; seizure of child by child welfare and law enforcement authorities).

Chappell by Savage v. Bradley, 834 F. Supp. 1030 (N.D. Ill. 1993) (class action; orthodontic treatment under Medicaid program).

Chicago Bd. of Realtors v. the City of Chicago, 819 F.2d 732 (7th Cir. 1987) (class action; constitutionality of Chicago’s landlord tenant ordinance).

Clark v. Suter,192 Ill. App. 3d 65, 548 N.E. 2d 495 (1st Dist. 1989), leave to appeal denied, 131 Ill. 2d 559 (1990) (class action; reductions in AFDC and GA benefit levels for large families).

Doyle v. Camelot Care Centers, 305 F.3d 603 (7th Cir. 2002)(§1983 damage suit against DCFS investigators and private social work agency for blacklisting plaintiffs from employment).

Dupuy v. McDonald,141 F. Supp.2d 1090 (N.D. Ill. 2001) (class action; omnibus due process challenge to child abuse and neglect investigative and reporting scheme),aff’d in part and reversed in part, Dupuy v Samuels, 397 F.3d 493 (7th Cir. 2005).

Dupuy v. Samuels, 462 F Supp. 2d 859 (N.D. Ill. 2005) (class action; constitutional challenge to DCFS “safety plan” policies and practices) aff’d, 465 F.3d 757 (7th Cir. 2006), subsequent appeal, 495 F.3d 807 (7th Cir. 2007), cert denied, 128 S. Ct. 2932 (2008).

Dupuy v. McEwan, 648 F. Supp. 2d 1007 (N.D. Ill. 2009) (attorney’s fees).

Duran v. Elrod, 760 F. 2d 756 (7th Cir. 1985), 713 F. 2d 292 (7th Cir. 1983), cert. denied, 465 U.S. 1108 (1984) (class action; conditions at Cook County Jail; appeals of remedial orders).

Espinosa v. INS, 991 F.2d 1294 (7th Cir. 1993) (waiver of deportation for alien).

Estep v. Illinois Department of Public Aid, 92 Ill. 2d 510, 442 N. E. 2d 148 (1982), on remand, 115 Ill. App. 3d 644, 450 N.E. 2d 1281 (1st Dist.1983) (class action; reduction in General Assistance benefits to Chicago recipients and those in 40 downstate counties).

Illinois Welfare Rights Org. v. Trainor, 438 F. Supp. 269 (N. D. Ill. 1977) (class action; statutory sufficiency of AFDC “standard of need” following state’s “consolidation” of Standard).

Illinois Welfare Rights Organization v. Miller, 723 F.2d 564 (7th Cir. 1983) (class action; attorneys’ fees).

Johnson v. Heckler, 100 F.R.D.70 (N.D. Ill. 1983), 593 F. Supp. 375 (N.D. Ill. 1985), 607 F. Supp 875 (N.D. Ill. 1984)), 604 F. Supp. 1070 (N.D. Ill. 1985); aff’d,769 F.2d 1202 (7th Cir. 1985), rehearing denied, 776 F.2d 1662 (7th Cir. 1985); vac’t and remanded 482 U.S.137 (1987), on remand, 834 F. 2d 173 (7th Cir. 1987); 697 F. Supp. 346 (N.D. Ill. 1988), 714 F. Supp. 1476 (N.D. Ill. 1989); aff’d as modified, 922 F.2d 346 (7th Cir. 1990) (en banc)(class action; disability benefits for class of disabled workers).

Leal-Rodriguez v. I.N.S., 990 F.2d 939 (7th Cir. 1993) (application of rule about “brief, casual, and innocent” departures from country under so-called “Fleuti doctrine”).

Lewis v. Lane, 816 F.2d 1165 (7th Cir. 1987) (right of death row inmates to appointed counsel to assist them in pursuing their conditions lawsuit, which they had filed pro se).

Martinez v. Trainor, 435 F. Supp. 440 (N.D. Ill. 1976) (class action; AFDC benefits for minor mothers and their children), appeal dismissed, 556 F.2d 818 (7th Cir. 1977).

Miller v. Illinois Dep’t of Public, 69 Ill. App. 3d 477, 387 N. E. 2d 810 (1st Dist. 1979) (class action; exhaustion of administrative remedies by General Assistance recipients challenging statutory legality of medical coverage exclusions), 94 Ill. App. 3d 11, 418 N. E. 2d 178 ( 1st Dist. 1981) (class action; denial of necessary eye care and dental care to General Assistance recipients).

Miller v. Youakim, 440 U.S. 125 (1979), aff’g 562 F. 2d 583 (7th Cir. 1977), aff’g 431 F. Supp. 40 (N.D. Ill. 1976) (class action; eligibility of relative children for federal foster care benefits).

Moore v. Lumpkin, 258 Ill. App. 3d 980, 630 N. E. 2d 982 (1st Dist. 1994) (class action; health officials’ failure to take action under Illinois Public Health Act to halt spread of tuberculosis).

Pauley v. BethEnergy Mines, Inc., 501 U.S. 680 (1991) (black lung benefits; whether interim regulation’s rebuttal provisions comply with “least restrictive” mandate of Black Lung Act).

Pennington v. Doherty, 110 F.3d 502 (7th Cir. 1997), vac’t, 522 U.S. 909 (1997), on remand, 138 F. 3d 1104 (7th Cir. 1998) (class action; failure to pay unemployment compensation benefits “when due” because of manner in which state determines “base period”).

People Who Care v. Rockford Bd. of Educ., 171 F.3d 1083 (7th Cir. 1999), 153 F.3d 834 (7th Cir. 1998) (class action; remedial decree in school desegregation case).

Pittston Coal Group v. Sebben, 488 U.S. 105 (1988) (black lung benefits; whether Secretary is required to apply §410.490 interim presumption to certain black lung benefit claimants).

Rembert v. Sheahan, 62 F.3d 937 (7th Cir. 1995) (class action; suit against Sheriff and various private mortgage companies by tenants not provided notice of the foreclosure or an opportunity to be heard as to the foreclosure).

In Re Marriage of Simmons, 355 Ill. App. 3d 942, 825 N.E. 2d 303 (1st Dist. 2005) (appeal from order that Illinois law did not confer standing upon transgendered parent to seek custody of his child), appeal denied, 216 Ill. 2d 687, 839 N.E.2d 1024 (2005)

Schweiker v. Wilson, 450 U.S. 221 (1981) (class action; exclusion of patients aged 22-64 in public mental hospitals from $25 monthly SSI cash benefits for personal needs).

Terry v. Richardson, 346 F.3d 781 (7th Cir. 2003)(§1983 damage suit against DCFS investigator for unconstitutionally directing father to have no contact with his daughter).

Vargas v. Trainor, 508 F.2d 485 (7th Cir. 1974), cert. denied, 420 U.S. 1008 (1975)(class action; adequacy of notice attending reduction of public assistance benefits).

Warrior v. Thompson, 96 Ill. 2d 1, 449 N. E. 2d 53 (1983) (class action; elimination of two state funded medical assistance programs by the Governor under “emergency budget act”).

Youakim v. McDonald, 71 F. 3d 1274 (7th Cir. 1995), cert. denied, 518 U.S. 1028 (1996), att’g 926 F.Supp 719 (N.D. Ill.1995) on remand,171 F.R.D. 224 (N.D. Ill. 1997)(class action; terminations and reductions of foster care benefits for class of relative foster children).

Zbaraz v. Quern, 572 F.2d 582 (7th Cir.1978), 596 F. 2d 196 (7th Cir. 1979), on remand, 469 F. Supp. 1212 (N. D. Ill. 1979), stay denied, 442 U.S. 1309 (1979) (Justice Stevens, in chambers), rev’d, 448 U.S. 358 (1980), rehearing denied, 448 U.S. 917 (1980) (class action; medically necessary abortions for indigent women).