Byline: Derek Hawkins
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Case Name: Bradley A. Lavite v. Alan J. Dustan, et al.
Case No.: 18-3465
Officials: HAMILTON, BARRETT, and SCUDDER, Circuit Judges.
Focus: Ban From Administrative Building For Cause Summary Judgment Supplemental Jurisdiction
Plaintiff Bradley Lavite is a combat veteran who works in the Administration Building of Madison County, Illinois, as superintendent for the County's Veterans Assistance Commission. In the spring of 2015, government officials in Madison County banned Lavite from the Administration Building indefinitely. They did so shortly after learning that Lavite had experienced a PTSD episode during which he threatened a police officer and then kicked out the windows of a squad car.
The ban lasted for nearly 20 months. Lavite kept his job the entire time but had to work remotely. A few months before the ban was lifted, Lavite filed this lawsuit against Madison County and the government officials...