Galvin v. Ill. Republican Party, No. 14 C 10490, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 20, 2015) (Zagel, J.).

Judge Zagel dismissed plaintiff’s remaining state law claims for appropriation of image, false light, defamation and civil conspiracy for lack of supplemental jurisdiction. The Court had already dismissed plaintiffs’ copyright claims, and the parties had dismissed by stipulation the state law claims against defendant Jamestown Associates. The Court noted that the Seventh Circuit’s “usual practice” required dismissing state law claims without prejudice where all of the federal claims had been dismissed before trial.