PHILLIP v. UNIV. OF ROCHESTER, 01-7582
The equal benefit clause of 42 U.S.C. section 1981(a) does not require state action, and students' allegations stated a claim that private university officials, motivated by racial discrimination, attempted to deprive them of the equal benefit of a state proceeding for the security of persons and property.
- Decided 01/21/2003
- Published 01/21/2003
POOLER, Circuit Judge., Before: McLAUGHLIN, POOLER, and B.D. PARKER, Jr., Circuit Judges.
United States Second Circuit
Jeffrey Wicks, Bansbach, Zoghlin, Wicks & Wahl, P.C., Rochester, NY, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.
Thomas E. Reidy, Ward Norris Heller & Reidy, LLP, Rochester, NY, for Defendant-Appellee University of Rochester., Christopher A. DiPasquale, Harris Beach LLP, Pittsford, NY, for Defendants-Appellees Raymond Pipitone and James Clukey.