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CHAPMAN v. THE HIGBEE CO., 99-3970

42 U.S.C. section 1981 protects against impairment of its equal benefit clause by private discrimination, and genuine issues of fact exist in a section 1983 claim as to whether a store security officer acted under color of state law in asking plaintiff to enter a fitting room so that her clothes and person could be searched.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 03/20/2002
  • Decided 02/11/2003
  • Published 02/11/2003

Judges

  • Before MARTIN, Chief Circuit Judge;  BOGGS, SUHRHEINRICH, BATCHELDER, DAUGHTREY, MOORE, COLE, CLAY, and GILMAN, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Sixth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • David R. Grant (argued and briefed), Smith & Condeni, Cleveland, OH, for Plaintiff-Appellant., Gino J. Scarselli (briefed), Richmond Heights, OH, for Amicus Curiae American Civil Liberties Union., Michael W. Donaldson (briefed), Thomas M. Tarpy (briefed), Michael R. Thomas, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, Columbus, OH, for Amici Curiae Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, Kentucky Retail Federation, Inc., Michigan Retailers Association and Tennessee Council of Retail Merchants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Gregory E. O'Brien, Timothy D. Johnson, Weston, Hurd, Fallon, Paisley & Howley, Cleveland, OH, John B. Lewis (argued and briefed), Thomas J. Piatak (briefed), Baker & Hostetler, Cleveland, OH, for Defendant-Appellee.

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