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Marco Outdoor Adver., Inc. v. Reg'l Transit Auth., 05-30875

In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action alleging that a transit authority deprived plaintiff-advertising company of property without due process of law when it arbitrarily awarded an advertising contract to an inferior bidder-Clear Channel, dismissal of the case is affirmed where: 1) even if a state's Public Bid Law applies and creates a property interest in the contract at issue, the state's courts provide an adequate procedural remedy for the alleged deprivation; and 2) thus, plaintiff failed to state a federal claim.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/15/2007
  • Published 06/18/2007

Judges

  • E. GRADY JOLLY, Circuit Judge:, Before JOLLY, DAVIS, and WIENER, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Henry W. Kinney, III (argued), Tara Elizabeth Clement, Kinney & Ellinghausen, New Orleans, LA, for Plaintiff-Appellant., N. Sundiata Haley, Randy George McKee (argued), Carter, Haley & McKee, New Orleans, LA, for Regional Transit Authority., Richard E. Sarver, Edward Robert Wicker (argued), Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver, New Orleans, LA, for Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.