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Oscar Renda Contracting Inc. v. Lubbock, 08-10481

In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action claiming that defendant city violated the First Amendment by denying plaintiff a construction contract, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where not all construction contract disputes involving government entities or agents are matters of public concern.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/21/2009
  • Published 07/21/2009


  • PATRICK E. HIGGINBOTHAM, Circuit Judge:, Before HIGGINBOTHAM, GARZA and PRADO, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Erwin S. Chemerinsky (argued), University of California, Irvine School of Law, Irvine, CA, Terry Lee Salazar, Quilling, Selander, Cummiskey & Lownds PC, Dallas, TX, Andrew Monroe Trusevich, Sunnyvale, TX, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Gary Michael Bellair (argued), Craig, Terrill, Hale & Grantham, Lubbock, TX, for Defendants-Appellees.