United States Seventh Circuit

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SMALL v. CHAO, 03-3166

Plaintiff's employment discrimination suit, stemming from the government's refusal to pay for his paralegal training, is dismissed where the federal government is entitled to sovereign immunity.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 04/16/2004
  • Decided 02/14/2005
  • Published 02/14/2005


  • WOOD, Circuit Judge., Before EASTERBROOK, RIPPLE, and WOOD, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Eric M. Schwing (argued), Springfield, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • James A. Lewis (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Springfield, IL, D. J. Sartorio (argued), Tressler, Soderstrom, Maloney & Priess, Chicago, IL, Timothy McPike (argued), Office of the Attorney General, Civil Appeals Division, Chicago, IL, Carol Hansen Posegate, Claire A. Manning (argued), Posegate & Denes, Springfield, IL, Thomas G. West, Hattery, Simpson & West, Galesburg, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.