United States Seventh Circuit

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SOLON v. KAPLAN, 04-2113

Plaintiff's suit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, alleging wrongful termination of his employment, is dismissed where plaintiff's status as a former law firm partner rendered him an employer, and he therefore was not protected by Title VII.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 12/09/2004
  • Decided 02/15/2005
  • Published 02/15/2005


  • FLAUM, Chief Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and BAUER and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Michael J. Hamblet, Hamblet, Oremus & Little, Chicago, IL, Terry L. Mann (argued), Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer, Wichita, KS, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Joel W. Rice (argued), Jane M. McFetridge, Fisher & Phillips, Donald Hubert, Hubert, Fowler, & Quinn, Stephen J. Bisgeier, Miller, Shakman & Hamilton, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.