United States Seventh Circuit

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Goodwin v. Bd. of Trs. of the Univ. of Illinois, 05-2961

Summary judgment for defendants in an employment discrimination suit based on race and gender is reversed and remanded where: 1) the plaintiff showed that a similarly situated worker was treated differently under similar circumstances; 2) there was a factual question concerning pretext; and 3) defendants were not estopped from challenging administrative findings of fact.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 02/22/2006
  • Decided 03/31/2006
  • Published 03/31/2006


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


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • John H. Otto (argued), Zimmerly, Gadau, Selin & Otto, Champaign, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • James C. Kearns (argued), Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, Urbana, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.