Pourghoraishi v. Flying J, Inc., 05-1107
Dismissal of 42 U.S.C. 1981 and 1983 claims in a case involving alleged racial discrimination during an arrest is affirmed where the defendants in the 1981 claim could not know that the plaintiff belonged to a protected category, but reversed where there was a material question of whether the arresting officer had probable cause to arrest the plaintiff.
- Decided 04/20/2006
- Published 04/20/2006
- ROVNER, Circuit Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and EASTERBROOK and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Ivan E. Bodensteiner (argued), Valparaiso, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Edward G. Bielski (argued), Stewart & Irwin, Andrew P. Wirick (argued), Hume Smith Geddes Green & Simmons, Indianapolis, IN, Michael J. Rappa, Johnson & Rappa, Merrillville, IN, for Defendants-Appellees.