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Ellis v. United Parcel Serv., Inc., 07-2811

In an action alleging racial discrimination for being fired under the company's non-fraternization policy, summary judgment for the defendant is affirmed where: 1) plaintiff failed to proffer enough evidence that he was fired for being involved in an interracial relationship; 2) plaintiff failed to show indirectly that intra-racial couples who were in violation of the policy were treated more favorably since they were not similarly situated; 3) derogatory remarks made by co-workers were not connected with the decision to fire him; and 4) plaintiff failed to show that defendant did not apply the non-fraternization policy uniformly.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/25/2008
  • Decided 04/29/2008
  • Published 04/29/2008


  • EVANS, Circuit Judge., Before BAUER, WOOD, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Kathleen A. DeLaney (argued), DeLaney & DeLaney, Indianapolis, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Gary R. Clark (argued), Quarles & Brady, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.
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