No. 89-3310.

932 F.2d 677 (1991)

Theodore COOPWOOD, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. The LAKE COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided May 17, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Joseph Banasiak, Bamber, Bosch & Banasiak, Hammond, Ind., Ivan E. Bodensteiner, Valparaiso, Ind., for plaintiff-appellant.

Anna S. Rominger, Sendak, Sendak, Neff & Rominger, Crown Point, Ind., for defendants-appellees.

Before COFFEY and RIPPLE, Circuit Judges, and FAIRCHILD, Senior Circuit Judge.

FAIRCHILD, Senior Circuit Judge.

Theodore Coopwood brought an action against the County of Lake, the Lake County Community Development Department (LCCDD), and Richard J. Hucker, individually and in his capacity as Director of the LCCDD, under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. Mr. Coopwood, who is black, was the low bidder on a number of rehabilitation projects, but defendants did not accept any bid. Mr. Coopwood alleged that defendants were racially motivated, although defendants...

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