No. 05-1654.

436 F.3d 816 (2006)

Mark HAGUE, Cynthia Hague, Mark Brown, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. THOMPSON DISTRIBUTION COMPANY, d/b/a Mutual Pipe and Supply Company, Mutual Pipe and Supply Company, and John T. Thompson, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided February 7, 2006.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kevin W. Betz (argued), Betz & Associates, Indianapolis, IN, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

R. Anthony Prather (argued), Barnes & Thornburg, Indianapolis, IN, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before EASTERBROOK, MANION, and SYKES, Circuit Judges.

MANION, Circuit Judge.

Thompson Distribution's owner, John Thompson, who is black, fired five white employees. Those employees, Mark Hague, Cynthia Hague, Mark Brown, Bernard Dubois, and Anna Perrey, then sued Thompson Distribution Co., alleging race discrimination in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1981. The district court granted Thompson Distribution summary judgment. The plaintiffs appeal and we affirm.


On November 26, 2001, John Thompson, who...

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