No. 11-1935.

681 F.3d 888 (2012)

Darrel SMITH, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Denise BRAY, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided May 24, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Yusra S. Gomaa , Rima N. Kapitan (argued), Attorneys, Kapitan Law Office, Ltd., Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Carol A. Poplawski (argued), Attorney, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.

Before RIPPLE and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges, and MYERSCOUGH, District Judge.

HAMILTON, Circuit Judge.

In most employment discrimination cases that arise in the private sector, the defendants are the employers themselves, most often corporations or other business organizations. In this case of alleged race discrimination and retaliation, however, the employer has gone through bankruptcy and so cannot be sued for relief. The plaintiff in this case has sought relief from two individuals who worked for the bankrupt employer. Such claims are permitted...

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