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Domino's Pizza v. McDonald

Docket No.: 04-593
Certiorari Granted: Apr 25 2005
Argued: December 6, 2005
Decided: February 20, 2006


Civil Rights, Civil Rights Acts, Liability

PartyNames: Domino's Pizza, Inc., et al. v. John McDonald
Petitioner: Domino's Pizza, Inc., et al.
Respondent: John McDonald

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 107 Fed. Appx. 18

Domino's Pizza, Inc., et al.
John McDonald
546 U.S. 470 (2006)
Question Presented:

In the absence of a contractual relationship with the defendant, are allegations of personal injuries alone sufficient to confer standing on a plaintiff pursuant to 42 U.S.C. ยง1981?


May a person who is not a party to a contract but suffers personal injuries from its termination sue under 42 U.S.C. Section 1981, claiming that the contract was terminated because of race?

Holding: judgment reversed
Vote: 8-0
Recused: Alito
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