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McGowan v. Deere & Co., No. 07-2967

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In an employment and race discrimination action against Deere & Company (Deere) under Title VII and section 1981, district court's grant of defendant's motion for summary judgment is affirmed where plaintiff failed to make out a prima facie case of racial discrimination because he was unable to demonstrate that a similarly situated person not in the protected class was treated more favorably than he was. Further, even if plaintiff could make out a prima facie case of race discrimination, he has not demonstrated that Deere intentionally discriminated against him because of his race.    

Read McGowan v. Deere & Co., No. 07-2967

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Argued May 7, 2009
Decided September 11, 2009


Before Flaum and Williams, Circuit Judges, and Lawrence, District Judge 

Opinion by Lawrence, District Judge

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