Expert Masonry v. Boone Cnty
Public Construction Contracts; Summary Judgment
Eastern District of Kentucky at Covington
BOGGS, Chief Judge. Plaintiff-appellant is a company that bid on two public construction projects, failed to win either of them, and now seeks to mend its misfortune by asking the federal courts to reverse the buyer’s judgment of the competing construction bids’ relative merits. Specifically, the appellant claims that the government purchasing entity and the winning private bidder unlawfully conspired in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act, and also violated 42 U.S.C. § 1983 by unlawfully depriving the disappointed bidder of a vested property interest. The district court granted summary judgment to the defendants with respect to all claims.