Chan v. City of N.Y.

Chan v. City of N.Y., 1 F.3d 96 (2d Cir. 1993)

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a District Court holding that laborer plaintiffs, who had sued to recover wages at federal prevailing wage rates, were entitled to enforce the prevailing wage law under Section 1983 (civil rights statute).  The Court also found that the private employer defendant could be said to be acting under color of state law as required by Section 1983 because it had a close nexus with the municipal defendants. After the Supreme Court denied the defendants’ petition for review, the defendants settled.

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