Coxwell & Associates files suit against Toyota on behalf of minority contractors

JACKSON, Miss.—Jackie Williams and Renna Fisher, African American principals of Fish & Fisher,a ten-year old construction company, have filed a civil racial discrimination and conspiracy action against Toyota of North America; the State of Mississippi Development Authority; and Haley Barbour, Governor of the State of Mississippi. The legal action claims that Fish & Fisher, Inc., a Mississippi Corporationlocated in Jackson, MS, was denied the opportunity to bid on the Toyota Plant construction project in Blue Springs, MS, as a prime contractor. Fish & Fisher, Inc. is represented by Byron Perkins, of The Cochran Firm Birmingham, and Kevin J. White, of Coxwell & Associates. They allege that Toyota, with the aid and assistance of the State of Mississippi`s Development Authority, held a closed bid for white-only prime contractors which was racially discriminatory in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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