Judge dismisses plumber’s harassment suit against suburban Chicago building officials

A plumber's harassment suit against Elk Grove Village has gone down the drain in Chicago federal court, with a judge saying no evidence was presented that a village inspector orchestrated a campaign by village employees to hassle the plumber for refusing to loan tools to the inspector.

Jason Roszkowiak filed a two-count lawsuit in June against Elk Grove Village and the village's plumbing inspector, Ray Bauer. Roszkowiak, who runs Awesome Design Contracting and Plumbing, alleged Bauer – while acting as plumbing inspector – repeatedly pressured him to loan him equipment. According to Roszkowiak, Bauer used the equipment in his private plumbing business. Specifically, Roszkowiak claimed Bauer’s “intimidating behavior and position of authority” caused him to feel “compelled” to go along.

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