Asian-Indians Win State MBE Certification

Kegler Brown Construction Newsletter

In a decision that the State of Ohio has apparently decided not to appeal, Judge Thompson of the Franklin County Common Pleas Court has ruled that Asian-Indians meet the definition of "orientals" and therefore qualify as a minority for the purposes of state contracts.

The Judge ordered the Department of Administrative Services to recertify Asian-Indian companies who had been previously decertified a year earlier.