Parties Reach Accord in Firefighter Case

, New York Law Journal

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New York City, the federal government and an intervening group of black firefighters and applicants have reached an agreement in principle to settle the last pending claims of a hard-fought class action suit alleging intentional discrimination within the New York City Fire Department.

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    Please explain how an cicvil service written exam can be discriminatory. All of the civivl serice exams that "I" have taken are based upon "common sense" and a little bit of inquinuity. How far are we going to lower the standards for the sake of "political correctness", especially when we are talking about ‘lives". ?!

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