Parties Reach Accord in Firefighter Case

, New York Law Journal


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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