Buffalo Fire Dept. Wins Reversal In Race Bias Suit

Law360, New York (June 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A New York appeals court has reversed a victory for 13 white firefighters who challenged the Buffalo Fire Department's decision to let promotional eligibility lists expire because no minorities were next in line for the supervisory positions.

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York ruled Friday that the plaintiffs — who would have been the next promoted based on the expired lists — had not shown that the city and the department lacked a compelling interest to make the race-based decision, nor had...
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