Black Firefighter Sues New Haven Over Promotion Test

Law360, New York (October 15, 2009, 7:33 PM EDT) -- The 2003 fire lieutenant examination in New Haven, Conn., is once again at the center of a discrimination lawsuit, this one filed by a black firefighter who claims that he was unfairly denied a promotion because of the way the city scored the exam.

Michael Briscoe filed his suit against the city Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. The filing came less than four months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the controversial Ricci v. DeStefano case that New Haven...
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