White Replaces Morgenthau In FDNY Race Bias Suit

Law360, New York (June 2, 2010, 3:26 PM EDT) -- A judge has tapped former top Manhattan federal prosecutor Mary Jo White, of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, to replace Robert W. Morgenthau as special master to oversee compliance with an order to diversify New York City's fire department, handed down in January in a bias case brought by firefighters.

Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis agreed “with great regret” on Tuesday to Morgenthau's move to withdraw from the position — less than a week after he began — because because New York City officials said he would be...
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