7th Circ. Nixes Ind. Police Officers' Race Bias Suits

Law360, New York (February 6, 2014, 4:42 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit clarified Tuesday that disparate impact claims may be based on any employment policy, not just a neutral policy, but nonetheless nixed race bias claims brought by black police officers and firefighters against the city of Indianapolis.

The appeals court ruled that an Indiana federal court had correctly nixed claims brought by a large group of police and firefighters in a pair of lawsuits that the examination process the city of Indianapolis uses to rank candidates for promotion in its police and fire departments has...
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