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Small Agencies Exempt From Age Bias Law, Justices Hear

Law360 (October 1, 2018, 10:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court mulled Monday whether the Age Discrimination in Employment Act should exempt small state and local government employers, with some justices expressing skepticism toward an Arizona fire district's argument that the statute should apply only to public entities with at least 20 employees.

On the first day of its new term, the justices heard arguments in an appeal by the Mount Lemmon Fire District near Tucson, Arizona, challenging the Ninth Circuit’s decision to reopen a lawsuit by two firefighter captains  who claimed they were illegally terminated because of their age. John Guido was 46 and Dennis Rankin was...

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