Boston Calls Officers' $2.3M Fee Request 'Beyond The Pale'

By Brian Dowling (August 17, 2020, 5:55 PM EDT) -- Calling the request "beyond the pale," the city of Boston asked a federal judge to pare down a $2.3 million fee bid by Black police officers who won a $484,000 back pay ruling in a long-running discrimination case, citing a litany of issues including "egregiously high" hourly rates.

After being hit with the back pay ruling due to a promotion exam's disparate impact on Black officers, the city on Friday attacked the fee request by lawyers from Lichten & Liss-Riordan PC and Fair Work PC.

"The well-settled case law and the facts and circumstances presented by this case lead to the inexorable...

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