30 Firefighters Sue Ohio City Over Flawed Exams

Law360, New York (November 17, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- More than two dozen firefighters have sued the city of Akron, Ohio, claiming that exams to evaluate candidates for promotion to the rank of captain or lieutenant disparately affect certain applicants based on their race and age.

The suit was filed Thursday in federal court in northern Ohio on behalf of thirty Akron firefighters, all of whom participated in the exams at issue, which took place in December 2004.

The lawsuit contends that the captain’s exam was unfair to Caucasian applicants and the lieutenant’s exam was...
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