Court May Favor Would-Be Firefighters In Title VII Case

Law360 (February 22, 2010, 7:34 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court appeared skeptical of the city of Chicago's position during oral arguments Monday in a Title VII case brought by black plaintiffs who unsuccessfully applied for jobs as firefighters but had a federal appeals court find their claims time-barred.

The case, Arthur J. Lewis et al. v. City of Chicago, has drawn comparisons to the controversial Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. case, as well as Ricci et al. v. DeStefano et al., in which the high court ruled that the city...
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