Ricci Can't Save NY White Firefighter Race Bias Suit

Law360, New York (May 4, 2010, 6:38 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has shuttered a discrimination lawsuit brought by a white firefighter against the city of Mount Vernon, N.Y., saying the city's decision not to promote plaintiff Joseph Carroll was a “far cry” from a recent case with a very different result before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Judge Cathy Seibel in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted a motion for summary judgment by defendants while simultaneously rejecting a motion for summary judgment by Carroll, who had argued that the...
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