Houston Settles Black Firefighters' Bias Suit

Law360, New York (March 23, 2011, 7:51 PM EDT) -- Houston's city council approved a settlement Wednesday in a suit in Texas federal court filed by seven black firefighters accusing the city's fire department of racial discrimination in promotional examinations.

The city will pay a total of $301,165.12 to settle claims brought by the firefighters in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, according to the minutes posted on the council's website.

Plaintiffs Dwight Bazile, Johnny Garrett, Mundo Olford, George Runnels, Dwight Allen, Trevin Hines and Thomas Ward will receive back pay and...
To view the full article, register now.