2nd Circ. Firefighter Bias Case Similar To Ricci: Atty

Law360, New York (April 11, 2011, 7:17 PM EDT) -- An attorney for a white firefighter told the Second Circuit on Monday that Mt. Vernon, N.Y., passed over his client for a promotion because it was worried about litigation, as in the 2009 U.S. Supreme Court case Ricci v. DeStefano.

The city pushed through a new list of firefighters eligible for promotion — which bumped Joseph J. Carroll far down the new list — because it was worried about litigation by black firefighters, Andrew P. Fleming of Chiacchia & Fleming LLP told a three-judge panel of...
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