NYC Ordered To Keep Firefighter Exam Fees Low

Law360, Washington (July 12, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT) -- A federal court on Monday ordered New York City to charge applicants no more than $30 to take its new entry-level firefighter examination, the latest development in a suit alleging the old exam discriminated against minorities.

The U.S. Department of Justice sued the city claiming its fire department exams were discriminatory and therefore disproportionately prevented minorities from entering the force. The city designed a new test, but wanted to increase the price from $30 to $54.

The plaintiffs argued that the higher price would disproportionately discourage...
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