New Haven To Pay Firefighters $2M To End Bias Suit

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT) -- A group of white firefighters who won their discrimination case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009 agreed on Wednesday to accept about $2 million from New Haven, Conn., to resolve their claims for damages in federal court.

The Supreme Court decided in favor of the firefighters, including lead plaintiff Frank Ricci, in a landmark reverse discrimination ruling in June 2009. The high court voted 5-4 that New Haven officials violated the anti-discrimination provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when, fearful...
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