NYC Forks Over $98M To Settle Firefighter Race Bias Suit

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT) -- The city of New York agreed Tuesday to pay $98 million to settle a class action over a pair of civil service tests administered by the New York Fire Department that were found to be discriminatory against African-American and Hispanic applicants, signaling an end to seven years of litigation.

The $98 million payment from the city is meant to recoup back pay and benefits for a class of African-American and Hispanic firefighter applicants who took the two exams in 1999 and 2002. The city also agreed...
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America v. City of New York

Case Number



New York Eastern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


Nicholas G. Garaufis

Date Filed

May 21, 2007

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