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6th Circ. Says Detroit Firefighters Can Sue Union For Bias

Law360 (June 1, 2018, 8:52 PM EDT) -- A group of minority Detroit firefighters can pursue a claim that their union caused the city to discriminate against them when it chose them for layoffs, the Sixth Circuit ruled Friday, saying the workers didn’t have to show that the union flouted its duty of fair representation for their Title VII discrimination claim to be viable.

In a published opinion, a three-judge panel reversed a portion of U.S. District Judge Sean F. Cox’s January 2017 award of summary judgment to the Detroit Fire Fighters Association Local...
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Case Title

Erick Peeples, et al v. City of Detroit, MI, et al


Case Number

17-1222

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Appellate - 6th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3442 Civil Rights: Jobs

Date Filed

March 2, 2017

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