Tuesday, March 18, 2014

More Progress: deBlasio Settles Another Bloomberg Era Discrimination Suit

De Blasio Settles FDNY Discrimination Suit for $98 Million
The bottom line is, Bloomberg should have settled these suits.  Unfortunately it wasn't in his nature to do so.  But it's the right thing to do and kudos to deBlasio for doing the right thing.  This wasn't a close call to an objective legal observer.
Ending a court battle that lasted through a term and a half of Bloomberg, the third major leftover lawsuit he's settled so far, Mayor de Blasio today agreed to pay $98 million in back pay and benefits to roughly 1,500 members of the Fire Department who claimed discrimination.
There's a "bigger man" joke in there somewhere. 

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