New York fire department settles lawsuit alleging discrimination against minorities for $98M

  • by: JAKE PEARSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 18, 2014 - 5:40 PM

NEW YORK — About 1,500 minorities who took New York City fire department entrance exams that were found to be biased will be eligible to receive back pay totaling $98 million, a black firefighters' group that had sued the city over racial discrimination said Tuesday.

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