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The white firefighters sued the city in 2007, accusing the city of illegally allowing two promotional lists to expire because minority firefighters had performed poorly on civil service exams.
“This never should have happened. These are solid, hardworking firefighters. The city should have given them the promotions they earned and not put them through five years of litigation,” said attorney Andrew P. Fleming, who represented the firefighters.
Attorney Adam W. Perry, who represented the city, maintains that “the city, at all times, acted under its rights under federal law.”
The total damages awarded to each firefighter: