Settlement in NYC School Race Case
CIR’s long-running battle on behalf of school building superintendents in New York City drew to a close on April 2 2014, when U.S. District Court Judge Frederic Block gave final approval to a class-action settlement providing monetary compensation to a class of superintendents headed by CIR clients.
Second Circuit victory in employment discrimination case
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 139-page ruling that settles one large point in CIR’s favor, but leaves a number of crucial questions to be decided later in the litigation.
Oral argument set in NYC building superintendents’ case
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has finally set February 1, 2010 as the date for oral argument.
CIR files appeals in landmark NYC employment case
CIR filed appeals in United States v. New York City Board of Education and several related cases. The cases challenge the controversial federal tactic of settling employment discrimination charges with a consent decree that strips employees of relative seniority without allowing them an opportunity to contest the original allegations of discrimination.
District Court Ruled on Who is Included in City Settlement
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled on several significant issues that were left undecided in its April 20, 2007 opinion.
Further Findings From The District Court
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled on some of the issues left unresolved in its opinion from September 11, 2006, in CIR’s challenge to a settlement agreement between the United States and New York City granting retroactive seniority to women and minority custodians employed by the Board of Education.
District Court Reviews Settlement for Equal Protection and Title VII Violations
The District Court for the Eastern District of New York handed down its first major opinion on CIR’s constitutional and federal civil rights challenges to a settlement agreement between the United States and New York granting certain minority and female custodial employees retroactive seniority in job placement and lay-off protection based on alleged discrimination in recruiting and qualification exams.
Federal court allows NYC custodians to challenge discriminatory consent decree
A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that New York City school custodians be allowed to challenge preferential employment and hiring policies for female and minority custodians.
Reverse discrimination challenged in federal court
A federal appeals court scrutinized New York City’s adoption of preferential employment and hiring policies for female and minority school custodians. During oral argument in Manhattan this morning, Michael Rosman urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to reject a settlement agreement which includes the preferential practices.