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Chris Furuya posted a blog on Apr 8, 2012

CBA Legal Aid Committee recognizes CLC

An excerpt:

"Paul Strauss, from the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law," discussed Lewis v. City of Chicago, a race discrimination disparate impact class action that is resulting in the City of Chicago hiring 111 African-Americans to be firefighters and will result in payments estimated to be between $30-50 million to about 6,000 class members. One of the largest, most important cases of its kind in the last decade, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court held that an arbitary written test was used to discriminate against African American firefighters applying to the Chicago Fire Department."

Original article appeared in the CBA Record, and was written by Christina Assi, Chicago Bar Foundation intern.