By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Anthony S. Califano

Seyfarth Synopsis: In Smith v. City of Boston, Plaintiffs brought suit against their employer, the City of Boston (the “City”), challenging the City’s police promotional exam from sergeant to lieutenant.  Plaintiffs alleged that the exam had a disparate impact on racial minorities and was

By  Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley

On May 7, 2014, the First Circuit issued its decision in Jones, et al. v. City of Boston, et al., No. 12-2280 (1st Cir. May 7, 2014), and vacated an order granting summary judgment in favor of the City and, instead, entered partial summary judgment

1st_Circuit_seal.pngBy Lynn Kappelman and Anthony Califano

In Awuah, et al. v. Coverall North America, Inc., No. 12-1301 (1st Cir. Dec. 27, 2012), the First Circuit reversed a district court’s ruling and ordered arbitration of workplace disputes for certain franchisees even though they had not signed, received, or reviewed an arbitration agreement. The First Circuit found

useal-2b.jpgBy Anthony Califano and Lynn Kappelman

On September 28, 2012, in Jones, et al. v. City of Boston, et al., No-05-11832, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 141440 (D. Mass. Sept. 28, 2012), Judge George A. O’Toole of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts granted the City of Boston’s summary judgment motion against