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Blatt v. City of New York, et al.

April 18, 2015

The firm represented seven New York City police sergeants who sat for the Promotion to Lieutenant's exam administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services ("DCAS"), on April 18, 2015. The sergeants alleged that DCAS failed to provide proper notice of the subject areas that were to be tested on the exam and cited to irregularities in the administration of the exam. The parties reached an agreement where five of the six questions challenged in the lawsuit were stricken from grading. This agreement enabled a number of hard working police sergeants to become eligible for a promotion to lieutenant.


NY Post, NYPD sergeants, city reach agreement in exam scandal, published June 13, 2016: http://nypost.com/2016/06/13/nypd-sergeants-city-reach-agreement-in-exam-scandal/

NY Daily News, Judge bars NYPD lieutenant promotions for a month amid test cheating allegations, published May 17, 2016: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nypd-lieutenant-promotions-hold-test-results-challenge-article-1.2639949

NY Daily News, Eight NYPD sergeants to file second lawsuit challenging 2015 lieutenants' exam, published May 16, 2016: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/new-lawsuit-challenge-2015-nypd-lieutenants-exam-article-1.2637887

Washington Times, NYPD sergeants sue over online civil service exam 'cheat sheet', published March 25, 2016: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/mar/25/nypd-sergeants-sue-over-civil-service-exam-cheat-s/

NY Daily News, Nine sergeants sue over NYPD lieutenants' exam cheat sheet, published March 24, 2016: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-suit-nypd-lieutenants-exam-cheat-sheet-article-1.2575728

Courthouse News Service, Cops Call Cheating Rampant in NYPD Promotion Test, published March 24, 2016: http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/03/24/cops-call-cheating-rampant-in-nypd-promotion-test.htm

Gothamist, "They Know The Game": Cops Brazenly Cheated On Lieutenants' Exam, Lawsuit Alleges, published March 24, 2016: http://gothamist.com/2016/03/24/cops_cheating_no_way.php

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