Lewis v. City of Chicago

Joshua Karsh

Practice Area:Discrimination

Outcome:Ongoing. 9-0 victory before the U.S. Supreme Court (2010)

Description:This is an ongoing class action on behalf of thousands of African American applicants for jobs with the Chicago Fire Department. Mr. Karsh and co-counsel took the case to trial, proving that the Department’s reliance on scores on an entrance examination to screen applicants had been racially discriminatory. The City of Chicago appealed the judgment. The United States Supreme Court rule 9-0 in favor of Mr. Karsh's clients.