Gender suit leans heavily on cash-tight Fresno, Calif.
from The Fresno Bee
A multimillion-dollar federal court verdict threatens to deplete the Fresno, Calif., of its self-funded insurance pool at the worst possible time — just as city revenues are evaporating faster than City Hall can cut costs. The November federal court decision — a nearly $2.5 million gender-discrimination award, with attorney's fees still to be decided — came in a lawsuit filed by Michelle Maher, who was forced out of the Fresno Fire Department's training academy in 2005.
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