RD Legal Offers Post Settlement Funding to Plaintiff’s Attorneys Representing FDNY Employment Discrimination Claimants

date: 08/16/2012

Cresskill, NJ: In March 2012, a U.S. District Court ruled that New York City has to pay $128 million in back pay to individuals who were subjected to the City’s discriminatory practices. According to court documents and plaintiff allegations, black and Hispanic applicants who took the New York City Fire Department entry level exam in 1999 (Exam 7029) and in 2002 (Exam 2043) were discriminated against.
Plaintiff’s attorneys representing claimants will likely have to wait many more months before they receive their fees. They are encouraged to apply for immediate settlement financing through RD Legal Funding, LLC (“RD Legal”), a leading provider of post settlement attorney financing.

The plaintiffs allege the FDNY violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 through the test and together with the federal government sued New York City. The deadline to file a claim was June 2012 and the next step in the process is a fairness hearing, which will take place in October 2012. Critics say because of this test, the fire department has remained the least diverse of any major city in America with a less than ten percent ration being black or Hispanic. The court ruled that in addition to the $128 million in back pay, the affected victims are to be hired when possible and given retroactive seniority.

RD Legal can provide FDNY Employment Discrimination plaintiff’s attorneys with interim post settlement funding, which provides immediate capital on settlements. Post settlement legal funding does not require any kind of payments until the fee is paid; there are no monthly interest or principal payments, no upfront points or fees. Once the necessary documentation is received, RD Legal can wire funds within several days. RD Legal provides personalized service and quick turnaround.

For more information on post settlement cash flow solutions, visit their website at http://www.legalfunding.com, or call 1-800-565-5177 to speak with a post-settlement legal funding specialist.

About the Author:

Lulaine Compere is a writer and research analyst at RD Legal Funding, one of the nation’s leading providers of post-settlement lawsuit funding solutions.

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