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County settles suit with man who says race kept him from getting job

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Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
 

A Duquesne man has settled a federal lawsuit claiming that Allegheny County didn't hire him for a jail position in 2009 because he is black, but the details of the settlement weren't immediately available.

U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti on Thursday closed the lawsuit William Grimes, whose age was unavailable, brought against the county.

Grimes' lawyers couldn't be reached for comment. County spokeswoman Amie Downs confirmed there is a settlement but said she couldn't discuss it until the agreement has final approval.

Grimes, a former county building guard, said in the lawsuit that the county knew of a 2004 incident of inappropriate conduct that led to his firing before it offered him a part-time position at the jail. The county used that incident as a pretext for rescinding the offer, the lawsuit says.

The county, in the answer filed in response to the complaint, denies it rescinded the offer because of Grimes' race.

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