CITY LOST BY NOT SETTLING SUIT BY FIREFIGHTER; CITY OFFERED $10,000; JURY AWARDED PLAINTIFF $1 MILLION
BYLINE: R. Robin McDonald
Attorneys for Atlanta’s first female firefighter said they would have settled her sex discrimination suit against the city for considerably less than the $1 million verdict she received. But they said the city attorney was too busy to return their calls. A jury last week awarded Atlanta Fire Lt. Liz R. Summers $1 million-$250,000 more than lawyers requested.