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Certification hearing set for multi-billion-dollar Black public servants’ class-action suit

By Mike Lapointe      

Following a May amendment to the claim, the number of proposed class members has increased from more than 500 to 1,031 current and former Black federal public servants who are now seeking $2.5-billion in damages.

Nicholas Marcus Thompson, left, one of the representative proposed class members in a class-action lawsuit against the federal government, Kofi Achampong, principal lawyer and government relations adviser with Achampong Law, and Courtney Betty, the lawyer leading the class action. Photographs courtesy of Twitter, LinkedIn, and Courtney Betty

A Federal Court judge has directed that a proposed multi-billion-dollar class-action lawsuit against the federal government, launched on the part of now more than 1,000 current and former Black federal public servants, be moved forward with a certification hearing scheduled for three days, beginning Sept. 21, 2022.

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