LEB Briefing Cases.Ch.09

LEB Briefing Cases.Ch.09 - Chapter9 ContractFormation...

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Chapter 9 Contract Formation Case 9.1 263 F.Supp.2d 358, 19 IER Cases 1838 United States District Court, D. Rhode Island. Derek A. ARDITO, et al., v. CITY OF PROVIDENCE, et al. C.A. No. 03-155T. May 27, 2003. TORRES , Chief Judge. Introduction  The plaintiffs are fourteen individuals who have applied for positions as Providence police officers and were selected to at- tend the 61st Providence Police Academy, successful completion of which is a prerequisite to being hired.  The plaintiffs  brought this action to enjoin city officials from, now, excluding them from the Academy and replacing them with other applic- ants chosen on the basis of changed selection criteria. The matter is before the Court for consideration of the plaintiffs' application for a preliminary injunction pursuant to  Fed.R.Civ.P. 65(a) . For the reasons hereinafter stated, the plaintiffs' application is granted and the defendants will be pre- liminarily enjoined from conducting the 61st Providence Police Academy unless the plaintiffs are included. Facts  After observing the witnesses who testified during a four-day hearing and reviewing the exhibits, this Court finds the relev- ant facts to be as follows. 179
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180 CASE PRINTOUTS TO ACCOMPANY WEST’S LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS Sometime in 2001, the City of Providence (all defendants collectively referred to as "the City") decided to begin hiring officers  to fill existing vacancies in its Police Department ("the Department") and additional vacancies that the City expected would  result from anticipated retirements.  Only individuals who graduate from a training academy conducted by the City are eli- gible to become Providence police officers.  Accordingly, the City decided to conduct two consecutive training academies, the  60th and 61st Police Academies.  The size of each Academy is based on the number of vacancies that the City expects will  need to be filled.  The size of previous Academies has ranged from as few as four applicants to as many as fifty-eight.  Origin- ally, the 60th and 61st Academies were each to consist of fifty applicants;  but, because Academy personnel complained that  a school of fifty was too large, the number to be admitted to the 61st Academy was reduced to forty.  In order to be admitted  to the Academy, an applicant must pass a series of tests and be deemed qualified by members of the Department who inter- view the applicant.  Applicants are provided with a booklet describing the selection process and they complete an application  form in which they acknowledge that although they may successfully complete all phases of the evaluation process and may 
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