The city of Danville has appealed a March ruling from Boyle Circuit Court awarding punitive damages and lost wages to a firefighter who challenged Danville Fire Department's promotion process.
Stephen T. King was awarded $29,911 by a jury that found the city was "arbitrary and capricious" in not promoting King to lieutenant in the fire department in April 2000. King was awarded the difference in wages from that time until Feb. 26, 2003, a total of $4,911.
The jury also ruled the city acted "with fraud, oppression or malice" in its promotional process and awarded King punitive damages of $25,000, plus attorney fees and interest.
King had sued the city after a written test taken by him and three other candidates was deemed to be incorrect by the promotion board.