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The FDNY settlement is the fifth major Bloomberg-era case that de Blasio has ended. First was the stop-and-frisk litigation, which the mayor moved to end within his first month in office. His administration also ended a Bloomberg-initiated challenge to a 2013 prevailing wage law and settled with folks who sued after being arrested at the 2004 Republican National Convention. More recently, he dropped a lawsuit his predecessor had filed challenging the legality of a law passed by the City Council over Bloomberg's veto to expand the city's prohibition of profiling.
None of these moves were big surprises; in fact, most were expected. Still, they have symbolic weight as well as policy substance, effectively closing the book on several of the divisive issues of the Bloomberg era.
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