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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Coverup Alleged in Lawsuit Filed over FDNY Assault

A brawl between two firefighters in their Queens fire station on July 30, 2009 has resulted in a lawsuit being filed in Queens Supreme Court. FF Keith Thompson alleges that FF Stephen Buonavita assaulted him, and that their Lieutenant, Charles ...

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Fire Law On-Line at Providence College

The Fire Science program at Providence College will be offering Fire Science 312 – Fire Law this fall as an on-line class. The course catalogue description is as follows: FRS 312 Fire Law3 creditsOverview of the legal issues closely associated ...

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New Haven…. AGAIN!!!!!

I know a lawyer should never complain about too many law suits, but at some point you have to ask when is enough going to be enough. Another group of New Haven firefighters have filed suit over the 2003 promotional ...

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DeKalb Captain Reinstated

DeKalb County Fire Captain Sell Caldwell has been ordered reinstated to the department by a hearing officer. Caldwell was one of five firefighters terminated after the fire death of 74-year-old Ann Bartlett on January  24, 2010. Crews were called to ...

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Pembroke Pines Challenges Florida Presumption Laws

Fifteen Pembroke Pines, Florida firefighters and police officers have filed suit over denied workers compensation benefits, alleging that the city’s benefit’s administrator has engaged in “across the board denial… without reasonable justification”. The suit alleges that Gallagher Bassett Services Inc., ...

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Montana Congressman Sues Billings Fire

A Republican Congressman from Montana has filed suit against the City of Billings alleging negligence in fighting a wildland fire on his property in 2008. The fire occurred in Rehberg Ranch Estates, a 1,000 acre subdivision owned by Congressman Rehberg ...

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