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Monthly Archives: March 2012

South Carolina EMS Case Settles for $150k

A contentious suit against two Beaufort County paramedics has ended in a $150,000 settlement to the victim of a 2008 beating who claims the medics mishandled his injuries. In 2009, Brian Lanese and his wife Tracy filed a lawsuit against ...

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Texas Chief Loses Suit Against Union

A Texas appeals court has rejected the appeal of a former fire chief who sued the firefighters’ union for engaging in a “sinister and ill conceived” campaign to cause his termination. Michael Pruitt was the first African-American Fire Chief in ...

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Roanoke Sex in Station Suit Dismissed

The epic case of Roanoke fire captain Dennis Croft turned another page last week with a Federal court ruling dismissing his sex discrimination lawsuit. Captain Croft was fired back in 2010 after his ex-girlfriend, Deborah Van Ness, told fire department ...

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Sheridan Firefighters Lose Step Increase Suit

Firefighters in Sheridan, Wyoming have lost their bid to receive step increases in their pay. IAFF Local 276 filed suit last year after the city council refused grant six firefighters step increases that the union claims had been honored for ...

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Controversial NY LODD Case Settles

It appears that a settlement has been reached in a controversial wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of an upstate New York firefighter who died at a house fire 10 years ago. On March 7, 2002 Fayetteville firefighter Timothy ...

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Drunk Driving Chief Charged Again

A Pennsylvania fire chief has been arrested for drunk driving to an EMS run early Sunday morning. Fire Chief Donald Hindman Jr., 49, of the Cecil Volunteer Fire Department No. 1, was accused of having a blood alcohol content of .253. He ...

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San Jose Firefighters Battle Poison Pill Pension Referendum

The San Jose Firefighters are spearheading a lawsuit to challenge a local pension reform ballot referendum scheduled for June. The ballot measure proposes a comprehensive overhaul of the employee pension rules, and includes a “poison pill” provision that would “cut current ...

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