Former Alameda, California fire chief David Kapler has been ordered to pay the city over $260,000 for the costs of defending against his failed wrongful termination lawsuit.
Kapler was threatened with termination after he was filmed by firefighters fueling his personally owned BMW at Alameda city fuel pumps. He resigned and filed a wrongful termination suit claiming that he was given approval to use city fuel by the prior administration.
Alameda County Superior Court ruled against Kapler, and the ruling was upheld on appeal. Last Friday Alameda County Superior Court granted the city’s request that Kapler be responsible for paying the costs of defending the suit, ordering him to pay $260,585.39.
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