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Texas City Sues Fire Department

A Texas city has filed suit against its volunteer fire department seeking to obtain legal title to the department’s apparatus and equipment. The City of Huntington is suing the Huntington Volunteer Fire Department seeking a declaratory judgment that the city ...

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Strong Arm Loses to Dallas Fire

A prominent Dallas personal injury attorney has lost his lawsuit against the Dallas Fire Department over a 2008 apparatus accident. Brian Loncar, who advertises himself extensively on television as “The Strong Arm”, was driving his new $180,000 Bentley in May, ...

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Canadian Township Pleads Guilty in LODD

A township in Ontario, Canada has pled guilty to a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act stemming from the death of a 21 year old volunteer firefighter. Firefighter Paul Nelson was killed on December 27, 2011 when the ...

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NY and PA Lawsuits in the News

Two negligence lawsuits are in the fire law news today, one in New York involving the delayed response of an FDNY ambulance, the other in Pennsylvania where a firefighter aboard a tanker driven by an intoxicated chief is suing the ...

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San Francisco Sued Over Motorcycle Accident

The motorcyclist who was injured when he was struck by a San Francisco ladder truck has filed suit against the city and county of San Francisco. Jack Frazier, 50, was injured when he was struck by a ladder truck operated ...

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Phoenix OSHA Citation and Milwaukee Scapegoat

There were several fire law cases this week that I missed covering that are really worth noting. Here are two of them: The first is a $95,000 citation by the Industrial Commission of Arizona against the Phoenix Fire Department arising ...

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