Civil Suit

Texas Firefighter Sues Over Mandatory Vaccination

A Texas firefighter who was fired last year for refusing to get a required vaccination is suing for religious discrimination. Brett Horvath was terminated from the Leander Fire Department after he refused to get vaccinated for diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus (DPT).

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Lexington Settles OT Dispute for $17.7 Million

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government has agreed to settle a long-standing overtime dispute with its firefighters for a reported $17.7 million. The case was originally filed in November, 2005 in Fayette Circuit Court by firefighters who claimed the county miscalculated their overtime compensation.

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Missouri LODD Suit Settled

The University of Missouri has agreed to settle a wrongful death suit with the widow of a Columbia fire lieutenant killed in a partial collapse of a walkway in 2014. Lt. Bruce Britt was killed on February 22, 2014 at the scene of a collapse incident at the University Village apartments.

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Michigan Two Hatter Retaliation Suit Dismissed

A suit filed last year by a Michigan firefighter who was terminated for working in two fire departments has been voluntarily dismissed. Thomas J. Saladino filed suit after being terminated from the Wyoming Fire Department for continuing to work as fire chief in Jamestown Township.

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County Settles False Arrest Suit By Firefighters

A scuffle between firefighters and county sheriffs at a vehicle accident scene in South Carolina has resulted in a monetary settlement in favor of the firefighters. The incident occurred in Chester County on February 14, 2014 at the scene of a jackknifed tractor-trailer.

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Chicago Police Fire War Case Resurfaces

A Chicago police officer who was involved in an on-duty altercation with a Chicago fire captain in 2011 that resulted in a $1.6 million settlement in favor of the police officer, has filed a new suit claiming he was demoted in retaliation for the first suit.

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UConn Fire Sued Over Student’s Death

The parents of a University of Connecticut student who was run over by a campus fire vehicle last year have filed a wrongful death suit against the driver and the state. Jeffny Pally died on October 16, 2016 after being struck by a UConn Fire Department SUV.

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Sick Leave Abuse or Family Medical Leave Act Violation

Today’s burning question: I was a probationary firefighter and used accrued sick and vacation leave to take care of my wife and children, but my employer fired me. Do I have a case? Answer: While as a probationary employee you are an employee at-will, an employer cannot discriminate nor violate statutory rights that are granted by state and federal law.

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