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Monocular Vision Firefighter Sues in Florida

A Florida firefighter who lost an eye as a child, is suing because his department has prohibited him from seeking promotion. Firefighter Bill Miller filed suit against the Fort Myers Fire Department. NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral

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Florida Fire District Sues Volunteer Fire Company

An ongoing dispute between a Florida fire district and a volunteer fire company has landed in court. The Key Largo Fire-EMS District has filed suit against the Key Largo Volunteer Fire Rescue Department. The nine-page complaint filed on July 3, ...

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More Racial Allegations in New Haven

New Haven is back in the Fire Law news with word that firefighter Michael Briscoe has filed a race discrimination complaint with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities against IAFF Local 825. You may recall, in 2009 Briscoe ...

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False Alarm Prank Leads to $258k Suit

The false alarm prank that cost an acting fire chief his job and led to criminal charges, has now led to a civil lawsuit. Marilyn Garcia filed suit last month against the city of Holyoke, Massachusetts and former Acting Fire ...

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Lockport Retirees Sue Over Health Care Changes

The City of Lockport, New York is in the fire law news again as 71 retired firefighters and police officers filed suit alleging that the city reduced their health coverage in violation of the terms of their retirements. The city ...

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Seattle Fire Dragged Into Drowning Suit

The Seattle Fire Department has been dragged into an unfortunate wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a man who drown in a hotel swimming pool last summer. Tesfaye Girma Deboch died on June 30, 2013 while swimming in ...

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Houston Captain Loses Fear Disability Claim

A Houston fire captain whose fear prevented him from entering structure fires has lost his bid to claim the city discriminated against him. Captain Shayn Proler claimed that fire officials wrongfully transferred him to a training assignment in 2004 and ...

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Arizona and Montana Wildland Fires Spark Suits

Wildland fires in Arizona and Montana have led to two lawsuits being filed over the past few days. In Arizona, 160 property owners who were victims of the Yarnell Hill fire filed suit against the Arizona State Forestry Division claiming ...

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