Civil Suit

Billy G Prevails In Illinois Lawsuit

A defamation suit against one of the biggest names in the fire service was tossed out of court today. Chief Billy Goldfeder was sued last year by an Illinois non-profit, Remembrance Rescue Project, over content he published in an email in 2014

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Michigan Chief Sues for Wrongful Termination

A nationally known and highly respected fire chief who was unceremoniously terminated by Northville Township in March, has filed suit claiming wrongful termination. Chief Richard Marinucci was told by township officials in March to resign or be fired

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South Carolina Fire Department Sued For Wrongful Death

The family of a man killed last year in a motorcycle accident is suing a South Carolina fire department claiming the fire chief’s decision to drive a truck off him caused the death. Ian Nicholson was pinned under the truck, but was reportedly alive when the Levy Volunteer Fire Department arrived on scene.

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NY Village Sues Neighboring Village Over Fire Protection

Last week’s decision by the Village of Port Chester, New York to eliminate its paid fire department has run into a new obstacle: the Village of Rye Brook filed suit yesterday claiming that Port Chester is under a legally binding contract to staff its fire station through 2018.

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Oklahoma LODD Prompts Wrongful Death Suit

The widow of an Oklahoma firefighter who drown last year in floodwaters has filed a wrongful death suit against the city. Claremore Fire Captain Jason Farley died on May 23, 2015 when he was pulled into a flooded storm drain while at the scene of a water rescue.

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Details Emerge About Retaliation Suit Against Charlotte Fire

Additional details are emerging about the lawsuit filed today against the Charlotte Fire Department by former fire investigator Crystal Eschert. Eschert claims that after she raised health, safety, and financial management concerns in April 2014 she was retaliated against by the fire department and terminated in September, 2014

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Texas Fire Department Facing Same-Sex Sexual Harassment Suit

The City of Beaumont is facing a sexual harassment suit filed by a former fire department employee against the city and Fire Chief Anne Huff. Former Fire Administrator Ashley Scott claims Chief Huff made sexual advances toward her and when she rebuffed those advances she was disciplined and ultimately terminated.

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FDNY Ambulance Billing Fraud Case Settled for $4.3 Million

The City of New York has agreed to settle a civil fraud suit brought by the United States Attorneys Office for $4.3 million. The suit claims FDNY improperly billed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for millions of dollars between October 2008 and October 2012 for services that were not “medically necessary”.

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