Municipal Liability

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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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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NY Volunteer Pleads Guilty to Stealing $5.6 Million from Fire Company

In one of the largest cases of theft in the history of the volunteer fire service, the treasurer of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department pled guilty today to numerous charges. Michael Klein was accused of embezzling over $5.6 million from the fire company over a thirteen-year period, starting in January 2002 until September 2015.

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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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