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Missouri LODD Widow Sues for Wrongful Death

The widow of a Missouri firefighter killed in the line of duty in February has filed a wrongful death suit against the University of Missouri. Columbia Fire Department Lt. Bruce Britt died February 22, 2014 while evacuating students out of ...

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DC Failure to Act Update

The family of the man who died last January across the street from a DC firehouse had a chance to confront Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe last night at a neighborhood meeting. Cecil Mills had a heart attack across the street ...

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Savannah Captains Sue Over Pay Differential

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the City of Savannah by fifty fire captains who are claiming the city has been underpaying them, in some cases paying them less than their subordinates. The suit filed Monday in Chatham ...

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Apology Leads to Settlement of NC Discrimination Suit

An apology read today in open court paved the way for a settlement of a race discrimination suit involving the Caldwell County, North Carolina, Emergency Services Division. Gail Colbert, a billing specialist for Caldwell County EMS, claimed that the former ...

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Fired Missouri Chief Gains Reprieve

A Missouri deputy chief who was fired in 2011 and sued unsuccessfully for wrongful termination to get his job back, has been rehired by the same department as assistant fire chief. Deputy Chief Cary Spiegel was one of four chief ...

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Discipline Meted Out in Cleveland Urinal Case

I am not sure how we missed this infamous YCMTSU headline last month but discipline was finally meted out in the Cleveland urinal case from last summer. The incident occurred on August 16, 2013, two days after Cleveland Fire Chief ...

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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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Montana Chief Settles Wrongful Termination Suit for $335k

A Montana assistant fire chief who was the victim of a mysterious “reorganization” following his cooperation with a criminal investigation into the fire chief, has settled his wrongful termination suit for $335,000. Assistant Chief Brian Crandell was terminated on February ...

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Charlotte Facing FMLA Retaliation Suit

A civilian analyst with the Charlotte Fire Department has filed suit claiming the department retaliated against her in violation of the Family Medical Leave Act. Rachel Pillar filed the action earlier this year in Mecklenburg County Superior Court, but the ...

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