Fireworks Dealer Sues Michigan City Over Sky Lanterns

A pyrotechnic retailer is suing a Michigan community over a fire marshal’s enforcement of a local ordinance prohibiting the sale and use of sky lanterns. Black Diamond Fireworks has filed suit against the City of Sterling Heights claiming that an ordinance prohibiting sky lanterns is illegal.

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Michigan Homeowner Sues Over Fire Scene Tasing

A homeowner who was tased by police after he ducked underneath yellow fire line tape during a house fire is now suing the city and the police officer who tased him. Robert W. Burt Jr. claims that Grandville police used excessive force and violated his Constitutional Rights at the scene of a house fire at Burt’s residence on June 2, 2014.

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Pennsylvania Fire Company Sued for Race Discrimination

A former Pennsylvania fire captain has filed suit against a fire department claiming race discrimination and harassment. Tarence Mosey filed suit this week against Logan Township United Fire Department accusing its members and its leadership of an assortment of racially offensive and discriminatory acts...

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Canadian Chief Sues for Wrongful Termination

A former British Columbia fire chief has filed suit claiming he was wrongfully terminated following a battle with post traumatic stress disorder. Penticton Fire Chief Wayne Williams filed suit this week claiming the City of Penticton wrongfully retired him while he was recovering from PTSD

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West Virginia City Sues Owner of Vacant Building for Fees and Access

The City of Bluefield, West Virginia is suing the owner of a former supermarket for inspection fees and to allow firefighters access to the building for purposes of preplanning. The suit is based on a 2015 ordinance that imposes a $1/square foot inspection fee on buildings larger than 20,000 square feet that are left vacant for more than 180 days.

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Columbus Settles Wrongful Death Suit for $1.2 Million

The City of Columbus has agreed to settle a wrongful death suit brought by the estate of a woman who died in 2011, for $1.2 million. The case has garnered some sensational headlines, including allegations the medics appeared more concerned with their own lunch plans than the condition of the patient.

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Georgia Fire Department Sued For Wrongful Death

The estate of a woman killed in a fire at a retirement center in 2015 has filed suit against the Columbia County Fire Rescue and several firefighters alleging wrongful death. At the center of the suit was a decision to have residents of the building shelter in place.

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