Tag Archives: code enforcement

NH Inn Owner Sues Town and Fire Chief for $2 million

A New Hampshire fire chief is being sued by the owner of a bed and breakfast who claims the chief conspired with the town’s treasurer, with whom he is romantically involved, to damage his business. Joseph Torro filed suit last week in US District Court naming the Town of Bradford, Bradford's fire chief, and Bradford's treasurer.

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San Francisco Sues Slumlord Over Unsafe Living Quarters

The City of San Francisco has filed suit against the owner and master tenant of a commercial building who illegally sub-leased basement living space to more than 20 vulnerable residents in a way that “jeopardized the welfare of their tenants, the neighbors, first responders, and all San Francisco residents.”

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NJ Fire Inspector Awarded $1 Million

A New Jersey fire inspector who claims he was harassed because he cited various businesses with close ties to the mayor for fire code violations, has been awarded over $1 million by a Superior Court jury. The city of Elizabeth ...

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Florida Department and Chief Sued Over Hotel Closure

A Florida fire department and fire chief are being sued by the owner of a hotel that was ordered closed due to fire code violations. Kenilworth Properties, owner of the Kenilworth Hotel, is suing the City of Sebring, Sebring Fire Chief Brad Batz and C-T Protection Inc.

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Idaho Chief’s Suit Survives Summary Judgment

A wrongful termination lawsuit filed by the former fire marshal of Nampa, Idaho survived a motion for summary judgment last week. Deputy Chief Doug Strosnider was fired in May, 2014 after he sent notices to two property owners about installing fire alarm and sprinkler systems.

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