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Suit By Property Owners Over Michigan LODD Fire Will Proceed

A Michigan fire department is facing a second lawsuit over the line-of-duty death of a firefighter in 2013. The suit was brought by property owners who claim they were unfairly targeted as arson suspects in an effort to divert attention from the mistakes that led to the death of Wayne-Westland firefighter Brian Woehlke.

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LA Settles with Former Fire Marshal For $800k

The City of Los Angeles has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed in 2017 by former Fire Marshal John Vidovich for $800,000. The suit alleged a conspiracy between the mayor and the firefighter’s union led to Chief Vidovich’s ouster.

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Florida Chief Alleges Wide-Ranging Conspiracy To Fire Him

A Florida fire chief who was fired last year is alleging that elected officials, firefighter union members, and others engaged in a wide-ranging plot to destroy his ability to lead the department. Former Naples Fire Chief Steve McInerny filed both a civil claim and a lawsuit...

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Fire Chief’s Conspiracy Suit Settles in PA

A lawsuit filed by a Pennsylvania fire chief accusing a borough, its former police chief and its former council president of conspiring to create false allegations and criminal charges has been settled. Fire Chief Daniel Smith accused former Upland Borough council president Ed Mitchell and former Upland Borough Police Chief Nelson Ocasio of fabricating a smear campaign against him.

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Two Oregon Firefighters Charged With Computer Crimes

Two Oregon firefighters are facing criminal charges for allegedly illegally accessing emails of other members of the department. Jason Arnold and Jeff Ruthardt of the Sunriver Fire Department are facing numerous charges including conspiracy, computer crimes, official misconduct, and illegally obtaining contents of a communication.

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Ohio Chief Accuses Fire Board of Conspiracy and Racketeering

Fire Chief David Fulmer has been waging the battle of his life as he fights to regain his reputation following being terminated from the West Licking Joint Fire District in 2012 and again 2014. Chief Fulmer was terminated in 2012 on vague charges related to computer misuse, but was widely believed to have been targeted for replacement due to animosity that had developed between him and the board of trustees

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Washington Firefighters Victorious In Retaliation Suit

Seven firefighters from Pullman, Washington have been awarded $1 million in damages in a mind-boggling case worthy of a novel, if not a movie. The case included allegations of a workplace affair, vindictive retaliation, sexual harassment, an officer asking subordinates ...

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