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Boston Chief Resigns

Boston Fire Chief Steve E. Abraira who last week threatened to sue 13 of his deputy chiefs, has opted to resign. Chief Abraira tendered his resignation today effective Friday, June 7, 2013. Last Friday the chief’s threat to sue was ...

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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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SC and MA YCMTSU Cases

Two employment related cases on the East Coast are in the headlines, and while we don’t have much in the way of details on either one they certainly appear to be YCMTSU cases worth following. In Simpsonville, South Carolina, the ...

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Attack Ads Lead to Defamation Suit in Oklahoma

An Oklahoma fire chief who opted to retire in the face of relentless personal attacks by a self-appointed public interest group has filed a defamation action against the men he believes are responsible. Fire Chief Dale Parrish retired last summer ...

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Pennsylvania Fire Chief Settles Defamation Suit

A defamation suit filed against Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Chief John Yuknavich for statements he had at a council meeting in 2009 has been settled. Joseph Naperkowski claimed that Chief Yuknavich defamed him on June 1, 2009. He claims that Chief ...

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Columbus Paper Releases Text of Facebook Rant

Additional details have been released on the controversial Facebook post that cost one Columbus, Mississippi firefighter his job and caused 3 other city employees (2 firefighters and one police officer) to be disciplined. Dave Statter has been on this since ...

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