Tag Archives: Los Angeles City Fire Department

Jury Awards LA Firefighter $2.75 Million For Retaliation

A veteran LA City firefighter who claims he was ostracized after complaining about the way the city’s dive team was being run, has been awarded $2.75 million for retaliation by a superior court jury. Stephen Meiche claims that after he reported that dive team members had improperly destroyed and discarded property bought with federal UASI funds, he was “ostracized".

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LA Firefighter Sues for Race Discrimination

A veteran Los Angeles City firefighter has filed suit against the city and up to 100 unnamed firefighters claiming he was harassed and discriminated against because he is African American, and then retaliated against once he complained. Firefighter-Paramedic Emanuel Brown filed the suit Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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LAFD Sued Over Stretcher Mishap

A woman who claims she lost her unborn child while being transported on a stretcher by a Los Angeles City Fire Department ambulance crew has filed suit against the LAFD, the involved personnel and the property owner where the incident took place.

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LAFD Facing Yet Another Discrimination Lawsuit

The Los Angeles City Fire Department is again facing another employment discrimination lawsuit, this time by a group of fire prevention inspectors who claim they have been harassed and discriminated against. The suit was filed yesterday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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LA Sues Recycling Center for Fire Costs

The City of Los Angeles has filed suit against Clean Up America over the costs of battling a trash fire that took six weeks to fully extinguish. The company operates a recycling center that had a trash pile 25 feet high, 252 feet long and 250 feet wide, with an estimated 22 million pounds of trash.

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LAX Shooting Case Removed to Federal Court

The wrongful death lawsuit against the Los Angeles Fire Department and five other defendants arising out of the shooting of a Transportation Security Administration agent at Los Angeles International Airport in 2013 has been removed to federal court.

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$1 Million Whistleblower Verdict Against LAFD Upheld

The California Court of Appeals has upheld a $1 million jury verdict against the City of Los Angeles in a suit brought by two city fire officers. Battalion Chief John Miller and Captain Michael Rueda sued in 2009 after they were removed from the department's Arson Counter-Terrorism Section...

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YCMTSU Los Angeles Assault Case Goes to Trial

An LA City firefighter and his mother are on trial for assaulting a woman who they claim had been feeding stray cats in their neighborhood. As we saw yesterday in the Cleveland crash cover-up case, the assault was captured on surveillance video. Firefighter Ian Eulian and his mother, Lonieta Fontaine, 70, stand accused of accosting Rebecca Stafford, 47, in September, 2013. The prosecution rested yesterday.

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LAFD Hit With $1.1 Race Discrimination Verdict

A jury has awarded a Los Angeles City firefighter $1.1 million in damages for race discrimination. The verdict came yesterday for veteran firefighter Jabari S. Jumaane, following seven weeks of trial and sixteen days of jury deliberations in Los Angeles ...

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LA City Fire Watchdog Sues City Attorneys

It would appear that all-out warfare has broken out between the LA City Fire Department’s Internal Assessor Stephen Miller and the City Attorneys office. Last Wednesday, Miller filed a massive 97 page suit against the city and the city’s top ...

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LAFD Discipline Audit Critical of Alternative Process

The release of an internal audit of the Los Angeles City Fire Department’s alternative investigation process seems not only to have criticized the department, it appears to have totally confused many media outlets who are reporting that the audit faulted ...

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LAFD Discipline Philosophy

One of the areas of my law practice that has been exceptionally busy over the past few years has been firefighter discipline. Many departments are experiencing unprecedented disciplinary issues – and while we can debate the various factors that are ...

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