Tag Archives: pension

Retired NY Assistant Chief Sued For Wage Overpayment

The City of Yonkers has filed suit against a retired Assistant Chief claiming it overpaid him by more than $300,000, and he has refused to refund the amount in question. The suit names Assistant Chief Thomas Cavallo, who was awarded a disability retirement on March 26, 2019.

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FDNY Sued for $3 Million By Disabled Firefighter

An FDNY firefighter who was hurt off-duty, reinjured a year later on the job, then arrested, denied a disability pension, and terminated, is suing the city and FDNY for $3 million for violating his civil rights. Daniel Braun filed suit last month alleging that his 4th and 14th Amendment rights were violated.

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6th Circuit Rules Against Retired Kentucky Firefighters on COLA Battle

The 6th Circuit has ruled against a retired firefighter and a retired police officer from Lexington, Kentucky who sought to block efforts to reduce their pension COLAs. The case dates back to 2013 when Lexington Mayor Jim Gray sought to address a pension shortfall – not by funding the pension – but by reducing the pensioners’ COLAs.

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Tampa Ordered to Pay $1 Million in 13th Check Pension Case

The City of Tampa has been ordered to pay $1 million in costs in a class action lawsuit filed by a retired Tampa firefighter. John Parker filed the suit claiming that in 2004 the city’s police and fire pension board failed to provide retirees with benefits under special provision known as a “13th Check Program.”

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Should Cancer Presumption Laws Be Data or Policy Driven

Today’s burning question: Our union has been fighting for a cancer presumption provision in our collective bargaining agreement for years to no avail. We have even started working at the state level to get legislation enacted. Isn’t there a way we can force the city to accept the obvious: that firefighting increases the risk of contracting cancer?

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Tennessee Retirees Challenge Reduction in Cola

Two retired Chattanooga firefighters have filed a class action suit claiming the city’s attempt to cut their pensions is illegal. William Melhorn and James Gaston joined two retired Chattanooga police officers, Johnny Frazier and Reuben Salter, in filing a nine-page ...

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EEOC Settles Another NY LOSAP Age Discrimination Suit

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the settlement of yet another age-discrimination lawsuit against volunteer fire departments in New York involving their length of service award programs (LOSAP). The suit was brought by the U.S. Equal Employment ...

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Buffalo Firefighters Accused of Overtime Scam

Buffalo firefighters are in the news over an alleged overtime scam. Mayor Byron Brown claims the scam involves a longstanding practice of buying and selling overtime shifts, coupled with healthy firefighters calling in sick to create additional overtime openings. The buying and ...

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