Tag Archives: wrongful death

Yarnell Hill LODD Settlement Announced

Three lawsuits filed last year by the families of twelve of the nineteen firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill fire have been settled for $670,000 along with assurances that new wildland firefighting procedures will be implemented by the state of Arizona

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Arizona Battalion Chief Cited in Fatal Accident

A battalion chief from Kingman, Arizona has been cited in the traffic death of an elderly woman last July. On July 7, 2014 Emily Jeanne MacDonald, 75, was crossing the street when she was struck by a Kingman Fire Department pickup truck driven by Battalion Chief Bill Johnston

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NY and PA Lawsuits in the News

Two negligence lawsuits are in the fire law news today, one in New York involving the delayed response of an FDNY ambulance, the other in Pennsylvania where a firefighter aboard a tanker driven by an intoxicated chief is suing the ...

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FDNY Dispatcher Cleared in Au Bon Pain Case

Another chapter has come to a close in one of the most controversial YCMTSU cases ever, but not before one more dose of controversy. And despite 3 ½ years since the story first broke, misinformation about the case continues to ...

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Firefighter Sues Fire Chief for LODD Accident

The estate of a Virginia volunteer firefighter killed in a LODD roll-over accident has filed a wrongful death suit against the estate of the fire chief and another driver. The suit seeks $2 million in damages. Firefighter William D. Altice ...

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Pittsburgh Snowstorm Death Lawsuit Filed

A lawsuit has been filed against Pittsburgh EMS over the tragic death last winter of Curtis Mitchell. Mitchell died during a severe snowstorm when paramedics refused to walk through the snow to reach him. His family called for an ambulance ...

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