Charlotte Firefighters’ Pension Suit Headed To Trial

A group of 70 former Charlotte firefighters are one step closer to having their day in court, as a judge ruled today that their dispute over how pensions are calculated should go to a jury.

The lawsuit was filed in 2016 and claimed that the city’s method for calculating pension payments left them with only 86% of what they should have been paid. The trial is scheduled for August, 2018.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 45 years of fire service experience and 35 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014, 4th ed. 2022) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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