In this episode of Fire Law Roundup, Brad and Curt discuss a decision reinstating a firefighter in New Orleans over the violation of the firefighter bill of rights; an FLSA overtime suit by a captain in Louisiana; a suit challenging a union’s right to grieve the dismissal of a probationary firefighter; an award of $369k against FASNY for wrongfully terminating the contract of one of it’s officers who raised concerns about financial improprieties; and a case refusing to invalidate a marriage between two Indiana firefighters just prior to one’s death over concerns that it was being used to fraudulently award pension survivorship benefits.
Previous: New Orleans Firefighter Reinstated Due to Failure to Comply With Firefighter Bill of Rights
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.