Fire Law Roundup – April 25, 2022

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.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 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) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.

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