Fire Law Roundup for August 29, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for August 29, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a $31 Million verdict in the Kobe Bryant crash scene photo scandal in Los Angeles County; a ruling by the Wyoming Supreme Court upholding the termination of a captain who scolded a citizen for calling 911 for minor matters; an appellate ruling dismissing a suit against Houston over the death of an elderly patient when a stretcher tipped-over; and a reverse discrimination suit by a white LA City firefighter.

LA County Ordered to Pay $31 Million in Damages Over Kobe Bryant Crash Photos

Florida Court Rules Fire Chief Has Absolute Immunity From Liability For Defamation

Termination of Wyoming Captain Who Scolded Wheel Chair Bound 911 Abuser Upheld

Houston Stretcher Tipover Case Dismissed By Appellate Court

LA City Firefighter Sues Claiming Continuing Reverse Discrimination

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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