Fire Law Roundup for July 10, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for July 10, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a decision ordering the San Jose Fire Department to release investigatory records into the Pink Poodle Strip Club case to the news media; the settlement of a lawsuit brought by the family of a 16-year-old girl who had inappropriate relations with a Marco Island firefighter; a ruling that settlement proceeds from a San Francisco firefighter’s sexual harassment lawsuit is taxable income; a NJ decision denying a firefighter an accidental disability pension because the injury was not “an undesigned or unexpected traumatic event”; and a ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court sending a wrongful death case against a firefighter back to the trial court.

Judge Orders San Jose Fire Department to Release Records into Pink Poodle Strip Club Incident

Settlement Reached in Florida Suit Over Explicit Photos

San Francisco Sexual Harassment Settlement Is Taxable Event

Appellate Court Upholds Denial of NJ Firefighter’s Disability Pension

Alabama Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal in Wrongful Death Case

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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