Fire Law Roundup for October 2, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for October 2, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a lawsuit brought by the family of a Florida firefighter who was killed in a trailer mishap; the dismissal of a suit by an LA County fire captain who sought to recoup legal fees associated with his defense in the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash case; the $2.6 million settlement of a suit brought by captain who was shot in an LA County fire station; a discrimination suit brought by a Peekskill NY firefighter; and theft charges brought against six family members for stealing $75k worth of fuel from an EMS provider.

LODD Lawsuit Filed Over Florida Trailer Mishap

Captain Loses Suit Against LA County Over Kobe Bryant Crash Scene Photos

LA County Settles Shooting of Fire Captain in Firehouse for $2.6 Million

NY Firefighter Sues City and Union for Discrimination

Ohio Family Accused of Stealing from EMS Providerhttps://www.firelawblog.com/2023/09/25/ohio-family-accused-of-stealing-from-ems-provider/

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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