Fire Law Roundup for December 18, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for December 18, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a dispute between volunteer fire companies in New Jersey; a decision by the California Court of Appeals ruling that a critically injured San Francisco firefighter cannot sue the transit authority or bus driver who caused his injuries because they both work for the city; an appellate decision out of Louisiana upholding the denial of a promotion; a ruling out of New York that a firefighter who resigned cannot later sue and challenge the reason he would have been terminated; a wrongful termination suit brought by a California fire chief; and an Iowa fire department that found itself at the center of a dispute over whether a nativity scene violated the First Amendment’s establishment of a religion clause.

Neighborhood Fire Contract Wars

Workers Comp Bars Recovery By Injured San Francisco Firefighter

Louisiana Appeals Court Upholds Denial of Promotion

NY Court Rules That Resignation Terminates Firefighter’s Ability to Appeal Termination

Terminated California Fire Chief Sues City

Iowa Fire Department at Center of Nativity Scene Controversy

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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