Fire Law Roundup for April 15, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for April 15, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss a pink collar theft case out of North Carolina; a $1.5 billion PFAS-related lawsuit filed in Virginia by firefighters with cancer; a due process ruling holding that a board member who testifies against an accused firefighter cannot thereafter return to the board to deliberate and adjudicate the discipline; a $5 million disability discrimination and constructive termination suit in Oregon; and a suit by a Rochester firefighter alleging the city did not do enough to protect her from domestic violence and sexual harassment.

Virginia Firefighters Seek $1.5 Billion from PFAS Companies

Rochester Firefighter Claims Domestic Violence and Gender Discrimination

Kentucky Court Concludes Board Member Testifying and Voting Violates Due Process

Pink Collar Theft From North Carolina VFD

Oregon Chief Seeks $5 Million Over Disability Discrimination and Constructive Termination

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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