Fire Law Roundup for April 23, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for April 23, 2024, Curt reviews a $4.45 million settlement in an EMS restraint-related death in Sacramento; a race discrimination suit in New Jersey; the settlement of an overtime dispute between battalion chiefs and the city of Wilmington; a trademark suit involving FDNY; and a suit against an SCBA manufacturer arising out of the LODD of a St. Louis Firefighter.

Sacramento Settles Restraint Death Suit for $4.45 Million

New Jersey Firefighter Alleges Race Discrimination and Retaliation

Wilmington Settles FLSA Overtime Suit with Battalion Chiefs for $459k

FDNY Prevails in Trademark Case With Medic

Family of St. Louis Firefighter LODD Files Suit

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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