Fire Law Roundup for July 8, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for July 8, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss an FLSA overtime suit filed by firefighters in Morgantown, West Virginia; an FLSA suit filed by Virginia EMTs who claims the county improperly paid them as if they were firefighters; the dismissal of a Chicago firefighter’s discrimination claims; a decision by the Indiana Supreme Court clarifying the firefighter’s rule; and a Sixth Circuit ruling upholding the dismissal of negligence claims brought against the National Parks Service by insurance providers who paid claims resulting from the 2016 Great Smoky Mountains fire.

More FLSA Overtime Suits Out of West Virginia

Virginia EMTs Claim County Paid Them Like 7k Firefighters

Court Dismisses Chicago Firefighter’s Discrimination Claims But Retaliation Claims May Proceed

Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Firefighter’s Right to Sue Despite Firefighter’s Rule

Sixth Circuit Affirms Trial Court Rulings in 2016 Great Smoky Mountains Fire Suithttps://www.firelawblog.com/2024/07/01/sixth-circuit-affirms-trial-court-rulings-in-2016-great-smokey-mountains-fire-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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