Fire Law Roundup for September 4, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for September 4, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a lawsuit filed by a volunteer firefighter with the Hawaii County Fire Department who was burned at a wildland fire in 2021; a suit filed ...

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Hawaii Firefighter Sues Over 2021 Burn Injuries

A volunteer firefighter with the Hawaii County Fire Department who was burned at a wildland fire in 2021, has filed suit against the department and three fire officers. Elizabeth Stabo filed suit last week in Hawaii’s Third Circuit Court, which covers Hawaii County.

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California Captain Files Disability Discrimination Suit

A fire captain with a California fire department has filed suit claiming the refusal to allow him to return to full-duty following a non-work-related injury constitutes disability discrimination under state law. Joseph Basinski filed suit against the Valley Center Fire Protection District alleging two counts of discrimination.

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Denver Prevails Again on Discrimination Claim

A probationary firefighter who was injured in each of three fire academies, and found to be medically unable to return to duty to complete her probationary period, has lost her race, gender, and disability discrimination lawsuit against the Denver Fire Department.

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Fire Law Roundup for August 28, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for August 28, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a lawsuit filed by Maui County against local utility companies over the recent wildfires; a suit by a former Alabama captain claiming he was passed ...

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Maui County Sues Utilities Over Wildland Fires

Maui County has filed suit against four utility companies servicing the island seeking damages arising out of the devastation wildland fires that occurred earlier this month. The suit names Maui Electric Company, Limited, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Hawaiʻi Electric Light Company, Inc., and Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. as defendants.

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Alabama Captain Sues Claiming Discrimination and Retaliation

A former captain with an Alabama fire department has filed suit claiming the failure to promote him to battalion chief in 2020 was due to his race, and that after complaining about it he was retaliated against. Captain Demetrius Webb filed suit in federal court against the City of Homewood and Fire Chief Nicholas Hill.

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Texas Fire Department Facing Another Lawsuit

A Texas fire department that has been in the Fire Law News twice recently, is once again facing a lawsuit. The Magnolia Fire Department, Montgomery County Emergency Services District #10, and two chief officers are facing a sexual harassment suit brought by a former firefighter - assistant office manager.

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Florida Deputy Chief Files FLSA Suit Seeking OT

A former deputy chief for a fire district in Florida has filed suit claiming he was not paid overtime in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Brian C. Dubrasky filed suit against the Upper Captiva Fire Protection & Rescue District.

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