Michigan Captain Loses Retaliation Suit

A Michigan fire captain who resigned in 2017, has lost his lawsuit against his former fire department for wrongful discharge and violating his First Amendment rights. Kevin Corsini was a captain with the City of Hazel Park Fire Department.

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California Captain Facing Firearms Challenges

A captain with the Sacramento Metro Fire Department is fighting allegations related to both state and federal firearms charges. Captain Derik Oakes remains on the job despite a raid on his home in 2019 that resulted in the seizure of several weapons the media refers to as “assault weapons,” but firearms enthusiasts know as AR-15s and AK-47s.

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Dallas Fire Sued Over Death of Intoxicated Man in Police Custody

Two firefighters from Dallas Fire Rescue have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a man who died while in police custody. Juan Segovia died on June 30, 2019 after being found unresponsive and transported by Dallas Police to the City Detention Center, referred to in the complaint as the “drunk tank.”

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Wisconsin Firefighter Claims Termination Violates First Amendment

A Wisconsin firefighter who was terminated last year after he complained about the way he was treated by local police officers, has filed suit alleging his punishment violated his First Amendment rights. Matthew Donahue filed suit against the Village of Elm Grove, three chief officers, and the Police and Fire Commission.

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Terminated Utah Firefighter Seeks Reinstatement

A Utah firefighter who was terminated earlier this year from the South Davis Metro Fire Department has filed suit claiming the department violated his due process rights and targeted him due to his age. Gary Schvaneveldt filed suit in US District Court for the District of Utah naming the department and Fire Chief Dane Stone.

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Nebraska Firefighter Seeks Injunction To Protect Her From Fire Captain

A Nebraska firefighter who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit in 2018, has asked the court to take action to protect her from a fire captain who she claims "abandoned her and her crew in a burning warehouse" on April 26. Amanda Benson filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction last week as part of her lawsuit against the City of Lincoln and eight officers.

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Massachusetts Firefighter Files Race Discrimination Suit

A veteran Massachusetts firefighter is suing his department for disparate treatment-race discrimination, retaliation, and a racially hostile work environment. Lee Gilliam filed suit this week in Middlesex County Superior Court naming the City of Newton and the Newton Fire Department as defendants.

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Washington Fire Department Sued Over Tech Rescue Death

A Washington state fire department has been sued by the family of a man who died following a tree-related technical rescue incident. Forrest W. Moore died three days after he was injured while trapped 30-40 feet in a tree. His personal representative filed a wrongful death suit naming the Shoreline Fire Department as the sole defendant.

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