SC Firefighter Challenges Termination

A volunteer firefighter for the City of Loris, South Carolina has filed suit claiming he was retaliated against and fired for complaining about allegedly illegal activities by city officials. Robert Rudelitch was dismissed from the Loris Fire Department on October 10, 2020.

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Fired Georgia Chief Sues Over Intercepted Electronic Communications

A Georgia fire chief who was terminated last year after refusing to resign, has filed suit naming the City of Monroe, the city manager and the police chief as defendants. Fire Chief William Owens filed suit accusing the city of violating his constitutional rights, illegally intercepting electronic communications in violation of Georgia law, whistleblower retaliation, and invasion of privacy.

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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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