Tag Archives: Brad Pinsky

Fire Law Headlines: New York and Miami-Dade Follow-Up

There are two cases in the Fire Law headlines today, both being follow-ups of cases we covered previously. In New York, the Supreme Court for Oswego County has ruled that individual taxpayers lack standing to challenge a tax increase imposed by a fire district.

Read More »

NY Chief Challenges Removal

The fire chief of the Wading River Fire District who was removed by the district’s Board of Fire Commissioners last November, has filed suit alleging a violation of his statutory and constitutional due process rights. Fire Chief Kevin Berg was initially suspended and then removed as fire chief, all without notice of the reason for these actions, or an opportunity to respond.

Read More »

Fire Law Roundup for January 15, 2024

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for January 15, 2024, Brad and Curt discuss an FLSA Overtime and retaliation suit out of Phoenix; an appellate ruling on the appropriate calculation of the death benefit of Missouri volunteer firefighters; an ...

Read More »

Fire Law Annual Review for 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup Brad and Curt review the highlight cases from 2023.  Here are Brad’s top cases: 1Louisiana Firefighters Claim Fingerprinting is Unconstitutional2KC MO Firefighter Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Fatal Apparatus Accident3Nashville Sued by Driver ...

Read More »

Neighborhood Fire Contract Wars

Every once in a while, a would-be litigant takes a “shot over the bow” of a neighbor mutual aid fire department when the continued service of the fire company is on the line. A trend across the nation appears to involve municipal consideration of other fire companies to serve the territory traditionally served by the complaining fire company.

Read More »

Fire Law Roundup for October 23, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for October 23, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a lawsuit by an Iowa firefighter injured when the engine on which he was riding collided with a piece of farm machinery being driven by ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Fire Law Roundup for May 29, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for May 29, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a St. Louis firefighter accused of using a credit card that belongs to the victim of a vehicular accident; the former fire chief of Denton ...

Read More »

Fire Law Roundup for April 24, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for April 24, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a suit seeking to block a decision to resume EMS transports by the Lockport (NY) Fire Department; a lawsuit naming three former Memphis firefighters accused ...

Read More »

Fire Law Roundup for April 3, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for April 3, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss the settlement of a lawsuit brought by the brother of a man whose body was used for intubation practice by a Washington state fire department; ...

Read More »

Fire Law Roundup for January 30, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for January 30, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a race discrimination lawsuit filed by a paid-on-call lieutenant in Michigan; a ruling by the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division that four fire departments ...

Read More »

Fire Law Roundup for January 23, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for January 23, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who suffered a stroke, but was mistaken for being under the influence; a discrimination lawsuit filed ...

Read More »

Fire Law Roundup for January 9, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for January 9, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a ruling out of Montgomery, Alabama upholding the resignation of a chief officer who claims be was constructively discharged; a claim my a Mobile firefighter ...

Read More »