Tag Archives: breach of contract

Fire Company Sues County Over Termination

A two-year old dispute between a volunteer fire company and Florida county has landed in court with the fire company claiming the county wrongfully terminated their agreement. The Keystone Heights Fire Department filed suit against Clay County alleging that the county breached a 15-year agreement that is not scheduled to expire until 2019. The county stopped using the KHFD for emergency response effective April 15, 2013.

Read More »

Florida Fire District Sues Volunteer Fire Company

An ongoing dispute between a Florida fire district and a volunteer fire company has landed in court. The Key Largo Fire-EMS District has filed suit against the Key Largo Volunteer Fire Rescue Department. The nine-page complaint filed on July 3, ...

Read More »

Reno Firefighters Sue to Block Layoffs

Reno Firefighters IAFF Local 731 have filed suit against the city of Reno in an effort to block layoffs planned for July 1. At issue is whether the city’s move to eliminate 33 positions violates the collective bargaining agreement. The ...

Read More »

Tennessee Retirees Challenge Reduction in Cola

Two retired Chattanooga firefighters have filed a class action suit claiming the city’s attempt to cut their pensions is illegal. William Melhorn and James Gaston joined two retired Chattanooga police officers, Johnny Frazier and Reuben Salter, in filing a nine-page ...

Read More »

Savannah Captains Sue Over Pay Differential

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the City of Savannah by fifty fire captains who are claiming the city has been underpaying them, in some cases paying them less than their subordinates. The suit filed Monday in Chatham ...

Read More »

Iraq and Afghanistan Firefighters File Suit for Over $100M

On Tuesday, twenty-eight US firefighters filed a class action lawsuit against Wackenhut Services International, Kellog-Brown & Root, LLC (KBR) and Halliburton Corp, claiming fraud, conspiracy, and breach of contract arising out of their work in Afghanistan and Iraq. The firefighters ...

Read More »

Arizona Chief Settles Pension Claim Against City

A case we discussed several weeks ago involving the fire chief in Peoria, Arizona has settled. Thomas Solberg was promised a pension as part of his benefit package when he left the Lee’s Summit, Missouri Fire Department in 2009 and ...

Read More »

Portland Retirees Sue to Block Withholding

  Five retired Portland, Oregon police officers and firefighters have filed a class action lawsuit against the Portland Fire and Police Disability and Retirement Board seeking to block a plan to recoup roughly $3 million in claimed overpayments to retirees ...

Read More »