Tag Archives: Commack Fire District

NY Court of Appeals Holds Fire Department Not Liable in Accident Case

The New York Court of Appeals has ruled that a fire department cannot be held liable for the negligence of one of its firefighters through vicarious liability when the driver could not be held liable directly for negligence. The ruling clarifies a contentious issue in New York involving the interpretation of conflicting laws, and is largely viewed as a victory for fire departments.

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NY Volunteer Alleges Dismissal Violates His Civil Rights

A volunteer firefighter in New York who was dismissed for allegedly missing three consecutive monthly meetings, has filed suit claiming First Amendment, due process and equal protection violations. Keith Davis filed suit in federal court naming the Commack Fire Department, the Commack Fire District, the fire chief, the executive board, and the fire commissioners as defendants.

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