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Lawsuit Challenges San Diego Fire and Police Vaccine Mandate

A lawsuit challenging a COVID19 vaccine mandate for San Diego firefighters and police officers has been filed in San Diego County Superior Court. The suit was filed by SDFD Captain Justus Norgord, two police officers and a private non-profit, Protection of the Educational Rights of Kids.

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Judge Upholds Illinois Vaccine Mandate

A federal district court judge has upheld a vaccine mandate ordered by Illinois Governor Jay Robert Pritzker, from a challenge brought by six Naperville firefighters. The lawsuit filed in September claimed the vaccine mandate exceeded the governor’s authority, and violated the firefighters’ constitutional rights.

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Firefighter Vaccine Lawsuits in the Headlines

Firefighter vaccine lawsuits are once again in the Fire Law headlines. In Los Angeles County, a group of 574 firefighters filed suit to challenge the county’s vaccine mandate. The suit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by LA County Free Foundation alleging a violation of the employees’ due process and privacy rights.

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More Bad News for the Anti-Vaxxers: Washington State Mandate Upheld

A federal judge has refused to issue a temporary restraining order in a COVID19 vaccine lawsuit brought by government employees, including three Spokane firefighters and several Washington State Patrol officers. FFs Travis Wise, Daniel Betz, and Jerry Lease along with 16 state employees filed suit this month claiming Governor Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate is illegal.

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The Widening Gulf in the COVID19 Vaccine Battle

A firefighter-plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the legality of a COVID19 vaccine mandate in Orange County, Florida, has been terminated for refusing to issue reprimands to firefighters who did not get vaccinated. That in turn has prompted Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis to call for a special legislative session to enact laws that would prohibit such terminations.

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South Carolina Vaccine Lawsuit Removed to Federal Court

A lawsuit filed by twelve South Carolina firefighters seeking to block a vaccine mandate, has been removed to federal court due to the Constitutional questions raised. The firefighters filed suit against the St. Johns Fire District, the fire chief, and each of the commissioners.

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NMI Firefighters Vaccine Lawsuit Dismissed

A lawsuit filed by nine firefighters in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands who were terminated for refusing the get a COVID19 vaccine, has been dismissed. The dismissal was granted by Northern Mariana Islands Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho following entry of a stipulation by the parties.

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LA City Firefighters Sue to Block Vaccine Mandate

A lawsuit filed by a non-profit organization representing 529 Los Angeles city firefighters has filed suit against the city seeking to challenge its vaccine mandate. The mandate adopted August 16, 2021 requires all City employees report their vaccination status to the city by October 19, 2021, and be vaccinated or obtain an exemption by October 20, 2021.

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LAFD Investigating Captain’s Vaccine Rant

A Los Angeles City fire captain is under investigation for a social media rant about the city’s new COVID19 vaccine mandate. Captain Cristian Granucci posted the video on YouTube yesterday condemning the city for enacting it and the union for being in "lockstep with total tyranny."

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Unions Plan Lawsuits To Block Vaccine Mandates

Firefighter unions along with other public employee unions in Hawaii and Ohio are preparing to file suits to block mandatory COVID vaccinations. In Hawaii, firefighter and police unions seek to block Governor David Ige’s emergency proclamation that city and county workers get vaccinated or submit to testing starting August 16, 2021.

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Polk County Captain Charged in Theft of COVID19 Vaccine

A captain with Polk County Fire Rescue has been arrested and charged with stealing three doses of COVID19 vaccine intended for first responders. Polk County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that Captain Anthony Damiano stole the doses with the assistance of Paramedic Josh Colon in order to give to his mother.

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