Tag Archives: DCFEMS

Dennis Rubin and DC Fire Win Another One

A jury in the District of Columbia has ruled in favor of former Fire Chief Dennis Rubin and the DC Fire Department in the highly controversial lawsuit, Theresa Cusick v. District of Columbia. Cusick was the former General Counsel for ...

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DC Prevails in Discrimination Suit

A decision handed down today in US District Court for the District of Columbia is not going make the Rubin-haters in DC very happy, but its another ruling in favor of former Fire Chief Dennis Rubin. The case involved the ...

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DCFEMS Poolfilling Investigation Launched

DC Fire & EMS is in the news yet again with a new scandal, the filling of a privately owned swimming pool by on-duty personnel during a storm emergency dubbed by Dave Statter as “Watergate”. Regardless of whether it is ...

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The Discipline Debacle in DC

It is almost beyond belief, even for someone who lectures regularly on the subject of “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up”. A fire chief, Kenneth Ellerbe, disciplining two chief officers who serve as hearing officers – administrative fact finders – ...

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Anti SLAPP Laws and the DC LT OT Debacle

Last week Dave Statter asked me to look into a case out of Washington, DC, where a fire lieutenant accused of working excessive overtime sued a local TV station claiming its coverage defamed him. The case was recently dismissed under a ...

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