Tag Archives: FDNY

Fire Law Roundup for October 17, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for October 17, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a $1.6 million award in favor of IAFF Local 500 against the city of East Cleveland for a staffing violation, a lawsuit filed against the ...

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Fire Law Roundup for August 8, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for August 8, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a New Jersey lawsuit alleging firefighters responded to a fatal fire after drinking at a local event; a ruling that dismissed a lawsuit challenging Los ...

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FDNY Prevails in Discrimination Suit, Appeal Filed

An FDNY firefighter who claimed he was sexually assaulted and racially discriminated against when assigned to his first firehouse after the fire academy, is appealing entry of judgment in favor of the city. Gordon Springs filed suit against the city and several firefighters in 2017.

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Court Rejects FDNY Widow’s Suit to Recover 9-11 Related Benefits

The widow of a retired FDNY firefighter who died of cancer in 2018 has failed in her suit to recover from the World Trade Center Volunteer Fund or workers compensation. Maria Fierro-Switzer filed suit arguing that despite being retired, her husband should be eligible since he volunteered to assist in recovery efforts at Ground Zero.

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Fire Law Roundup for June 27, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for June 20, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss a court ruling upholding the termination of a Hunstville, TX firefighter; the indefinite suspension of a San Antonino captain for waiving a handgun at colleagues; a disability discrimination suit by an FDNY EMT terminated for not getting a COVID vaccine; the dismissal of a retaliation suit by a LAFD firefighter; and concerns about an uptick in lawsuits against fire while assisting police.

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Fired FDNY EMT Suit Alleges Disability Discrimination

An EMT with FDNY who was terminated in April has filed suit claiming she is being discriminated against on account of a perceived disability. Giovanna Gonzalez filed suit claiming the city violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act.

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Fire Law Roundup – April 18, 2022

In this episode, Brad and Curt discuss the dismissal of an Alabama lawsuit alleging military and race discrimination; an appellate decision upholding the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a man jumped out of the back of a moving FDNY ambulance; the conviction of a Virginia firefighter charged criminally for driving a fire truck to a fire; a union harassment lawsuit in Idaho; and a lawsuit against several NJ fire departments who deployed AFFF at a fire scene.

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Fire Law Roundup – March 7, 2022

In this episode, Brad and Curt discuss the dismissal of a lawsuit against the Dallas Fire Department over an alleged assault of a homeless, mentally disable man; the settlement of a discrimination lawsuit resulting in a former fire chief receiving $400k... and more

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