Tag Archives: FDNY

Fire Law Roundup for May 8, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for May 8, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a suit brought by a woman who was injured in an altercation with an on-duty Sparks, Nevada firefighter; a race discrimination suit brought by a ...

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Demoted FDNY Chiefs Interviewed About Lawsuits

New York’s Fox5 interviewed three FDNY chiefs about the two lawsuits they filed against the city and Commissioner Laura Kavanagh earlier this year. The suits allege retaliation, age discrimination and violations of due process.

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Fire Law Roundup for March 26, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for March 26, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a second lawsuit filed by three FDNY chiefs against Commissioner Laura Kavanagh over their demotions and/or reassignments, those one alleging age discrimination; a suit filed ...

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Second Alarm: Another Salvo Fired at FDNY Commissioner Kavanagh

Three FDNY chief officers who filed suit against Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh last month, have filed a second lawsuit, this one accusing her of age discrimination. Deputy Chief Michael Gala, Deputy Chief Joseph Jardin, and Deputy Assistant Chief Michael Massucci filed suit in Kings County Supreme Court.

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Fire Law Roundup for March 6, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for March 6, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a volunteer theft case out of North Carolina; a Louisiana Court of Appeals ruling on cancer presumptions for firefighters; a Ninth Circuit decision holding the ...

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Fire Law Roundup for January 30, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for January 30, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a race discrimination lawsuit filed by a paid-on-call lieutenant in Michigan; a ruling by the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division that four fire departments ...

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FDNY EMT Accuses EMS Chief of Sexual Harassment

An EMT with FDNY has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit claiming a high-ranking chief pursued her, and then retaliated against her when she reported his harassment. Gina Bellido filed suit against FDNY and EMS Deputy Assistant Chief Roberto Colon in US District Court.

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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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