Tag Archives: FDNY

FDNY Fire Inspectors File FLSA Overtime Suit

Twenty-six fire inspectors for FDNY have filed suit in federal court claiming the city failed to pay them overtime compensation in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. The inspectors claim they routinely work in excess of their regularly-scheduled forty hours per week, are not compensated for those extra hours unless they are pre-approved.

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Fire Law Roundup for October 9, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for October 9, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss criminal charges against volunteer firefighters in two states for setting multiple fires; a court ruling dismissing FDNY from an EMS-related suit for wrongful death; the ...

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Court Upholds Ruling that FDNY Not Liable for Patient’s Death

The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court has upheld a trial court ruling dismissing New York City and FDNY from an EMS-related wrongful death suit. The case will proceed against New York Presbyterian Hospital, who employed the medics accused of sedating Peter Artemiou which led to his cardiac arrest.

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Fire Law Roundup for August 7, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for August 7, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss a case involving a FDNY EMT who was caught stealing from a patient in an undercover sting operation; a Lansing firefighter’s third lawsuit against the ...

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FDNY EMT Charged with Stealing from Patient

An FDNY EMT has been charged with stealing $600 from an undercover investigator who was posing as a patient. Luis Carrillo Jr., 43, is facing both felony and misdemeanor charges related to the sting operation that took place last Wednesday.

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Fire Law Roundup for July 24, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for July 24, 2023, Brad and Curt discuss the settlement of a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by a deaf North Carolina firefighter who sought an accommodation for an EMT exam; a rather unusual ...

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FDNY and NYPD Sued for $7 Million Over Shooting Death

The estate of a woman who was shot by her boyfriend has filed suit against FDNY and NYPD claiming that they failed to provide her with timely medical assistance. Gloria Felix, as administratrix for the Estate of Migdalia Ortega, filed suit seeking $7 million in damages.

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Fire Law Roundup for July 17, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for July 17, 2023, Curt discusses a lawsuit filed by a Massachusetts firefighter who was terminated for what he claims was refusing to sign a false document; a ruling in a discrimination lawsuit ...

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Belgian Firefighter’s Widow Sues FDNY Over Rescue Boat Crash

The widow of a Belgian firefighter who was killed while on an FDNY marine watercraft that crashed into a tour boat on June 17, 2022, has filed suit against the City of New York and the tour boat’s owner. Heidi Vernmandel filed suit aainst the city, New York City Boat Tours LLC, and tour boat’s captain, Edward Mattiace.

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Fire Law Roundup for July 3, 2023

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for July 3, 2023, Bill Maccarone and Curt discuss a court decision in the case of a Washington state firefighter who alleges disability discrimination because he cannot take his service dog to work; ...

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Three Cases in the Fire Law Headlines

Today’s fire law news left me with a bit of a dilemma. Do I cover one of the most significant Supreme Court decisions in decades even though it does not involve firefighters? Do I cover news reports of a possible lawsuit being brought against FDNY by firefighters even though an actual lawsuit has not been filed? Or do I cover a rather boring public records ruling out of New Jersey that involved a fire department?

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FDNY Firefighter Indicted for Credit Card Theft

A firefighter with FDNY has been indicted for reportedly stealing credit cards at an emergency scene, and later using the cards. Sylus McKenzie is accused of taking two credit cards from a Manhattan apartment during an emergency response for an unresponsive man on January 11, 2021.

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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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