Tag Archives: Los Angeles County Fire Department

Fire Law Roundup – January 24, 2022

In this session of Fire Law Roundup, Brad and Curt discuss the lawsuits arising out of the Los Angeles County firehouse shooting incident on June 1, 2021, a second suit filed in the KCMO fatal apparatus accident lawsuit in December, ...

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Two Suits Filed Over LA County Firehouse Shooting

Two lawsuits were filed last week over the shooting at a Los Angeles County fire station last year. Heidi Carlon, the widow of firefighter Tory Carlon, filed suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court naming the estate of the firefighter-shooter, Jonathan Patrick Tatone, and the county as defendants.

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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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Lost Finger Prompts Suit Against LA County Fire

A man who suffered the traumatic amputation of a finger on July 4, 2020, has filed suit against the Los Angeles County Fire Department and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center claiming they “negligently misplaced and lost” the finger. Leon Henry Gibson III filed suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleging “professional negligence.”

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Two Gurney-Related Suits Filed Last Week

Two gurney-related suits were filed last week, one a wrongful death suit from Los Angeles County and the other a negligence suit from Richardson, Texas. In Los Angeles, the family of 91-year old Maria Landeros filed a wrongful death suit against the Los Angeles County Fire Department and Westmed Ambulance.

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Fire Law Vlog Case Updates

In this edition of Fire Law Vlog, we cover three recent Fire Law cases that passed under the radar: a patent violation suit against a volunteer fire department in Virginia; the arrest and release of a medic in Los Angeles County; and a suit by a Florida firefighter contesting his termination for cooking coconut and cannabis in the fire station.

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