Tag Archives: marijuana

Fire Law Roundup: January 10, 2022

In this week’s edition of Fire Law Roundup, Curt and Brad discuss some of the headline cases from last week, including two fatal apparatus accident cases, one a civil suit for wrongful death and one a criminal case where the ...

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LA City Captain Burned in Explosion Sues Businesses

A Los Angeles City fire captain who was seriously burned while escaping an explosion at a building involved in the marijuana trade, has filed suit against the property owners and associated businesses. Captain Victor Aguirre and his wife filed suit alleging strict liability for ultrahazardous activities, negligence, premises liability, and punitive damages.

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Ousted Cal City Fire Chief Sues

A fire chief who was fired last December one day after he assisted with a marijuana bust, has filed suit alleging he was terminated because he refused to cave in to political pressure from city officials to be more lenient to marijuana business.

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Washington Fire Department Settles Fatal Accident Suit

The North Kitsap Fire & Rescue has agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit arising out of a 2014 accident between an engine and a motor scooter. Jason Foster was killed on July 4, 2014 following a collision between his motor scooter and an engine. Foster’s family filed suit against NKFR.

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Honolulu Fire Confronts Medical Marijuana Test Case

A Honolulu firefighter with a prescription for medical marijuana who tested positive on random testing will keep his job, but must complete counseling and stop using the drug. The unidentified firefighter reportedly has a medical marijuana card and can lawfully possess and use the drug. However, the Hawaii law that legalizes medical marijuana does not require employers to accommodate its use.

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Illinois Chief Arrested on Drug Charges

An Illinois chief is facing felony drug charges following his arrest in a department vehicle. Fire Chief Carlos Darough, 36, of the Alorton Fire Department was arrested Friday evening by the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department. He has been charged ...

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SC Paramedic Charged in Pot Coverup

A South Carolina paramedic who has been under investigation for the past week, was arrested and charged today for her role in taking and concealing marijuana that was in the pocket of an accident victim. Chelsea Arrowood, 27, of Berkeley ...

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