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  1. Preparing to Survive the Legal System, Part 2

    Online Articles

    Tue, 17 Dec 2013

    statement that reads, “ IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the Plaintiffs take nothing, that this action be dismissed, and that the Defendants recover of the Plaintiffs the costs of this action.” In other words, a complete and total

  2. Fire Service Leadership and Management: When Words Become Weapons, Part 1

    Online Articles

    Tue, 2 Apr 2013

    focused on reverse discrimination, the plaintiffs should not open with demonstrating a ..... selection process. The fact that the plaintiffs have struck only people of color has ..... disallowed the last jury strike that the plaintiffs planned on using to eliminate a fourth

  1. Suit Alleges Carnival Cruise Knew of Fire Risks Before Ill-Fated Cruise

    Online Articles

    Wed, 18 Dec 2013

    stop in Cozumel, Mexico. No one was injured, but the fire disabled the ship. More than 4,000 people aboard endured a nightmarish tow to Mobile, Alabama, that the plaintiffs ' attorney called a "floating hell." Read more HERE

  2. Firefighter Law: Preparing to Survive the Legal System

    Online Articles

    Tue, 10 Dec 2013

    various parties and the department. It is amazing how quick legal action documents make it to the media. Sometimes, the plaintiffs and their counsel want to start the case out with the support of the public; perhaps the plaintiff’s counsel thinks the

  3. Lawsuit Claims Carnival Fire Risk Known Before Ship Sailed

    Online Articles

    Thu, 19 Dec 2013

    but the fire disabled the ship. More than 4,000 people aboard endured a nightmarish tow to Mobile, Ala., that the plaintiffs ' attorney called a "floating hell." The documents, first reported by CNN, are part of a lawsuit that was filed in February

  4. Fire Service Leadership: When Words Become Weapons, Part 3

    Online Articles

    Fri, 7 Jun 2013

    two HERE . The other documents in this case targeted by the plaintiffs ' attorneys were the various promotional announcement memos ..... for promotion. When this phrase was "weaponized" by the plaintiffs , they described it as a coded message meaning that I was

  5. Fire News: Nebraska Fire Set Without Permission

    Online Articles

    Wed, 9 Oct 2013

    disagreement about the appropriate monetary compensation," White said. "Mr. Bluebird doesn't seem to be worth what most plaintiffs who went through something like this would be worth, in their eyes." In court papers, Nix said Robbins circled the field

  6. Fire Service Leadership and Management: When Words Become Weapons, Part 2

    Online Articles

    Thu, 2 May 2013

    one to me. The department must do the right thing, all of the time, and keep control of the future of the agency. The plaintiffs painted this document as a secret form that I keep hidden from sight in my desk drawer and maintained to make sure that I

  7. The Ban on Body Ink

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Nov 2009

    survive this level of scrutiny unless the plaintiffs demonstrate that the class-based distinctions ..... since there was no dispute that only the plaintiffs ’ visible spiderweb tattoos had been ..... tattoo. The court assumed that the plaintiffs had been intentionally treated differently

  8. Firefighting News: Women File Lawsuit Over Chicago Firefighters Exam

    Online Articles

    Sun, 28 Oct 2012

    Godfrey et al vs. City of Chicago was filed by 20 female plaintiffs on behalf of all female applicants who recently took the test ..... discriminatory. That suit was finally settled last year. The Godfrey plaintiffs are also members of the lawsuit Vasich vs. City of Chicago