Fire Law Roundup for January 2, 2023



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Brad’s Five Most Interesting

1. Fired FDNY Firefighter Who Refused COVID Vaccine Ordered Reinstated
https://www.firelawblog.com/2022/10/11/fired-fdny-firefighter-who-refused-covid-vaccine-ordered-reinstated/

2. WA Court Rules Volunteer Compensation Makes Them Employees
https://www.firelawblog.com/2022/11/27/court-rules-volunteer-compensation-makes-them-employees/

3. Buffalo Settles Medical Marijuana Suit With Firefighter for $242k
https://www.firelawblog.com/2022/11/20/buffalo-settles-medical-marijuana-suit-with-firefighter-for-242k/

4. Court of Appeals Strikes Down Palm Beach County Social Media Policy
https://www.firelawblog.com/2022/04/03/court-of-appeals-strikes-down-palm-beach-county-social-media-policy/

5. Cobb County Prevails in First Amendment and Whistleblower Suit
https://www.firelawblog.com/2022/01/25/cobb-county-prevails-in-first-amendment-and-whistleblower-suit/
https://www.firelawblog.com/2022/11/22/11th-circuit-rejects-cobb-county-firefighters-first-amendment-claims/


Curt’s Most Important Stories of 2022

1. Huge Verdict Against LA County over Kobe Bryant Crash Scene Photos
LA County Ordered to Pay $31 Million in Damages Over Kobe Bryant Crash Photos
https://www.firelawblog.com/2022/08/28/la-county-ordered-to-pay-31-million-in-damages-over-kobe-bryant-crash-photos/

2. NY has become the 4th State to Criminalize Phototaking
New York Moving Forward With New Law Regulating Photo Sharing Of Victims
https://www.firelawblog.com/2022/06/14/new-york-moving-forward-with-new-law-regulating-photo-sharing-of-victims/

NY Governor Signs Law Criminalizing Sharing Images of Crime Victims
https://www.firelawblog.com/2022/12/29/ny-governor-signs-law-criminalizing-sharing-images-of-crime-victims/

3. WA decision on volunteer compensation has broad implications
Court Rules Volunteer Compensation Makes Them Employees
https://www.firelawblog.com/2022/11/27/court-rules-volunteer-compensation-makes-them-employees/

4. Firefighter Bill of Rights Laws being enacted (NY) and updated (FL)
New York Enacts Firefighter Bill of Rights
https://www.firelawblog.com/2022/12/12/new-york-enacts-firefighter-bill-of-rights/

Florida Amends Firefighters’ Bill of Rights
https://www.firelawblog.com/2022/06/30/florida-amends-firefighters-bill-of-rights/

5. Medical Marijuana Disability Discrimination Suits
Buffalo Settles Medical Marijuana Suit With Firefighter for $242k
https://www.firelawblog.com/2022/11/20/buffalo-settles-medical-marijuana-suit-with-firefighter-for-242k/
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