Firefighter's Rule a Strong, But Not Airtight, Defense for Municipalities

, New York Law Journal


Brian P. Heermance, a partner at Morrison Mahoney, and Jamie K. McAleavey, an associate at the firm, write that in New York, police officers and firefighters injured in the line of duty have two potential causes of action: common law negligence and a statutory cause of action pursuant to General Municipal Law, Section 205-a, for firefighters and General Municipal Law, Section 205-e, for police officers.

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