Client: Southampton Volunteer Fire Dept. and its fire chief
Court: United States District Court, District of New Jersey
Trial Attorney: Betsy G. Ramos, Esq. and Benjamin Zieman, Esq. (former shareholder)
**Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances**
The plaintiff had contended that the fire department violated his constitutional rights for demolishing his home without notice or compensation to him. The home was demolished due to safety concerns and the inability to totally extinguish the fire after it suffered a partial collapse. The federal court judge found that, due to the emergent circumstances, the fire department did not violate the plaintiff’s constitutional rights and dismissed the lawsuit on summary judgment as to both the fire department and the fire chief.