Katie Weaver Hartzog obtained a recommendation by a magistrate judge in federal court for summary judgment in favor of a volunteer fire department in which plaintiff alleged First Amendment Retaliation and Equal Protection claims after her membership as a volunteer firefighter was terminated.

Based on the recommendation, Hartzog was able to negotiate a settlement involving no monetary payment which allowed the plaintiff to “resign” in exchange for agreeing not to reapply for membership.

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