Paul Goyette, president and CEO of Goyette and Associates law firm, discusses a case involving families of contracted air tanker pilots killed in the line of duty who have filed a claim against Cal Fire saying it failed to pay death benefits required by state law. The claim alleges that Cal Fire officials committed fraud by hiding the law from surviving family members since lawmakers passed it in 2002.
Paul Goyette, president and CEO of Goyette and Associates law firm, discusses a case involving families of contracted air tanker pilots killed in the line of duty who have filed a claim against Cal Fire saying it failed to pay death benefits required by state law. The claim alleges that Cal Fire officials committed fraud by hiding the law from surviving family members since lawmakers passed it in 2002. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com
Paul Goyette, president and CEO of Goyette and Associates law firm, discusses a case involving families of contracted air tanker pilots killed in the line of duty who have filed a claim against Cal Fire saying it failed to pay death benefits required by state law. The claim alleges that Cal Fire officials committed fraud by hiding the law from surviving family members since lawmakers passed it in 2002. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com

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August 25, 2015 04:22 PM

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