South Dakota firefighters’ association countersues city

  • Source: Black Hills Pioneer
  • Published: 02/12/2018 12:00 AM

After describing the recent lawsuit filed by the city of Spearfish as a “grand misunderstanding” a month ago, the Spearfish Volunteer Firefighters’ Association filed a countersuit Wednesday seeking damages for unlawful seizure, theft of property and assets, and more by the city. The association had 30 days under civil procedure to answer, or provide a written response, to the lawsuit filed Jan. 8 by the city, and on that deadline Wednesday, the association filed an answer and counterclaim, as well as a third-party complaint against Fire Chief Mark Sachara in his official capacity. A third-party complaint adds a defendant to the lawsuit who was not previously party to it.


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