SBCo. gambles, loses $704,000 in jury verdict – Temporarily fixed I hope

SBCo. Fire

Note:  Examiner went down about 10 minutes after I posted my story.  It is been up and down for hours.  I posted the same story with a different title in hopes that you can read it.

The civil case brought out the who’s who of San Bernardino County administrators.  Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux, disgraced former Human Resources Director Andrew Lamberto, former fire union boss Bret Henry, and San Bernardino County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig were all subpoenaed to testify in Corley v. County of San Bernardino.  In the end, the jurors said that Hartwig, Devereaux, and Lamberto lacked credibility and seemed unimpressed and unmoved with the explanations offered by the other county witnesses.

After less than a day of deliberations, eleven jurors voted in favor of awarding $704,000 to George Corley, a former battalion chief with the county, $550,000 of which was for damages.  Jurors hugged Corley and thanked him for his service.

The history behind the lawsuit is long.  It goes back to Devereaux’s early days when he, with the help of then Fire Local 935 President Bret Henry, began to dismantle County Fire’s executive team in an effort to promote their friends into leadership positions.

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3 thoughts on “SBCo. gambles, loses $704,000 in jury verdict – Temporarily fixed I hope

  1. I think this same attorney also represented a few employees that sued ISD a few years ago. The new cort website is terrible, so I can’t see how that played out.

    I bet she has lots of stgories to tell.

  2. Sooooo when is the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors going to wake up and see that they have hired a bunch of grossly incompetent people to run the County, (CEO, Greg Devereaux) and the San Bernardino County Fire Agency, (Mark A. Hartwig, Fire Chief/Fire Warden, San Bernardino County Fire District, John Chamberlin, San Bernardino County Fire Department Battalion Chief, Thomas E Marshall, Battalion Chief, San Bernardino County Fire Department).

    But wait, perhaps the incompetence starts with the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. I for one, know of one of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors that is incompetent, his name is Robert A. Lovingood, San Bernardino County First District Supervisor.

    The voters in San Bernardino need wake up and clean house, by getting rid of the current San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. Only then can we begin to take back our County.

    CEO Greg Devereaux should have been fired by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors after he tried to conceal Andrew Lamberto’s arrest. Then we could have moved down the line and gotten rid of his boy, Mark A. Hartwig and saved the residents of San Bernardino County $704,000 plus dollars.

    It is my understanding that there are other lawsuits of age discrimination against the San Bernardino County Fire Agency not to mention the negligence lawsuits that have already been filed and those yet to be filed because of the gross incompetence and poor decisions made by Mark A. Hartwig, Fire Chief/Fire Warden, San Bernardino County Fire District, John Chamberlin, San Bernardino County Fire Department Battalion Chief, Thomas E Marshall, Battalion Chief, San Bernardino County Fire Department by discriminating against certain property owners and residents in San Bernardino County.

    Wake up San Bernardino County residents; it is our tax dollars that these incompetent people are stealing from us because of their incompetence, stupidly, and or arrogance that could be put to better use for the people of San Bernardino County.

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