Pittsburgh and 72 current and former fire captains and chiefs have settled a federal overtime lawsuit, according to a mediator's report filed Monday. Capt. Edmund J. Farley, Battalion Chief Robert J. Cox and Deputy Chief Harry Scherer sued the city in August on behalf of all current and former fire officials who said they weren't paid overtime for working more than 212 hours in a 28-day period. The unpaid overtime dated to 2009, according to the lawsuit.
Another 69 current and former fire officials joined the lawsuit, according to court records. The report filed by mediator Sally Griffith Cimini says both sides reached an agreement during a Dec. 12 mediation session.
City council must ratify any agreement. Joshua Bloom, the lawyer for the fire officials, and a city solicitor couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
Written by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review