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8th Circuit Mostly Affirms Judgment Against Firefighter Terminated Over Emails

(August 10, 2015, 1:45 PM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — Affirming a lower court’s findings related to qualified immunity and unauthorized access of emails, an Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on July 10 mostly upheld a trial court’s judgment against a firefighter who was fired for sending two emails that were deemed “inflammatory” (Stevon Anzaldua v. Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District, et al., No. 14-1850, 8th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 11906).

However, the panel, which comprised Circuit Judges Diana E. Murphy and Bobby E. Shepherd, with U.S. Judge M....
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