Grant McKee pleadings posted


InvestigativeMedia is posting the complaint and subsequent pleadings in connection with the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Marcia McKee, the mother of Granite Mountain Hotshot Grant McKee who was the youngest of the 19 hotshots killed at the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30, 2013.

The documents include: Compliant, Motion to Dismiss, Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss and the Response to Motion to Dismiss.

Oral arguments on the case were heard on Friday, July 24, 2015. A ruling is expected within 60 days.

Supporting legal documents to Yarnell Hill Fire settlement released


InvestigativeMedia is posting the settlement agreement, settlement agreement and order and the revised citation issued by the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health against the Arizona Forestry Division in connection with the June 30, 2013 deaths of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire.

InvestigativeMedia will post the settlement agreement between ADOSH, the Forestry Division and the 12 families of the deceased hotshots when it becomes available. One remaining lawsuit brought by the mother of Granite Mountain Hotshot Grant McKee remains in litigation.

McDonough deposition scratched again


The Prescott Courier is reporting that Granite Mountain Hotshot survivor Brendan McDonough’s deposition scheduled for earlier this week to discuss details of the moments leading up to the deaths of 19 of his fellow crew members on June 30, 2013 was canceled.

The Courier states that McDonough was prepared to be deposed but that a disagreement between attorneys over who should be present for the sworn interview led to the cancellation. This marks the third time that McDonough’s deposition has been scheduled but not held.