The United States District Court, Eastern District of California struck down James “Jimmy” Gambone’s request for an injunction, seeking to install him as NEMSA’s President. Late last week the court summarily DENIED the injunction, finding that Gambone has no legal right to be installed as the President of NEMSA through the injunction sought for him by the Department of Labor.
In addition to Gambone not having any legal standing to be installed, the court ruling supports NEMSA’s stand to not install Gambone as President and that NEMSA’s actions were and are the correct actions.
The underlying issue originates from an election procedures dispute dating back to the 2010 Officer Election. The court held that the DOL had no authority to seek Gambone’s immediate installation as NEMSA’s President. The court upheld current law, rejecting the Gambone injunction request in its entirety, and ruling that James “Jimmy” Gambone has not been elected and does not currently hold, nor has he ever held the position of NEMSA President.
With the Presidential installation issue now finally settled by the court, the remaining matters still to be heard and determined by the court in the upcoming months are related to NEMSA’s election procedures as they relate to candidate eligibility and write-in ballots. LET IT BE CLEAR that no matter how these remaining issues are ruled on by the court, the court has ruled that it WILL NOT order the installation of James Gambone as NEMSA’s President based on the 2010 Officer Election. THAT MATTER IS CLOSED.
“I am pleased that the court made the appropriate ruling in this matter. NEMSA has continued to represent the members and fully function while rapidly growing as more and more EMS Professionals seek the representation that NEMSA offers. The remaining election procedure matters will be sorted out in the court system” stated Torren Colcord, NEMSA Executive Director.
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