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Saratoga firefighter's suit dismissed

Saratoga firefighter's suit dismissed

A lawsuit brought by a city firefighter who said he couldn't complete a paramedic course because he

A lawsuit brought by a city firefighter who said he couldn't complete a paramedic course because he fainted when using needles has been dismissed.

Judge Thomas Nolan Jr., state Supreme Court Justice in Ballston Spa, threw out the suit brought by Nathaniel King against the city and Ron Kim, commissioner of public works. King had alleged he was fired because he couldn't complete a paramedic course.

He suffered nausea, vomiting, lightheadness and fainting spells when exposed to needles.

But Nolan wrote in his decision that King was asked to "participate to the best of his ability" in the course and refused to do so.

King was on employment probation at the time he was fired.

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