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Bonanni Quoted In S.J. Mercury News Exotic Dancer Suit Story

megan-bonanniPitt McGehee Partner Megan Bonanni was interviewed by the San Jose Mercury News in a story relating to a lawsuit filed in California alleging systematic violations of the California Labor Code -- as 11 former Pink Poodle exotic dancers have taken legal action in an effort to elevate the status of exotic dancers from "independent contractors" to employees. Bonanni, who filed a similar class action suit in Michigan, told the newspaper that strippers "are going to take the crumbs, and work within these illegal conditions" because the club owners have the power to set all the rules. "For the business owners, this has been a great gamble, running their businesses for years without overhead because they're not paying anybody," she said. "Basically what they're doing is having these ladies fund all of their payroll. The club owners have taken a risk, but it's been going on for many years without disruption." You can read the entire article here.

Pitt McGehee Hosts Sold Out Morris Dees Lecture

A standing-room-only crowd of more than 300 came to hear civil rights icon Morris Dees speak Monday, April 13, at Wayne State University Law School. Dees, who is widely celebrated for his work with the Southern Poverty Law Center, which he...

Rivers Joins ACLU Suit on Behalf of Female Inmates

Grand Rapids, Mich. Dec. 4 - Beth Rivers, a partner with Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, has joined the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan in filing suit against Muskegon County in federal court on behalf of eight female jail inmates who...

Michael Pitt Addresses Tort Reform in Legal News

Michael Pitt, a founding member and managing partner of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers as well as past president of the Michigan Association for Justice, was interviewed in a special column by the LegalNews in November on Tort Reform.   The...

Michael Pitt Receives Champion of Justice Award

[caption id="attachment_954" align="alignleft" width="300"] (L) Thomas Rombach, 2014-15 SBM President, (C) Michael PItt and (R) Brian Einhorn, 2013-14 SBM President.[/caption] Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Managing Partner Michael Pitt received...