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Claybrook Discusses GM Cobalt Issues at Pitt Sponsored Lecture

[caption id="attachment_789" align="alignleft" width="300"]Dean Robb and Joan Claybrook Dean Robb and Joan Claybrook[/caption] At the Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers sponsored Dean Robb Lecture of the Public Justice Foundation at the Wayne State Law School, GM's Cobalt problems drove the news as auto safety pioneer Joan Claybrook gave the keynote address, April 2. Claybrook told students and members of the public about the evolution of auto-safety advocacy and the importance of public interest law. Michael Pitt, Public Justice Executive Committee Member, is managing partner of the firm and a Wayne State alumnus and put the series together to honor Robb, 1982-1983 Public Justice President and a 1949 Wayne Law alumnus, noted civil rights attorney and social activist. You can read Ms. Claybrook's address here. You can also read coverage of the address from the Legal News here.

M. Pitt Cited in MLive Report on Midland Area Couple's Claim Filed Against the Federal Energy Resource Commission in Edenville Dam Collapse

Michael Pitt was quoted in MLive coverage of the claim filed against the Federal Energy Commission by a Midland Couple for property and personal damages caused by flooding after the collapse of the Edenville Dam in May 2020. The firm is representing Dan and Cathy Miller and filed a $1.25 million claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Read entire article here.

Midland Daily News -- "Lawsuit Blames State Agencies for Dam Failures"

Mike Pitt, Ted Leopold and Paul Stephen were referenced as plaintiffs' attorneys in a Midland Daily News report on the lawsuit filed June 25 in the Michigan Court of Claims. The coverage notes that the suit's 15 plaintiffs owned property and homes which were damaged or destroyed in the May 19 Midland area flooding caused by the collapse of the Edenville Dam. Read full article here.