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Detroit News/Free Press Discuss Lack of UIA Resolution with PMP&R's Lord

From the Detroit Free Press January 9, 2017 Although it did not come online until 2013, the State of Michigan used an error-prone computer system that has wrongly accused tens of thousands of people of unemployment insurance fraud to assess jobless claims dating to 2007, officials confirmed Monday. That means a significant number of Michigan residents falsely accused of fraud --- estimated to number between 27,000 and 50,000 --- could be out of luck in terms of seeking damages from the state. "I would hate to think there's a category of people going back a decade now who ... don't have a remedy," Royal Oak attorney Jennifer Lord, who filed the lawsuit in 2015, told the Free Press on Monday. Read the entire Detroit Free Press Story here The Detroit News also weighed in on this story and talked to Jennifer Lord as well at the story linked below. Read the entire Detroit News Story 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.