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Fox 17 Features Lord in UIA Update Story

MICHIGAN -- A court hearing is scheduled Friday in Detroit for a class-action lawsuit against the Unemployment Insurance Agency. Three judges in the Court of Appeals are tasked with deciding whether the case moves forward. Regardless of the outcome, it may head to the state supreme court. The case is Bauserman v. UIA, and it was filed in September 2015. It seeks compensation for damages for the tens of thousands of people wrongly accused of unemployment fraud by the MiDAS computer system. The state seized millions of dollars in the process. Jennifer Lord with Pitt McGehee Law Firm is representing the plaintiffs in this case. The Michigan Attorney General's Office tried to get the case dismissed based on 'governmental immunity'. That term means the state cannot be sued.


http://fox17online.com/2017/07/05/hearing-on-uia-class-action-lawsuit-scheduled-for-friday/

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.