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Fox 2 Features McGehee, Rivers in Muslim Brose Dispute Story

- Your religion or your job. That's the decision more than a dozen local Muslim-Americans say they were forced to make by their employer. They kept their faith but lost their jobs. "They felt disrespected," said attorney Cary McGehee. "They felt like they weren't valued by the company and they felt insulted." Hurt, shocked, upset and confused - that's how 26-year-old Dulal Ali says he felt when he says he was forced to choose. "They're telling us choose between your religion or work - so I chose God, obviously," Ali said. Along with 15 other Muslim workers, Ali had been working at Brose Jefferson in Warren back in May during Ramadan. The group was observing their religion by fasting from sunrise to sunset. They requested their meal break be changed to 9 p.m., instead of the usual 7 p.m. "It's nothing new," Ali said. "They did it before for four or five years." "This year the production supervisor said he didn't have to accommodate religion," McGehee said. "That if he accommodated this religion, he would have to accommodate other religions." You can see and read the entire story here.

Free Press Looks at UIA Data Glitch and Cites Lord

From the Detroit Free Press LANSING — Records obtained by the Free Press point to a major glitch in importing data into a $47-million computer system the Unemployment Insurance Agency used to detect claimant fraud, meaning the system often...

WSWS Covers UIA Decision and Shares Lord Reaction

A three-judge panel in the Michigan Appeals Court dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Michigan workers falsely accused of civil fraud in the notorious Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) “robo-fraud” scandal. In the July...

Free Press, News Bloomberg Cover UIA Fraud Decision

From the Detroit News Lansing — The Michigan Talent Investment Agency is asking district court judges to dismiss 186 bench warrants issued against residents who were accused of unemployment fraud and failed to appear in court to face...

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,...

Legal News Covers Robin Wagner's Arrival at PMP&R

From the Legal News Robin Wagner has joined Royal Oak, Mich. law firm Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers. The announcement was made by firm co-founding partner Cary McGehee. “We’re pleased to announce that Robin has joined our law firm,” said...

Robin Wagner Joins PMP&R as Associate

The firm is pleased to announce that Robin Wagner has joined our firm as an associate. Before joining the firm, Robin served as a law clerk for the Hon. Judith E. Levy of the Eastern District of Michigan. And prior to clerking for Judge Levy, Robin...