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Global Media Seeks Out Pitt During DeBoer-Rowse Trial

Michael Pitt, Partner with Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, was a much sought after and much quoted participant in the recently concluded Detroit trial determining the fate of Michigan gays who want to marry. Pitt, who represents Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown -- a defendant in the case, but stands on the side of the plaintiffs -- has said she'll be ready to issue gay marriage licenses as soon as it's legal. During the trial, Pitt was interviewed by numerous local, national and international publications including: ABC News Washington Post USA Today and The London Daily Mail You can read each story by clicking on each publication above.   Oday national, "The harm to them is real," her lawyer Michael Pitt told MLive of gay couples unable to marry. "It is not abstract. It is not speculative. The evidence that the plaintiffs submitted was sufficient, common sense. I think it would be an error for the court to accept the state's fallback position that the court should be cautious with this." You can read the entire story here. Pitt was also cited in a recent AP Story on the trial where he said Brown will issue marriage licenses to "qualified" same-sex couples during his closing argument before Judge Friedman. "She is not required by law to follow the directives of any state official," he added, "Her oath does not permit her to discriminate against any couple trying to wed. She has testified she is ready now to carry out this duty." Pitt was also quoted regarding the end of the trial in an Oakland Press Story.

Detroit News Covers Pitt Led Flint Suit Against EPA

More than 1,700 Flint-area residents and property owners have filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the “mishandling” of the city’s water crisis in a legal action seeking more than $722.4 million in damages. The...

Crain's Interviews Lord in UIA Review Story

From Crain's Detroit Weekly January 6, 2017 LANSING — The state's embattled unemployment agency said Friday it will review all computer-identified claims of benefits fraud — more than 30,000 — that until now have not been re-examined after...

Jennifer Lord Speaks to WNYC About What's Next for UIA

Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Partner Jennifer Lord spoke to John Hockenberry at WNYC in NY. A summary is below. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency reviewed over 20,000 instances where the state accused citizens of fraudulently seeking...

ABA: Who's To Blame for Poisoning of Flint Water?

For LeeAnne Walters, the first sign of trouble came in the summer of 2014, when her 4-year-old son Gavin developed rashes after coming into contact with the water. In July, Gavin and his twin, Garrett, both suffered scaly patches of skin that...

Pitt Takes on Whistleblower Case for Judicial Watchdog

From Courthouse News DETROIT (CN) – The former head of Michigan’s judicial disciplinary board claims he was fired for recommending a formal complaint be filed against a child-jailing judge (Lisa Gorcyca), disagreeing with the view that she is...

McGehee Featured on WXYZ 7 Spotlight on the News

Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Partner Cary McGehee was a featured guest Sunday, September 4 on Chuck Stokes' WXYZ TV 7 "Spotlight on the News" program to discuss her mentorship and involvement in the 2016 Freedom Tour. You can see the entire...

Pitt Named VP of Washington Based Public Justice

Royal Oak, Mich., August 23, 2016 – Royal Oak attorney Michael Pitt was recently selected Vice President of Public Justice. Public Justice is a Washington, D.C.-based national public interest firm of 14 lawyers which fights injustices through...

Detroit News Covers Warren Whistleblower Lawsuit

From the Detroit News: Warren — A former city planner who resigned nearly two years ago is awaiting a federal judge’s decision on a whistleblower lawsuit that alleges Warren officials forced him out of the job. Kenneth Bouchard, who served as...

Lord Whistleblower Client's Case Aired on Fox 2

WARREN, Mich. (WJBK) - He blew the whistle on his boss while working for the city of Warren, but claims he paid the price when he questioned what he believed was illegal activity. Meet Ken Bouchard. He worked for the city of Warren coordinating tax...