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Johnson Wins $300k Award for Former Wayne State Employee

Judge Sheila Ann Gibson of the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan ordered Wayne State to pay $300,000 to its former employee Karen Hrapkiewicz in an age discrimination lawsuit. Hrapkiewicz was represented by Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers attorney Andrea Johnson. She was the director of the Wayne County Community College District Veterinary Technology Program at WSU, and a clinical veterinarian for WSU's Division of Laboratory Animal Resources. She had a 37-year career with WSU. She alleged that she was unlawfully terminated from her positions in February 2011, according to documents first filed in U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan. At the time, she was 62 years old. You can read the entire summary here, published in the South End.

Crain's Detroit Business Discusses UIA Suit with Lord

From Crain's Detroit Business, Dec. 6 in a story by Chad Halcom About three years ago, the state launched its Michigan Integrated Data Automated System, which is able to cross-check benefit claimants against other computer records and flag events...

Pitt Led Flint Water Meeting Draws TV Attention

More than 100 Flint residents attended a meeting Dec. 1 at the Northbank Center in Flint looking for more information on a class action law suit against Michigan Governor Snyder regarding contaminated water int he Flint water system.  You can...

Lord Profile Featured in Detroit Legal News

The following article appeared in the July 22, 2015 edition of Detroit Legal News and featured Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers attorney Jennifer Lord.  Jennifer Lord's dream in high school and college was to become a U.S. Senator a dream that...

Carlson Speaks to WDET About History of ADA

WDET Radio program, "Detroit Today" with Stephen Henderson, talked to Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers attorney Kevin Carlson about the 25th anniversary of the signing of theAmericans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The main points of...