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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.

Free Press Discusses UIA Fraud with PMP&R's Lord

From the Detroit Free Press LANSING, MI ‑‑ Months after Grand Rapids resident Jonna Ferguson stopped collecting unemployment in the mail, she got a letter saying she owned the state $20,000. "Opening a letter that says that I had defrauded the...

McGehee and MCHR Prepare for Freedom Tour

From the Detroit Free Press Two dozen students wielded rakes, brooms and garbage bags Saturday as they cleaned up Viola Liuzzo Park in northwest Detroit. The group plans to travel in June to the Deep South, then spend a week touring sites of civil...

WSU Professor Awarded $300K in Age Discrimination Case

[caption id="attachment_1378" align="alignleft" width="225"] Dr. Karen Hrapkiewicz[/caption] Wayne State University is appealing a jury verdict received by veterinary professor Dr. Karen Hrapkiewicz in an age discrimination action handled by firm...

McGehee Featured on WXYZ TV Spotlight Program

Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Partner Cary McGehee was featured on the April 17 edition of WXYZ TV 7's Spotlight on the News program to discuss class action lawsuits the firm has filed as a result of the Flint water crisis. Spotlight on the...