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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.

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.