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Legal News Profiles Civil Rights Career of PMP&R Attorney Robin Wagner

Robin WagnerWith two grandparents as lawyers, and a mother who was an administrative law judge, it was perhaps inevitable Robin Wagner would become a third-generation lawyer---but not until after a career as an associate dean, dean and vice president at several universities. "I had been avoiding my destiny for decades already---it was about time to give in," says Wagner, now an attorney with Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers PC in Royal Oak. "I discovered that as I climbed the ladder in higher education, I enjoyed my job less and less," she adds. "And I was becoming more and more thrilled by the pace of advancement of LGBTQ rights in our society---mostly through the courts. I was supporting that work by attending fund-raisers, but I was starting to wish I could be more directly involved." The Baltimore native graduated summa cum laude from DePaul University College of Law in 2014 with a certificate in public interest law. Serving on the DePaul Law Review staff, she authored "Are Gay Rights Clearly Established? The Problem with the Qualified Immunity Doctrine," that was published in the law review. Read the entire Legal News 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...