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Lord Featured in Free Press UIA Story Questioning State's Ability to Admit Wrong

The most perplexing part about any of the lawsuits seeking redress against the State of Michigan for really screwing up the lives of hardworking, taxpaying residents, is why they're necessary in the first place. An automated system put in place by Gov. Rick Snyder falsely accused nearly 50,000 Michiganders who'd applied for unemployment benefits between 2013 and 2015 of fraud, using a flawed system that, fundamentally, presumed applicants were liars.The system also worked retroactively, reviewing cases in which benefits had already been paid dating to 2007, when the great recession caused unemployment claims to soar. And in 93% of the cases in which it determined fraud had occurred, a review of roughly half the cases has found thus far, it was wrong. Some have struggled to pay back tremendous debt; others have declared bankruptcy, only to find that the fraud debt owed to the state unemployment agency can't be discharged by a bankruptcy filing. Having a record of fraud or bankruptcy has meant problems obtaining housing, or finding work, says attorney Jennifer Lord of Royal Oak-based Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, who is representing some victims of false fraud. Read the entire story here.

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...

Robin Wagner Joins PMP&R as Associate

The firm is pleased to announce that Robin Wagner has joined our firm as an associate. Before joining the firm, Robin served as a law clerk for the Hon. Judith E. Levy of the Eastern District of Michigan. And prior to clerking for Judge Levy, Robin...

Morris Dees Honored as Champion of Justice by MCHR

The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) recognized the lifetime efforts of iconic civil rights attorney Morris Dees at its recent annual dinner held at Marygrove College in Detroit. Cary McGehee, firm co-founder and longtime MCHR Chair,...

Renowned Attorney Morris Dees Honored by MCHR

Cary McGehee presents Champion of Justice Award to Morris Dees at MCHR annual dinner.[/caption] The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) recognized the lifetime efforts of iconic civil rights attorney Morris Dees at its recent annual dinner...