From Michigan Radio: A report from the state auditor general says Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency isn't doing enough to collect the delinquent taxes from employers. Some of those falsely accused of fraud have filed a class action lawsuit against the state. The lawsuit, which was filed in 2015, is currently in Michigan Court of Claims and the Michigan Court of Appeals. Jennifer Lord of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers is the attorney who filed the suit. She thinks the state may be underestimating the number of victims of the system by a significant amount. According to the statute of limitations, anyone who had money seized from them on Sept. 9, 2012 or later is eligible to participate in the lawsuit. However, what has been learned is that the errors may date back to 2007, which means it could have affected as many as 50,000 people. When the Michigan Integrated Data Automated System (MiDAS) went online in 2013, it did a six-year look-back to find any potential fraud cases. You can listen to Jennifer Lord's Interview Here
Beth Rivers Cited in Legal News Article on Recent Court of Appeals Ruling in John Does vs. Michigan Department of Corrections Case
Beth Rivers and Deb LaBelle were cited in a Legal News article on the recent Court of Appeals ruling in John Does vs. Michigan Department of Corrections case: Legal News -- "State's Immunity Claim in Sex Abuse Case Rejected"...
Michigan Lawyers Weekly reported that Megan Bonanni and Kevin Stoops (of Sommers Schwartz) won a settlement in Macomb County Circuit Court (Mich.) of $482,500 for 132 interstate truck drivers in a breach of contract class action.
Megan Bonanni was cited by MLive in coverage of $388K award to Jackson County art teacher Pennie Davis in whistleblower case
Saru Jayaraman, Advocate for Restaurant Workers, to Deliver Keynote Address at March 18 Annual Dinner of Michigan for Coalition for Human Rights
Saru Jayaraman, Director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley and co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Center United, will be the keynote speaker at the March 18 annual dinner of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights. "Saru has done outstanding work on wage equality and workplace harassment issues. We're excited to have her as our keynote speaker this year," said PMP&R co-founding partner Cary McGehee, who is the long-time Chair of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights.
Michael Pitt was cited in a Feb. 4, 2018 Detroit Free Press/Legal Doctrine of Governmental Immunity in Civil Proceedings
Michael Pitt was cited in a Feb. 4, 2018, Detroit Free Press op-ed on the legal doctrine of governmental immunity in civil proceedings
Michael Pitt was cited by Michigan Radio/NPR in its coverage of the important Michigan Court of Appeals ruling handed-down January 25, 2018. Read more here.
Jennifer Lord was quoted in Detroit Free Press coverage of an interview with Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley regarding an appropriate response to the civil suits being brought in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal at Michigan State University. Read...
Michael Pitt was quoted in National Law Journal's coverage of the Michigan Court of Appeals January 25 decision on Flint Class Action
National Law Journal: Michigan Appeals Court Says Flint Class Action Holds Water The Michigan Court of Appeals has refused to dismiss a class action brought over the Flint water contamination crisis, opening the door for hundreds of...
The entire nation and people around the world watched in shock this past week as 160 women courageously stepped forward in Judge Rosemarie Aquilina’s Ingham County courtroom to address Larry Nasser and describe to him and the world what...
Co-counsel Megan Bonanni and Jennifer McManus (FaganMcManus) updated Detroit Free Press on progress in their collective action against Taco Bell/Sundance, Inc. for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Read more here.
Julie Hurwitz and Paul Novak cited by MLive in coverage of oral arguments in Michigan Court of Appeals: Read More Here
Julie Hurwitz & Paul Novak were cited by Detroit News in coverage of Flint Class Action arguments in Court of Appeals: Read More Here
Jennifer Lord commented on WWJ/CBS Radio 950 about sexual conduct in the workplace for Charlie Langton Briefs: Listen Here
Julie Hurwitz and Paul Novak were cited by Michigan Radio/NPR in coverage of oral arguments regarding Flint water class action in Michigan Court of Appeals: Read More Here
Co-counsel Megan Bonanni and Jennifer MacManus were cited in Livingston Daily's updated coverage of the Taco Bell/Sundance, Inc. FLSA class action. Read More Here
Megan Bonanni was cited by Livingston Daily Press & Argus/USA Network in coverage of a lawsuit filed against Taco Bell franchisee Sundance, Inc. for alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act: Livingston Daily "More Than 500...
Co-counsel Megan Bonanni and Jennifer McManus were cited in Detroit Free Press coverage of their class action lawsuit filed against Sundance, Inc. for alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act: Detroit Free Press -- "500 Joing Wage...
Jennifer Lord was cited in Metro Times on the history of the UIA's false fraud accusations and plans for a Victim Compensation Fund. Metro Times--"Snyder's Other Huge Atrocity". Click Here
Michael Pitt was cited in Law360's coverage of an age discrimination lawsuit in which the firm is co-counsel representing Fiat Chrysler employees make the allegations. Click here.
Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers serves as co-counsel in an age discrimination suit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers serves as co-counsel with Akeel & Valentine (Troy, Mich.) representing workers in an age discrimination suit filed against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles last year. Akeel & Valentine partner Shereef Akeel was...