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Lord Queried by Macomb Daily in Warren Whistleblower Case

Depositions of high-ranking Warren officials could start in early 2016 as part of a whistleblower case involving the municipality, a lawyer for a former city employee said. The whistleblower lawsuit was filed a year ago by former assistant city planner Kenneth Bouchard. Bouchard claims he faced on-the-job retaliation after suspecting some government practices were illegal. Hired in January 2011, Bouchard says he was a victim of "constructive termination" before he resigned in August 2014, and alleges the city bundled tax-reverted properties for favored developers and that he was reprimanded for refusing to make copies of copyrighted site plans. Last spring, attorneys for the city filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Detroit asking that the case be tossed out. Judge Denise Page Hood recently denied that request. "I'm not surprised," said Bouchard's attorney, Jennifer Lord, when reached for comment. "I think the judge did the right thing, and we are looking forward to moving forward to depositions and discovery in this case." You can read the entire story here

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...

New Class-Action Lawsuits Filed By Flint Residents

Complaint in Genesee County Circuit Court asks for Injunction against Water Shut-offs, Declaration that Water Users who Received Dangerous Water are Not Responsible for Paying Bills FLINT, Mich., Jan. 19, 2016-- A group of Flint residents have...