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MLive: PMP&R Led Flint Legal Team Demands Snyder Restore Water Subsidies

Flint water team PittFLINT, MI -- A group of attorneys involved in civil litigation over the Flint water crisis is asking Gov. Rick Snyder to restore subsidies for Flint water customers until tap water is "safe and untainted." "We speak on behalf of our clients, who are victims of the Flint water tragedy, which includes thousands of class action members who have been damaged ...," the Flint Water Class Action Legal Team said in a news release Thursday, May 25. "Despite the fact that the water is still not safe to drink, the state of Michigan saw fit to end water relief credits at the end of February, triggering the law that would have placed tax liens on the 8,000 properties for which water bills were not being paid.

"This would have resulted in the likelihood that many of our clients would have been forced into foreclosure possibly losing their home," the statement said.

Mayor Karen Weaver has renewed her call for the state to continue subsidies for Flint until water is "drinkable without a filter," and said she didn't receive formal notification of the support ending until earlier this month.

The team includes the lawfirms of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers P.C.; Trachell Young & Associates and the Law Offices of Deborah Labelle. Read the entire MLive 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...

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...