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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

M. Pitt Cited in MLive Report on Midland Area Couple's Claim Filed Against the Federal Energy Resource Commission in Edenville Dam Collapse

Michael Pitt was quoted in MLive coverage of the claim filed against the Federal Energy Commission by a Midland Couple for property and personal damages caused by flooding after the collapse of the Edenville Dam in May 2020. The firm is representing Dan and Cathy Miller and filed a $1.25 million claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Read entire article here.

Midland Daily News -- "Lawsuit Blames State Agencies for Dam Failures"

Mike Pitt, Ted Leopold and Paul Stephen were referenced as plaintiffs' attorneys in a Midland Daily News report on the lawsuit filed June 25 in the Michigan Court of Claims. The coverage notes that the suit's 15 plaintiffs owned property and homes which were damaged or destroyed in the May 19 Midland area flooding caused by the collapse of the Edenville Dam. Read full article here.