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Macomb Daily Coverage of Lord Warren Whisteblower Case

Kenneth Bouchard, who is suing the city of Warren where he worked in the Planning Department, and his attorney, Jennifer Lord.
Kenneth Bouchard, who is suing the city of Warren where he worked in the Planning Department, and his attorney, Jennifer Lord. Ray Skowronek--The Macomb Daily

A former Warren city employee who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the municipality claims he was a victim of a "campaign" to terminate him after he suspected illegal activity in city government.

Ex-city planner Kenneth Bouchard alleges he endured months of harassment before he left his dream job in August 2014 because of what he considered a "constructive termination" by officials, according to court documents filed recently in the federal case. Sensing a cold shoulder from other city workers, Bouchard had worried he would be fired so he secretly recorded his boss berating him. That recording could become a key factor in the whistleblower case. "People were not talking to him. People were not making eye contact," said Bouchard's attorney, Jennifer Lord. "He thought something was very, very wrong and he wanted to protect himself." Read the entire Macomb Daily Article 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.