From the Detroit Legal News Cary McGehee, of Royal Oak-based Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, has been appointed chair of the Local Rules Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan by the judges of the court. The one-year appointment beginning July 1, 2017 was announced by Chief Judge Denise Page Hood. McGehee and Michael Pitt co-founded Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers 25 years ago. She focuses her practice on civil and employment rights. The firm has won significant civil and human rights verdicts for its clients, including the landmark Neal vs. Michigan Department of Corrections case in which more than $100 million was awarded to female inmates who had been sexually assaulted by prison guards. McGehee and other firm attorneys are currently representing tens of thousands of Michigan residents in several high-visibility class action lawsuits against the State of Michigan related to the Flint Water Crisis and the false fraud allegations scandal at the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency. She is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. In addition, McGehee has been named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Public Justice Foundation and given the Lawyers for the People award by the National Lawyers Guild. In 2016, she was selected Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Michigan Lawyers Weekly to its annual Women in the Law listing. McGehee also serves on the Board of Trustees for Michigan State University College of Law; as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights; the Advisory Board of the American Civil Liberties Union; and the Employment Law Committee of the Michigan Association for Justice. She is a graduate of Bowling Green University and Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law).
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...
Jennifer Lord was cited in a Detroit Free Press story on state plans to reimburse victims of UIA false fraud accusations. Click HERE.
A Jack Lessenberry commentary aired on Michigan Radio/NPR cited Jennifer Lord in explaining the plight of thousands of Michigan residents still not compensated for financial losses suffered due to UIA's false accusations of unemployment benefits...
Cary McGehee was interviewed by Cynthia Canty on Michigan Radio's Stateside program in regard to what victims can do about sexual harassment in the workplace: Click HERE.
Jennifer Lord was cited by Detroit Free Press in story about new laws proposed in the wake of Michigan's UIA fraud scandal
Click HERE to read more on Detroit Free Press -- "After MiDAS Fraud Fiasco, Jobless Reform Bills Getting Speedy Passage"
J. Lord Cited in UIA Fraud Story. Read more HERE.
To see Jennifer L. Lord's interview with Fox 2, click HERE.
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