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McGehee Featured in Legal News Story on Oakland County Trial

cary-mcgeheeA breach of contract dispute was tried twice in Oakland County. At each trial, the jurors gave an award to the plaintiff. One was bigger, one was smaller. Each time, the attorneys asked that the jurors be polled following the verdict --- the defense after the bigger verdict, and plaintiff's counsel after the smaller one. And each time, when the juries broke down their answers, the court found discrepancies. Cary McGehee, a partner with Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, has represented the plaintiff in Daly v. Gibbs Technologies Inc., said that both sides' counsel were right to poll the jury, because what the jury said they decided and what they actually did decide ended up being two different things. But she added that the first judge did not allow the jury to redeliberate, forcing a mistrial that could have been prevented. You can read the 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.