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McGehee and MCHR Prepare for Freedom Tour

From the Detroit Free Press Two dozen students wielded rakes, brooms and garbage bags Saturday as they cleaned up Viola Liuzzo Park in northwest Detroit. The group plans to travel in June to the Deep South, then spend a week touring sites of civil rights history including one that memorializes Liuzzo's tragic death in 1965. Liuzzo, a Detroit wife, mother of five and member of the Unitarian-Universalist Church, was moved to act after seeing civil rights protests on television, then was assassinated in 1965 by members of the Ku Klux Klan in Alabama. Sponsoring the trip, dubbed the Freedom Tour, is the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights. The nonprofit group sponsored a trip in 2013 and now hopes to repeat its success with a fresh batch of 26 civic-minded students chosen from across metro Detroit, said the group's board chair Cary McGehee, a lawyer in Royal Oak. "We've got a good mix of students --- black, white, Arab, Latino, biracial (and) from different socioeconomic backgrounds. They'll find out that, no matter how different they are, they have a lot in common," McGehee said. Read the Entire Story Here

Jennifer Lord Named to 2016 Women in the Law

Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Partner Jennifer Lord has been selected as one of 2016 Women in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Lord was honored September 16 at the legal newpaper's seventh annual luncheon and awards celebrating those who...

Free Press Discusses UIA Fraud with PMP&R's Lord

From the Detroit Free Press LANSING, MI ‑‑ Months after Grand Rapids resident Jonna Ferguson stopped collecting unemployment in the mail, she got a letter saying she owned the state $20,000. "Opening a letter that says that I had defrauded the...

WSU Professor Awarded $300K in Age Discrimination Case

[caption id="attachment_1378" align="alignleft" width="225"] Dr. Karen Hrapkiewicz[/caption] Wayne State University is appealing a jury verdict received by veterinary professor Dr. Karen Hrapkiewicz in an age discrimination action handled by firm...

McGehee Featured on WXYZ TV Spotlight Program

Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Partner Cary McGehee was featured on the April 17 edition of WXYZ TV 7's Spotlight on the News program to discuss class action lawsuits the firm has filed as a result of the Flint water crisis. Spotlight on the...