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PMP&R Host Flint Water Community Information Meeting

On April 24, 2017, the Flint Water Class Action Legal Team held an informational meeting for the Flint community at Greater Holy Temple Church of God in Christ in Flint. Throughout the night, Flint residents and other attendees spoke with representatives from the legal team about our class actions and representatives from community organizations about how the water crisis has affected housing and health. Approximately 200 individuals came to learn about the legal team's most recent efforts in their fight to secure justice for those who have been exposed to Flint's contaminated water. The legal team provided attendees with brief overviews of the various state and federal class action lawsuits that the legal team has filed over the past 18 months. Additionally, Kitaba Bonsitu and Kristin Totten, attorneys representing the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan, shared their organization's most recent litigation efforts regarding pipe replacements and educational services for children affected by the water crisis. The meeting was capped off with a Question and Answer portion where those present could share their questions and concerns about the water crisis and the legal team's class actions. We thank those who could attend this meeting and the community for its continued trust in our legal team. Below are a few links to television news coverage of the event: WJRT/ABC/Flint (http://www.abc12.com/content/news/Flint-residents-updated-on-status-of-lawsuit-filed-against-EPA--420312804.html) WEYI/NBC/Flint (http://nbc25news.com/news/local/meeting-updates-public-on-status-of-flint-water-crisis-class-action-lawsuits) WNEM/CBS/Flint-Saginaw (http://www.wnem.com/clip/13274504/community-holds-meeting-on-class-action-lawsuit?autostart=true)  

Free Press Looks at UIA Data Glitch and Cites Lord

From the Detroit Free Press LANSING — Records obtained by the Free Press point to a major glitch in importing data into a $47-million computer system the Unemployment Insurance Agency used to detect claimant fraud, meaning the system often...

WSWS Covers UIA Decision and Shares Lord Reaction

A three-judge panel in the Michigan Appeals Court dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Michigan workers falsely accused of civil fraud in the notorious Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) “robo-fraud” scandal. In the July...

Free Press, News Bloomberg Cover UIA Fraud Decision

From the Detroit News Lansing — The Michigan Talent Investment Agency is asking district court judges to dismiss 186 bench warrants issued against residents who were accused of unemployment fraud and failed to appear in court to face...

Fox 17 Features Lord in UIA Update Story

MICHIGAN -- A court hearing is scheduled Friday in Detroit for a class-action lawsuit against the Unemployment Insurance Agency. Three judges in the Court of Appeals are tasked with deciding whether the case moves forward. Regardless of the outcome,...

Legal News Covers Robin Wagner's Arrival at PMP&R

From the Legal News Robin Wagner has joined Royal Oak, Mich. law firm Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers. The announcement was made by firm co-founding partner Cary McGehee. “We’re pleased to announce that Robin has joined our law firm,” said...

Robin Wagner Joins PMP&R as Associate

The firm is pleased to announce that Robin Wagner has joined our firm as an associate. Before joining the firm, Robin served as a law clerk for the Hon. Judith E. Levy of the Eastern District of Michigan. And prior to clerking for Judge Levy, Robin...