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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)  

Morris Dees Honored as Champion of Justice by MCHR

The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) recognized the lifetime efforts of iconic civil rights attorney Morris Dees at its recent annual dinner held at Marygrove College in Detroit. Cary McGehee, firm co-founder and longtime MCHR Chair,...

Renowned Attorney Morris Dees Honored by MCHR

Cary McGehee presents Champion of Justice Award to Morris Dees at MCHR annual dinner.[/caption] The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) recognized the lifetime efforts of iconic civil rights attorney Morris Dees at its recent annual dinner...

Channing Robinson-Holmes Joins Firm as Attorney

Channing Robinson began working as a law clerk at the firm in October 2015 while she was still in law school. Since that time, she has devoted innumerable hours to the firm’s class actions against Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency, as...

UIA Fraud Class-Action Continues to Gain Steam

In September 2015, firm attorneys filed a class-action lawsuit against the State of Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). The complaint alleges that the automated system used for adjudicating unemployment insurance fraud, falsely accused as...

NewsChannel 3 Discusses UIA Fraud with Lord

MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Michigan lawmakers are working to figure out how tens of thousands of people on unemployment across Michigan were wrongly accused of fraud. On Monday the House Oversight Committee announced it had created a work group...

Pitt Awarded Distinguished Service Award by State Bar

From Detroit Legal News Michael Pitt has been selected for the 2017 Distinguished Service Award by the State Bar of Michigan's Labor & Employment Section. Pitt is co-founding partner of Royal Oak-based Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, one of...

The Bridge Looks at UIA Fraud and Cites Lord

From the Bridge - the Center for Michigan February 7, 2917 A few days after a federal judge issued a Jan. 11 order commanding the state to “suspend all collection activity” against thousands of Michigan workers tagged with unemployment fraud,...