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Pitt Attorneys Gain Settlement in Landmark Discrimination Case Against Michigan Country Club

Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden attorneys Megan Bonanni and Kevin Carlson have successfully won a settlement for their Center for Inquiry (CFI) client, marking perhaps the first time federal and state civil rights statues have been successfully invoked by non believers in a public accommodations lawsuit. The suit was brought against Wyndgate Country Club of Rochester Hills, Mich. after it cancelled an October 2011 CFI event featuring famous atheist Richard Dawkins. "We're very pleased with the outcome of this case, which we regard as an unqualified vindication of the rights of nonbelievers," said Ronald A. Lindsay, president and CEO of the Center for Inquiry. "We are confident it will send a strong message that as much as this country now rejects discrimination based on race, sexual orientation, and religion, so must we reject just as strongly discrimination against those with no religion." As part of this settlement, the Wyndgate has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to the Center for Inquiry. CFI was represented by Pitt, McGehee, Palmer, Rivers & Golden attorneys Bonanni and Carlson and publicly expressed their gratefulness for the firm's assistance in the case. You can read the CFI press release on the lawsuit outcome here.

Carlson Quoted in Crain's Right to Work Update

Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden attorney Kevin Carlson was queried by Crain's Detroit Business reporter Chad Halcom recently regarding his views on the state of Michigan's pending Right to Work legislation which goes into effect...

Michael Pitt Named Lawyer of the Year

Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden founding member Michael Pitt has been named Best Lawyers' 2013 Detroit Employment Law - Individuals "Lawyer of the Year." Mr. Pitt was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 19th edition of Best Lawyers...