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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.

Rivers Joins ACLU Suit on Behalf of Female Inmates

Grand Rapids, Mich. Dec. 4 - Beth Rivers, a partner with Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, has joined the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan in filing suit against Muskegon County in federal court on behalf of eight female jail inmates who...

Michael Pitt Addresses Tort Reform in Legal News

Michael Pitt, a founding member and managing partner of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers as well as past president of the Michigan Association for Justice, was interviewed in a special column by the LegalNews in November on Tort Reform.   The...

Michael Pitt Receives Champion of Justice Award

[caption id="attachment_954" align="alignleft" width="300"] (L) Thomas Rombach, 2014-15 SBM President, (C) Michael PItt and (R) Brian Einhorn, 2013-14 SBM President.[/caption] Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Managing Partner Michael Pitt received...

Michael Pitt Featured in ICLE Monthly Mentor

In the latest "Monthly Mentor," the newsletter of ICLE, Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Partner Michael Pitt was featured in a column entitled "What I Wish I Knew Then: Review Client Records Before Taking the Case." Pitt share that experienced...