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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.

Michael Pitt Honored by WSU Law School

[caption id="attachment_653" align="alignleft" width="270"] Wayne State University Law School Dean Jocelyn Benson, right, presents Huntington Woods resident and lawyer Michael Pitt, (far left with wife Peggy) with an award Sept. 28 during the 2013...

Palmer Featured in Legal News Profile

Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden Partner Robert Palmer was featured in a Legal News profile written by Sheila Pursglove who focused on his childhood dream of becoming and attorney and the path that took him to where he is now. You can read...

McGehee Featured on NPR's All Things Considered

Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden Partner Cary McGehee was interviewed by NPR host Jennifer White in a feature aired on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" August 20 to discuss how she is hoping that a federal ruling will...