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Pitt Discusses Flint Water - 'One Year Later' with Fox 2

From Fox 2 Detroit Flint water crisis1_1474954989771_2077802_ver1.0_640_360Some progress has been made in Flint, the city is back on Detroit water millions of dollars have been earmarked. But the city's water is still not safe to drink but for the average Flint resident, it does not seem like a year has made much of a difference. It has been a year since Flint became a household name for all the wrong reasons. And while most homes here have filters to keep the lead out of their water, something else just might be getting in it. "Right now the defendants in the case are challenging the legal basis of the lawsuit are filing repetitive motions seeking dismissal of the case," said attorney Michael Pitt. Pitt, an employment and discrimination lawyer, is one of a handful of attorneys representing roughly 6,000 Flint families in cases against the state and the city of Flint. You can read and see the entire story here.

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...