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Pitt Led Flint Water Meeting Draws TV Attention

More than 100 Flint residents attended a meeting Dec. 1 at the Northbank Center in Flint looking for more information on a class action law suit against Michigan Governor Snyder regarding contaminated water int he Flint water system.  You can view the video here.  From WJRT TV " I want to be in on this class action suit." Which is why Amos Hornsby and his family attended Tuesday night's informational session at the Northbank Center in Downtown Flint. Like many in the city, Hornsby believes he's a victim of Flint's water emergency. " The water was affecting me and my daughter. It put sores on me and my daughter. We should've taken pictures but we didn't," Hornsby said. Passing out information and questionnaires, attorneys from different law firms educated people about Flint's Water Class Action lawsuit. " It's a case representing, all people who've been affected by the decisions that were made by the governmental officials to connect the water in Flint to the Flint river. Which we think was done with deliberate indifference to the fact that the water was contaminated and toxic to the residents," Attorney Cary McGehee said. The lawsuit currently represents four Flint families suing Governor Snyder and two of his emergency managers. As a "Class Action" lawsuit, the families serve as representatives, not only for themselves, but for others who join the suit as "Class Members." Since attorneys made the lawsuit public, residents have stepped up. " We've been inundated with phone calls from people who've been adversely affected by what's happened here. We've heard tragic stories about how their children have been poisoned with lead, how it's already affecting them cognitively, how people are losing their hair and have had skin lesions and rashes. How their pets have been sick and died and how fearful they are about what their future is based on misconduct by government officials," McGehee said. Amos feels relieved these attorneys are listening to his concerns. "The voices count, and we need all the voices that we can get, Hornsby 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...

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...

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...

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...