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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.

McGehee and MCHR Prepare for Freedom Tour

From the Detroit Free Press Two dozen students wielded rakes, brooms and garbage bags Saturday as they cleaned up Viola Liuzzo Park in northwest Detroit. The group plans to travel in June to the Deep South, then spend a week touring sites of civil...

WSU Professor Awarded $300K in Age Discrimination Case

[caption id="attachment_1378" align="alignleft" width="225"] Dr. Karen Hrapkiewicz[/caption] Wayne State University is appealing a jury verdict received by veterinary professor Dr. Karen Hrapkiewicz in an age discrimination action handled by firm...

McGehee Featured on WXYZ TV Spotlight Program

Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Partner Cary McGehee was featured on the April 17 edition of WXYZ TV 7's Spotlight on the News program to discuss class action lawsuits the firm has filed as a result of the Flint water crisis. Spotlight on the...

New Class-Action Lawsuits Filed By Flint Residents

Complaint in Genesee County Circuit Court asks for Injunction against Water Shut-offs, Declaration that Water Users who Received Dangerous Water are Not Responsible for Paying Bills FLINT, Mich., Jan. 19, 2016-- A group of Flint residents have...