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Pitt McGehee Event Celebrates 50th CRA Anniversary with Firm Event

On June 25 Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers welcomed over 100 guests for a unique celebration. The occasion was the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Introduced by President Kennedy in 1963 on the heels of a series of protests by the African-American community and related incidents of police brutality, it was passed into law just over a year later and signed by President Johnson. The landmark legislation outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. It also ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public. "The Civil Rights Act was a good start," said Dean Robb, the noted Michigan attorney who has been working tirelessly for civil rights since the 1950s. "But, as we all know, there is still a very long way to go before we can say we're living in an equal society. We're here to celebrate what we've been able to accomplish and reaffirm our commitment to continue the fight." Robb was joined by fellow civil rights legends Richard and William Goodman in reminiscing about the struggles of the early 1960s and the critical importance of enforcing the Civil Rights Act -- an ongoing battle -- and overcoming the barriers to equality and fairness that we still face. A sample of photos from the event are below.  

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...

Crain's Detroit Business Discusses UIA Suit with Lord

From Crain's Detroit Business, Dec. 6 in a story by Chad Halcom About three years ago, the state launched its Michigan Integrated Data Automated System, which is able to cross-check benefit claimants against other computer records and flag events...

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...

Lord Profile Featured in Detroit Legal News

The following article appeared in the July 22, 2015 edition of Detroit Legal News and featured Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers attorney Jennifer Lord.  Jennifer Lord's dream in high school and college was to become a U.S. Senator a dream that...