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Pitt Says Harm to Those Denied Gay Marriage is "Real"

Michael Pitt, Partner with Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, was quoted in a recent edition of MLive covering the end of the trial in Detroit determining the fate of Michigan gays who want to marry. Pitt, who represents Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown -- a defendant in the case, but stands on the side of the plaintiffs -- has said she'll be ready to issue licenses as soon as it's legal. "The harm to them is real," her lawyer Michael Pitt told MLive of gay couples unable to marry. "It is not abstract. It is not speculative. The evidence that the plaintiffs submitted was sufficient, common sense. I think it would be an error for the court to accept the state's fallback position that the court should be cautious with this." You can read the entire story here. Pitt was also cited in a recent AP Story on the trial where he said Brown will issue marriage licenses to "qualified" same-sex couples during his closing argument before Judge Friedman. "She is not required by law to follow the directives of any state official," he added, "Her oath does not permit her to discriminate against any couple trying to wed. She has testified she is ready now to carry out this duty." Pitt was also quoted regarding the end of the trial in an Oakland Press Story.

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...