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Pitt Takes on Whistleblower Case for Judicial Watchdog

From Courthouse News DETROIT (CN) -- The former head of Michigan's judicial disciplinary board claims he was fired for recommending a formal complaint be filed against a child-jailing judge (Lisa Gorcyca), disagreeing with the view that she is "a good judge who had a bad day." Paul J. Fischer began working for Michigan's Judicial Tenure Commission in January 2001, according to a Wayne County Circuit Court lawsuit he filed Friday against the state and the commission. Fischer is being represented by Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Partner and co-founder, Michael Pitt. Read the entire story here  

M. Pitt Cited in MLive Report on Midland Area Couple's Claim Filed Against the Federal Energy Resource Commission in Edenville Dam Collapse

Michael Pitt was quoted in MLive coverage of the claim filed against the Federal Energy Commission by a Midland Couple for property and personal damages caused by flooding after the collapse of the Edenville Dam in May 2020. The firm is representing Dan and Cathy Miller and filed a $1.25 million claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Read entire article here.

Midland Daily News -- "Lawsuit Blames State Agencies for Dam Failures"

Mike Pitt, Ted Leopold and Paul Stephen were referenced as plaintiffs' attorneys in a Midland Daily News report on the lawsuit filed June 25 in the Michigan Court of Claims. The coverage notes that the suit's 15 plaintiffs owned property and homes which were damaged or destroyed in the May 19 Midland area flooding caused by the collapse of the Edenville Dam. Read full article here.