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Rivers Interviewed by MLive On Upcoming Michigan Gay Marriage Ruling

Beth_RiversGay rights activists in Michigan are poised to celebrate an appeals ruling that could uphold the overturning of the state's ban against same-sex marriage. But the ruling may not go their way as some experts say a split decision could stall the victory and the three-judge panel of the U.S 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is unpredictable Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers partner Beth Rivers was interviewed by MLive in a published story on the upcoming ruling and said "there is a general feeling that the 6th Circuit, which is considering gay marriage-related questions out of Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee as well as Michigan, could be the first to reject a legal right to same-sex marriage. There is some feeling that this circuit could buck the current trend and rule in favor of the state," she said. "Usually when the Supreme Court takes a case, it's because there was a split in the circuits... I think that there was some hope that they would take it and resolve it nationally for all 50 sates. But they didn't see a need for it yet." You can read the entire MLive 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.