From the Detroit Free Press A second ethics complaint was dismissed against embattled Clerk/Register of Deeds Karen Spranger, whose new top aide told the Macomb County Ethics Board today that Spranger "is like the mother of Macomb County." The ethics board dismissed a complaint by former deputy register of deeds Erin Stahl after it determined the complaint was similar to one it heard last month. In that instance, the ethics board found Spranger in violation of two sections of the county's ethics ordinance for allowing two non-county employees to have access to her county computer. That complaint was filed by former deputy clerk Paul Kardasz. Spranger was fined $100 by the ethics board in his complaint, a fine she has until May 31 to pay. Jennifer Lord, who represents the two fired aides, said the county was served with the federal lawsuit weeks ago but it has taken longer to serve Spranger, who Lord said has been "dodging service." Lord said Spranger's attorney in the lawsuit, who was hired by the county to represent her, was served via e-mail earlier this week. After today's meeting, Spranger said the charter speaks for itself; and she thinks that the ethics board has to review the process and take it seriously and that legal proceedings "should be followed to the law." "It is my belief as the person responsible for some of these issues that need to be cleared up, I just feel that everybody has an opinion, everybody judges people," Spranger said. "But the point is, a good leader has to do what they do when deputies do not follow the clerk's responsibilities seriously and do what is supposed to be done according to my responsibilities as the clerk." Lord said the board's decision today "is a reaffirmation of the prior violation." Stahl said she was disappointed the board didn't separate the two complaints, but she understood its decision. Read the entire Detroit Free Press story here.
Co-counsel Megan Bonanni and Jennifer McManus (FaganMcManus) updated Detroit Free Press on progress in their collective action against Taco Bell/Sundance, Inc. for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Read more here.
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Michael Pitt was cited in Law360's coverage of an age discrimination lawsuit in which the firm is co-counsel representing Fiat Chrysler employees make the allegations. Click here.
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Jennifer Lord was cited in a Detroit Free Press story on state plans to reimburse victims of UIA false fraud accusations. Click HERE.
A Jack Lessenberry commentary aired on Michigan Radio/NPR cited Jennifer Lord in explaining the plight of thousands of Michigan residents still not compensated for financial losses suffered due to UIA's false accusations of unemployment benefits...
Cary McGehee was interviewed by Cynthia Canty on Michigan Radio's Stateside program in regard to what victims can do about sexual harassment in the workplace: Click HERE.
Jennifer Lord was cited by Detroit Free Press in story about new laws proposed in the wake of Michigan's UIA fraud scandal
Click HERE to read more on Detroit Free Press -- "After MiDAS Fraud Fiasco, Jobless Reform Bills Getting Speedy Passage"
J. Lord Cited in UIA Fraud Story. Read more HERE.
To see Jennifer L. Lord's interview with Fox 2, click HERE.
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