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The State of Michigan agreed to a settlement in the John Doe(s) vs. Michigan Department of Corrections

"The State of Michigan has agreed to a settlement in the John Doe(s) vs. Michigan Department of Corrections case. Pitt McGehee attorneys are part of the legal team representing the plaintiffs who alleged they were sexually abused by adult inmates while they were incarcerated in Michigan prisons. The announcement regarding the settlement agreement was covered by numerous media outlets, including the following: 

Bridge Michigan -- "Michigan Agrees  to Pay $80 Million in Juvenile Prison Suit, Enact Reforms"
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Detroit News -- "State of Michigan Set to Pay $80M to Settle Sex Abuse Suit with Former Juvenile Offenders"
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Detroit Free Press -- "Michigan to Pay $80M to Settle Claims of Abuse of Young Male Prisoners"
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The New York Times -- Michigan Settles Lawsuit Over Teen Abuse in Prison for $80M"
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WXYZ/ABC/Detroit -- Michigan to Pay $80M to Settle Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Abuse of Minors in Prison"
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BET -- "Michigan Department of Corrections to Pay $80M to Settle Sex Abuse Claims"
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FOX 17 News/West Michigan -- "MI to Pay $80M in Lawsuit Over Alleged Sexual Assaults in Prison"
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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.