News

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"
https://bit.ly/387pZN1

Detroit News -- "State of Michigan Set to Pay $80M to Settle Sex Abuse Suit with Former Juvenile Offenders"
https://bit.ly/2Ptnpun

Detroit Free Press -- "Michigan to Pay $80M to Settle Claims of Abuse of Young Male Prisoners"
https://bit.ly/2wi6e85

The New York Times -- Michigan Settles Lawsuit Over Teen Abuse in Prison for $80M"
https://nyti.ms/399kbDT

WXYZ/ABC/Detroit -- Michigan to Pay $80M to Settle Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Abuse of Minors in Prison"
https://bit.ly/3afjrNI

BET -- "Michigan Department of Corrections to Pay $80M to Settle Sex Abuse Claims"
https://bet.us/39ltHnu

FOX 17 News/West Michigan -- "MI to Pay $80M in Lawsuit Over Alleged Sexual Assaults in Prison"
https://bit.ly/2I3K0cN

Channing Robinson-Holmes Joins Firm as Attorney

Channing Robinson began working as a law clerk at the firm in October 2015 while she was still in law school. Since that time, she has devoted innumerable hours to the firm’s class actions against Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency, as...

UIA Fraud Class-Action Continues to Gain Steam

In September 2015, firm attorneys filed a class-action lawsuit against the State of Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). The complaint alleges that the automated system used for adjudicating unemployment insurance fraud, falsely accused as...

PMP&R Host Flint Water Community Information Meeting

On April 24, 2017, the Flint Water Class Action Legal Team held an informational meeting for the Flint community at Greater Holy Temple Church of God in Christ in Flint. Throughout the night, Flint residents and other attendees spoke with...

NewsChannel 3 Discusses UIA Fraud with Lord

MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Michigan lawmakers are working to figure out how tens of thousands of people on unemployment across Michigan were wrongly accused of fraud. On Monday the House Oversight Committee announced it had created a work group...

Pitt Awarded Distinguished Service Award by State Bar

From Detroit Legal News Michael Pitt has been selected for the 2017 Distinguished Service Award by the State Bar of Michigan's Labor & Employment Section. Pitt is co-founding partner of Royal Oak-based Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, one of...

The Bridge Looks at UIA Fraud and Cites Lord

From the Bridge - the Center for Michigan February 7, 2917 A few days after a federal judge issued a Jan. 11 order commanding the state to “suspend all collection activity” against thousands of Michigan workers tagged with unemployment fraud,...

Detroit News Covers Pitt Led Flint Suit Against EPA

More than 1,700 Flint-area residents and property owners have filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the “mishandling” of the city’s water crisis in a legal action seeking more than $722.4 million in damages. The...

Crain's Interviews Lord in UIA Review Story

From Crain's Detroit Weekly January 6, 2017 LANSING — The state's embattled unemployment agency said Friday it will review all computer-identified claims of benefits fraud — more than 30,000 — that until now have not been re-examined after...