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WILX News 10 Talks to Bonanni About Lansing Schools Suit

Megan Bonanni on News 10From News 10 in Lansing - The Lansing School District fired Lester Duvall in January a little more than two months after he was accused of hurting a 12-year-old student with autism. The boy's mother, Jennifer Garza, explained, "Christian was pulled out of an aisle of desks, picked up, thrown into an old wood teacher's desk, my son kicked him a few times and then he was picked up again and thrown opposite the direction into the bookshelf so hard that his head broke the bookshelf." Garza told NewsWILX News 10 Talks to Bonanni About Lansing Schools Suit - News - Pitt, McGehee, Palmer, Bonanni & Rivers, P.C. - icon1 Ten she found out about the assault from a note Gardner Middle School sent home with her son. "I really hadn't even gotten a lot much more information until the Lansing Police Department got involved and it was the detective that informed me to what extent the trauma really was," Garza said. She was even more outraged when Duvall's 4th degree child abuse charged was reduced to disorder person - jostling. And, he was allowed to pay a $300 fine. "There has been over a decade of documented incidents with the school district that they did nothing about and that itself is outraging," Garza added. Her lawyers said they uncovered those incidents when they used the Freedom of InformationWILX News 10 Talks to Bonanni About Lansing Schools Suit - News - Pitt, McGehee, Palmer, Bonanni & Rivers, P.C. - icon1 Act to get written statements dating back to 2003 from the Lansing School District. "It's absurd. I don't know how it happened," Garza's attorney, Megan Bonnani, said. "For an individual with such a rich history of documented abuse ... It's not even a slap, less than a slap." You can see the News 10 story here

Robin Wagner Joins PMP&R as Associate

The firm is pleased to announce that Robin Wagner has joined our firm as an associate. Before joining the firm, Robin served as a law clerk for the Hon. Judith E. Levy of the Eastern District of Michigan. And prior to clerking for Judge Levy, Robin...

Morris Dees Honored as Champion of Justice by MCHR

The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) recognized the lifetime efforts of iconic civil rights attorney Morris Dees at its recent annual dinner held at Marygrove College in Detroit. Cary McGehee, firm co-founder and longtime MCHR Chair,...

Renowned Attorney Morris Dees Honored by MCHR

Cary McGehee presents Champion of Justice Award to Morris Dees at MCHR annual dinner.[/caption] The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) recognized the lifetime efforts of iconic civil rights attorney Morris Dees at its recent annual dinner...

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...