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We Salute AG Angela Povilaitis

The entire nation and people around the world watched in shock this past week as 160 women courageously stepped forward in Judge Rosemarie Aquilina’s Ingham County courtroom to address Larry Nasser and describe to him and the world what it has meant to be sexually violated by him. We salute Assistant AG Angela Povilaitis and her team who worked tirelessly to bring Nassar to justice and the 160 women who bravely made their statements. The impact statements contributed to the vindication for the girls and women who endured this horrendous abuse – confronting their abuser and seeing him face the criminal consequences.

The struggle continues. We hope these events prompt even more women to come forward, tell their stories and demand a massive investigation into the silent and reprehensible tolerance of Nassar’s employers and sponsors at Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the coaches and trainers who were in a position to stop the abuse but did not.

As Judge Aquilina so eloquently said when she sentenced Nassar: “Inaction is an action. Silence is indifference and justice requires action and a voice.” The attorneys at Pitt, McGehee, Palmer & Rivers support the right of people to be free from sexual abuse and harassment and give a voice and take action to those whose voices are being ignored.

Saru Jayaraman, Advocate for Restaurant Workers, to Deliver Keynote Address at March 18 Annual Dinner of Michigan for Coalition for Human Rights

Saru Jayaraman, Director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley and co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Center United, will be the keynote speaker at the March 18 annual dinner of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights. "Saru has done outstanding work on wage equality and workplace harassment issues. We're excited to have her as our keynote speaker this year," said PMP&R co-founding partner Cary McGehee, who is the long-time Chair of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights.

Megan Bonanni cited in Detroit Free Press

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Jennifer Lord was cited in Metro Times

Jennifer Lord was cited in Metro Times on the history of the UIA's false fraud accusations and plans for a Victim Compensation Fund.  Metro Times--"Snyder's Other Huge Atrocity".  Click Here