Lord Quoted by Free Press, News, AP, Michigan Radio, Fox 17 in UIA Ruling Coverage

From the Detroit Free Press LANSING — The Michigan Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed a class-action brought by unemployment insurance claimants falsely accused of fraud by a state computer system, saying the lawsuit was filed too late. The state has acknowledged that at least 20,000 Michigan residents — and possibly as many as 40,000 — were wrongly accused of

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Metro Times/WWJ TV Story on Markovitz Suit Cites Bonanni

The owner of a pair of iconic Detroit strip clubs is being sued in federal court for a second time for allegedly failing to pay dancers and other workers a proper wage. A class action lawsuit filed early this month says that Alan Markovitz — once hailed by the former Real Detroit Weekly as “arguably the most

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Legal News Profiles Civil Rights Career of PMP&R Attorney Robin Wagner

With two grandparents as lawyers, and a mother who was an administrative law judge, it was perhaps inevitable Robin Wagner would become a third-generation lawyer—but not until after a career as an associate dean, dean and vice president at several universities. “I had been avoiding my destiny for decades already—it was about time to give

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Detroit Free Press/News, MLive, Michigan Radio, Feature Lord in UIA Update

From the Detroit Free Press Michigan residents who say the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency has put them through hell sat in a Detroit courtroom Friday and struggled to understand highly technical legal arguments that will determine whether they can seek damages against the state. Over a two-year period, the state falsely accused at least 20,000

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Fox 17 Features Lord in UIA Update Story

MICHIGAN — A court hearing is scheduled Friday in Detroit for a class-action lawsuit against the Unemployment Insurance Agency. Three judges in the Court of Appeals are tasked with deciding whether the case moves forward. Regardless of the outcome, it may head to the state supreme court. The case is Bauserman v. UIA, and it

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Bonanni Deja Vu Case Receives Top Class Actions Coverage

Parties have reached a settlement resolving wage and hour claims against Déjà Vu nightclubs.  Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers attorney Megan Bonanni was co-counsel for this Class Action with Jason Thompson and Jesse Young of Sommers Schwartz. Two plaintiffs, identified in court documents as Jane Does 1 and 2, claimed that nightclubs affiliated with defendant Déjà

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Free Press Covers $6.5m Deja Vu Class Action Featuring Bonanni

A  federal judge in Detroit on Monday overruled objections filed by several exotic dancers and approved a $6.5-million national settlement of a class action  brought against the Déjà Vu chain of strip clubs, alleging unfair labor practices. “The proposed settlement offers value to the class in the form of cash, rent credit or dance fee payments, and

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Lord Featured in Free Press UIA Story Questioning State’s Ability to Admit Wrong

The most perplexing part about any of the lawsuits seeking redress against the State of Michigan for really screwing up the lives of hardworking, taxpaying residents, is why they’re necessary in the first place. An automated system put in place by Gov. Rick Snyder falsely accused nearly 50,000 Michiganders who’d applied for unemployment benefits between 2013 and 2015 of fraud,

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Legal News Covers Robin Wagner’s Arrival at PMP&R

From the Legal News Robin Wagner has joined Royal Oak, Mich. law firm Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers. The announcement was made by firm co-founding partner Cary McGehee. “We’re pleased to announce that Robin has joined our law firm,” said McGehee. “She is a talented attorney with a remarkable and varied professional background.” Prior to

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MLive: PMP&R Led Flint Legal Team Demands Snyder Restore Water Subsidies

FLINT, MI — A group of attorneys involved in civil litigation over the Flint water crisis is asking Gov. Rick Snyder to restore subsidies for Flint water customers until tap water is “safe and untainted.” “We speak on behalf of our clients, who are victims of the Flint water tragedy, which includes thousands of class

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