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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7th Circuit Rules Workplace Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Federal Law

By Beth M. Rivers In a groundbreaking decision, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation violates federal civil rights law. In Hively v Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, 853 F3d 339 (7th Cir 2017) the court found that such discrimination is a form of

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Spranger Free Press Coverage Update Draws on Lord Insight

From the Detroit Free Press A second ethics complaint was dismissed against embattled Clerk/Register of Deeds Karen Spranger, whose new top aide told the Macomb County Ethics Board today that Spranger “is like the mother of Macomb County.” The ethics board dismissed a complaint by former deputy register of deeds Erin Stahl after it determined

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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 clerked for the Hon. Michael H. Dolinger, Magistrate Judge,

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