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Bonanni Quoted In S.J. Mercury News Exotic Dancer Suit Story

megan-bonanniPitt McGehee Partner Megan Bonanni was interviewed by the San Jose Mercury News in a story relating to a lawsuit filed in California alleging systematic violations of the California Labor Code -- as 11 former Pink Poodle exotic dancers have taken legal action in an effort to elevate the status of exotic dancers from "independent contractors" to employees. Bonanni, who filed a similar class action suit in Michigan, told the newspaper that strippers "are going to take the crumbs, and work within these illegal conditions" because the club owners have the power to set all the rules. "For the business owners, this has been a great gamble, running their businesses for years without overhead because they're not paying anybody," she said. "Basically what they're doing is having these ladies fund all of their payroll. The club owners have taken a risk, but it's been going on for many years without disruption." You can read the entire article here.

M. Pitt Cited in MLive Report on Midland Area Couple's Claim Filed Against the Federal Energy Resource Commission in Edenville Dam Collapse

Michael Pitt was quoted in MLive coverage of the claim filed against the Federal Energy Commission by a Midland Couple for property and personal damages caused by flooding after the collapse of the Edenville Dam in May 2020. The firm is representing Dan and Cathy Miller and filed a $1.25 million claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Read entire article here.

Midland Daily News -- "Lawsuit Blames State Agencies for Dam Failures"

Mike Pitt, Ted Leopold and Paul Stephen were referenced as plaintiffs' attorneys in a Midland Daily News report on the lawsuit filed June 25 in the Michigan Court of Claims. The coverage notes that the suit's 15 plaintiffs owned property and homes which were damaged or destroyed in the May 19 Midland area flooding caused by the collapse of the Edenville Dam. Read full article here.