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Michael Pitt Cited by AP/ABC News in Michigan Teen Inmates Coverage

Michigan's prison system is the target of a class-action lawsuit alleging that guards and other workers failed to prevent the sexual assault of male teen inmates who were locked up with adults. Inmates under 18 were forced to engage in sex acts with adult prisoners and staff, according to the lawsuit, with some abuse "open and obvious." The Corrections Department disputes the allegations, and state attorneys have argued that employees shouldn't be held liable. Corrections Department officials "implemented this intermixing policy knowing that they were creating hell for these younger people inside these adult prisons. Their eyes were wide open," attorney Michael Pitt said in court last fall. "It's a case of gross negligence, deliberate indifference, intentional misconduct --- you name it," he said. Read the entire AP/ABC News Story 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.