Pitt Featured in WJRT 12 in Flint Water Decision Coverage

Flint (WJRT) – (8/1/17) Thousands of people in Flint have joined a class action lawsuit that is trying to compensate them for the pain and suffering that have endured because of high levels of lead in their water. The two law firms involved in the class action lawsuit involving the Flint water emergency, Pitt McGehee

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Free Press Looks at UIA Data Glitch and Cites Lord

From the Detroit Free Press LANSING — Records obtained by the Free Press point to a major glitch in importing data into a $47-million computer system the Unemployment Insurance Agency used to detect claimant fraud, meaning the system often accused people without having access to all the information it needed to make a fraud determination. The records,

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Free Press, News, NLJ, ABC Covers Pitt and Flint Lawsuit Go Ahead

From the Detroit Free Press The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a federal judge’s decision to dismiss two lawsuits filed by Flint residents over the contamination of their drinking water, saying parts of the lawsuits can proceed to trial. It’s a victory for Flint activist Melissa Mays and other plaintiffs. A three-judge panel

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Fox 2 Features McGehee, Rivers in Muslim Brose Dispute Story

WARREN, Mich. (WJBK) – Your religion or your job. That’s the decision more than a dozen local Muslim-Americans say they were forced to make by their employer. They kept their faith but lost their jobs. “They felt disrespected,” said attorney Cary McGehee. “They felt like they weren’t valued by the company and they felt insulted.” Hurt, shocked, upset and confused

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WWJ, Fox 2, Macomb Daily, Michigan Radio Feature McGehee in Brose Muslim Employee Dispute

DETROIT (WWJ) – The federal government is investigating claims by more than a dozen Muslim men who say they were asked to choose between their job and religion at a local company. The group of 16 Muslim men say they involuntarily resigned from a Warren auto supplier, after claiming their employer refused to accommodate their

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WSWS Covers UIA Decision and Shares Lord Reaction

A three-judge panel in the Michigan Appeals Court dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Michigan workers falsely accused of civil fraud in the notorious Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) “robo-fraud” scandal. In the July 18 decision the court did not directly address the now undisputed fact that most of the millions of dollars

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Free Press, News Bloomberg Cover UIA Fraud Decision

From the Detroit News Lansing — The Michigan Talent Investment Agency is asking district court judges to dismiss 186 bench warrants issued against residents who were accused of unemployment fraud and failed to appear in court to face charges. Director Wanda Stokes said Thursday it is inappropriate to pursue charges against the individuals at this

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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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