Jennifer Lord Talks UIA on WJR Guy Gordon Show

Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers attorney Jennifer Lord was featured on WJR Radio’s Guy Gordon show to discuss the latest developments in the Michigan UIA Fraud case. Listen to the entire interview here

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Detroit News Talks to Lord In Coverage of Botched UIA Cases

From the Detroit News – May 3, 2017 Lansing — The agency overseeing Michigan’s unemployment program said Wednesday that the number of botched fraud cases has risen by about a third after further review. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency has been under fire for using an automated computer system that made more than 20,000 false

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Channing Robinson-Holmes Joins Firm as Attorney

Channing Robinson began working as a law clerk at the firm in October 2015 while she was still in law school. Since that time, she has devoted innumerable hours to the firm’s class actions against Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency, as well as the firm’s several class actions filed on behalf of those affected by the

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UIA Fraud Class-Action Continues to Gain Steam

In September 2015, firm attorneys filed a class-action lawsuit against the State of Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). The complaint alleges that the automated system used for adjudicating unemployment insurance fraud, falsely accused as many as 46,000 innocent claimants of fraud. Claimants were then slapped with quadruple penalties, interest on a debt they did not

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Flint WJRT TV, Saginaw WEYI and WNEM Cover PMPR Led Flint Water Meeting

FLINT, Michigan (WJRT) – (04/24/17) – A Flint mom –whose baby was born premature — is among those searching for answers about the lawsuits and the future of the Flint Water Crisis. Monday night we heard from attorneys who are working on these cases, one of the more recent is the 722 million dollar class action

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PMP&R Host Flint Water Community Information Meeting

On April 24, 2017, the Flint Water Class Action Legal Team held an informational meeting for the Flint community at Greater Holy Temple Church of God in Christ in Flint. Throughout the night, Flint residents and other attendees spoke with representatives from the legal team about our class actions and representatives from community organizations about

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Lord Cited by WXYZ 7 and Detroit Free Press in Spranger Ethics Hearing Coverage

April 19, 2017 Both the Detroit Free Press and WXYZ 7 continued coverage reporting on a former top aide to embattled Macomb County Clerk/Register of Deeds Karen Spranger, who told a county ethics board today that he has heard her refer to her employees as her “enemies” and painted her as a detached leader who created an

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Free Press Details Macomb County Whistleblower Suit with Lord

From the Detroit Free Press Two fired deputies of Macomb County Clerk/Register of Deeds Karen Spranger say they witnessed a pattern of incompetent, unethical and unlawful behavior that left the clerk’s office “on the brink of collapse,” according to a whistle-blower lawsuit they filed. The former chief deputies, Paul Kardasz and Erin Stahl, allege they were fired in

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Lord Cited in WZZM 13 Story as Michigan UIA Reassigns Two Dozen Managers

LANSING, MICH. – Leaders at the embattled Unemployment Insurance Agency in Michigan announced Wednesday they are reassigning close to two dozen managers to try to improve customer service in the field. The state’s Talent Investment Agency oversees the UIA.  The TIA’s director Wanda Stokes says the changes are being made “to expand the number of

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NewsChannel 3 Discusses UIA Fraud with Lord

MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Michigan lawmakers are working to figure out how tens of thousands of people on unemployment across Michigan were wrongly accused of fraud. On Monday the House Oversight Committee announced it had created a work group to look into the problem.  On Tuesday, Michigan Democrats unveiled their own proposal, this one aimed

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