From Courthouse News DETROIT (CN) – The former head of Michigan’s judicial disciplinary board claims he was fired for recommending a formal complaint be filed against a child-jailing judge (Lisa Gorcyca), disagreeing with the view that she is “a good judge who had a bad day.” Paul J. Fischer began working for Michigan’s Judicial Tenure
From Detroit News A Michigan Court of Claims judge has ruled Flint residents can indeed sue state officials for their decisions that led to the city’s drinking water contamination problems. Judge Mark T. Boonstra, a Michigan Court of Appeals judge who presides over the Court of Claims, said residents have provided sufficient facts in their
From Fox 2 Detroit Some progress has been made in Flint, the city is back on Detroit water millions of dollars have been earmarked. But the city’s water is still not safe to drink but for the average Flint resident, it does not seem like a year has made much of a difference. It has been
Who listens when the whistle blows? WPA cases don’t always involve a firing By: Michigan Lawyers Weekly – Agenique Smiley in News Stories September 21, 2016 MCL §15.62 of Michigan’s Whistleblowers’ Protection Act (WPA) states that an employer “shall not discharge, threaten or otherwise discriminate against an employee regarding the employee’s compensation … privileges of employment because
From Michigan Public Radio Amidst the headlines about Attorney General Schuette’s criminal investigation and charges filed in the Flint water disaster, there is another legal story unfolding. Four separate civil lawsuits were filed on behalf of thousands of Flint residents between November of last year and this past April. And, as we mark one year
By Sheila Pursglove Legal News Attorney Cary McGehee helped organize and was an adult mentor for a group of Metro Detroit high school students, of different races, national origins, religions and socio-economic backgrounds, who took a 10-day “Freedom Tour” bus trip to the Deep South in June. “This journey was an opportunity for the youth
Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers Partner Cary McGehee was a featured guest Sunday, September 4 on Chuck Stokes’ WXYZ TV 7 “Spotlight on the News” program to discuss her mentorship and involvement in the 2016 Freedom Tour. You can see the entire interview here.
Royal Oak, Mich., August 23, 2016 – Royal Oak attorney Michael Pitt was recently selected Vice President of Public Justice. Public Justice is a Washington, D.C.-based national public interest firm of 14 lawyers which fights injustices through precedent setting and socially significant individual and class action litigation. More at PublicJustice.net. Pitt is co-founder of Pitt
From the Detroit News: Warren — A former city planner who resigned nearly two years ago is awaiting a federal judge’s decision on a whistleblower lawsuit that alleges Warren officials forced him out of the job. Kenneth Bouchard, who served as planner from January 2011 to August 2014, said his colleagues used tactics to induce
WARREN, Mich. (WJBK) – He blew the whistle on his boss while working for the city of Warren, but claims he paid the price when he questioned what he believed was illegal activity. Meet Ken Bouchard. He worked for the city of Warren coordinating tax delinquent property so the city could sell them in foreclosure.