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Cohen Milstein Joins Pitt Legal Team to Enhance Edenville Dam Legal Team

June 29, 2020

For Immediate Release

Partnership from Flint Water Crisis Legal Team
Extended to Help More Michiganders

The Pitt Legal Team announces the addition of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC, to the Edenville Dam legal team. The newly expanded team seeks to represent neighbors who suffered catastrophic damage to their lives and property after avoidable dam failures in Edenville, Sanford, Midland, and surrounding areas.

The Pitt Legal Team previously worked with Cohen Milstein on the Flint Water Crisis Class Action suit pending against the State of Michigan. Members of the Pitt Legal Team on-the-ground include Megan Bonanni, Bob Palmer, Kevin Carlson, & Beth Rivers.

Pitt, McGeehee, Palmer & Rivers, P.C., lead attorney Michael Pitt was appointed by the Federal Court as the Co-lead attorney in the Flint Water Crisis litigation along with Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC, attorney, Theodore Leopold.

Ted Leopold said, “With the successes we’ve had pursuing justice in Flint, we are pleased to once again be partnering with Pitt Law. These circumstances are never ideal for anyone involved. But justice must be sought, and we are here to help.”

Leslie M. Kroeger, partner, and Paul Stephan, associate, from Cohen Milstein also join the team. Ms. Kroeger focuses on complex, high-profile product liability, wrongful death, and managed care abuse litigation. Mr. Stephan focuses on litigating class actions on behalf of consumers who have been misled, deceived or harmed by large corporations.

Stern Law, PLLC attorney, Kenneth Stern is an experienced trial attorney also representing Flint victims as part of the Pitt Law Team and has litigated cases across the country against the largest corporations, and state governments.

These knowledgeable and experienced Michigan environmental attorneys who have worked since 2016 to pursue justice for the People of Flint.

“We believe the victims of the Edenville Dam Disaster deserve to be represented by professional, trained attorneys. The addition of Cohen Milstein represents an even stronger team to recover monetary damages from the State of Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) for individual clients,” said Michael Pitt.

The Pitt Legal Team has filed a lawsuit against (EGLE) on behalf of Michigan residents who suffered property damage and other losses as a result of the Edenville and Sanford dam disaster. Now they are signing up individual claimants.

The Michigan Constitution provides a unique avenue to sue the State of Michigan for damages or destruction to your property. Because the State’s deplorable conduct led to this disaster, it must be held accountable.

The Pitt Law Team wants to help our neighbors recover the compensation they deserve.