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Nemeth Law attorney named Fellow by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Anne Widlak, a partner at Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., has been elected as a Fellow by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.  Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession—exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.

An attorney for more than 33 years, Widlak has successfully defended cases in state and federal courts involving a comprehensive array of claims, including workplace harassment, discrimination based on age, disability, sex, race, national origin and other protected categories, retaliation, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, wrongful discharge and intentional interference with an at-will employment relationship. She is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), a trial lawyer honorary society comprised of less than one-half of one percent of lawyers in the United States.  Widlak holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English from Georgetown University.  She holds a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University School of Law.

The 22nd induction of Fellows - Class of 2017 will be held Nov. 11, 2017, in Washington, D.C., coincident with the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section’s Continuing Legal Education Conference.  With the current installation, the College is represented by more than 1,400 members in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and eight Canadian Provinces.


Michigan doctor wants Flint water case to move quickly

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's chief medical executive doesn't want her criminal case lumped in with others in the Flint water crisis.

An attorney for Dr. Eden Wells says her charges are significantly different than charges faced by a dozen other state and local officials. Jerry Lax said Tuesday she denies wrongdoing and wants her case to move as quickly as possible.

Wells is charged with obstruction of justice and another crime related to an investigation of Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area in 2014 and 2015. There were 90 confirmed illnesses, including 12 deaths, at the same time Flint was using the Flint River for water. Some experts have connected the river to the outbreak.

Nick Lyon, the head of the Michigan health department, is charged with involuntary manslaughter.


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