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Detroit News Covers Pitt McGehee Class Action Tax Refund Lawsuit

The state of Michigan has been slapped with a class-action lawsuit that charges it illegally seized federal and state income tax refunds from potentially thousands of workers who had filed for unemployment claims. The lawsuit, filed on Sept. 9 and to be served on the state Monday, takes aim at the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency. To blame, the lawsuit states, is the UIA's computer fraud detection system that labeled hundreds of claims as improper. Jennifer Lord, an attorney for Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers who filed the suit, said the state laid off workers in the UIA and replaced them with the automated machines. "Unfortunately, the machines are hardly substitutes for humans as they can't assess whether a detected discrepancy in a claim is an innocent mistake or the product of fraudulent conduct," Lord said. Read the entire Detroit News coverage here.

New Class-Action Lawsuits Filed By Flint Residents

Complaint in Genesee County Circuit Court asks for Injunction against Water Shut-offs, Declaration that Water Users who Received Dangerous Water are Not Responsible for Paying Bills FLINT, Mich., Jan. 19, 2016-- A group of Flint residents have...

Crain's Detroit Business Discusses UIA Suit with Lord

From Crain's Detroit Business, Dec. 6 in a story by Chad Halcom About three years ago, the state launched its Michigan Integrated Data Automated System, which is able to cross-check benefit claimants against other computer records and flag events...

Pitt Led Flint Water Meeting Draws TV Attention

More than 100 Flint residents attended a meeting Dec. 1 at the Northbank Center in Flint looking for more information on a class action law suit against Michigan Governor Snyder regarding contaminated water int he Flint water system.  You can...