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Legal Teams Representing Falsely Accused Unite, Call for Task Force

Jennifer Lord and Tony Paris (Sugar Law Center) were cited in a lengthy (1320 words) Michigan Lawyers Weekly summary of the Bauserman vs. UIA and Cahoo vs. FAST Enterprises class actions filed against the Michigan Unemployment Agency after a computerized administration program falsely accused approximately 40,000 state residents of benefits fraud and illegally assessed them tens of millions of dollars in fees, interest and penalties.
 

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Free Press Looks at UIA Data Glitch and Cites Lord

From the Detroit Free Press LANSING — Records obtained by the Free Press point to a major glitch in importing data into a $47-million computer system the Unemployment Insurance Agency used to detect claimant fraud, meaning the system often...

WSWS Covers UIA Decision and Shares Lord Reaction

A three-judge panel in the Michigan Appeals Court dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Michigan workers falsely accused of civil fraud in the notorious Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) “robo-fraud” scandal. In the July...

Free Press, News Bloomberg Cover UIA Fraud Decision

From the Detroit News Lansing — The Michigan Talent Investment Agency is asking district court judges to dismiss 186 bench warrants issued against residents who were accused of unemployment fraud and failed to appear in court to face...