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The State of Michigan agreed to a settlement in the John Doe(s) vs. Michigan Department of Corrections

"The State of Michigan has agreed to a settlement in the John Doe(s) vs. Michigan Department of Corrections case. Pitt McGehee attorneys are part of the legal team representing the plaintiffs who alleged they were sexually abused by adult inmates while they were incarcerated in Michigan prisons. The announcement regarding the settlement agreement was covered by numerous media outlets, including the following: 

Bridge Michigan -- "Michigan Agrees  to Pay $80 Million in Juvenile Prison Suit, Enact Reforms"
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Detroit News -- "State of Michigan Set to Pay $80M to Settle Sex Abuse Suit with Former Juvenile Offenders"
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Detroit Free Press -- "Michigan to Pay $80M to Settle Claims of Abuse of Young Male Prisoners"
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The New York Times -- Michigan Settles Lawsuit Over Teen Abuse in Prison for $80M"
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WXYZ/ABC/Detroit -- Michigan to Pay $80M to Settle Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Abuse of Minors in Prison"
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BET -- "Michigan Department of Corrections to Pay $80M to Settle Sex Abuse Claims"
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FOX 17 News/West Michigan -- "MI to Pay $80M in Lawsuit Over Alleged Sexual Assaults in Prison"
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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...