From the Detroit Free Press
January 9, 2017
Although it did not come online until 2013, the State of Michigan used an error-prone computer system that has wrongly accused tens of thousands of people of unemployment insurance fraud to assess jobless claims dating to 2007, officials confirmed Monday.
That means a significant number of Michigan residents falsely accused of fraud — estimated to number between 27,000 and 50,000 — could be out of luck in terms of seeking damages from the state.
“I would hate to think there’s a category of people going back a decade now who … don’t have a remedy,” Royal Oak attorney Jennifer Lord, who filed the lawsuit in 2015, told the Free Press on Monday.
The Detroit News also weighed in on this story and talked to Jennifer Lord as well at the story linked below.