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Michigan Supreme Court Update

Posted April 9th, 2018

On April 6, 2018 the Michigan Supreme Court ordered oral argument to determine whether the Court will accept our appeal. This is a very positive step forward. This does not mean that we have won or that the Supreme Court will ultimately accept the case.

We have been asked to provide additional briefing to the Court on the legal issues. The UIA will get a chance to respond after that. The Court will also set a date for oral argument. When that happens, we will update you with the time and date. As always, it would be helpful if as many victims of the false fraud attend the arguments.

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Recent Press

Posted April 9th, 2018

WCMU/NPR — “State Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Thousands of Michigan Residents Falsely Accused of Fraud”
April 9, 2018

Jennifer Lord talked to WCMU/NPR about the State Supreme Court order allowing the Unemployment Insurance Agency class action to proceed.

Detroit Free Press — “Supreme Court to Hear Unemployment Recipients Falsely Accused of Fraud”
April 7, 2018

Jennifer Lord was cited in Detroit Free Press coverage of Michigan Supreme Court order in UIA class action

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Latest Case Update

Posted March 16th, 2018

The plaintiffs have filed an application to appeal the Court of Appeals dismissal of the case with the Michigan Supreme Court. The matter has been fully briefed and we are awaiting a decision from the Michigan Supreme Court. We are cautiously optimistic that the Michigan Supreme Court will reinstate the Bauserman Class Action, permitting tens of thousands of Michiganders to recover money seized by the Unemployment Insurance Agency. We will update this site when we have received a decision from the Michigan Supreme Court.

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