Recent Press

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

Detroit Free Press (“After MiDAS Fraud Fiasco, Jobless Reform Bills Getting Speedy Passage”)
December 1, 2017
Jennifer Lord was cited by Detroit Free Press in story about new laws proposed in the wake of Michigan’s UIA fraud scandal

NBC Flint (“State wrongly accused 46,000 people of unemployment fraud, collected million in penalties”)
November 13, 2017

Bridge Magazine (“Michigan Apologizes for Screwing Residents. Then Fights Like Hell”)
August 29, 2017

Michigan Radio/NPR (“State Refund for Unemployment Debacle ‘a Drop in the Bucket,’ says Attorney”/5:50)
August 15, 2017

FOX 17/West Michigan (“Mich. Reverses 44,000 Jobless Fraud Cases, Refunds $21 Million”)
August 11, 2017

Detroit Free Press (“Michigan Agency Review Finds 70% Error Rate in Jobless Fraud Findings”)
August 11, 2017

Detroit News (“Michigan Refunds $21 Million in False Jobless Claims”)
August 11, 2017

WZZM 13/ABC/Grand Rapids (“Suit Dismissed Over False Fraud Charges; Court Says Jobless Claimants Filed Too Late”)
July 19, 2017

WWMT NewsChannel3/CBS/Kalamazoo (“Appeals Court Tosses Suit in Jobless Benefits Fraud Case”)
July 18, 2017

Crain’s Detroit Business (“Appeals Court Tosses Suit in Jobless Benefits Fraud Case”)
July 18, 2017

Detroit Free Press (“Suit Dismissed Over False Fraud Charges; Court Says Jobless Claimants Filed Too Late”)
July 18, 2017

Detroit News (“Appeals Court Rejects Suit Over False Fraud Scandal”)
July 18, 2017

Fox 17 News/West Michigan (“Appeals Court Tosses Suit in Jobless Benefits Fraud Case”)
July 18, 2017

U.S. News & World Report (“Appeals Court Tosses Suit in Jobless Benefits Fraud Case”)
July 18, 2017

Michigan Radio (“Court: People Wrongfully Accused of Unemployment Fraud Filed Too Late”)
July 18, 2017

Fox 17 Previews Friday Hearing
July 6, 2017

Free Press’ Kaffer: “Why Can’t the State Admit it was Wrong?”
June 17, 2017

Attorney Jennifer Lord tells WJR’s Guy Gordon about the Unemployment Insurance Agency being under fire
May 5, 2017

News: State Botched 6,650 More UIA Fraud Cases
May 3, 2017

WZZM 13: Michigan’s Unemployment Agency reassigns 21 managers in leadership shakeup
February 22, 2017

Detroit News : Dems Plan Jobless System Overhaul Among Problems
February 14, 2017

Detroit Free Press: Michigan Dems Say They’ll Tackle Fraud Scandal at Unemployment Agency
February 14, 2017

Livingston Daily: Michigan Democrats Drafting Bills to Fix Jobless Agency Fraud Scandal
February 14, 2017

WWMT/CBS/Kalamazoo: Michigan Lawmakers Look to Change Unemployment System
February 14, 2017

Governing: Unemployed and Falsely Accused of Fraud, by a Computer Glitch
January 11, 2017

State falsely penalizes thousands for unemployment benefits fraud. Now victims want their money back.
January 11, 2017

Detroit News (Snyder Signs $10M Shift Despite False Fraud Controversy)
January 9, 2017

Detroit Free Press: Error Prone System Forced Jobless Claim Fraud Dating Back to 2007
January 9, 2017

Major Overhaul Coming to Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency
January 5, 2017

UIA Agency Shakeup Follows False Fraud Allegations
January 5, 2017

Traverse City Record Eagle: UIA Software Incorrectly Snares Thousands
January 1, 2017

Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers’


Class-action suit against Michigan’s Unemployment Agency for the illegal seizure of federal and state tax returns is gaining widespread attention for the firm and attorney Jennifer Lord from multiple local and national media outlets.  You can read the coverage at the links below.

Detroit Free Press – State Attempts to Balance Books by Raiding UIA Funds
December 15, 2016

Michigan unemployment insurance fund swollen by false “fraud” determinations tapped by GOP to fill state budget hole
May 29, 2016

MLive – Making us Feel Like Criminals; How a Computer System Labeled Michiganders as Fraudsters
May 29, 2016

Fox 17 Grand Rapids – Class Action Against UIA Moves Forward
May 11, 2016

Detroit Free Press – Judge: Lawsuit Against State Agency Can Proceed
May 11, 2016

Holland Sentinel – Lawyers Say Thousands Mistakenly Charged with Fraud
May 9, 2016

Detroit Free Press – Lawyers Say Thousands Mistakenly Charged with Fraud
May 8, 2016

Detroit News UIA Editorial
April 28, 2016

Detroit Free Press UIA Editorial
April 27, 2016

Fox 17 Coverage of First Hearing
March 8, 2016

Fox 17 Talks to Michigan Legislator
October 13, 2015

Fox 17 Covers Young Hiring
October 5, 2015

Metro Times
October 5, 2015

Detroit News Story 1
October 4, 2015

Fox 17
September 15, 2015

Detroit News Story 2
September 14, 2015

CBS Radio (WWJ Detroit)
September 14, 2015

Michigan Radio
Septemeber 14, 2015