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Victories and Updates in the UIA Class Action

Posted February 20th, 2020

As you may remember, we recently celebrated a victory in the Michigan Court of Appeals, when it was determined by a 3-0 ruling that you have legitimate constitutional claims that, if proven, allow you to recover damages. Unsurprisingly, the state appealed this decision to the Michigan Supreme Court on January 16, 2020. This is consistent with their long-held strategy to delay, and we do not expect the Supreme Court to rule on this appeal in the near future. Last week we filed a responsive brief and we are now waiting for further instructions from the Supreme Court.

We know you are anxious for the case to resolve. Unfortunately, litigation is a slow process. We thank you for your continued patience in this process.

Additionally, we have joined forces with attorneys who had a separate lawsuit against the UIA for the faulty MiDAS system. We are merging our efforts and our resources to advocate for each of you.

Separate from this litigation, we are calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to establish an independent task force to vet any proposed artificial intelligence decision-making systems to ensure that these systems are fair, unbiased, and sensible in order to avoid anything like this from happening again.

The links below provide further detail on our efforts to secure justice on your behalf:

https://www.michiganradio.org/post/attorneys-unemployment-fraud-cases-join-forces-call-state-review-ai-government

https://www.bridgemi.com/michigan-government/dana-nessel-appeals-unemployment-fraud-case-michigan-supreme-court

https://www.michiganradio.org/post/lawsuit-over-states-false-unemployment-fraud-debacle-can-continue

https://www.fox17online.com/news/local-news/michigan/governor-urged-to-monitor-artificial-intelligence-prevent-false-allegations

https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/attorneys-for-people-falsely-accused-of-fraud-by-state-computer-system-mistake-move-forward-with-lawsuit

https://www.michiganradio.org/post/state-appealing-ruling-unemployment-insurance-fraud-lawsuit-michigan-supreme-court