Suit: Michigan wrongly charging unemployment aid applicants

April 22, 2015 8:48 PM

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Michigan Unemployment Agency is violating the rights of applicants for jobless benefits by using an automated system to file unjustified fraud charges and penalties against them, a federal lawsuit alleges.

The Sugar Law Center filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Detroit on behalf of the United Auto Workers union and seven individuals it says were wrongly denied benefits or threatened with fines because of the automated system.

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