Statement from state Rep. Kevin Hertel (D – St. Clair Shores) on the Michigan Supreme Court Hearing for victims of the UIA’s faulty fraud accusations

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

LANSING – Today, the Michigan Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Bauserman v. Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA), the class-action suit brought forward by victims of the UIA’s MiDAS computer system false fraud accusations. MiDAS incorrectly flagged over 40,000 Michiganders for fraud between 2013 and 2015, resulting in financial hardships, wage garnishment and in some cases, bankruptcy. While the Michigan Court of Claims originally approved the suit, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has continued his legal challenge against the families affected. Following the hearing, state Rep. Kevin Hertel (D – St. Clair Shores) issued the following statement:

“The means necessary for making these individuals whole have been available since day one, but at every turn AG Schuette and his friends in Republican leadership have consistently fought against justice for those affected. The Snyder-Schuette administration has a responsibility to the 44,000 innocent lives ruined by this massive bureaucratic failure, and I hope the court will recognize that responsibility by ruling in favor of the working families trying to rebuild their lives.”

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