Falsely Accused of Fraud, Michigan Workers Denied Justice by Schuette

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Falsely Accused of Fraud, Michigan Workers Denied Justice by Schuette
Schuette sought dismissal of workers’ lawsuit on grounds it was not filed within a 6-month statute of limitations

LANSING — The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following statement today, on behalf of Party Chair Brandon Dillon, in response to the Michigan Court of Appeals ruling in favor of Bill Schuette and the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) in the class action lawsuit brought by Michigan workers falsely accused of fraud by the state:

“The lives of thousands of Michigan workers were made a living hell when they were falsely accused of defrauding a system in which they did everything right and followed all the rules. Thanks to Bill Schuette, they will not receive what they are owed or the justice they deserve. Anyone even thinking about running for governor should be absolutely ashamed for seeking to deny people, irreparably harmed by the state of Michigan, their day in court. Forced into bankruptcy, their credit ratings destroyed, real, hardworking people’s lives have been turned upside down, and now the person who likes to portray himself as ‘the people’s attorney’ has turned his back on them and put a knife in theirs.