Michigan Supreme Court hears arguments on unemployment lawsuit

Posted at 7:13 AM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 07:13:06-04

The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit affecting thousands of people who were falsely accused of defrauding the state's unemployment program.

The big issue at hand is when the clock started ticking for people to sue. State law allows people to sue the state within 6 months of being harmed.

The Attorney General's office argues the clock started when the state first wrongly accused people of fraud.

But attorneys for the victims say it started when the state began garnishing their wages and seizing tax returns.