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Bauserman v. Unemployment Insurance Agency

Michigan Court of Claims
Case no. 2015-202-MM

Welcome to the UIA Fraud Class Action Settlement Website

Releases must be executed and returned no later than August 19, 2024. Claimants who fail to properly execute a release and return it by August 19, 2024 may lose their right to payment under the Bauserman Settlement Agreement and the Court order approving the settlement.

If You Experienced a Tax Refund Intercept or Garnishment or Other Wrongful Collection Activity After Being Erroneously Found to Have Committed Fraud in Connection with Your Receipt of Unemployment Benefits, You Could Be Eligible for a Payment from a Class Action Settlement.

Register For Settlement

On May 10, we conducted a virtual town hall meeting regarding hardship claims.  To see the video and download the presentation, click here.

  • You may be eligible to receive a payment from a proposed $20,000,000 Class Action Settlement.
  • The Class Action Lawsuit was filed in September 2015 on behalf of unemployment benefit claimants who experienced a wrongful collection activity by the State of Michigan after being erroneously found to have committed fraud through an auto-adjudication process in connection with their receipt of unemployment benefits from October 1, 2013, to August 31, 2015.
  • Eligible claimants under the Settlement Agreement will receive awards from a Compensation Fund for their economic losses and will be eligible for an additional award to compensate them for hardships related to the wrongful collection activity.
  • Please read this notice carefully. Your legal rights will be affected, and you have a choice to make at this time.
Summary of Legal Rights Deadline(s)
Submit a Registration Form This is the only way for you to be eligible for an award from a Compensation Fund. Registration Form submitted or postmarked on or before September 15, 2023.
Submit a Claim Form This is the only way the amount of your award will be determined Claim Form submitted or postmarked on or before September 15, 2023.
Exclude Yourself by Opting Out of the Class If you exclude yourself, you will receive no payment. This is the only option that allows you to keep your right to bring your own lawsuit against the State of Michigan for the same claims Opt Out Form submitted or postmarked on or before September 15, 2023.
Object to the Settlement and/or Attend the Hearing If you do not exclude yourself from the Class Action Settlement, you can write the Court about why you agree or disagree with the Settlement. The Court cannot order a different settlement. You can also ask to speak to the Court at the Final Approval Hearing on JANUARY 29, 2024, about the fairness of the Settlement, with or without your own attorney. Objection received on or before September 15, 2023.
Do Nothing Receive no payment. Give up rights to bring your own lawsuit if you are a Class Member. No filings are required of you.
  • Your rights and options as a Class Member – and the deadlines to exercise your rights – are explained in this Notice.
  • The Court still will have to decide whether to approve the Settlement. Payments to Class Members will be made if the Court approves the Settlement and after any possible appeals are resolved.