Michiganders wrongly accused of fraud while seeking unemployment benefits may get financial relief

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LANSING, Mich. -- Thousands of Michiganders who were wrongly accused of fraud when seeking unemployment benefits may now get financial relief from the state.

The Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the state is liable for violating citizens' rights over an issue with an automated computer system used during former governor Rick Snyder's administration.

Residents were wrongly accused of cheating to get aid and were forced to repay money and penalties before insurance acknowledged the errors.

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