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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Legal battle over unemployment benefits

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Legal battle over unemployment benefits
Legal battle over unemployment benefits
Legal battle over unemployment benefits

THE LEGABAL TTLE OVERUNEMPLOYMENT PAYMENTS WILLCONTINUE TODAY- MONTHS AFTERWORKERS FILED A CLASS ACTIONLAWSUIT, TO TRY TO GET HETMONEY THEY ARE OWED.

WMAR-2NEWS' MARK ROPER IS LIVEOUTSIDE THE MARYLANDDEPARTMENT OF LABOR INDOWNTOWN BALTIMORE.

MARK- -WHAT'S THE LATEST ON THISSTY?ORATTORNEYS FOR THE UNEMPLOYEDWORKERS SAY THE OTHER SIDE ISWITHHOLDING CRITICALINFORMATION IN THIS CASE ANDSO THE FYILED A MOTION OFDISCOVERY TO MAKE SURE TYHEGET IT.

THE LAWYERSREPRESENTING THE DEPARTMENT OFLABOR FILED A MOTION TODISMISS THIS CASE.

AND THATHEARING IS COMING UP SOON.IT'S MONDAY MORNING AT 10-30.BUT THE ATTORNEYS FOR THEUNEMPLOYED WORKERS UNION SAY-- THEY ARE FRUSTRATED BY ATWHTHEY CALL A LACK OFCOOPATIOERN FROM THE MARYLANDDEPARTMENT OF LABOR.

THEY SAYTHE LABOR DEPTARMENT HASDENIED THEIR RUEEQSTS FOR MOREINFORMATION.

THEY CLAIM THEDEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S LAWYERSARE USING TECHNICALITIES TONOT GIVE THEM CRITICALINFORMATION NEEDED IN THISCASE -- WHICH ALSO DELAYS THECOURT PROCEEDINGS.

AGAIN --THE UNEMPLOYED WORKERS ARERUNNING OUT OF TIME AS THEHEARING TO DISMISS THEIR CASEIS IN JUST A FEW DAYS.

WHY ISWHY ATTORNEYS REPSERENTING THEWORKERS WHO HAVE YET TO SEEREGULAR STATE UNEMPLOYMENTINSURANCE AND FEDERAL PANDEMICBENEFITS FILED THE MOTION OFDISCOVERY.

THEY SAY THEY NEEDTO ASK THE COURT TO FORCEVENABLE L-L-P --THE FIRMREPRESENTING THE DEPARTMENT OFLABOR -- TOPROVIDE THEINFORMATION THEY NOT ONLY NEEDBUT ARE LEGALLY ENTITLED TO ASPART OF THE DISCOVERY PROCESS."They are acting llike theyare some private company.

Theyonly exist because the peoplepay taxes to make them exist.They are acocuntable to onlyone thing and thats the peopleand when the people aslkquestions they have to answerTHE FIGHT FOR THESE PAST DUEPANDEMIC BENEFITS DOESN'T ENDAT THE COURTHOUSE.

THEUNEMPLOYED WORKERS UNION WILLHOLD A PICKET LINE -- RIGHTHERE IN FRONT OF THEDEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S --NEXTWEEK ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 29TH.WE'VE REACHED OUT TO THE LAWFIRM REPRESENTING THEDEPARTMENT OF LABOR BUT HAVENOT HEARD BACK.

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