Lawsuit to delay Hogan’s halt of unemployment benefits heads to federal court

Lawsuit against Hogan’s decision to discontinue unemployment benefits goes to federal court

Updated: 9:05 PM EDT June 30, 2021

This week, a federal judge will hear a class action lawsuit aimed at halting Governor Larry Hogan’s decision to end unemployment benefits this Saturday, while Maryland’s COVID-19 unemployment benefits are due to end this Saturday, the decision could of a judge on Friday to change that “You can’t pay your car payments. There are human houses in foreclosure, ”said Sharon Black of the unemployment union. A drive to get the money for the unemployed due to the pandemic continues as the Unemployment Union rallied outside the district court in downtown Baltimore with their appeals to the governor. “This is a desperate time and we need to act. The people we work for need these benefits,” said Alec Summerfield, lawyer for the unemployment union. The group filed a class action lawsuit last Thursday to try Hogan’s decision to end unemployment benefits on Saturday, to stop. But in a final step on Wednesday, the governor’s office confirmed that the state had submitted the case to a federal court Attorney General Brian Frosh is working on a “federal court” deportation served. In this case. Well, there’s no doubt there are federal matters, but we felt the state court was perfectly capable of handling them. ” said Summerfield. A federal judge will now hear the case on Friday at 11 a.m. But despite what emerges from the verdict, the group said their struggle will continue until aid is given to thousands in the state who are struggling to stay afloat. “Not a single unemployed Maryland worker will be left behind in our pursuit of justice for all, no matter what the courts say or don’t say. Of course we urge them to do the right thing. But honestly, Governor Hogan, do the right thing now.” said Black. The group said that regardless of the judge’s decision, they will hold a rally outside the State Department of Labor in Baltimore next Tuesday at 2 p.m.

This week, a federal judge will hear a class action lawsuit aimed at halting Governor Larry Hogan’s decision to end unemployment benefits this Saturday.

While Maryland’s COVID-19 unemployment benefits are due to expire this Saturday, a decision by a judge on Friday could change that.

“They can’t pay their car payments. People’s homes are foreclosed,” said Sharon Black of the unemployment union.

A drive to keep money going for the unemployed due to the pandemic continues as the unemployed union gathered in front of the District Court in downtown Baltimore with their appeals to the governor.

“This is a desperate time and we need action. The people we work for need these benefits, ”said Alec Summerfield, lawyer for the unemployment union.

The group filed a class action lawsuit last Thursday to stop Hogan’s decision to end unemployment benefits on Saturday.

But in a final step on Wednesday, the governor’s office confirmed that the state had moved the case to be transferred to a federal court.

“The reason we’re in federal court is because this morning an assistant attorney general who works for Attorney General Brian Frosh was served a deportation on ‘federal issues’ in this case, I doubt federal issues, but we felt the state court was perfectly placed to handle them, “said Summerfield.

A federal judge will now hear the case on Friday at 11 a.m.

But despite what emerges from the verdict, the group said their struggle will continue until relief is brought to thousands in the state as they struggle to stay afloat.

“Not a single unemployed Maryland worker is left behind in our pursuit of justice for all, no matter what the courts say or don’t say. Of course we ask them to do the right thing. But honestly, Governor Hogan, do the right thing now, “Black said.

The group said that regardless of the judge’s decision, they will hold a rally outside the State Department of Labor in Baltimore next Tuesday at 2 p.m.

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