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Out-of-work Americans in Florida filed a lawsuit against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday seeking to reinstate a pandemic relief program that paid out an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits.
In a complaint filed late Sunday on behalf of 10 unemployed Floridians, three attorneys – Gautier Kitchen, Marie Mattox and Scott Behren – argued that DeSantis, as well as the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and its director Dane Eagle, violated their “clear legal and statutory duty to secure such benefits for employees” by prematurely ending the benefits.
The article goes on to state the following:
The attorneys are requesting an emergency injunction to force Florida to reinstate the $300 a week benefit until the case is decided, as well as provide four weeks of retroactive benefits.
“The unemployed of Florida need these benefits to pay basic living expenses such as rent, utilities, food and medicine,” the suit said.
“Each of the plaintiffs have suffered economic hardships because of COVID, have had difficulty finding work and now with the discontinuation of the FPUC face even more pressing financial hardships,” the lawsuit said.
According to the article, other states have received similar lawsuits such as Indiana, Texas and Maryland from residents because of the early termination of the program. In Indiana and Maryland, state judges have ruled that the residents must continue to receive money from the program.
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Broward County residents struggling financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic have filed a lawsuit challenging a decision by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration to cut off federal unemployment money for Floridians.https://t.co/d4FscmuwQE
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) July 26, 2021
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