We should file a class action lawsuit against EDD

September 16, 2013 · 18 comments

in Pissed!

We need to fight back! This is our entitled benefits. Show them we’re serious and NOT just an obligation. All the emotional stress, EDD has caused THOUSANDS of us economic DURESS through their lies of false payment of benefits.

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  • Unemployed but not a moron

    Stop with ths class action shit! No lawyer will take the case and even if they did california and the edd have likely covered all their asses. Stop these useless posts and post something that will help others

  • Jordan

    Ya exactly. They’ll use all the money on their defense that they haven’t paid the 600k claimants. BTW, I heard you cannot file a class action suit against a state agency. Heard, not confirmed.

    • valere

      That is the same thing that I was told that you can’t file a class action suit on the state/goverment.

  • guest

    Mark, stop spamming this board. Why don’t you just grow up.

  • Imright

    Those against it, I stand up for my rights and others have as well against the EDD. Heres the link you ignorant people
    http://articles.latimes.com/1985-08-28/news/mn-24991_1_unemployment-benefits

  • Defamed by EDD

    The EDD San Berarndino PAC is a corrupt governmental department, they will make up lies in the Report of Claim Staus, it is a 3 page document that the EDDbagents enter information in order to deny you benefits. The ED does not care about your rights or your livelihood, they will make up lies in the hopes that you will not pursue your legal rights any further. The California Jerry Brown rewards governmental agents like this, but it doesn’t stop there! Senator Rand Paul got on TV and said he wouldn’t extend benefits because everyone is on it for over a year, thus painting the picture that everyone has to be cut off when some of those people were on it less than a year. Democrats and Republicans lie to cheat us out of our research rights, go to your local law library and….SUE. SUE. SUE. Government doesn’t care about you, make them respect your rights by exposing them by calling and writing your elected officials, file complaints, and file a lawsuit yourself if you have too, it’s your right!..If your poor like me you can get a fee waiver, and if no lawyer wants to go against the Tyrant EDD, then file it yourself, do good research into defamation and breach of covenant of bad faith and fair dealing,stop the government lies and bullying the good citizens and taxpayers.

    • Harry Balsagna

      Yes Rand Paul and a bunch of other repulicunts did outright LIE. I only got 28 weeks…how the fuck can that be over a year? Granted no one should expect the Feds to extend UIB forever 26 weeks is not always enough time when coming out of a major recession and being that myself as well as many others have been paying taxes for decades which covered other people to get much greater extensions during hard economic times, for some reason this time they called us all lazy gub’ment teet suckers and essentially told us to fuck off and get food stamps. I certainly could have used another 12 weeks as finding a suitable job with a livable wage after being laid off from a company I was with for over 10 years is not so unreasonable. Heck I paid almost 7K in taxes for the 26 weeks that my ex EMPLOYER paid into. Did not cost the taxpayers a fucking dime.

      That said, even if there was a way to sue EDD over this it would be pointless as the issue is stemming from the feds and the hypcrite GP in congress, not EDD which is just Cali. The entire nation was cut off from extensions. not just Cali.

      • EDD Is Corrupt

        I found some lies that they had created in the EDD “Report”; I feel the same way that suing the Government is pointless, but that is how they want us to feel! Simply because everyone believes that the Government always wins. However, there is a chance, in where the truth cannot be denied or covered up, at some point light will shed on the truth. When they lie about you over the phone is one thing, but when they lie about you in writing, it makes a whole new thing! Now think how my United States of America would be if we had that same mentality on slavery and segregation, so was protesting and suing for those civil rights pointless? Now since we are not physically enslaved or segregated, are we not “servants” [employees] at all to our “masters” [employers]? Demand Elected Officials to provide oversight and write them as soon as they go on TV and lie.

  • rand
    • PM

      Dear Ron John,
      I live in Los Angeles and I cannot find a lawyer to help me. I started a state disability claim 4 months ago and I just saw an Administrative Judge a few days ago about my benefit amount being wrong. Now 3 days later the EDD said that I have been working and collecting benefits at the same time, when I have not worked for over a year. They are charging me $1500 for this lie and yes, I have it in writing. Obviously they are retaliating against me because I went to see a judge about my claim. Do you have an attorney that can help me? I would appreciate it if anyone can help.
      blupeeps2@yahoo.com

  • Ron John

    FYI I got a lawyer to take a case against EDD that started as an overpayment that I did not owe. It helped that I kept every letter and piece of paper EDD sent as I started having problems with them from the start. But as the law firm started looking further into my case and EDD sending conflicting documents, it turned out that there were other issues as money mismanagement. They claimed that I was paid when I never got a paper check (yes it was that long ago). But it shows that I was paid…..so where’d the money go? Thats what my law firm asked and they got a big “dunno”. This short end of it is that I got my money back plus a little extra that I was owed and some more for the stress and my time in fighting, AND my attornies got paid be EDD and they are “conducting an internal investigation…..” and some criminal charges were created.Don’t know what happened with that and I don’t care. But there is hope so do not give up.

    • QTAYLOR

      what law firm did you use to fight EED

    • QTAYLOR

      I have the same problem as you did with EED overpayment that they say i owe claims forms that were never sent but Lies they tell It is an corrupt agency.

    • Angela Pesqueira

      hey I’m having the same issue can u possibly help me or guide me where to get the legal help with trying to sue edd…they have collected over $900 from me. I used unemployment for only 2months, paid every payment…tried contacting even offices but there are none. please contact me back please!!! my email is angelapesqueira96xo@gmail.com please

  • Errman

    If you have any questions regarding a current or past EDD claim that you feel wasn’t right, I will help you know where are your rights in the matter and your options. I am not an attorney or giving legal advice but I do what EDD are not telling us. 619-748-0297.

  • ? ???J?† ?? w ? ?

    EDD HAS BEEN BILLING WITH OUT ME KNOWING! I MOVED OUT OF MY PARENTS HOUSE TO COME BACK AND FIND EDD LETTER SAYING THEY OVER PAID ME THE INTREST WENT UP TO 36 DOLLARS AND I CURRENTLY OWE EDD 6,000 HOW!? I DONT KNOW,THEY NEVER GAVE ME CALL OR EMAILED ME OR TRY TO CANTACT ME TO TELL ME WHATS HAPPENING! IN FACT I TWO YEARS AGO APPLIED FOR EDD AND GOT ACCEPTED 2,000$ FROM THE LAST JOB I WORKED IN AND WHEN TALKING TO EDD THEY NEVER INFORMED ME ABOUT THE DEBT. SO WHERE DID THE 2,000 GO? IM CONFUSED AND MAD OF THE LACK OF INFORMATION AND COSTUMER SERVICE THIS PEOPLE PROVIDE IM CURRENTLY TRYING TO CONTACT THEM BUT IT HARD WHEN THEYRE HOURS ARE 8AM TO 12PM AND BEING ON OLD FOR HOURS. EDD NEEDS TO CHANGE ALOT OF THINGS IN HOW THEY RUN THEIR DEPARTMENT CAUSE IT FEELS LIKE THEY WANTED ME TO BE DEPT NOT WANNING TO ME TO GET OUT OF IT.

  • The Unknown Cynic

    I wholeheartedly agree with taking down the EDD with a class-action lawsuit. I think it’s true that attorneys would take all the money and give the class of wronged people pretty close to nothing but wouldn’t it be worth it to take down those smug and ignorant overpaid EDD employees, not only once but time and again, until the people take back their government and put these rouge employees out on the street?
    Notice that those opposed to a class-action lawsuit are foul-mouthed individuals who don’t even want you addressing the subject of a class-action lawsuit on a public blog. Who would get on a blog and oppose a class-action lawsuit against EDD? EDD employees, that who.
    In my case, I have been approved for unemployment, I’ve met all the requirements, filed all the forms correctly online. EDD just decided to stop paying me. I was able to get the Vet Rep, who works for the EDD, to look into the matter. He says they’re claiming a computer error and they “couldn’t read” the last digital form I filled out online. I downloaded the completed form from the EDD site. It’s all generated by check-boxes. You don’t type in anything and you certainly can’t write in anything they can’t read. When I presented that to them, they simply stopped communicating with me. There’s no EDD determination to challenge. They simply decided one day to stop giving me my benefits.
    How many other veterans aren’t getting their benefits maybe because they’re veterans, or because of the race or age? You can’t find out unless people are willing to come together in public forums like this and share (and ignore the foul-mouthed EDD employee protest).

  • Bret Halbert

    And then we sue them and take them out of business, then what?

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