U.S. v. State of Michigan and Michigan Department of Corrections Settlement

IMPORTANT UPDATE!

On December 13, 2021, the court approved the parties’ proposed Individual Awards Lists, which identify the claimants who are entitled to share in the settlement.

Key Dates:

  • December 28, 2021: By December 28, 2021, the United States will send a Notice of Individual Award and Acceptance of Individual Award and Release of Claims Form to all claimants entitled to money and/or priority transfer consideration.
     
  • January 27, 2022: Claimants must submit Acceptance of Individual Award and Release of Claims Forms by January 27, 2022. Claimants receiving monetary awards must also register for the State of Michigan SIGMA Vendor Self Service System, including completing an IRS Form W-9.

  • April 28, 2022: Defendants will issue monetary payments to those claimants determined by the Court to be entitled to money who timely returned Acceptance of Individual Award and Release of Claims Forms and registered for the State of Michigan SIGMA Vendor Self Service System.

  • April 16, 2022: Defendants will invite to apply for priority transfer those claimants determined by the Court to be entitled to priority transfer consideration who timely returned Acceptance of Individual Award and Release of Claims Forms.

For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.

This website will be updated as additional details become available.

 

UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

If your contact information changes at any time, please contact the United States at Community.MichiganDOC@usdoj.gov or 1-844-380-6167.