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Florida judge refuses to order fixes for unemployment system

May 31, 2020 - Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

TALLAHASSEE - Pointing to the constitutional separation of powers, a Leon County circuit judge has refused to order the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to take steps to "fix" the state's much-maligned unemployment compensation system to process and pay claims.

Judge John Cooper turned down a request for a preliminary injunction in a potential class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of people who have faced problems in receiving unemployment benefits amid massive job losses during t...