Amethyst Payne v State of Nevada ex rel Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation, Case No. CV20-0075 (filed Second Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada in and for the County of Washoe, May 13, 2020)

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Case Update March 1, 2021

This update contains information on two specific issues: (1) the U.S. Department of Justice National Unemployment Insurance Fraud Task Force 1099-G Memo, and (2) the Supreme Court of Nevada case briefing is now complete.

The Department of Justice National Unemployment Insurance Fraud Task Force (“NUIFTF”) Memo dated February 26, 2021

Attached here is the February 26, 2021 NUIFTF memorandum regarding erroneous 1099-G forms.  The Department of Justice acknowledges that many unemployment benefit recipients have received an erroneous 1099-G even though they did not receive benefits and/or another party received the benefits through identity theft.  The memo provides web site addresses with information contained in the links.  You should review each link and take any actions you deem necessary.  

U.S. Department of Labor – ETA:

Internal Review Service:

Federal Trade Commission:

Thierman Buck, LLP cannot advise you on what actions you should take.


All Supreme Court of Nevada, Payne v. DETR Case No. 81763 Briefing Is Now Complete

Appellants (Payne and the uncertified class of PUA claimants) through the attorneys at Thierman Buck, LLP have filed the final brief in support of Appellants’ case.  All Parties’ briefs can be accessed at the Supreme Court of Nevada Web site:;jsessionid=7EFCCDF70C5A96BC4F50E5668AC2E717?csIID=59826  Appellants’ briefs and all briefings from Thierman Buck, LLP at the Second Judicial District Court level can be accessed on the Thierman Buck, LLP Payne v. DETR web page as well.


Next Steps

The Nevada Supreme Court has assigned a Panel to review Appellants’ request for the Court to hear the case, however, no oral argument date has been set.  It remains to be seen whether the Court will set the case for oral argument, decide the case without oral argument, or reject the case in part or in its entirety.  

Please Remember

  • Thierman Buck cannot represent you on individual DETR appeals. It is our understanding people who appealed in October 2020 have yet to get an appeal date.
  • Thierman Buck is unaware of any other Nevada attorneys, other than legal aid, who are taking unemployment benefit cases and thus cannot refer you to any other attorney.
  • You do not need to take any affirmative action to be part of the putative class. If a class is certified, if you meet the definition of the class, you will automatically be included.
  • Thierman Buck is not taking any cases outside of Nevada.

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