Court rules that Flint water class-action lawsuits can move forward

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Class-action Flint water contamination lawsuits can move forward after a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court gave the go-ahead for the suit by filed Flit residents pursuing civil rights claims against local and state officials for contaminating the city’s water supply.

According to a March 19, 2018, Reuters’ article, “the justices left in place a July 2017 ruling by the Cincinnati, Ohio-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that revived the litigation after the lawsuits were thrown out by a lower court.”

Flint residents were exposed to lead-tainted water after the city changed its water supply from Detroit to the Flint River while under state control.
In September 2015, it was revealed that children in Flint had elevated blood lead levels since the 2014 switch.

Read more about the lawsuit here.

 

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