Flint activist tries to stop city in New York from contracting with company involved in Flint water crisis
Flint, MI—Nayyirah Shariff, activist and director of Flint Rising, spent the night of April 7 on a Zoom call for a city council meeting in Binghamton, New York. Shariff had never even heard of Binghamton until a couple weeks ago. A Google alert led Shariff to find out that Binghamton’s city council was considering contracting […]
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Residents protested the Flint water crisis settlement – Now, they have until March 29 to file objections
Flint, MI–Before the $641.25 million water lawsuit settlement was preliminarily approved by U.S. District Court Judge Judith Levy, Flint residents put up a fight. Her decision in January came after months of debate at Flint City Council meetings, multiple protests by local activists, virtual conversations, and petitions. Residents, lawyers, and council people voiced concerns about […]
Flint, MI– Genesee County District Court Judge William Crawford II has decided not to dismiss the case against Former Gov. Rick Snyder for improper venue, as Snyder’s legal team argued he should. On Jan. 13, Snyder was charged with two counts of willful neglect of duty for his involvement in the Flint water crisis. The […]
In one week, judge will decide whether to dismiss charges against Former Gov. Rick Snyder related to Flint Water Crisis
Flint, MI– Genesee County District Court Judge William Crawford II said that in one week he will have a decision on whether or not to dismiss the charges against Former Gov. Rick Snyder for his involvement in the Flint water crisis. Crawford announced this after hearing oral arguments virtually on March 9. On Jan. 13, Snyder […]
Flint, MI—Residents have three weeks to opt in, or opt out of the $641.25 million Flint water lawsuit settlement. Those who do not opt in or directly opt out by March 29 will be giving up their ability to receive any settlement funds, or file any future legal claims to the defendants in the case–the […]
Flint, MI– The judge presiding over the case regarding former Gov. Rick Snyder’s involvement in the Flint Water Crisis decided he needed more time to review information before ruling on the motion to dismiss the case. “This motion is dealing with some matters that don’t cross the desk of a District Court judge very often, […]
Flint, MI– An advocate for Flint residents during the water crisis was recently hired by the the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Dimple Chaudhary, who is now the Deputy General Counsel for Nationwide Resource Protection Programs, used to serve as the Deputy Litigation Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council. Her appointment was announced Jan. 21, along […]