Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC said Wednesday that it and another firm were tapped by a Michigan federal judge as interim co-lead counsel in a group of proposed class actions brought by Flint, Michigan, residents and businesses over the city’s lead-tainted water crisis.
The firm said in a statement that U.S. District Judge Judith Levy appointed Ted Leopold of Cohen Milstein and Michael Pitt of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers PC as interim co-lead counsel in a group of proposed class actions alleging that government officials, including Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, and private engineering firms caused a public health crisis by exposing residents to contaminated water and then covered up their misconduct.
“The crisis in Flint represents a serious breach of trust and an unacceptable neglect of responsibility by those charged with serving these communities,” Leopold said in a statement. “We look forward to getting swift justice for the residents of Flint and we are pleased with the court’s ruling appointing Cohen Milstein and Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers PC as interim co-lead class counsel.”
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