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Mich. Judge Gives Final OK To Engineering Co. $8M Flint Deal


May 22, 2024

A Michigan federal judge has granted final approval of an $8 million settlement between a civil engineering company and Flint, Michigan, residents, putting to rest claims the company failed to warn them of likely lead contamination that triggered a drinking water crisis in the city.

U.S. District Judge Judith E. Levy granted the parties’ motion for final approval in an order on Tuesday, saying there were no proper and timely objections to the settlement, which was initially filed before the court in a motion for preliminary approval on Oct. 31.

Under the deal, Lockwood Andrews & Newnam PC will pay out $4 million to individuals suing the company, with the other half going to the settlement class and subclass previously certified by the court in November 2021 as part of a $626 million settlement with the state of Michigan, Flint and McLaren Flint hospital.

The class is represented by Theodore J. Leopold of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC and Michael L. Pitt of Pitt McGhee Palmer Bonanni & Rivers PC.

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