Attorneys for a Flint water class action lawsuit want Gov. Rick Snyder and other state officials added back as defendants in the case.
An amended complaint filed Friday, Oct. 5 in U.S. District Court seeks to add Snyder, former Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant, former Flint emergency manager Darnell Earley, former Mayor Dayne Walling and DHHS official Nancy Peeler and several as defendants. A judge dismissed them from the suit in an Aug. 1 opinion.
The amended complaint alleges, in part, that Snyder and staff were aware of the health risks associated with the city's transition to Flint River water, including the risk of Legionnaires' disease, for months before an official announcement was made and that they concealed this information from the public.
“The citizens of Flint were both forgotten and mistreated by those involved in the Flint water disaster,” said attorney Theodore J. Leopold, an attorney representing Flint residents and businesses in the lawsuit, in a news release. “To this day, residents continue to suffer because of the reckless decisions of senior state and local officials.”
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