April 01, 2019

A federal judge on Monday—who agreed that allegations of "conscience shocking" conduct claimed by plaintiffs were "plausible"—reinstated Michigan's former Governor Rick Snyder as a defendant in a class action lawsuit by the victims of the water crisis in the city of Flint that first captured national headlines in 2014.

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"We are grateful that the Court agrees former Governor Snyder should be held accountable for his role in the Flint water crisis," said attorney Theodore J. Leopold, co-lead for the plaintiffs.

"The citizens of Flint were both forgotten and mistreated by those involved in the Flint water disaster," Leopold added. "To this day, residents continue to suffer because of the reckless decisions of senior state and local officials, as well as private contractors, and we hope to provide a measure of justice and some much-needed relief to those still struggling to recover."

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