“Federal Court Rules Former Gov. Snyder Remains as a Defendant in Flint Residents’ Lawsuit,” NBC
May 26, 2020
A federal appeals court upheld a ruling late Friday that reinstated former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and others in his administration as defendants in the class action lawsuit brought by victims of the Flint Water Crisis.
The lawsuit's allegations says “Snyder’s alleged role in creating, failing to mitigate, and covering up the crisis plausibly demonstrates deliberate indifference.”
"This is yet another step on the long road to justice,” said Theodore J. Leopold, Partner at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll and co-lead Plaintiffs’ attorney. “We have fought for justice for the citizens of Flint and defeated the State at every turn. To this day, residents continue to suffer because of the reckless decisions of former Governor Snyder and others, and we hope to provide a measure of justice and some much-needed relief to those still struggling to recover."