“Federal Flint Case Against Snyder Will Go Forward,” NPR
July 14, 2020
A federal appeals court won’t give former Governor Rick Snyder a new hearing in a class action lawsuit over the Flint water crisis.
“This means that they are named defendants in the lawsuit and when we go to trial, they will be a party in the courtroom, and we will be seeking a judgement against each of them for their actions or lack thereof in the Flint water crisis,” said attorney Ted Leopold, who represents a group of Flint residents who want to sue Snyder and Dillon. “We hope by next spring or early summer – talking May, June of next year – to have our trial on the class action.”
Leopold says the class action lawsuit could include 70,000 to 100,000 people seeking damages.