“Federal Judge Gives Preliminary Approval to $641 Million Flint Water Settlement,” Michigan Radio
January 21, 2021
A federal judge is granting preliminary approval of a $641 million settlement of many of the civil lawsuits tied to the Flint Water Crisis.
The settlement involves lawsuits brought by Flint residents seeking damages related to their exposure to lead and other contaminates released when the city’s drinking water source was switched in 2014. Property owners and businesses are also seeking damages.
“We want every victim of the reckless and harmful behavior that led to this crisis to achieve and receive a full measure of the justice they deserve,” says Ted Leopold, court-appointed co-lead counsel in the case.