June 02, 2020

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has denied requests to delay certain depositions of former Gov. Rick Snyder and ex-state Treasurer Andy Dillon in lawsuits related to the Flint water crisis.

In an opinion filed Tuesday, June 2, the court denied a request from Snyder and Dillon for a stay of depositions tied to claims against other defendants and dismissed for lack of jurisdiction the pair’s appeal of the denial of a protective order they sought in U.S. District Court.

MLive-The Flint Journal could not immediately reach the Department of Attorney General, which represents state defendants in the case, for comment on the ruling, but Theodore J. Leopold, a partner at Cohen Milstein and co-lead counsel in the Flint case, issued a statement saying his clients are pleased with Tuesday’s decision, which he called Snyder’s “last attempt to avoid being questioned under oath about his role in the Flint disaster.”

“We will now look forward to questioning Governor Snyder at the end of this month,” the statement says.

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