November 17, 2020

A landmark settlement in the Flint water crisis came a step closer to reality Tuesday, when attorneys in the class-action lawsuit presented the agreement to a federal court with an additional $41.2 million.

The $641.25 million settlement, if approved by the court, would largely go to victims of the water crisis that emerged after Flint residents learned their drinking water had been contaminated with lead after a source switch to river water in 2014.

"We are pleased that we are able to take another step towards providing the Flint community and residents a measure of justice," said Ted Leopold of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, one of the leaders of a group of attorneys representing Flint residents in the case. "While this can never undo the damage that has been done, it is essential that those who are responsible for the reckless behavior that led to this crisis are held accountable."

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