January 09, 2018

A federal judge on Tuesday appointed former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin and retired Wayne County Chief Judge Pamela Harwood as mediators in a class-action lawsuit against Flint and state officials including Gov. Rick Snyder over the city’s lead-contaminated water.

U.S. District Court Judge Judith Levy is scheduled to hold an 11 a.m. hearing Thursday in Ann Arbor. A court notice released Tuesday said case participants needed to make any objections to the proposed mediators by Thursday at 10 a.m. at the federal courthouse in Ann Arbor.

Ted Leopold of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll and Michael Pitt of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, the co-lead class counsels in the case, said they were encouraged by the proposed mediator appointments.

“We hope that this is the first step by all of the parties to work together on a just resolution for the citizens of Flint,” Leopold and Pitt said in a statement.

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