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Sun Jan 6, 2019, 07:58 PM

Lawsuit over contaminated water in Flint, Mich. moves forward


Lawsuit over contaminated water in Flint, Mich. moves forward
An appeals court ruled 2-1 that claims against several state officials can proceed.
Addy Baird
Jan 6, 2019, 10:20 am


A lawsuit brought by residents of Flint, Mich., who for months were supplied drinking water that was dangerously lead-contaminated and bacteria-laden, can go forward, an appeals court has ruled.

An appellate court on Friday, over the objections of some state and local officials, ruled that the federal lawsuit against the city of Flint and several Michigan state officials can proceed,.

The suit argues that Flint residents Shari Guertin and her child Diogenes Muse-Cleveland had their “bodily integrity” violated when they were exposed to lead-contaminated water without being warned by officials.

As M Live reported on Friday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals judges ruled 2-1 that claims against former Flint Department of Public Works Director Howard Croft, and several other former officials who played a role in diverting the contaminated water supply to Flint homes.

Judge Richard Griffin, who wrote the majority opinion, also said the plaintiffs made a plausible due process argument in their pleadings to the court.

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https://thinkprogress.org/flint-crisis-court-ruling-bfca67b4537d/

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Sun Jan 6, 2019, 08:48 PM

1. crisis continues

The dark cloud inside the silver lining of the court ruling:

"Four years after the water crisis in Flint began, the Michigan residents still do not have fully clean water and the crisis continues."

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Sun Jan 6, 2019, 10:16 PM

2. Why isn't previous governor rick snyder listed in this lawsuit?

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