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US judge: Flint residents may sue former state governor Rick Snyder over water crisis

US judge: Flint residents may sue former state governor Rick Snyder over water crisis

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US District Court Judge Judith Levy released a 128-page opinion on Monday reversing a previous decision to protect former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder from the consolidated class action lawsuits filed over the state’s 2014 to 2016 water crisis. In light of new evidence brought against Snyder, Levy released an opinion effectively allowing residents of Flint, Michigan, to include Snyder in a class action lawsuit against a number of former state and local officials as well as private water supply consultants. Last August, Levy took Snyder out of the lawsuit. According to Michael Pitt, an attorney for the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, “[Snyder] was receiving significant information that the contamination was causing harm to people, notwithstanding that he basically ignored it, and, according to the judge, actually engaged in a cover up by indicating that the water was safe when he had ample reason to say the opposite.” In her recent statement, Levy emphasized that Snyder was…
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