Defense attorney calls for judge to be removed in Flint water crisis case
GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. – Defense attorneys in the ongoing Flint water crisis case are pushing for the judge to be removed. The Flint water crisis case may soon be headed in a new direction. Defense attorneys said the judge doesn’t belong on the case because of where he lives. RELATED: Flint water crisis investigation: Here’s who was chargedFormer Director of the City of Flint Department of Public Works Howard Croft’s attorney argued that since Genesee District Court Judge William H. Crawford lives in Flint, he could potentially be involved in a class-action lawsuit against Croft. Attorneys for Snyder argued Monday that the case against him was filed in the wrong county since he was making decisions in Lansing, not Genesee County.
Federal judge gives $641 million Flint water deal preliminary approval
FLINT, Mich. – Residents of Flint are one step closer to receiving money and resources for the pain and chaos caused by the Flint water crisis. A federal judge granted preliminary approval Thursday to a $641 million deal that would benefit Flint residents who were harmed by the water. The decision opens to the doors for the next step and an opportunity for the people of Flint to collect damages. As the court considers a final ruling in this settlement, we will continue to keep our focus on healing this embattled city. Michigan Attorney General Dana NesselFormer Flint mayor Karen Weaver said the settlment is a step in the right direction, but it’s not enough.
Rich Baird resigns from EMU board following charges in Flint water crisis
Rick Snyder, announced Friday he was resigning from the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents. Baird was among nine individuals charged Thursday in the criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis. Baird was appointed to the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents in November 2018. 41 charges filed in Flint water crisis investigation, officials sayForty-one charges have been filed in a Flint water investigation, according to officials. Rick Snyder.
41 charges filed in Flint water crisis investigation, officials say
FLINT, Mich. – Forty-one charges have been filed in a Flint water investigation, according to officials. Those facing serious multiple felonies include Nick Lyon, former director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services with nine felony counts of involuntary manslaughter and two other misdemeanors. Nine charged in Flint water crisis probe: (First row, From top left to right). Snyder in the Flint water crisisREAD: Residents weigh in after criminal charges announced in Flint water crisis investigationRichard Baird, who acted as Snyder’s transportation manager, faces felonies including extortion for how, prosecutors said, he tried to manage the crisis once it hit. The remaining people charged include two Flint emergency managers, a former Flint director of the Department of Public Works, Snyder’s communications director and a current MDHHS manager.
Residents weigh in after criminal charges announced in Flint water crisis investigation
FLINT, Mich. – After a lengthy investigation into the Flint water crisis, investigators announced a slew of charges, including charges against former Michigan Gov. READ: Flint water crisis investigation: Here’s who was chargedThe people of Flint are reacting to that news on Thursday. Local 4′s Hank Winchester has covered the Flint Water Crisis since day one and has kept in close contact with many families in Flint. Sincere’s mother has recently had to explain the water crisis to her son. READ: Continuous Flint water crisis coverage
Flint water crisis investigation: Here’s who was charged
Nine charged in Flint water crisis probe: (First row, From top left to right). FLINT, Mich. – After a lengthy investigation into the Flint water crisis, which started more than five years ago, investigators announced a slew of charges, including against former Michigan Gov. Here’s the full list of charges:Jarrod Agen – Former Director of Communications and Former Chief of Staff, Executive Office of Gov. “We must remember that the Flint Water Crisis is not some relic of the past. In August 2020, a settlement of a lawsuit filed was reached on behalf of residents of Flint who were harmed by lead-tainted water.
A look at the evidence collected against Gov. Snyder in the Flint water crisis
Rick Snyder is expected to be among a group of people facing charges in connection with the Flint water crisis. On Wednesday it was announced Snyder is facing charges of willful neglect of duty in connection with the Flint water crisis. The evidence reportedly includes potential email evidence of Snyder allegedly being warned about the danger a year before the city moved from using water from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to water from the Flint River, and a Legionnaire’s disease cover-up. Brian Lennon, Snyder’s attorney, said criminal prosecution would be “outrageous.”“It is outrageous to think any criminal charges would be filed against Gov. In August 2020, a settlement of a lawsuit filed was reached on behalf of residents of Flint who were harmed by lead-tainted water.
Flint water crisis prosecution team to discuss findings from investigation
The Flint Water Plant tower is shown in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Some Flint residents impacted by months of lead-tainted water are looking past expected charges against former Gov. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Findings from an investigation into the Flint water crisis are expected to be revealed along with charging decisions during a news conference Thursday morning. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will be joined by Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy, of the Flint water crisis prosecution team. Rick Snyder is facing charges of willful neglect in connection with the Flint water crisis.
6 years after it started, Michigan reaches $600M settlement for Flint water crisis lawsuits
FILE - In this March 21, 2016, file photo, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)FLINT, Mich. – The Michigan Attorney General’s Office announced a preliminary $600 million settlement in lawsuits related to the Flint Water Crisis on Thursday, more than six years after the crisis started. Past contributions include a settlement agreement whereby $97 million was made available to replace all of the city’s lead service lines in its water system. To date, the state has spent more than $409 million in response to the Flint water emergency. Researchers with Virginia Tech University reported in summer 2015 that samples of Flint water had abnormally high lead levels.
Flint water crisis prosecution team to announce findings in investigation
The City of Flint Water Plant is illuminated by moonlight on January 23, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)FLINT, Mich. – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will be joined by Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy for a news conference Thursday morning at 11:30 a.m. The news conference will announce the outcome of the state’s criminal investigation. Rick Snyder is facing charges of willful neglect. Read: Ex-Michigan governor faces 2 charges in Flint water scandalRELATED:
Flint residents react to expected charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder
FLINT, Mich. – In wake of the news that Michigan plans to charge former Gov. Rick Snyder and other ex-officials in a Flint water investigation, residents said they have been waiting for someone to be held accountable. Palladeno is too worn down to be the water warrior he’s been in the past, and there is skepticism of the upcoming charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder. Snyder in Flint water probeREAD: Former Flint mayor weighs in on charges expected in water crisis investigationArthur Woodson was maybe the original water warrior, hounding the city from the start.
Settlement imminent in class action lawsuit over Flint water crisis
FLINT, Mich. A settlement is imminent in a class action lawsuit over the Flint water crisis. Details about the settlement are expected to be released sometime this week. Sources tell Local 4 the settlement is for around $600 million. The settlement would pay claims seeking damages for lead poisoning that followed after the city switched its water supply from Detroit to Flint. READ: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha speaks out about impact of COVID-19 crisis on children in Flint
Reports: Michigan reaches $600M deal in Flint water crisis
State environmental regulators advised Flint not to apply corrosion controls to the water, which was contaminated by lead from aging pipes. Researchers with Virginia Tech University reported in summer 2015 that samples of Flint water had abnormally high lead levels. Rick Snyder eventually acknowledged the problem, accepted the resignation of his environmental chief and pledged to aid the city, which resumed using Detroit water. Under the deal, the state would establish a $600 million fund and Flint residents could file claims for compensation. The amount awarded per applicant would be based on how badly they were harmed, the attorney told AP.
Whitmer: $600 Flint water deal a step toward making amends
LANSING, Mich. A proposed $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and residents of the impoverished, majority-Black city of Flint who were harmed by lead-tainted water is a step toward making amends for a disaster that upended life in the city, Gov. More than two years of negotiations between the state and attorneys representing thousands of Flint residents produced an agreement to create a fund from which victims will be able to seek payments. The proposed deal announced Thursday would need to be approved by U.S. District Judge Judith Levy, who is overseeing lawsuits against the state. Residents of the city with a population of nearly 100,000 people used bottled water quickly began complaining that the water was discolored and had a bad taste and smell. They blamed it for rashes, hair loss and other health concerns, but local and state officials insisted it was safe.