Flint water lawsuit settlement now totals about $641 million
LANSING, Mich. – The proposed settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of residents of Flint, Michigan, who were harmed by lead-tainted water now totals about $641 million, officials revealed Tuesday. Without those treatments, water from the Flint River scraped lead from aging pipes and fixtures, contaminating Flint’s tap water. “This settlement agreement is just one of the many ways we will continue showing our support for the city and residents of Flint,” Gov. Court-appointed counsel Corey Stern says Flint residents will have 60 days to register to participate in the settlement. If accepted by the court, the settlement would excuse the state of Michigan, the city of Flint, McLaren and Rowe from pending civil litigation related to the water crisis.