Judge set to make decision on Flint water lawsuit settlement
FLINT, Mich. – In August, Michigan first announced a settlement of more than $600 million in the Flint water lawsuit. A remote public hearing was set for Monday afternoon. The public’s participation is part of the settlement process and I encourage Flint residents to attend the hearing on Monday. Flint water lawsuit settlement now totals about $641 millionThe 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.
Judge: Flint residents have right to sue federal government over water crisis
FLINT, Mich. A big decision in federal court could mean big money for the city of Flint in the future. A federal judge opened the door to residents being able to take legal action against the federal government over the Flint water crisis. Flint -- a city still struggling years after the water crisis was first revealed -- recently had a settlement deal reached with the state. The harm increased every day residents drank, fed their babies formula made with contaminated water, and took showers in lead and bacteria-infested water, Levy said. READ MORE: Flint Water Crisis
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
Study looks at decades of bald eagle deaths in Michigan
DETROIT A study of more than 30 years of data on bald eagles in Michigan shows the leading causes of death for the iconic national bird are being hit by cars and lead poisoning. Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan State University and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. James Sikarskie, a retired professor from Michigan State Universitys College of Veterinary Medicine, was a co-author of the study. Lead poisoning causes damage to the liver and kidneys, and the treatment to draw the toxin out, chelation, is also traumatic on them.Michigan officials said they encourage non-lead ammunition. DNR spokesman Ed Golder said its a hunter preference partly because non-lead ammunition is more expensive.