Court of Appeals denies attorney objections to judge’s actions in Flint water crisis settlement proceedings

FLINT, MI -- An objection to district court proceedings in the Flint water crisis settlement case has been denied by the Michigan Court of Appeals. Related: Flint water crisis attorneys question judge over private meetings, missing letterTwo days after the meeting, Pitt wrote to the judge, indicating his “unequivocal support for the settlement” despite “concerns about the accessibility” of bone lead scanning for Flint residents. The $641-million water crisis settlement is the result of mediation between the state of Michigan and attorneys for Flint residents who claim they were harmed by Flint water when the city used the Flint River as its drinking water source in parts of 2014 and 2015. Other defendants, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and two Flint water consultants, declined to settle the cases against them, which are scheduled to continue to be litigated in court. Read more on MLive:Final approval of Flint water crisis settlement requested in federal courtReview of Flint water crisis grand jury documents expected to be completed next weekThose charged with Flint water crimes say they’re being stonewalled by Michigan AGJudge Elizabeth Kelly to preside over the most serious Flint water casesNo district court hearing required for Flint water defendants charged with felonies, Genesee County judge rulesJudge orders Michigan AG not to disclose Detroit bankruptcy mediation documents

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