Flint Residents Can Sue Feds Over Water Debacle
Law360 (April 19, 2019, 7:44 PM EDT) -- Residents of Flint, Michigan, beat back an attempt by the federal government to kill their case in Wolverine State federal court, alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acted negligently during the lead-poisoning crisis that started in 2014 after the city switched drinking water systems.
U.S. District Judge Linda Parker on Thursday shot down the federal government’s argument that it should be immune from the suit under a provision of the Federal Tort Claims Act that exempts the government from liability for actions that are “discretionary in nature.”
The EPA’s allegedly deficient response to the Flint water crisis was indeed discretionary, Judge...
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