Mich. Gov. Snyder, Flint Face New Action Over Water Crisis

By Kurt Orzeck (March 7, 2016, 11:22 PM EST) -- Gov. Rick Snyder and the city of Flint, Michigan, were hit with a new proposed class action in Michigan federal court on Monday in which seven families claim their gross negligence caused the city's water to become contaminated with lead.

The 78-page complaint accuses the defendants of failing to provide safe drinking water to Flint residents and downplaying the seriousness of the lead contamination in the city's water system once the contamination became known.

Flint residents have experienced the effects of elevated levels of lead and other pollutants in their drinking water since April 2014, when city managers switched the city's...

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