Flint Residents' Water Crisis Suit Nixed From Federal Court

Law360, New York (April 19, 2016, 8:46 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge on Tuesday dealt a setback to Flint residents seeking compensation for the city’s drinking water contamination crisis, dismissing one of several proposed class actions because, he said, their federal claims are preempted by the Safe Drinking Water Act.

In a ruling that previews the outcome for similar suits, U.S. District Court John Corbett O’Meara said the residents must pursue their remaining claims in state court because their federal claims, constitutional rights violations under Section 1983, are preempted by the SDWA. The suit...
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Case Information

Case Title

Boler et al v. Earley et al

Case Number



Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other


John Corbett O'Meara

Date Filed

January 31, 2016

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