6th Circ. Affirms No Intervention In Flint Water Deal

By Jonathan Capriel (December 2, 2021, 5:50 PM EST) -- The Sixth Circuit Court has affirmed a lower court's decision not to allow state court plaintiffs to intervene in the $626 million federal settlement over the Flint, Michigan, toxic water crisis.

The state plaintiffs — known as the Collins plaintiffs — could not show that the lower court abused its discretion when deciding that they could not stop the federal settlement even though it is somewhat related to their case, the three-judge panel said on Wednesday.

"In their appeal, the Collins Plaintiffs simply reiterate their merits arguments about the proposed Settlement Agreement, and do not point to any abuse of discretion,"...

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