High Court Urged To Pull Flint Water Row From State Court

Law360, New York (March 17, 2017, 8:46 PM EDT) -- Two engineering firms have asked the Supreme Court to review a Sixth Circuit decision holding that lawsuits brought against them by Flint, Michigan, residents over the city’s water contamination crisis could go ahead in state court under the local controversy exception to the Class Action Fairness Act, saying it loosens class action pleading standards in direct conflict with six other circuit courts.

In a writ for certiorari filed to the high court this month, Lockwood Andrews & Newnam Inc., a Texas-based corporation, and its Michigan-based affiliate...
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