Flint Water Class Action Update
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MORE THAN 1,700 FLINT RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS FILES SUIT AGAINST THE EPA
DETROIT, January 30, 2017 – A group of more than 1,700 Flint residents have filed a $772 million lawsuit against the U.S. Government for the negligence of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its failure to prevent the public health catastrophe known world-wide as the “Flint Water Crisis” from occurring. The 37-page complaint was filed here today in U.S. District Court by Jan Burgess and 1,706 other Flint residents.
The lawsuit seeks a judgement against the EPA for damages incurred by Burgess and the other plaintiffs in the amount of $772.4 million or more. It alleges the EPA’s failure to act on a timely basis led to massive injuries to the plaintiffs, including lead poisoning, dermatological problems, loss of hair, gastrointestinal disorders, emotional distress, damage to real estate and personal property and loss of property values.
FLINT WATER CLASS ACTION LEGAL TEAM OPENS LOCAL OFFICE AND RESOURCE CENTER
The Flint Water Class Action Legal Team has opened a Flint law office and resource center for clients and Flint residents seeking information about their legal options. The office is located at 1176 Robert T. Longway Boulevard in downtown Flint.
The office telephone number is 248-658-0020. Hours are scheduled for Monday through Thursday day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but may vary. Residents can call ahead to schedule appointments with members of the legal team. In addition, the office will serve as a resource center for residents seeking information regarding various government assistance programs.
The office is jointly operated by the Flint Water Class Action Legal Team and the American Civil Liberties Union Fund of Michigan.
“Flint residents need to understand all of the legal options available to them and these offices will be a central source for that information,” said Michael Pitt of the legal team. “This office will provide a convenient location where clients and residents can meet with attorneys regarding the class actions. We are also planning to have information that residents can access to better understand programs that may be available to them,” said Pitt.
Recent News Coverage
MLive (“Lawyers to Appeal Dismissal of Flint Water Crisis Lawsuit”)