Proposed $641M Flint Water Settlement Approved, Registration Open
Those affected by the Flint water crisis can now register to be apart of the settlement.
The preliminary approval for a $641 million settlement in Flint water litigation has been given by United States District Judge Judith Levy. This settlement could be used to resolve quite a few civil lawsuits related to the Flint Water Crisis.
The deadline is Monday, March 29th, 2021, for Flint residents to register to participate in this settlement program. If you or someone you know needs help with registration, reach out to an attorney now and they will help you get started. You can also register now by clicking here.
The $641 million settlement will provide residents with an opportunity to receive monetary awards for the following situations:
- Every person exposed while a minor child.
- Every adult exposed with a resultant injury.
- Every residential property owner, renter, or person responsible for paying Flint water bills.
- Certain business owners impacted during the relevant time period.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel had this to say about the settlement...
With Judge Levy’s preliminary approval granted, this historic settlement is one step closer to providing Flint residents with the financial relief that they may have otherwise never received if the legal back-and-forth were to continue in the courts...While final approval remains pending, the settlement can provide people with security that their claims will be heard and not tied up in legal proceedings for an indefinite period of time. Plaintiffs’ counsel and state attorneys, court-appointed mediators and a special master have all concurred that this agreement was made with the best interests of Flint in mind, and a federal judge has now determined that it meets the necessary preliminary legal requirements to proceed. As the court considers a final ruling in this settlement, we will continue to keep our focus on healing this embattled city.”
To learn more about the process and other qualifying conditions, click here.
Source: Mid-Michigan Now