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September 10, 2022, 6:59 PM

EPA loses key ruling as Flint residents pursue water claims

The Environmental Protection Agency can't appeal a key ruling in a long-running lawsuit claiming negligence by the federal government in Flint’s lead-contaminated water
September 10, 2022, 6:59 PM
1 month ago

Jury can't reach verdict in engineers' Flint water trial

A judge has declared a mistrial in a dispute over partial liability for Flint, Michigan's lead-contaminated water
1 month ago
Jury can't reach verdict in engineers' Flint water trial
2 months ago

Defense seeks sanctions against state in Flint water case

Lawyers for Michigan’s former health director are asking a judge to sanction prosecutors
2 months ago
2 months ago

Jury gets Flint water case about liability for engineers

Jurors have heard closing arguments in the only trial to arise so far from the Flint water crisis
2 months ago
Jury gets Flint water case about liability for engineers
3 months ago

Court kills Flint water charges against ex-governor, others

The Michigan Supreme Court has thrown out charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and others in the Flint water scandal
3 months ago
Court says indictments invalid in Flint water scandal
6 months ago

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder plans to plead the Fifth in Flint lawsuit

A judge will decide if Snyder will appear before a civil jury.
6 months ago
Former Michigan governor plans to plead the Fifth in Flint lawsuit
1 year ago

Judge OKs $626 million settlement in Flint water litigation

A judge in Michigan has approved a $626 million settlement for Flint residents and others who were exposed to lead-contaminated water
1 year ago
1 year ago

Michigan to pay $300K to only staffer fired over Flint water

The state of Michigan says it will pay $300,000 to the only employee who was fired as a result of lead-contaminated water in Flint
1 year ago
1 year ago

Dispute over Flint bone scan device heats up in water cases

Lawyers are defending the use of a handheld device to check for lead in Flint residents, despite the manufacturer’s warning that it wasn’t designed for that work
1 year ago
1 year ago

Flint water crisis victims may need X-rays for compensation, raising health concerns

Medical experts are concerned about Flint residents' exposure to radiation as the water crisis victims try to document lead in their bodies for settlement compensation.
1 year ago
Flint water crisis victims may need X-rays for compensation, raising health concerns
2 years ago

Judge rejects effort to extend sign-up for Flint water cash

A judge has rejected a last-minute effort to extend Monday’s deadline to register for a share of the $641 million Flint water lawsuit settlement
2 years ago
2 years ago

Michigan ex-governor loses challenge to Flint water charges

A judge has rejected a request to dismiss misdemeanor charges against a former Michigan governor in the Flint water scandal
2 years ago
2 years ago

Lawyers seeking 32% of $641M Flint tainted water settlement

Lawyers who negotiated a $641 million settlement for victims of Flint, Michigan’s lead-contaminated water are asking a judge to set aside up to 32% for fees and expenses
2 years ago
2 years ago
Flint water crisis: Many residents say they still don't trust tap water
2 years ago

Former Michigan governor charged in connection with the Flint water crisis

Prosecutors charged Rick Snyder with two misdemeanor counts of willful neglect of duty, years after toxic levels of lead were discovered in Flint, Michigan, tap water. Snyder has pleaded not guilty.
2 years ago
Former Michigan governor charged in connection with the Flint water crisis
2 years ago

Public officials charged in Flint water crisis, allegations

The Flint water crisis began in 2014 when the city began taking water from the Flint River without treating it properly, contaminating it with lead
2 years ago
2 years ago

Flint families welcome water crisis charges, seek healing

Some Flint residents impacted by months of lead-tainted water are looking past charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder to healing physical and emotional damages left by the crisis
2 years ago
2 years ago

Flint joins $641M deal to settle lawsuits over lead in water

The Flint City Council has signed off on its portion of a $641 million settlement with residents of the poor, majority-Black Michigan city who were exposed to lead-tainted water
2 years ago
2 years ago

Michigan will borrow $600M for Flint water settlement

Michigan lawmakers are swiftly passing a plan to borrow $600 million to fund the state’s proposed settlement with the residents of Flint, who sued after their municipal water supply was contaminated with elevated levels of lead
2 years ago
2 years ago

Officials: Flint makes progress toward ending water crisis

Officials say Flint is making progress toward resolving the lead contamination crisis that made the Michigan city a symbol of poor drinking water
2 years ago
2 years ago

Flint water lawsuit settlement now totals about $641 million

The proposed settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of residents of Flint, Michigan, who were harmed by lead-tainted water now totals $641 million
2 years ago
2 years ago

Michigan reaches $600 million settlement for victims of Flint water crisis

Michigan reaches $600 million settlement for victims of Flint water crisis.
2 years ago
Michigan reaches $600 million settlement for victims of Flint water crisis
2 years ago

$600M settlement for Flint water crisis victims

The settlement would pay claims from several lawsuits that sought damages for people who suffered illnesses related to the crisis.
2 years ago
$600M settlement for Flint water crisis victims
2 years ago

Court: Flint class-action can proceed over lead in water

Flint residents whose health and homes were harmed by lead-contaminated water have scored a legal milestone
2 years ago
3 years ago

Supreme Court won't take case prompted by Flint water crisis

The Supreme Court has declined to take a case stemming from the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan
3 years ago
3 years ago

Governor: Update on Flint water crisis probe to come in 2020

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says an update is expected at the start of 2020 regarding a criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis that was one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history
3 years ago
3 years ago

Flint leaders to announce bill buying time for further prosecution in water probe

A new bill in the Michigan legislature would extend key statute of limitations in the Flint water probe and buy more time for justice five years after the crisis began
3 years ago
Flint leaders to announce bill buying time for further prosecution in water probe
3 years ago

How Flint residents are reacting to the Democratic debates in Detroit

Flint's water problems came up repeatedly during the Democratic presidential debates in Detroit.
3 years ago
How Flint residents are reacting to the Democratic debates in Detroit
3 years ago

Flint 5 years later: Water crisis still looms large

Five years after the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, ABC News Live checks in to see how it's still felt in the community.
3 years ago
Flint 5 years later: Water crisis still looms large
3 years ago

5 years after the Flint water crisis began, other communities face similar hardships

New research shows that dozens of cities across the country may suffer from lead contamination in their water supply.
3 years ago
5 years after the Flint water crisis began, other communities face similar hardships
3 years ago

Flint water decision shows legal complexities of disaster

Decision to drop charges in Flint water crisis shows legal complexities of disaster
3 years ago
3 years ago

Charges dropped for 8 people in the Flint water scandal

Charges dropped for 8 people in the Flint's lead-tainted drinking water scandal
3 years ago
3 years ago

Evidence found, prosecutors seek freeze in Flint water case

Prosecutors asked a judge for a six-month timeout in the criminal case of Michigan's former health director after discovering a 'trove of documents' and other evidence related to the Flint water crisis in a state building
3 years ago
3 years ago

5 years into water crisis, Little Miss Flint hasn't given up

Mari Copeny, otherwise known as "Little Miss Flint," is still fighting for clean water in her community as the Flint, Michigan, water crisis continues.
3 years ago
5 years into water crisis, Little Miss Flint hasn't given up
3 years ago

How Little Miss Flint is still making a difference in her community, 5 years into water crisis

The 11-year-old proves that anyone can fight for positive change.
3 years ago
How Little Miss Flint is still helping her community, 5 years into water crisis
3 years ago

Judge says US government can be sued for Flint water crisis

A judge says the federal government can be sued by Flint residents who blame the Environmental Protection Agency for waiting too long to intervene in the city's water crisis
3 years ago
US government can be sued for Flint water crisis, judge says
4 years ago

3 years after Flint, lead is still a public health crisis

Four million U.S. households are still exposed to high levels of lead.
4 years ago
3 years after Flint, lead is still a public health crisis
4 years ago

EPA scientist on leave says agency effort to protect children from lead has stalled

The federal government's push to prevent lead from harming children's health has stalled, according to a top scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency.
4 years ago
Scientist on leave from EPA says effort to protect children from lead has stalled
4 years ago

EPA inspector general's office releases findings on Flint water crisis

Katie Butler, director of water evaluations for the EPA inspector general's office, discusses the findings of the office's report on the government response to the Flint water crisis.
4 years ago
EPA inspector general's office releases findings on Flint water crisis
4 years ago

Elon Musk pledges to fix Flint water in homes with contamination

Elon Musk wants to solve the Flint water crisis by investing in repairs to city homes with contaminated pipes.
4 years ago
Elon Musk pledges to fix Flint water in homes with contamination
4 years ago

Company seeks to give discarded plastic bottles a new purpose and Flint a clearer future

Two former college classmates are wrapping up a crowdfunding campaign to fund their business, which turns empty plastic water bottles from Flint, Michigan, into glasses.
4 years ago
Company seeks to give discarded plastic bottles a new purpose, Flint a clearer future
4 years ago

Judge denies man's request to reinstate free water program in Flint

The case involved a man who said his home's water is contaminated.
4 years ago
Judge denies man's request to reinstate free water program in Flint
4 years ago

Flint mayor pursuing lawsuit against Michigan over water distribution

Mayor Karen Weaver says Michigan's governor was not interested in speaking about the state-run water distribution sites during a meeting this week.
4 years ago
Flint mayor pursuing lawsuit against Michigan over water distribution
4 years ago

Flint mayor criticizes state's decision to end free bottled water distribution

Flint officials want the state to keep supplying bottled water for residents.
4 years ago
Flint mayor criticizes state's decision to end free bottled water distribution
5 years ago

11-year-old girl inspired by Flint water crisis creates cheap kit to test lead

Gitanjali Rao won the 2017 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.
5 years ago
11-year-old inspired by Flint water crisis creates new way to test lead
5 years ago

Singer Bruno Mars donates $1 million to victims of Flint water crisis

The musician made announcement at concert in Detroit on Saturday.
5 years ago
Bruno Mars donates $1 million to Flint water crisis
5 years ago

Meet the 10-year-old who donated 1,000 backpacks to Flint students

Amariyanna "Mari" Copeny may only be 10 years old, but she's already earned the nickname "Little Miss Flint" for the charity work she's done.
5 years ago
Meet the 10-year-old who donated 1,000 backpacks to Flint students
5 years ago

Stabbing of officer at Michigan airport being investigated as act of terrorism

The airport said all passengers were safe.
5 years ago
Stabbing of officer at Michigan airport being investigated as act of terrorism
6 years ago

Cher drops out of TV movie on Flint water crisis

The actress says a "family issue" prevents her from filming the Lifetime movie.
6 years ago
Cher drops out of TV movie on Flint water crisis
6 years ago

Life in Flint a Year Into the State of Emergency Over Tap Water

Mayor declared state of emergency over lead in water in 2015.
6 years ago
Life in Flint a Year Into the State of Emergency Over Tap Water