Michigan reaches $600M settlement in Flint water crisis lawsuits

August 2020

The state of Michigan has reached an historic $600 million settlement stemming from lawsuits filed by Flint residents impacted by the city’s water crisis.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made the announcement in a recorded video message published on Thursday on behalf of herself and Attorney General Dana Nessel.

"From our first month in office, we made it clear to our teams that even though we inherited a situation that occurred before we took office, it was our obligation to get the best possible settlement for the children and families of Flint — as quickly as we could," she said.

"Flint residents have been beyond patient," she added. "The uncertainty and troubles that the people of Flint have endured is unconscionable."

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