Court Approves $626M Settlement In Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Live reports:

A federal court judge has given final approval to a historic partial settlement of lawsuits related to the Flint water crisis. U.S. District Court Judge Judith E. Levy filed her approval order Wednesday, Nov. 10, calling the $626-million settlement fair, reasonable and adequate.

Nearly 80 percent of the settlement, which state officials have said is likely the largest in Michigan history, would be paid to children who were younger than 18 when they were first exposed to Flint River water, which contained elevated levels of lead and bacteria in 2014 and 2015.

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