Class-action lawsuit filed against Gov. Snyder over Flint water crisis

The suit filed Monday alleges that tens of thousands of residents have suffered physical and economic injuries and damages.

This Jan. 21, 2016 photo shows the water tower at the Flint, Mich., water plant. Flint’s mayor has floated a shockingly high price to fix the city’s lead-contamination problem, saying it could millions to replace damaged pipes. (Perry Rech/American Red Cross via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
This Jan. 21, 2016 photo shows the water tower at the Flint, Mich., water plant. Flint’s mayor has floated a shockingly high price to fix the city’s lead-contamination problem, saying it could millions to replace damaged pipes. (Perry Rech/American Red Cross via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – A class-action lawsuit stemming from Flint’s lead-contaminated water has been filed on behalf of residents against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as well as government officials and corporations.

The suit filed Monday alleges that tens of thousands of residents have suffered physical and economic injuries and damages. It argues officials failed to take action over “dangerous levels of lead” in drinking water and “downplayed the severity of the contamination.”

It seeks a jury trial and unspecified damages.

A spokesman for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has declined to comment on the lawsuit.

Ari Adler said Monday that the administration doesn’t comment on pending litigation but is “staying focused on solutions for the people of Flint.”

Numerous lawsuits have been filed on behalf of Flint residents since a public health emergency was declared last year.

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