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City preserves right to file lawsuit against state in water crisis

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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver. Source: WNEM Flint Mayor Karen Weaver. Source: WNEM
FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

City officials filed a "Notice of Intention to File Claim" with the state of Michigan to address the ongoing effects of its water crisis.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said the filing does not mean the city has intentions of suing the state. 

"As mayor of Flint, I have every intention of continuing my efforts to work with Gov. Rick Snyder and other state officials to see resolution in all aspects of the Flint water crisis," Weaver said. "I have no intention at this point of having the city of Flint sue the state." 

Weaver said the claim was submitted to protect the city's ability to file a lawsuit in the future. 

"The city of Lint would have forfeited its right to file a lawsuit in the future if I had not filed an official "Notice of Intention to File a Claim" by the March 25 deadline," Weaver said. "As  the elected leader of Flint, I needed to preserve the city's right to pursue a legal remedy if it is determined a lawsuit is necessary in the future."

Weaver said she called Snyder on Friday to clarify the action and reaffirm her commitment to working with the state for Flint.

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