Lawsuit filed against engineering firms in Flint water crisis - WNEM TV 5

Lawsuit filed against engineering firms in Flint water crisis

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

A state class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of four Genesee County residents and all other people and businesses of Flint in regards to lead in the city’s drinking water.

The law firms of Cohen Milstein Sellers &Toll PLLC and Susman Godfrey L.L.P., along with the NAACP and other attorneys allege that two engineering firms, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam (LAN) and Veolia North America (Veolia), who were consulted on the city’s switch to Flint River water, neglected their professional duties. They are accused of giving bad advice and ignoring several red flags that the law firms say should have led them to suspect corrosion problems in the Flint’s water system.

The complaint, which you can read in full below, alleges that LAN’s and Veolia’s decisions and actions caused substantial personal injuries to children and adults.

It alleges six counts including professional negligence, gross negligence, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and unjust enrichment.

It also seeks to recover damages to compensate class members for the personal injuries and property damages LAN and Veolia allegedly caused.

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