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Lawsuit over contaminated water in Flint, Mich. moves forward

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A lawsuit brought by residents of Flint, Mich., who for months were supplied drinking water that was dangerously lead-contaminated and bacteria-laden, can go forward, an appeals court has ruled.

An appellate court on Friday, over the objections of some state and local officials, ruled that the federal lawsuit against the city of Flint and several Michigan state officials can proceed,.

The suit argues that Flint residents Shari Guertin and her child Diogenes Muse-Cleveland had their “bodily integrity” violated when they were exposed to lead-contaminated water without being warned by officials.

As M Live reported on Friday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals judges ruled 2-1 that claims against former Flint Department of Public Works Director Howard Croft, and several other former officials who played a role in diverting the contaminated water........

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