Flint Water Lawsuit Against Former Governor Rick Snyder Moves Forward

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Former Gov. Rick Snyder has been reinstated as a defendant on a class action lawsuit on behalf of Flint residents.

This week, a judge reinstated Gov. Rick Snyder as a defendant on a lawsuit filed by Flint residents whose water became tainted with lead during the city’s water crisis.

It was a strongly-worded opinion from U.S. District Court Judge Judith Levy that “authorizes new evidence in the case that plaintiff attorneys argue shows Snyder was aware of significant risks posed by Flint River water as early as April 2015 but did not inform residents until five months later, when the crisis could no longer be denied,” according to the Detroit News.

On Detroit Today, Detroit News political reporter Jonathan Oosting talks with Jake Neher about the case and what it means for Snyder and the residents who are bringing the case against him.

Click on the audio player above to hear that conversation.

Image credit: Jake Neher/WDET

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