Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel announced some details of the settlement Thursday, Aug. 20, and asked residents for patience as the deal works its way through the legal system. “Several things need to happen before this agreement can be finalized and because of those steps, many of the details must remain confidential for the time being,” Nessel said in a video statement released by her office Thursday morning. A summary of the settlement agreement released by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office says the state will pay $600 million into a qualified settlement fund for the benefit of those individuals, property owners, and businesses who claimed they were injured by the water distributed by the City of Flint while the city used the Flint […]
The poisoning of Flint’s drinking water supply was especially harmful for inmates housed there in the county jail, a new lawsuit alleges. The federal suit, filed Monday on behalf of more than 90 former prisoners in the Genesee County Jail in Flint, alleges prisoners were forced to continue drinking tap water even after officials knew about the lead contamination. The suit also alleges bottled water was withheld from inmates even when brought to the jail by concerned family members and other donors, that when bottled water was made available it was rationed in insufficient quantities, and that the jail instead charged prisoners a premium to buy bottled water from the commissary. Because they were jailed, “plaintiffs could not travel to an area and/or municipality which had uncontaminated water,” […]
A city police officer acting as a security guard didn’t do his job and more than two dozen of his colleagues failed in their duties or violated the civil rights of surviving victims after the 2016 Orlando, Florida, nightclub massacre, according to a new federal lawsuit. The gunman, Omar Mateen, was shot dead by police after killing 49 people and wounding 58 at Pulse nightclub in what was then the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Orlando police officer Adam Gruler, according to court papers filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, “was at Pulse at all pertinent times and was charged with providing security to Pulse. Instead, he abandoned his post, thereby allowing [the] shooter to not only enter the club once to scout […]
Twitter, Google and Facebook knowingly provided “support and resources” to ISIS as the terror group carried out its 2015 coordinated attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, a lawsuit charges. Hundreds of people were injured in the terror attack, including Illinois resident Mandy Palmucci, who filed the federal lawsuit in Chicago last week. Palmucci was with friends at a cafe in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015, when three ISIS terrorists approached and opened fire. Read the rest of the story here.