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Dozens of lawyers fill courtroom for Flint water crisis lawsuit hearing

Dozens of lawyers representing hundreds of families suing over the Flint water crisis appearing in federal court in Ann Arbor Wednesday. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Dozens of lawyers representing hundreds of families suing over the Flint water crisis appearing in federal court in Ann Arbor Wednesday.

Just to give you a little perspective, one attorney I spoke with says his group is representing 3,500 people in this lawsuit and of that 2,400 of them are kids.

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The court hearing was attended by more than 50 attorneys who are a part of this combined class action lawsuit.

In September the presiding judge, Judge Levy ordered that the class action and individuals lawsuits be consolidated to make it a little easier to make progress in the case.

The lawsuits are being filed against Governor Snyder and other city officials along with private engineering contractors who had a hand in what led to the Flint water crisis.

Wednesday was more of a status hearing where the judge heard from both sides about what documents and information they need to move forward with their cases.

We spoke with attorneys who say at the end of the day, it's progressing they're looking for.

"We're hoping that we can move forward get some progress get some documents and start addressing issues that are burning concern to everybody in the state of Michigan,” said attorney Bill Goodman.

"Our major concern is justice for Flint residents, and we are going to remain committed we're sure that the court will remain committed to justice, and we believe that decisions will be made to move this case forward,” added attorney Teresa Bingman.

With so many people involved in today's hearing, there was a lot of unfinished business, so judge levy set another hearing date for November 15.


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