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Meeting updates public on status of Flint water crisis class-action lawsuits

People were getting an update on the status of several class-action lawsuits filed on behalf of those affected by the water crisis Monday. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

FLINT, Mich. - People were getting an update on the status of several class-action lawsuits filed on behalf of those affected by the water crisis Monday.

The law firms who filed the five lawsuits held a community meeting to answer questions and talk about where things stand.

As of now, two of the lawsuits have been dismissed and an appeal is underway.

Three other lawsuits have been assigned to a judge and are still in the early stages.

"We're seeking a couple of things, one is simply an acknowledgement by the state for the tremendous damage that they've done. And assuming, taking responsibility for the damage that they've done,” said attorney Paul Novak.

"My gut feeling is that the state is liable for the people that are injured. So I'm just praying that they compensate the people that are injured so we can get on with our lives,” said meeting attendee Robert C. Williams.

Community organizations were also there to provide resources on things related to the water crisis like childcare and development, landlord/tenant issues, nutrition and health care.

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