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Subpoenas served to Gov. Snyder, DEQ in class action lawsuit

Subpoenas were served to Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality yesterday, according to lawyers involved in a class action lawsuit filed over Flint water. (File Photo/NBC25 News)

Subpoenas were served to Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality yesterday, according to lawyers involved in a class action lawsuit filed over Flint water.

The lawyers say that the subpoenas ask for emails, text messages, or anything else sent by Snyder or his staff. Also included would be any correspondence with Darnell Earley, Michael Brown, Gerald Ambrose, and Ed Kurtz, all of whom served as Emergency Managers for Flint, that relate to Flint water.


The lawsuits were filed on January 15, with lawsuits having been filed in both state and federal courts.

The lawsuits are over Flint water and any damages caused to residents over the water being tainted with lead. The lawsuit also references Legionnaire's disease. There was a spike in the disease in Genesee County in 2014 and 2015. No positive connection to Flint River water has been made yet in those cases.


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