Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.Case Summary:
The City of Flint switched its water source to the Flint River in 2014. Since then, thousands of lawsuits have alleged that when the switch was made, the water was not treated correctly, and that the Flint River water caused pipes to corrode, releasing lead and other contaminants into the water. The complaint alleged that the exposure of Flint residents to contaminated water from the Flint Water Treatment Plant (FWTP) has caused a public health crisis. This is a partial settlement with some of the defendants who have agreed to pay $641.5 million to settle claims against them.
The settling defendants include the State of Michigan, The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, former governor Richard D. Snyder, the City of Flint, and numerous other parties. The case is continuing against the defendants who have not settled.Docket Number:
Company: Michigan, State of
Filing Deadline: May 12, 2022
Class Period: April 25, 2014 to November 16, 2020
Objection Deadline: March 29, 2021
Exclusion Deadline: March 29, 2021
Final Approval Hearing: July 12, 2021Proof of Purchase:
You should have filled out a Registration Form and established an account earlier. If you did so, you may log into your account and get your claim for and other information about the kind of documentation you must submit. You must submit the required documentation with your claim form.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you are a person or entity who might claim for personal injury, property damage, business economic loss, unjust enrichment, breach of contract, or any other type of damage or relief, because at any time during the Exposure Period of April 25, 2014 and November 16, 2020, they:
- Were an adult (18 or older) who owned or lived in a residence that received water from the FWTP or were legally liable for the payment for such water;
- Owned or operated a business, including income-earning real property (such as a rental house or business property), and any other businesses that received water from the FWTP or were legally liable for payment for such water; or
- Were an adult (18 or older) and ingested or came into contact with water (through drinking, eating, cooking, bathing, showering, washing clothes or dishes, or the like) received from the FWTP.
Three subclasses have been defined, including an Adult Exposure Subclass, a Business Economic Loss Subclass, and a Property Damage Subclass.
Note that minors are not included in this Settlement Class, although most of the money from the current settlement fund will go to them. Minors may have a Registration Form submitted for them to make claims as individuals, but they will also have an additional opportunity to submit claims up until their nineteenth birthdays. If you are the parent or guardian of a minor affected by the Flint Water Crisis, you can get more information at the settlement website.Typical Settlement Amount:
The current partial settlement has established a substantial settlement fund. This settlement fund will be used first to pay fees and expenses allowed by the court. The remaining net settlement fund will be distributed in these proportions:
- 79.5% to children who were under 18 when they were first exposed to the water.
- 2% to educational programs for Flint children affected by the water.
- 18.5% to adults, property owners and renters, business owners and operators, and those liable for paying water bills who are claiming injury, damage, or loss.
Total Settlement Amount: $641.25 millionClass Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll
Pitt McGehee Palmer Bonanni & Rivers, PC
Claim Form: Flint Water Crisis Settlement Claim Form
Case Name: In re: Flint Water Cases
Settlement Website: Flint Water Crisis Settlement Website
Archer Systems, LLC
ARCHER Systems, LLC
Re: Flint Water Settlement
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