Defendants Say Flint, Mich., Lead Water Claims Fail, Assert Immunity

(September 30, 2016, 1:50 PM EDT) -- DETROIT — Employees of the State of Michigan on Sept. 29 filed a brief in Michigan federal court, arguing that the lawsuit brought against it by residents of Flint, Mich., in relation to the lead-contaminated water crisis should be dismissed because the plaintiffs’ attempt to “severely limit the application of absolute immunity only to prosecutors is incorrect” (Frances Gilcreast, et al. v. Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, No. 16-11173, E.D. Mich.).

(MDEQ brief available. Document #15-161004-011B.)

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