Flint, Mich., Lead Water Crisis Claims Barred By Immunity, Officials Argue
Mealey's (October 14, 2016, 1:13 PM EDT) -- DETROIT — The defendants sued by Michigan residents who contend that they are liable for lead-contaminated drinking water in the City of Flint on Oct. 7 filed a brief in Michigan federal court contending that the claims fail for various reasons, including immunity under the 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, because the city was “an arm of the state” (Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard Snyder, et al., No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.).