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Flint, Mich., Residents: State Department Of Education Liable in Lead Water Crisis

(October 19, 2016, 1:39 PM EDT) -- DETROIT — A class of Michigan residents on Oct. 18 filed a putative class action lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) seeking declaratory and injunctive relief “to vindicate the rights” of school-age children residing in Flint, Mich., who currently have disabilities, or who are at risk of developing them, due to elevated levels of lead in the drinking water (D.R., as a minor through parent and next friend Dawn Richardson, et al. v. Michigan Department of Education, et al., No. 16-cv-13694, E.D. Mich.)....
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