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Court Will Hear Objections to $641M Flint Water Crisis Settlement

People will have the opportunity this week to raise objections to a proposed settlement of civil claims tied to the Flint water crisis.

Starting Monday, a federal judge will hold the first of three days of hearings.

More than 50,000 people filed for a share of the $641 million settlement. The state of Michigan is contributing $600 million to the settlement. The city of Flint and McLaren Flint Hospital have both committed $20 million. Rowe Professional Services is contributing $1.5 million.

The bulk of the settlement funds are earmarked for plaintiffs who were children or minors during the Flint water crisis.  

But not everyone is happy with the settlement. Their concerns cover a wide range of legal, medical and fairness issues. For example, objections have been raised against the roughly $200 million lawyers involved in crafting the settlement want the judge to set aside to pay their legal fees.   

Read the source article at Michigan Radio

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