What has been announced is only a partial settlement. The State of Michigan has agreed to pay 600 Million dollars. There are a number of other entities and individuals that are not part of the settlement, who might become a part of it, or against whom the cases will proceed to trial. The settlement must still be approved by the Court.
The main defendants that will remain in the case at this time, are: (1)Veolia North America ("VNA"); (2) Lockwood Andrews and Newnam ("LAN"); (3) The City of Flint; and (4) Rowe Engineering. In some instances, McLaren Hospital might be a Defendant.
There will be a claims process, but until we have information about the number of people participating in the settlement, it is impossible to know how much each person will receive. However, the following breakdown will be applied to the categories of claimants:
There will be a process that generally will be as follows:
Under Michigan law, any child receiving more than a certain amount must go through certain procedures in order to be awarded money. Those procedures will be in place and parents/guardians will be able to make informed choices for their kids.
No. Neither you nor your children have to participate. However, having helped create the settlement with you and your children in mind, we strongly recommend you do participate.
Please be be patient as we work to obtain settlement funds for each case as quickly as possible. If you are a client of our firm and you are contacted by our law firm (Levy Konigsberg LLP), please make sure to respond to us. We need your cooperation so that we can process your case and obtain settlement funds as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please contact us by submitting an email inquiry, having a live chat on this page or calling us at 1-866-LEAD123 (1-866-532-3123).