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Legal complexities in civil suit could delay damages for Flint

Attorney General Bill Schuette
Bill Schuette
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Attorney General Bill Schuette faces legal complexities in his civil lawsuit to win damages for Flint.

 

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette faces complex legal hurdles in civil lawsuits against a water company and an engineering company, along with their parent companies.

 

The lawsuit claims that Veolia North America of Delaware and Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam of Texas failed to take proper steps in the Flint water crisis and created a public nuisance. The suit aims to collect money for damages.

 

But legal experts say there are a number of issues that could stand in the way of a potential win for the attorney general in trial or in a settlement.

 

Wayne State University Law Professor Peter Henning joined us today to discuss the implications and issues of the civil lawsuit launched by Attorney General Bill Schuette.

 

GUEST Peter Henning is a Professor of Law at Wayne State University.

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