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Flint to consider settling water crisis lawsuit tonight

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The Flint City Council meets Monday night to once again consider settling the Flint water crisis lawsuit. The council met twice last week, debating whether to approve a resolution to settle the Flint water litigation.

The city’s insurance carrier has agreed to provide $20 million as part of a larger settlement package of more than $640 million. The state of Michigan has agreed to borrow and pay $600 million of that total.

Without settling, Flint would have to defend itself against several lawsuits.

Some city council members are concerned about how the money is to be distributed and question other points in the settlement negotiated by the state.

The council decided last week it needed its own attorney rather than rely solely on Flint’s chief legal officer. It has until December 31 to decide what to do.

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