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The United States Supreme Court has dealt a victory to some Flint Michigan residents seeking damages for the city’s contaminated drinking water.

The court’s action last week clears a barrier residents faced trying to sue government officials.

But some Flint residents fear they’re still a long way from getting compensation.

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The state official heading the Flint water criminal probe insists they are not “starting over," even as the prosecution team is getting revamped.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is being brought in to advise the Flint water prosecution team. Todd Flood, who has been leading the investigation, and others who’ve been with the probe since the beginning are being reassigned to new roles on the prosecution team.

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The Michigan State Senate may vote this week on a package of bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case. However, some groups are expressing concern that the legislation would retroactively extend the time victims would have to file lawsuits and remove an immunity defense for governmental agencies.

Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

Attorneys have consolidated nearly a dozen Flint water crisis class-action lawsuits and dozens of individual suits. They filed the paperwork with a federal judge on Friday.