flint water crisis class action Flint water class action lawsuit moves forward, but Gov. Snyder dropped as defendant By Steve Carmody • Aug 1, 2018 steve carmody / Michigan Radio U.S. District Judge Judith Levy ruled Wednesday that a class action lawsuit in the Flint water crisis can move forward. But the judge dismissed Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder from the litigation. Federal judge to consider requests to dismiss Flint water crisis class action lawsuit By Steve Carmody • Jul 9, 2018 steve carmody / Michigan Radio This week could be pivotal for a massive class action lawsuit connected to the Flint water crisis.