Federal judge to consider requests to dismiss class action Flint water lawsuit

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ANN ARBOR (WJRT) (7/10/2018) - A pivotal moment in a massive class action lawsuit tied to Flint's water emergency is coming Wednesday in federal court.

A federal judge in Ann Arbor will consider several requests to dismiss the case. Lawyers are asking the judge to throw out the lawsuit, citing government immunity laws.

Last year, 12 class action lawsuits were combined into one. The lawsuit is seeking a judgment for tens of thousands of Flint residents who unknowingly drank water contaminated with lead.

More than 10,000 plaintiffs have joined the lawsuit, which was filed in November 2015.

They are seeking damages for past and future harm caused by the Flint water crisis, including physical, emotional and mental health issues, loss of pets, property damage, property value, water bills and more.