Flint Water Settlement: Important Update for Flint Families
We are happy to announce the next step in the legal process of the State of Michigan, the City of Flint, McLaren Regional Medical Center, and Rowe Professional Services Co. settlement.
Recently, a detailed settlement agreement was submitted to Judge Judith Levy for her review as part of a Motion for Preliminary Approval of the $641.2 million settlement, adding on to the settlement agreement reached in August 2020 with the State of Michigan.
Here is what Flint families need to know now:
What happens next?
On December 21, 2020, Judge Levy conducted a Hearing on the Motion to Establish Settlement Claims Procedures and Allocation and For Preliminary Approval of Class Settlement. After having read the documentation submitted and upon hearing explanation and argument from various attorneys, Judge Levy has taken the matter under advisement.
We hope to receive an order from her in January. Once received we will post it here on our website (www.flintwaterjustice.com) for everyone to review and we will provide further explanation of how the settlement will proceed based upon her ruling.
What is the Registration process?
If the Court preliminarily approves the Settlement, Notice will be issued explaining the process for eligible claimants to participate in the Settlement. This information will also be available on the Settlement website. The first step to participating is to submit a Registration form. Below is some general information about the Registration process.
Who will need to Register?
Every person, property owner, and business owner who wants to make a claim will need to fill out a Registration form. There will be a website set up to fill out the Registration form online or a copy of the form can be printed and mailed in.
When will the Registration Process begin?
Registration begins if Judge Levy grants the Motion to Approve. We will keep you advised of the timeline as soon as we have additional information.
What will I need in order to Register?
If you are filling out your own Registration form, you will not need any additional documentation.
If you are filling out a Registration form for someone else, you will need documentation to prove that you have the legal authority to do this. That may mean a birth certificate for your minor child or a Court Order Appointing you as Guardian or as Personal Representative of an Estate.
Each situation could be different, and we will be sending you additional guidance as soon as it is finalized.
What happens after Registration?
Everyone who fills out a Registration Form will receive a Claims Form. We will provide you with additional guidance on information needed to file a claim as soon as it is available.
What can I do now?
We know it is difficult, but we ask that you continue to be patient as the proposed settlement works through the legal process.
Medical Release Attachment: If you or your child had a Blood Lead Test between 5/16/2014 – 8/31/2016, please fill out the Medical Release and return it to us.
If I want a Bone Scan, how do I get it? We are working on this issue and will provide you with additional guidance on this very soon.
Will I need additional documents? You might. As the process is finalized, we will send you information on other documents you may need.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have included a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page which may provide you with more in-depth information.
We understand that you may have more questions even after reading all the information attached. We are happy to talk with you if you call our hotline at (866) 536-0717 or email us at , but we ask for patience as we handle all the incoming calls and messages.
Your Flint Water Crisis Legal Team