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Flint water crisis litigation – a reading list

Professors tend to love reading lists. I do. Here’s mine for Flint water crisis litigation, updated as needed.

1.Background – what happened in Flint, how, and why:

U.S. EPA, Emergency Administrative Order re City of Flint, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the State of Michigan (January 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/EPA_Emergency_Administrative_Order.pdf

Flint Water Advisory Task Force, Final Report (March 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/FWATF_FINAL_REPORT_March_2016.pdf

Peter Hammer, The Flint Water Crisis, KWA and Strategic-Structural Racism, Written Testimony Submitted to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission (July 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/Hammer_Flint_MCRC_Testimony.pdf

Michigan Civil Rights Commission, The Flint Water Crisis: Systemic Racism Through the Lens of Flint (February 2017)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/MCRC_Flint_Water_Crisis_Report.pdf

2. Safe Drinking Water Act citizen suit enforcement:

Petition for Emergency Action under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 U.S.C. § 300i, to Abate the Imminent and Substantial Endangerment to Flint, Michigan Residents from Lead Contamination in Drinking Water, submitted by a coalition of public interest organizations to the EPA (October 2015)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/files/aclu_nrdc_petition.pdf

Concerned Pastors for Social Action et al., Notice of Intent to Sue Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 U.S.C. § 300j-8(b)(1)(a), for Failure to Control Lead in Drinking Water in Flint, Michigan, and Failure to Assist Michigan Schools with Lead Testing and Remediation (November 2015)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/files/aclu_nrdc_noi.pdf

Concerned Pastors for Social Action v. Khouri, Complaint (January 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/files/concerned_pastors_for_social_action_aclu_nrdc_v_khouri_complaint.pdf

Concerned Pastors for Social Action v. Khouri, Motion for Preliminary Injunction (March 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/Concerned_Pastors_for_Social_Action_Motion_for_Preliminary_Injunction.pdf

(Appendix documents available on Great Lakes Law website)

Concerned Pastors for Social Action v. Khouri, Opinion and Order Denying Defendants’ Motions to Dismiss (July 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/Concerned_Pastors_for_Social_Action_Opinion_Denying_Motions_to_Dismiss.pdf

Concerned Pastors for Social Action v. Khouri, Opinion and Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction (November 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/Concerned_Pastors_for_Social_Action_PI_Opinion.pdf

 

3. Criminal prosecution:

People v. Stephen Busch, Michael Prysby, and Michael Glasgow, Criminal Complaint (April 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/People_v_Busch_Prysby_Glasgow_Criminal_Complaint.pdf

People v. Liane Shekter-Smith, Criminal Complaint (July 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/People_v_Shekter_Smith_Criminal_Complaint.pdf

People v. Adam Rosenthal, Criminal Complaint (July 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/People_v_Rosenthal_Criminal_Complaint.pdf

People v. Patrick Cook, Criminal Complaint (July 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/People_v_Cook_Criminal_Complaint.pdf

People v. Nancy Peeler, Criminal Complaint (July 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/People_v_Peeler_Criminal_Complaint.pdf

People v. Robert Scott, Criminal Complaint (July 2016) –

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/People_v_Scott_Criminal_Complaint.pdf

People v. Corinne Miller, Criminal Complaint (July 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/People_v_Miller_Criminal_Complaint.pdf

People v. Darnell Earley, Gerald Ambrose, Howard Croft and Daugherty Johnson, Criminal Complaint (December 2016).

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/People_v_Earley_et_al_Complaint_and_Warrant.pdf

4. Civil suits:

Attorney General Bill Schuette on behalf of the People of the State of Michigan v. Veolia North America, Inc. et al., Complaint (August 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/AG_People_v_Veolia_complaint.pdf

Mays v. Snyder, Complaint (November 2015)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/files/mays_v_snyder_fed_complaint.pdf

Mays v. City of Flint, Complaint (January 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/files/mays_v_flint_genesee_complaint.pdf

Mays v. Snyder, Court of Claims Opinion and Order (October 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/Mays_v_Snyder_Court_of_Claims_Opinion.pdf

(Numerous other Mays class pleadings available at Flint Water Class Action website - http://www.flintwaterclassaction.com/)

Kidd v. McLaren Flint Hospital, Complaint (February 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/files/kidd_v_mclaren_complaint.pdf

Boler v. Earley, Complaint (January 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/files/boler_v_earley_complaint.pdf

Gilcreast v. Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, P.C., et al., Class Complaint (March 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/Gilcreast_v_LAN_complaint.pdf

Walters v. Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, P.C., et al., Complaint (March 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/Walters_v_LAN_complaint.pdf

Mason v. Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, P.C., et al., Amended Class Complaint (July 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/Mason_v_LAN_Amended_Class_Complaint.pdf

Vale v. Flint, Class Complaint (January 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/Vale_v_Flint_Complaint.pdf

In re Flint Water Litigation, Case Management Order #1 (Genesee Circuit Court, November 2016)

http://www.greatlakeslaw.org/Flint/In_re_Flint_Water_Litigation_CMO_1.pdf