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Judge set to make decision on Flint water lawsuit settlement

In August, Michigan first announced a settlement of more than $600 million in the Flint water lawsuit.

On Monday, a federal judge heard from attorneys representing both sides in the negotiations. Before any decision is made, the judge wants to know how those directly affected by the settlement feel about the potential deal.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said $600 million is not enough.

A remote public hearing was set for Monday afternoon. Flint residents and the public could attend the hearing online.

The Flint City Council must still approve the contribution. Under the settlement agreement, the Council has until Dec. 31 to pass its resolution supporting the contribution.

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Flint water lawsuit settlement now totals about $641 million

The proposed settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of residents of Flint, Michigan, who were harmed by lead-tainted water now totals about $641 million, officials revealed Tuesday.

The lawsuit was the result of workers following state environmental officials’ advice not to use anti-corrosive additives. Without those treatments, water from the Flint River scraped lead from aging pipes and fixtures, contaminating Flint’s tap water.

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