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Flint Settlement - FAQ

1. How much is the total Settlement for?

What has been announced is only a partial settlement. The State of Michigan has agreed to pay 600 Million dollars. There are a number of other entities and individuals that are not part of the settlement, who might become a part of it, or against whom the cases will proceed to trial. The settlement must still be approved by the Court.

2. If this is only a partial settlement, who/what other entities are the cases still continuing against?

The main defendants that will remain in the case at this time, are: (1)Veolia North America ("VNA"); (2) Lockwood Andrews and Newnam ("LAN"); (3) The City of Flint; and (4) Rowe Engineering. In some instances, McLaren Hospital might be a Defendant.

3. How much money do I actually get from the settlement?

There will be a claims process, but until we have information about the number of people participating in the settlement, it is impossible to know how much each person will receive. However, the following breakdown will be applied to the categories of claimants:

  • Children who were under the age of 18 during the crisis will receive 79.5% of the fund as follows: (a) 64.5 % will go to kids that were 6 or younger at first exposure to Flint Water; (b) 10% for ages 7-11; and 5% for ages 12-17.
  • Adults with personal injuries will receive 15% of the fund.
  • Adults with property damage will receive 3% of the fund.
  • Businesses with economic loss will receive .5% of the fund.
  • There will be programmatic relief in the amount of 2% of the fund

4. How do I get my money?

There will be a process that generally will be as follows:

  • a request will be made for the Court to preliminarily approve the settlement (this will likely occur in October 2020)
  • The Court will (hopefully) preliminarily approving the settlement (this will likely occur by the end of 2020)
  • You will have 45 days to register for the settlement after the Court approves it (we will do this for you as your lawyers)
  • You will have a period of time after registering to submit a claim form and supporting documentation (we will do this for you as your lawyers).

5. How do children get paid?

Under Michigan law, any child receiving more than a certain amount must go through certain procedures in order to be awarded money. Those procedures will be in place and parents/guardians will be able to make informed choices for their kids.

6. Do I have to participate?

No. Neither you nor your children have to participate. However, having helped create the settlement with you and your children in mind, we strongly recommend you do participate.

7. What do I do now?

Please be be patient as we work to obtain settlement funds for each case as quickly as possible. If you are a client of our firm and you are contacted by our law firm (Levy Konigsberg LLP), please make sure to respond to us. We need your cooperation so that we can process your case and obtain settlement funds as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact us by submitting an email inquiry, having a live chat on this page or calling us at 1-866-LEAD123 (1-866-532-3123).

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