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Jury can't reach verdict in engineers' Flint water trial

Aug. 11, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Thursday after jurors said they couldn't reach a unanimous verdict in a dispute over whether two engineering firms should bear some responsibility for Flint's lead-contaminated water. Veolia North America and Lockwood, Andrews &...

Unemployed wrongly accused of fraud can seek cash from state

Jul. 26, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Thousands of people who were wrongly accused of fraud when seeking unemployment benefits can seek financial relief from the state, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, breaking new ground when someone claims their constitutional rights have been violated by the government. ...

Defense seeks sanctions against state in Flint water case

Jul. 25, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for Michigan's former health director asked a judge Monday to sanction prosecutors who are trying to instantly turn invalid indictments into a fresh round of charges in the Flint water scandal. It's the latest salvo since the Michigan Supreme Court in June...

Jury gets Flint water case about liability for engineers

Jul. 21, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jurors heard closing arguments Thursday in the only trial to arise thus far from the Flint water crisis, a dispute over whether two engineering firms should be held partially responsible for the city's lead contamination in 2014-15. Attorneys representing four Flint...

Judge strikes 2018 GOP effort to attack minimum wage hike

Jul. 19, 2022 21:51 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An effort by Republicans in the Michigan Legislature to weaken minimum wage and sick leave laws was declared unconstitutional Tuesday. A judge on the Court of Claims threw out changes made late in 2018 as Republican Gov. Rick Snyder was near the end of his...

Michigan panel wants details on Great Lakes oil tunnel plan

Jul. 07, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan regulatory panel said Thursday that it needs more information about safety risks before it can rule on Enbridge Energy's plan to extend an oil pipeline through a tunnel beneath a waterway linking two of the Great Lakes. The state Public...

Prosecutors seek to keep charges alive in Flint water crisis

Jul. 01, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors signaled Friday that they would pursue the same charges against former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and eight others in the Flint water crisis, just a few days after the state Supreme Court said indictments must be dismissed. The attorney general's office...

Ex-Michigan governor takes the 5th at Flint water trial

Jun. 30, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder invoked his right against self-incrimination Thursday and declined to answer questions at a civil trial arising from lead contamination in Flint's water in 2014-15. Snyder was called as a witness in federal court in Ann Arbor, two...

EXPLAINER: Years later, Flint water court fight drags on

Jun. 29, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan authorities have long promised to hold key officials criminally responsible for lead contamination and health problems arising from a disastrous water switch in Flint in 2014. There's not much to show more than eight years later. The latest:...

Court kills Flint water charges against ex-governor, others

Jun. 28, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and others in the Flint water scandal, saying a judge sitting as a one-person grand jury had no power to issue indictments under rarely used state laws. It’s an astonishing...