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Flint Water Crisis $641.25 Million Settlement: Award Details

Eligible individuals affected by the Flint Water Crisis can claim their share of the $641.25 million settlement. Learn how to file a claim.

Flint Water Crisis $641.25 Million Settlement: Award Details
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Settlement Terms

  • Status:
    Closed
  • Award:
    Varies based on individual claims
  • Is Proof Required?
    Yes
  • Claim Deadline:
    January 16, 2024
    Not Set
  • Days Left to File Claim:
    0
  • Settlement Amount:
    $641,250,000
  • Final Approval:
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The Flint Water Crisis has led to a significant class action settlement that aims to compensate those affected by the lead-contaminated water supply. This article provides detailed information about the settlement, including who is eligible, how much they may receive, important dates, and how to file a claim.


Who Benefits?

Individuals and entities exposed to Flint water or had property that received water from the Flint Water Treatment Plant between April 25, 2014, and November 16, 2020, are eligible for the settlement.


How much can I get?

The settlement amount is $641.25 million, with varying awards depending on individual circumstances.


Important Dates


  • Deadline to File a Claim: January 16, 2024.


Detailed Eligibility for Class Members


Class members include adults, property owners, business operators, and guardians of minors who ingested or came into contact with Flint water during the specified period.


  • Adults who ingested Flint water
  • Property owners or lessees
  • Business operators claiming economic loss


Individuals represented by their own lawyers outside of the Class Counsel are excluded.


Awards Class Members Can Claim


Class members can claim compensation for personal injury, property damage, and business economic loss.


  • Tier 1: Adults with high lead levels
  • Tier 2: Property damage claims


The Subject of the Settlement


The settlement addresses claims related to the Flint Water Crisis, where residents were exposed to lead-contaminated water.


  • Personal injury due to lead exposure
  • Property damage from contaminated water
  • Business economic losses


Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?


Yes, claimants must provide proof of exposure and damages to claim their award.


How to Claim Your Award


To claim an award, claimants must submit a Registration Form and Claim Form by the deadline. Visit officialflintwatersettlement.com to submit your claim.


Additional documentation may be required based on the claim category.


Analysis of the Settlement Amount


The $641.25 million settlement amount was determined through negotiations and is intended to cover various claims related to the Flint Water Crisis.


The allocation of funds is based on individual assessments of claims submitted by class members.


Why Is There a Class Action Settlement?


The settlement resolves claims against the City of Flint and other defendants for their alleged roles in the water crisis.


It provides compensation to those affected without the need for prolonged litigation.

Case Facts

  • Case Number:
    5:16-cv-10444
  • Filing Date:
  • Jurisdiction:
    U.S. District Court
  • State:
    Michigan
  • Court:
    Michigan Eastern District
  • Plaintiff:
  • Defendant:
    Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, P.C; Leo A. Daly Company
  • Plaintiff Firm:
    Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
  • Claims Admin:
    Flint Water Settlement P.O. Box 173120 Milwaukee, WI, 53217 1-800-493-1754 info@flintwaterissueclass.com
  • Defendant Firm:
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