Lawsuit Accuses 2 Companies of Negligent Advice Re: Flint Water

Lawsuit Accuses 2 Companies of Negligent Advice Re: Flint Water

Two companies have been sued by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette for their intervention in the Flint water crisis. These are Veolia North America and Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, also known as LAN.

These companies were chosen because of their remarkable and credible image, but due to their negligence, the lead pipes of Flint deteriorated, which caused the lead to leach into the drinking water of the residents. This has put the lives of individuals living in Flint, Michigan in danger.

This event has prompted authorities to file charges against the Water Company and the Engineering Firm. Reports said that Veolia has allegedly committed fraud when it made false reports concerning the safety of the drinking water of Flint.

LAN was tasked to conduct a feasibility study on the subject of using the Flint River as the source of its water supply. LAN was expected to design a project that enhances the water plant. LAN failed to deliver a program that would prevent the corrosion of pipes. LAN was asked to make a report on the root cause of the water contamination but the firm failed to produce the said document.

The suit claims that the negligence of these companies caused terrible damage to the state of Michigan and these firms have to be held accountable for it. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette also stated that criminal charges will be laid against the two state regulators and a utility official for manipulating reports regarding the water contamination.

Headline

Newborns Die in Hospital Fire in Baghdad

A fire razed Yarmouk Hospital in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Tuesday night. The horrible incident caught the attention of the world media. The casualties were twelve newborn babies some of whom had been born prematurely. The official report gave the cause of the fire as an electrical fault. The…


Freedom of movement (passports) after Brexit

With waters raging out of control in the Eastern United States and fires engulfing thousands of acres on the Western coast, many American’s are wondering what Brexit is and why there is so much fuss about it. Brexit is just an abbreviation for “British Exit”, which took place on…


Why women are angry with Trump’s opinions

Donald Trump has based his campaign in terms of racism and sore words against women and what they represent. His misogyny seems to surface in his speeches and this has not been received well by women. Trump went from being outsider to becoming controversial and spewing his opinions without any…


California protesters clash before Trump’s rally

Donald Trump’s rhetoric towards immigrants, and Latinos in particular, has brought him success in states with less diverse populations. California, however, is a different story. Not only is the state massive, but it has a strong base of immigrants from Mexican families, not to mention areas…


The Spot Light

Dan Markel’s Ex-wife denies involvement in his death

Law enforcement officers have identified the death of FSU professor, Dan Markel as a homicide. There are many pieces to the puzzle and investigators are looking into a possible involvement of his ex-wife’s family. Through her attorneys, Wendi Adelson, Markel’s ex-wife, has distanced…


Lawsuit Accuses 2 Companies of Negligent Advice Re: Flint Water
Lawsuit Accuses 2 Companies of Negligent Advice Re: Flint Water

Fired for being too cute not illegal in Manhattan
Fired for being too cute not illegal in Manhattan

Police May Not Need Warrant to View 180-day Old Emails
Police May Not Need Warrant to View 180-day Old Emails

Baltimore man charged for TV Station bomb threat
Baltimore man charged for TV Station bomb threat

Most Recent

Paul Ryan does not accept Republican nomination
Paul Ryan does not accept Republican nomination

Dan Rather Rants Against Trump
Dan Rather Rants Against Trump

Most Popular

Baltimore Officer acquitted
Baltimore Officer acquitted

Obama says US & UK will Remain Close Allies after Brexit
Obama says US & UK will Remain Close Allies after Brexit

Most Read

What is Brexit?
What is Brexit?

Obama Visits Vietnam and Japan
Obama Visits Vietnam and Japan