Flint Water Crisis

Jury Can’t Reach Verdict In Engineers’ Flint Water Trial

DETROIT (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Thursday after jurors said they couldn’t reach a 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 & Newman, known as LAN, were accused of not doing enough to get Flint to treat the highly corrosive water or to urge a return to a regional water supplier. A mistrial was declared in federal court in Ann Arbor, Michigan, said Tarrah Cooper Wright, a spokeswoman for Veolia. After hearing months of evidence, the jury began deliberations on July 25 but also took a planned 11-day break...
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Judge declares mistrial in Flint water crisis civil trial

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WJRT) - The six-month Flint water crisis civil trial against two engineering firms has ended with a mistrial after the jury failed to reach a verdict. The jury sent a note to Magistrate Judge David Grand on Wednesday morning, saying they are hopelessly deadlocked and will not be able to reach a unanimous verdict "without someone having to surrender their honest convictions."

Judge declares mistrial in Flint bellwether case

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WNEM) - A federal judge has declared a mistrial for the Flint water bellwether case. Judge David Grand declared the mistrial in the U.S. Eastern District Court of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Thursday, Aug. 11. The jury called for a mistrial after stating the emotional and...

Deadlocked jury leads to mistrial in Flint water crisis civil case

FLINT, MI -- A mistrial has been declared in a federal court case brought by four children against two companies that consulted with the city of Flint during its water crisis. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Grand made the ruling on Thursday, Aug. 11, after jurors reported they remained deadlocked after six days of deliberations and that continuing the trial would affect their “physical and emotional health.”

Judge facing medical issue steps aside in Flint water crisis civil trial

FLINT, MI -- A federal judge is stepping away from a marathon trial tied to the Flint water crisis because of a medical issue. U.S. District Judge Judith E. Levy will be replaced in the case by Federal Magistrate Judge David Grand as the jury in the trial continues deliberations that started last month, according to a news advisory from the court on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Jury deliberations in Flint water trial continue after break; judge takes leave

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WJRT) - Jury deliberations are scheduled to continue after a 12-day break in the federal civil trial related to the Flint water crisis. Jurors began deliberating on July 21 and returned Tuesday from a 12-day break. U.S. District Judge Judith Levy met with lawyers during the break, but transcripts of the discussion were sealed.