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Prominent Baltimore attorney brings class-action lawsuit against Flint officials over water contamination

Prominent Baltimore attorney brings class-action lawsuit against Flint officials over water contamination

Prominent Baltimore attorney William H. "Billy" Murphy Jr. — who recently won a $6.4 million settlement for the family of Freddie Gray — has brought a federal class-action lawsuit against state and local officials in Flint, Michigan over the contamination of the city's drinking water.

The lawsuit, filed by Murphy and Flint attorney Val Washington in U.S. District Court in eastern Michigan on Sunday, calls for the city and state to refund $150 million in water bills paid by affected Flint residents and businesses during the time the city's water was being drawn from the Flint River....

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