From the Detroit Free Press
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a federal judge's decision to dismiss two lawsuits filed by Flint residents over the contamination of their drinking water, saying parts of the lawsuits can proceed to trial.
It's a victory for Flint activist Melissa Mays and other plaintiffs.
A three-judge panel unanimously reversed parts of orders issued by U.S. District Judge John Corbett O'Meara of Ann Arbor, who had dismissed the lawsuits.
"It's really a very important decision," said Royal Oak attorney Michael Pitt, who represents Mays and other plaintiffs in one of the two lawsuits.
"It's a good day for the people of Flint."