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Publication Archive: Flint Water Crisis

US District Judge and MI State Judge Slam False Flint Claims

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Source: Law360
A pair of judges on Thursday slammed the conduct of an attorney who sent information “rife with material misrepresentations” to 298 residents of Flint, Michigan, that urged them to opt out of a $641 million proposed settlement related to the city’s lead water crisis, ordering him to draft a corrective letter. Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli…Read the article

Hunter Shkolnik Quoted on Flint Litigation Red Flag

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Source: Law360
  Hunter Shkolnik, one of the plaintiffs’ lawyers who raised a red flag about the letters, said attorney Loyst Fletcher Jr.’s role in other lead-water matters hadn’t been made clear before a recent hearing that resulted in an injunction and restraining order. But with “confusing” letters appearing in Flint mailboxes in recent weeks and at…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Flint Lead Case Development

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Source: Law360
A Michigan federal judge on Monday ordered Loyst Fletcher Jr. of Loyst Fletcher Jr. & Associates to stop “improper” communications pushing Flint, Michigan, residents to opt out of a $641 million settlement related to Flint’s lead water crisis. Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, an attorney for the residents, said that at a hearing over…Read the article

$600 Million Landmark Settlement: Flint Water Litigation

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Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, as co-liaison and negotiating counsel in the Flint Water Litigation, is pleased to announce that along with interim class counsel and representatives of the State of Michigan Attorney General’s office, has reached a landmark wide- reaching $600 million settlement with the State of Michigan, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (now the Michigan…Read the article

Federal Judge Agreed to Add Flint Claims to Case

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Source: Law360
U.S District Judge Linda V. Parker on Tuesday agreed to add about 350 plaintiffs to a larger Federal Tort Claims Act suit that says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was negligent in its response to the water crisis. “The standard would normally be, you do consolidate them because you are duplicating efforts,” said Hunter Shkolnik…Read the article

Al Sharpton Encourages Support For Flint Lawsuit

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Source: AquaNow.info
Reverend Al Sharpton urged people to be part of a civil lawsuit following the Flint water emergency. The Baptist minister wants those impacted by the water emergency, to hold the ones responsible, accountable. The civil rights activist was invited to the Vehicle City to help sign up more people to a civil lawsuit. The law…Read the article

Federal Judge Denies Injunction in Flint, MI

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Source: ABC12 WJRT
Federal Judge Judy Levy said she can’t force the state to bring water back to a whole city on one person’s complaint. His attorney Hunter Shkolnik, of the Napoli Shkolnik firm based in New York, used that information in court Friday to ask a judge to immediately re-open the state-run water PODs in Flint. “The…Read the article

Judge: State Doesn’t Have to Resume Bottled Water in Flint

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Source: Michigan Radio
A federal judge won’t force the state to immediately resume giving out bottled water to Flint residents affected by the city’s lead-tainted tap water crisis. Following the hearing, Hunter Shkolnik, the plaintiff’s lead attorney, said he felt that the judge had looked at the facts and determined that Bryant may not be “the right plaintiff”…Read the article

Flint Resident About State Stopping Free Bottled Water

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Source: ABC12 WJRT
The Governor’s Office said the water has been testing well below the federal action level for lead for more than 18 months, so the free bottled water was no longer needed. Plaintiff Client Allen Bryant said he begs to differ. And that’s why he teamed up with the firm Napoli Shkolnik, based in New York,…Read the article

NBC 25: Flint Town Hall Meeting

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Source: NBC25 Flint
Sunday’s town hall was an effort to spread the word and let residents have their questions answered by a panel which included Napoli Shkolnik attorneys.Read the article