Attorney Fee Request for $202M in Flint Settlement Fuels Furor in Court, Public

Water tower at Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan. Photo credit: Linda Parton /

The $ 202 million legal fees charged by attorneys who reached a settlement for residents of Flint, Michigan, are not only being criticized in court.

The motion, filed in court on March 8, was circulated on newspaper pages and social media, prompting Michigan lawmakers to pass resolutions condemning the inflated charges. A group called Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch has launched an online petition asking Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to oppose the charges.

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