Bloomberg Law
March 20, 2023, 2:42 PM

No Second Look at Attorney Billing, Costs in Flint Water Case

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

A group of objectors to a $626 million partial settlement of lawsuits over the contamination of drinking water in Flint, Mich., lost a bid to reopen discovery on billing and costs related to the litigation.

The objectors’ argument that discovery would have shown excessive billing is “entirely speculative,” the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled, in an opinion written by Judge David W. McKeague.

The objectors failed to show that the trial court abused its discretion in denying their motion for discovery, McKeague said. The objectors failed “to point to a single authoritative source that affords ...

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