A Michigan judge declared a mistrial after jurors said they were not able to reach a unanimous verdict in a dispute over whether two engineering firms should bear some responsibility for Flint’s lead-contaminated water.
Veolia North America and Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, known as LAN, were accused of not doing enough to get Flint to treat the highly corrosive water or to urge a return to a regional water supplier.
The eight-person jury met for roughly seven days after hearing evidence for months.
The jury sent this note to the judge:
“Further deliberations will only result in stress and anxiety with no unanimous decision without someone having to surrender their honest convictions, solely for the purpose of returning a verdict.”
The trial centered on the engineering firms and the effects of lead on four children, not all Flint residents.
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