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Wed Jan 31, 2018, 11:54 AM

ACLU class action lawsuit for Flint children exposed to lead

DETROIT, Mich. (WILX) - The American Civil Liberties Union, the Education Law Center, and White & Case LLP provided testimony Monday in Federal court on behalf of children in Flint exposed to lead.

The lawsuit claims that the state has not identified children who were affected by lead poisoning in Flint.

Federal and educational disability laws require states to provide the appropriate special education services and accommodations to students that are affected by things such as lead posing.

Monday the plaintiff's asked for a court order that would force the state of Michigan to start giving screenings and assessments to children in Flint to address their elevated exposure to lead.

The class action lawsuit was originally filed in 2016.

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