Michigan's attorney general filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against two water engineering companies, saying they caused and exacerbated Flint's lead-tainted water crisis and demanding hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.
Attorney General Bill Schuette sued Veolia North America and Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, known as LAN. Schuette said in a news release that the firms' "fraudulent and dangerous recommendations made a bad situation worse."
The lawsuit charges LAN and Veolia with professional negligence and public nuisance. Veolia was also charged with fraud.
The companies were hired by the city to assist while it was under state emergency...