WAID v. SNYDER

Case No. 16-10444.

LUKE WAID, et al., Plaintiffs, v. GOVERNOR RICHARD DALE SNYDER, Defendants.

United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Southern Division.

Editors Note
Applicable Law: 28 U.S.C. § 1331
Cause: 28 U.S.C. § 1331 Fed. Question: Personal Injury
Nature of Suit: 440 Civil Rights: Other
Source: PACER


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Luke waid, Plaintiff, represented by Brian J. McKeen , McKeen Assoc..

Luke waid, Plaintiff, represented by David J. Shea , Shea Aiello, PLLC, Hunter Shkolnik , Napoli Shkolnik Law PLLC & Salvatore A. Amodeo , McKeen & Associates, P.C..

Michelle rodriguez, Plaintiff, represented by Brian J. McKeen , McKeen Assoc., David J. Shea , Shea Aiello, PLLC, Hunter Shkolnik , Napoli Shkolnik Law PLLC & Salvatore A. Amodeo , McKeen & Associates, P.C..

SR, Plaintiff, represented by Brian J. McKeen , McKeen Assoc., David J. Shea , Shea Aiello, PLLC, Hunter Shkolnik , Napoli Shkolnik Law PLLC & Salvatore A. Amodeo , McKeen & Associates, P.C..

RICHARD D SNYDER, Defendant, represented by Eugene Driker , Barris, Sott, Margaret A. Bettenhausen , Michigan Department of Attorney General, Morley Witus , Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, PLLC, Nathan A. Gambill , Michigan Department of Attorney General, Richard S. Kuhl , Assistant Attorney General, Todd R. Mendel , Barris, Sott & Zachary C. Larsen , Michigan Department of Attorney General.

State of Michigan, Defendant, represented by Margaret A. Bettenhausen , Michigan Department of Attorney General, Nathan A. Gambill , Michigan Department of Attorney General, Richard S. Kuhl , Assistant Attorney General & Zachary C. Larsen , Michigan Department of Attorney General.

Daniel Wyant, Defendant, represented by Christopher B. Clare , Clark Hill PlC, Jay M. Berger , Clark Hill, Jordan S. Bolton , Clark Hill & Michael J. Pattwell , Clark Hill, PLC.

Adam Rosenthal, Defendant, represented by Allison M. Collins , Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. & Charles E. Barbieri , Foster, Swift.

Stephen Busch, Defendant, represented by Courtney B. Ciullo , Kotz Sangster Wysocki P.C., Dennis K. Egan , Kotz, Sangster, Wysocki & Berg, P.C., Krista A. Jackson , Kotz Sangster Wysocki P.C. & Philip A. Grashoff, Jr. , Kotz Sangster Wysocki P.C..

Patrick Cook, Defendant, represented by Allison M. Collins , Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. & Charles E. Barbieri , Foster, Swift.

Michael Prysby, Defendant, represented by Allison M. Collins , Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. & Charles E. Barbieri , Foster, Swift.

Bradley Wurfel, Defendant, represented by Christopher B. Clare , Clark Hill PlC, Jay M. Berger , Clark Hill, Jordan S. Bolton , Clark Hill & Michael J. Pattwell , Clark Hill, PLC.

Darnell Earley, Defendant, represented by William Young Kim , City of Flint.

Gerald Ambrose, Defendant, represented by William Young Kim , City of Flint.

Dayne Walling, Defendant, represented by William Young Kim , City of Flint.

Howard Croft, Defendant, represented by William Young Kim , City of Flint.

Michael Glasgow, Defendant, represented by William Young Kim , City of Flint.

Daugherty johnson, Defendant, represented by William Young Kim , City of Flint.

City of Flint, Defendant, represented by Frederick A. Berg , Butzel Long, Sheldon H. Klein , Butzel Long, Stacy Erwin Oakes , City of Flint & William Young Kim , City of Flint.

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Defendant, represented by Margaret A. Bettenhausen , Michigan Department of Attorney General, Nathan A. Gambill , Michigan Department of Attorney General, Richard S. Kuhl , Assistant Attorney General & Zachary C. Larsen , Michigan Department of Attorney General.

Edward Kurtz, Defendant, represented by Michael J. Gildner , Simen, Figura.

Veolia North America, Inc., Defendant, represented by Cheryl A. Bush , Bush, Seyferth & Paige, PLLC & Michael R. Williams , Bush Seyferth & Paige PLLC.

Veolia North America, LLC, Defendant, represented by Cheryl A. Bush , Bush, Seyferth & Paige, PLLC & Michael R. Williams , Bush Seyferth & Paige PLLC.

Veolia North America Operating Services, LLC, Defendant, represented by Cheryl A. Bush , Bush, Seyferth & Paige, PLLC & Michael R. Williams , Bush Seyferth & Paige PLLC.

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, P.C., Defendant, represented by Philip A. Erickson , Plunkett & Cooney.

Leo A. Daly Company, Defendant, represented by Philip A. Erickson , Plunkett & Cooney.

McAlpine PC, Interested Party, represented by Mark L. McAlpine , McAlpine & McAlpine.


ORDER GRANTING MOTIONS TO DISMISS

JOHN CORBETT O'MEARA, District Judge.

Before the court are several motions to dismiss filed by Defendants. Plaintiffs' complaint, which arises from the water contamination in Flint, Michigan, is virtually identical to the one filed in McMillian v. Snyder, Case No. 16-10796, which the court dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Consistent with McMillian, the court finds that (1) Plaintiffs' claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 are precluded by the Safe Drinking Water Act; (2) Plaintiffs' Safe Drinking Water Act claims are barred by Plaintiffs' failure to provide the required notice under the statute; and (3) given the lack of viable federal claims, it is appropriate for the court to decline to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over Plaintiffs' state law claims. The court incorporates by reference its analysis in McMillian, No. 16-10796, Docket No. 136 (notice under the SDWA), Mays v. Snyder, No. 15-14002, Docket No. 196 (SDWA preclusion of § 1983 claims), and Boler v. Earley, No. 16-10323, Docket No. 56 (SDWA preclusion of § 1983 claims).

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendants' motions to dismiss are GRANTED and Plaintiffs' complaint is DISMISSED.


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