Class action lawsuit filed against city amid ongoing water crisis

Class action lawsuit filed against city amid ongoing water crisis

HELP BUSINESSES RECOVER FROM THE WATER CRISIS.. 1:13- 1:14 DELBERT HOSEMANN – LT. GOV “IT’S TIME TO COME BACK OUT.” LT. GOV DELBERT HOSEMANN JOINING THE SECRETARY OF STATE MICHAEL WATSON AT THE FIRST STOP…BROAD STREET BAKERY…AS WATSON MADE HIS WAY ACROSS A MULTITUDE OF RESTAURANTS IN THE CAPITAL CITY MONDAY. WATSON SAYING MANY RESTAURANTS ARE FEELING THE STRAIN FROM THIS WATER CRISIS… MICHAEL WATSON – SECRETARY OF STATE 1:47- 1:58 “MAN YOU GOT FAMILIES ACROSS THE CITY WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET AND NOW YOU GOTTA THROW THIS ON TOP OF THEM…IT HURTS…SO THIS IS THE PART WE HAVE TO SHOW…THAT WE CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF JACKSON MISSISSIPPI …” ANOTHER RESTAURAUNT AND A BELOVED ONE BY MANY…IS STAMPS SUPER BURGER…ONE MS COUPLE…TOOK A TRIP ALL THE WAY FROM MOSS POINT MS TO COME EAT LUNCH…WITH WATSON…AND SUPPORT THE RESTAURANTS IN JACKSON. TERESA EMSWILER – MOSS POINT MS 2:08- 2:12 “I HAVEN’T EATEN HERE PROBABLY SINCE THE 80’S SO I’M ABOUT TO ENJOY A STAMPS BURGER.” PHIL STAMPS JR. THE NOW HEAD OF OPERATIONS FOR STAMPS SAYS THEY HAVE BEEN RESILIENT… THROUGH IT ALL… 24- 30 “WE’VE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE STOP BY AND BRING US BOTTLED WATER THAT WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO UTILIZE AND GET US THROUGH THE PROCESS.” 42- 49 “WE’RE ROLLING WITH THE PUNCHES AS YOU CAN SEE WE’RE STILL OPERATING…WE’VE HAD TO ADJUST BUT WE’RE MAKING THINGS HAPPEN.” WATSON – SAYS IT’S IMPORTANT FOR THE CAPITAL CITY OF MISSISSIPPI TO THRIVE…AND WITHOUT RESTAURANTS…THAT COULDN’T BE POSSIBLE… 2″06- 2:10 “WHEN WE TURN OUR ATTENTION HERE TO JACKSON MS.. .TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE SOME WHERE PEOPLE CAN COME

Class action lawsuit filed against city amid Jackson’s ongoing water crisis

Current and former city leaders named in the lawsuit

A class action lawsuit was filed in federal court Monday seeking $5 million in damages related to Jackson’s ongoing water crisis. The lawsuit alleges the city of Jackson’s water supply has been neglected for decades, culminating in its complete shutdown in August 2022. Before the water supply failure, the lawsuit states Jackson’s water was not fit for human consumption due to high levels of lead and other contaminants.The plaintiffs claim they were poisoned by lead and other contaminants in Jackson’s drinking water.The lawsuit names the city of Jackson, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, former mayor Tony Yarber, former public works directors Kishia Powell, Robert Miller and Jerriot Smash; Siemens Corporation, Siemens Industry, Inc., and Trilogy Engineering Services LLC as defendants.The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are Priscilla Sterling, Raine Becker, Shawn Miller, and John Bennett, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated.According to the Mayor’s office, “due to pending litigation we have no comment” on the lawsuit filed pertaining to Jackson Water.Tap here to read the lawsuit.

A class action lawsuit was filed in federal court Monday seeking $5 million in damages related to Jackson’s ongoing water crisis.

The lawsuit alleviates the city of Jackson’s water supply has been neglected for decades, culminating in its complete shutdown in August 2022. Before the water supply failure, the lawsuit states Jackson’s water was not fit for human consumption due to high levels of lead and other contaminants .

The plaintiffs claim they were poisoned by lead and other contaminants in Jackson’s drinking water.

The lawsuit names the city of Jackson, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, former mayor Tony Yarber, former public works directors Kishia Powell, Robert Miller and Jerriot Smash; Siemens Corporation, Siemens Industry, Inc., and Trilogy Engineering Services LLC as defendants.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are Priscilla Sterling, Raine Becker, Shawn Miller, and John Bennett, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated.

According to the Mayor’s office, “due to pending litigation we have no comment” on the lawsuit filed pertaining to Jackson Water.

Tap here to read the lawsuit.

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