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Flint city council votes to pay into water crisis settlement

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On Monday, the Flint city council approved tapping insurance funds to pay $20-million-dollars into a massive settlement of water crisis lawsuits.

The council voted for the resolution, despite concerns about how the settlement will distribute the funds.

And whether the city should really be considered a victim as well, not a defendant.

But Councilman Santino Guerra says “this why you have insurance.”

“This is the best decision for the city as a defendant definitely to take.”

If the city council did not approve the settlement funds, the city of Flint could have possibly run the risk of facing significantly higher liability from water crisis lawsuits.

A federal judge will decide next month whether to give preliminary approval for the settlement.