Waid et al v. Snyder et al
ORDER granting Motions to Dismiss. Signed by District Judge John Corbett O'Meara. (WBar)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
LUKE WAID, et al.,
Case No. 16-10444
Hon. John Corbett O’Meara
GOVERNOR RICHARD DALE
MOTIONS TO DISMISS
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
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendants’ motions to dismiss are
GRANTED and Plaintiffs’ complaint is DISMISSED.
s/John Corbett O’Meara
United States District Judge
Date: February 7, 2017
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon
counsel of record on this date, February 7, 2017, using the ECF system.
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