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Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels was recently pleased to learn that the Michigan Attorney General’s Office had decided that it was dropping all charges against a PSED client, Dr. Eden Wells. Dr. Wells, the former Chief Medical Officer in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, had been charged as part of the investigation arising out of the Flint water crisis, and was represented by attorneys Steve Tramontin and Jerry Lax of PSED.
Mr. Tramontin and Mr. Lax, who advocated tirelessly on behalf of Dr. Wells for over two years, were extremely pleased with the result. The efforts of Mr. Lax and Mr. Tramontin, covered roughly two dozen hearings over a period of ten months. From the outset they had argued that Dr. Wells had done nothing wrong, and in fact was one of the first state officials to take the concerns of Flint residents about lead in the water seriously.
While the Attorney General’s Office has indicated that it intends to continue its investigation in Flint, effectively starting over from the beginning, and that it may still pursue charges against the parties it dismissed, Mr. Lax and Mr. Tramontin remain optimistic that the case against Dr. Wells has been put to rest.
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