Judge issues split decision on lawsuits for Flint water engineering firms
The Flint Water Plant tower is shown January 13, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. - Bill Pugliano/Getty Images North America/TNS

DETROIT — A federal judge ruled Monday that several engineering firms involved in studying Flint's tainted water system can't be held liable for one aspect of allegations in a civil lawsuit but can for another portion. U.S. District Judge Judith Levy weighed in on the case brought by attorneys for four unnamed children in a professional negligence suit against Veolia North America LLC, Veolia North America Inc. and Veolia Water North America Operating Services LLC, Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam Inc., Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, P.C. and the Leo A. Daly Company "for harms arising out of the Fl...