Entries by Smith-Johnson


60 Minutes Australia Highlights Cancer Causing Roundup and Current Legal Action

“Four years ago, the World Health Organization warned that the herbicide Glyphosate, the main ingredient in weed killer Roundup, causes cancer. Created by chemical giant Monsanto, Roundup is the most widely used weed killer on Earth, sprayed on everything from tiny flower beds to vast fields of crops. Now, in a series of landmark verdicts, juries […]

Municipal Opioid Lawsuits Get the Green Light

U.S. District Judge Dan Polsteras who oversees roughly 2,000 opioid lawsuits by states, counties and cities, said the plaintiffs can try to prove that drugmakers’ deceptive marketing of the painkillers caused a harmful, massive increase in supply that pharmacies and distributors did not do enough to stop the distribution.

$2 billion in Roundup lawsuit award. Are deer hunters at risk?

Smith & Johnson is already representing individuals who have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of Roundup exposure. We have found that here in Northern Michigan, hunters who enjoy practicing quality deer management and spending time on their properties developing food plots for their hunts, are exposed at a much higher rate than most other […]


Second Jury Rules Roundup Causes Cancer

Reuters reports that a jury in San Francisco federal court became second in the U.S. to rule that Roundup weed killer caused cancer. The article says in part: Tuesday’s unanimous jury decision in San Francisco federal court was not a finding of Bayer’s liability for the cancer of plaintiff Edwin Hardeman. Liability and damages will […]

Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities Increase, Michigan Improving

The Governors Highway Safety Association recently released its 2018 study regarding pedestrian traffic fatalities by state (click to read – new window) In recent years, the number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States has grown sharply. During the ten year period from 2008 to 2017, the number of pedestrian fatalities increased by thirty five […]

Michigan Employers Beware: FMLA Leave Cannot Be Delayed. But what about Michigan’s new Paid Medical Leave…

Many Michigan employers of all sizes and stripes offer some form of paid leave, sick leave or paid time off as a fringe benefit. And, for large employers with 50+ employees, it would not be uncommon to permit additional time off even beyond the unpaid leave entitlements of the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). […]