Multidistrict Litigation formed in JUUL/e-cigarette Lawsuits

October 2th marked the beginning of multidistrict litigation for JUUL/e-cigarette lawsuits. As Smith & Johnson Attorney Tim Smith writes in the Legal Examiner: The Federal Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation [MDL] entered an order yesterday creating a MDL and centralizing all federal cases against JUUL Labs, Inc into the courtroom of U.S. District Judge William Orrick of […]

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.

Smith & Johnson Lawyers React to Purdue Pharma Settlement in Oklahoma

Earlier this week, Purdue Pharma settled out for $270M in the state case brought by the State of Oklahoma. Mara Thompson with TV 7&4 has been following the progress of our Federal Opioid Litigation team since our first press conference on December 19th, 2017 at the Macomb County Medical Examiners office when we announced the […]

News Roundup: Opioid Suit Filing

Tim Smith discusses Opioid Lawsuit

Smith & Johnson attorney Tim Smith discussing Leelanau County’s decision to enter the lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. More about Smith & Johnson’s Municipal Opioid Litigation right here.

9 Michigan Municipalities File Federal Lawsuit Against Pharmaceutical Companies

UpNorthLive reports that nine Michigan municipalities have joined together and filed federal lawsuits against dozens of pharmaceutical companies who they say had a part in the crisis: “Over 64,000 people died of opioid overdoses last year in America,” Said Dr. Joneign Khaldun, director and health officer for the City of Detroit. “In Michigan, the number’s […]

Child’s personal injury claim against city garbage truck upheld.

Facts & Ruling by Court:   A minor riding a school bus suffered bodily injuries when the school bus swiped a temporarily stopped city garbage truck that pulled back into the travel lane while the school bus was passing.  The Michigan Court of Appeals held that even if the garbage truck was temporarily stopped, that […]