Monday, June 24, 2019

Smith Haughey Attorney Obtains Dismissal of Medical Malpractice Case

Smith Haughey attorney Michael Miller recently obtained dismissal of a medical malpractice case against our client, a pediatric anesthesiologist. The plaintiff, a 16-year-old, underwent a lengthy surgery on the back of his skull, which required him to be positioned face down during the operation. After surgery, and after being re-positioned on his …

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Tom Tasker Inducted into Workers' Comp Hall of Fame

Former Smith Haughey attorney Tom Tasker was recently inducted into the State Bar of Michigan's Workers' Comp Section Hall of Fame.

Tom joined Smith Haughey in 1970, where he became a partner and shareholder, and was an integral member during his time at the firm, serving as chair of the firm's workers’ compensation practice group.

Tom demonstrat…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Smith Haughey Successfully Defends Hospital

Carol Carlson and Jon Vander Ploeg obtained a significant Court of Appeals victory for a hospital on the issue of whether the hospital was liable for an independent contractor anesthesiologist who allegedly harmed a patient during a procedure. Plaintiff alleged she had a reasonable belief the anesthesiologist was an agent of the hospital, but caref…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

You Can Run, But You Can't Hide

Smith Haughey attorneys Kevin Even and Chris Berry helped our client recover what she was owed by her employer, even though the company went to great lengths to evade the obligation. The employer refused to pay sales commissions that it owed to our client, a commissioned salesperson, after she left employment. Smith Haughey filed suit on her behalf…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Forest Hills Eastern Mock Trial Team Places 4th at State Tournament

On Saturday, March 16, the Forest Hills Eastern High School mock trial team advanced from the regional tournament, which was held at the Kent County Courthouse. The team is coached by Smith Haughey attorney Tom McCarthy and his wife, Linda McCarthy, who is a teacher at the high school. 

The team's success at the regional competition resulted in an…

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