Smith Haughey Litigators Win Right of Way Dispute
Nov. 9, 2022 - Krista Jackson, Michael Bovill, and Lauren Ayoub successfully defended Gratiot County land owners in a dispute concerning ownership of a railroad's right of way. The case involved researching the railroad's origins - which dated back to 1888 - and following the property's use and ownership over the years.Read More
Health Care Professionals Are Successfully Defended
Ryne Takacs and Jason Sebolt proved successful in defending a regional hospital system and its three doctors for the treatment of a patient within the emergency department and plastic surgery clinic. The providers faced an allegation of medical malpractice by a patient seeking $500,000 in damages, stemming from an incident with a foreign object affecting the hand. With unrelenting dedication, Smith Haughey achieved a ruling which left our defendants without liability or worry of facing the claim again. Smith Haughey’s attorneys are armed with experience of litigating thousands of past cases and are exclusively devoted to serving as advocates for health care professionals. When the future is on the line, you need us on your side.Read More
Smith Haughey’s Trial Victory Run Crosses to Plaintiff Side
After two recent significant jury defense verdicts secured by Smith Haughey trial teams on behalf of their clients, a third team has obtained an insurance policy limits verdict for an injured woman who was forced to sue her own car insurance provider after sustaining injuries in a 2018 crash caused by an uninsured motorist.
Courtrooms Reopen; Smith Haughey Trial Mastery Reignites
On the heels of a recent jury defense verdict for a Smith Haughey client in Grand Rapids, this time a Smith Haughey Ann Arbor trial team secured unanimous defense verdicts for three ear, nose and throat doctors on April 22nd in a lawsuit involving a patient’s claims around post-surgical conditions. While courts across the state have been largely closed for civil trials since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, our lawyers’ trial skills have remained laser sharp despite the long pause, proven by recent successes on behalf of our clients.Read More
Smith Haughey Medical Malpractice Team Achieves Success for Hospital Client
Smith Haughey attorneys Cheri Chandler and Nick Nahorski recently obtained dismissal of all claims against our client, a large hospital, in a medical malpractice case. Chandler and Nahorski, who work from our Ann Arbor office, successfully argued that the statute of limitations barred the claims because the case was not filed within two years of the alleged malpractice nor within 6 months of when plaintiff discovered or should have discovered his claim. This is typical of the many and frequent successes achieved by our outstanding team of medical malpractice defense attorneys.Read More
Trial Team Successfully Defends Large West Michigan Hospital and Cardiologist In $3 Million Malpractice Suit
After a two-week trial on the plaintiff’s nearly $3 million demand, the jury reached its verdict after only a few hours of deliberations, determining that the hospital and the doctor met the standard of care in monitoring and treating the patient. The circumstances outside of the defendants’ control led to the patient’s unfortunate passing resulting from their very rare genetic heart condition. Our medical malpractice defense team, led by shareholder Jason Sebolt, obtained a jury defense verdict of no liability for its West Michigan hospital and electrophysiologist (a cardiac specialty) clients.
Smith Haughey Trial Team Earns $4.6 Million Jury Verdict for Client in Catastrophic Automobile Crash
Smith Haughey attorneys Tom McCarthy and Jack Oostema recently achieved a significant victory by way of a jury verdict in Ionia County Circuit Court of more than $4.6 million for our client, a young woman who suffered catastrophic orthopedic injuries over six years ago, when her vehicle was hit head on by a car that crossed the centerline on a 55 mph, two lane county road.
Smith Haughey Business Attorneys Negotiate $41 Million Sale
The attorneys of Smith Haughey’s Business and Real Estate Practice Group represented Festida Foods and related entities in the negotiation and sale of its business to a subsidiary of Utz Brands, Inc., a publicly traded and leading snack food manufacturer, for $41 million. Our team represented Festida from the negotiation of the letter of intent all the way through to the final closing in all aspects of the transaction opposite a national law firm of over 775 attorneys.
Smith Haughey Successfully Defends Nursing Homes
Ryne Takacs, a Smith Haughey medical malpractice attorney with a significant practice in the defense of long-term care and nursing home facilities and their employees, successfully defended two recent lawsuits against skilled nursing facilities, obtaining dismissal early in the litigation.Read More
Smith Haughey Attorneys Achieve Appellate Victory for Client
Smith Haughey attorney Kristen Guinn recently obtained victory in the Michigan Court of Appeals for our client, a health insurance company. Guinn had obtained a favorable ruling by the trial court, which was appealed by the plaintiff.Read More
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