36 Michigan municipalities represented by Timothy Smith of Smith & Johnson Attorneys are now closer to receiving pivotal Opioid Settlement funds to heal their communities from the effects of the ongoing opioid crisis. Judge Fresard of the 3rd Circuit Court recently sanctioned Ottawa County for filing a lawsuit that delayed disbursement of $81 million to nearly 270 local governments in the State of Michigan after finding that the county’s lawsuit demanding more funds made deceptive claims.
“Opioid addiction doesn’t discriminate based on where someone lives or how much money they make,” said Chris Forsyth, Deputy County Administrator, Grand Traverse County. “We are anxious to use settlement funds to help our community heal and prevent any more lives from being destroyed. Thankfully, this ruling finally allows us to move forward in that mission.”
Learn more about the lawsuit here.
Mr. Smith has practiced as a trial attorney since graduating Notre Dame Law School in 1992. He has litigated cases across the country including cases from Ventura County, California to Middlesex County, New Jersey. He practices in both State and Federal courts.