Law & Principles

Tulsa attorney files landmark suit against Oklahoma Bar Association

A Tulsa attorney has filed a lawsuit against the Oklahoma Bar Association in an effort to break the OBA’s monopoly on licensing and collecting dues from members of the legal profession.

Mike Brake
May 16, 2019
Law & Principles

State leaders consider response to court’s ruling on lawsuit reform

This week the Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down a lawsuit-reform law that capped noneconomic (“pain and suffering”) damages at $350,000, declaring it a “special law” that unconstitutionally treated similarly situated plaintiffs differently.

State political, business, and medical leaders all say there will be an effort to reinstitute the cap, which has been declared vital to keeping doctors in Oklahoma and improving the state’s attractiveness to entrepreneurs.

Ray Carter
April 26, 2019
Law & Principles

Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down cap on noneconomic damages

In a split decision issued Tuesday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court declared a cap on noneconomic “pain and suffering” damage awards is an unconstitutional special law. The ruling, which strikes down a key reform long sought by business leaders and doctors, drew a sharp response from Senate leadership.

Ray Carter
April 23, 2019
Law & Principles, Good Government

It all starts at the top: Reforming Oklahoma’s executive branch

If Oklahoma is ever to have good government, the governor must persuade the people to change both the state constitution and the structure of the executive branch of state government.

Andrew C. Spiropoulos
January 22, 2019
Law & Principles

​OCPA Statement on Kavanaugh appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court

After Brett Kavanaugh was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Trent England, Executive Vice President of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), issued the following statement.

October 7, 2018
Law & Principles

Distorting facts to fit a narrative

Politicos in Oklahoma, and across the country, should stop bending the facts to meet their needs.

Jonathan Small
July 27, 2018
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