Tag Archives: lawsuit reform

Workers’ comp changes again high on State Chamber agenda (access required)

Top of the list on the State Chamber’s legislative agenda for 2013 is, not surprisingly, workers’ compensation. This time, chamber officials want to eliminate the state’s court-based system and follow the trend in other states to an administrative model, an ...

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Conversation Starter: Conservatives work to cull moderate Republicans from state legislatures (access required)

 John Hanna Associated Press  TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Frustrated by their inability to achieve some policy goals, conservatives in Republican states are turning against moderate members of their own party, trying to drive them out of state legislatures to clear ...

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Fallin signs lawsuit-reform package; bipartisan senators see lawsuit ahead (access required)

Hailing it as a way to boost the state’s economy and attract and retain doctors while ensuring injured Oklahomans are compensated, Gov. Mary Fallin signed a three-bill lawsuit reform package Tuesday afternoon. At the same time, several lawmakers from both ...

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Opponents criticize refusal to hear amendments on noneconomic-damages cap bill (access required)

Supporters of a bill to cap noneconomic damages in lawsuits to $350,000 came under fire from opponents on the Senate floor Monday because HB 2128 was advanced without hearing several amendments on the clerk’s desk. Amendments were also not heard ...

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Capitol week in review (March 21-25) (access required)

After a previous week of racing toward their first-house floor deadline, state representatives and senators took it easy this week, by comparison, with little floor activity as each house begins its consideration of the other’s bills in committee. Although some ...

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Damages-limitation bill draws emotional testimony (access required)

It is out of character for Connie Plumlee to speak up in public, but her life circumstances have placed her front and center in the Oklahoma lawsuit reform debate. Plumlee, a Collinsville teacher, was burned in December 2009 when her ...

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