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Oklahoma Law Blog

Oklahoma Law Blog

Covers Oklahoma personal injury and other legal topics. By Atkins and Markoff.

http://www.atkinsandmarkoff.com/Legal-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 6

    Testosterone Supplements/Low-T Drugs Could Cause Heart Event

    Testosterone Supplements/Low-T Drugs Could Cause Heart Event
    Recent studies indicate that testosterone supplements or "low-T" drugs, as they're often called, could be linked to serious heart events in men such as heart attack and stroke. Some bodies of research indicate that the risk is significant…
  • Feb 24

    Are E-Cigarettes Safe? Why Some Are Moving to Ban Them.

    Are E-Cigarettes Safe? Why Some Are Moving to Ban Them.
    Electronic cigarettes or "e-cigarettes" have risen to popularity within the last few years, although early forms of e-cigarettes date back to 1963. These devices have become so commonplace that it would not be surprising to sit next to…
  • Feb 3

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies at Age 46 of Apparent Heroin Overdose

    Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies at Age 46 of Apparent Heroin Overdose
    While the official cause of death cannot be confirmed until a full autopsy is performed, Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an apparent heroin overdose. He was found dead in his West Village apartment with 50 bags of heroin,…
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Absolute Legal Services, LLC Blog

Absolute Legal Services, LLC Blog

Covers Oklahoma personal injury law.

http://absolutelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Oklahoma Approves Videoconferencing in State Court

    Oklahoma Approves Videoconferencing in State Court
    There’s a new pilot program being started by Oklahoma’s court system that involves the use of videoconferencing for proceedings. I’m not sure how many other states use videoconferencing in their courts, but this is…
  • Jun 3

    How ERISA Hurts Your Personal Injury Claim

    How ERISA Hurts Your Personal Injury Claim
    ERISA is a big, confusing piece of legislation designed to protect companies who provide health insurance and retirement plans. Overall, I don’t have any problems with ERISA, except when I have to deal with health insurance plans.…
  • Jun 2

    The “Independent” Medical Exam

    The “Independent” Medical Exam
    Many of our personal injury clients are shocked to discover that the other side wants them to subject to a medical examination during their litigation. Attorneys and courts refer to this as an “independent exam,” because a doctor…
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Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyer…

Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Hasbrook & Hasbrook.

http://www.oklahomalawyer.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Most Oklahoma Traffic Deaths Involve No Seat Belts, No Helmet

    Most Oklahoma Traffic Deaths Involve No Seat Belts, No Helmet
    Oklahoma Car Crash Trends: Part 2 If all Oklahoma drivers and passengers used seat belts and safety restraints and all motorcyclists used helmets, it is likely that several hundred deaths...
  • Sep 30

    Oklahoma Traffic Fatalities, Injuries Decline in 2013

    Oklahoma Traffic Fatalities, Injuries Decline in 2013
    Oklahoma Car Crash Trends: Part 1 There are three groups of people who have a very personal motivation to advocate for reductions in traffic crashes and fatalities in Oklahoma: The...
  • Sep 26

    Oklahoma Lawmaker Laments Problems of Oklahoma Nursing Home

    Oklahoma Lawmaker Laments Problems of Oklahoma Nursing Home
    Primary Problems: Low Wages, Absentee Owners An Oklahoma lawmaker issued a press release earlier this week deploring the poor conditions of Oklahoma’s nursing homes. State Rep. James Lockhart, member of...
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Oklahoma Law Blog

Oklahoma Law Blog

Covers Oklahoma personal injury news. By McIntyre Law P.C.

http://www.oklahoma-law.com/blog/
  • Oct 21

    Is Your Furniture Hazardous to Your Kids’ Health?

    Is Your Furniture Hazardous to Your Kids’ Health?
    If you have very young children or babies, you’ve probably thought about baby-proofing your home – you make sure that there are no small objects around that could be choking hazards, you might gate your stairs to prevent children…
  • Oct 14

    Peace of Mind: Knowing your Vehicle’s Recall History

    Peace of Mind: Knowing your Vehicle’s Recall History
    You hear every day in the news about huge numbers of vehicles being recalled – sometimes the defects are small, but other times they can be serious and could affect the safety of your vehicle if not corrected. Often, the recall notices…
  • Oct 8

    2014 Fire Prevention Week

    2014 Fire Prevention Week
    Once in a while, a little flashing light on a smoke detector in your home might catch your eye. But, when was the last time you actually checked your smoke detectors to make sure that they are still in good working order? Probably not for a…
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Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
  • Oct 21

    Tenth Circuit rules pollution exclusion unambiguous (applying Utah law)

    Tenth Circuit rules pollution exclusion unambiguous (applying Utah law)
    In Headwaters Resources v. Illinois Union Insurance Co., the insured used fly ash to construct a golf course in a residential area.  Neighbors complained the fly ash polluted the groundwater and the dust from the fly ash was an…
  • Oct 14

    Default Judgment damages speculative — unsupported by the record. Arkansas Law

    Default Judgment damages speculative — unsupported by the record. Arkansas Law
    In MCSA, LLC v. Thurmon,  2014 Ark. App. 540,  the Thurmons got a default judgment against MCSA (Medical Center) for more than $645,000 after Mrs. Thurmon fell on the premises.  This amount was more than 20 times the medical…
  • Oct 1

    Arbitration agreement in nursing home contract unenforceable against family Ok law

    Arbitration agreement in nursing home contract unenforceable against family Ok law
    In Boler v. Security Health Care, the court affirmed the trial court's denial of arbitration of a wrongful death claim.  The issue is whether the trial court erred in denying the nursing home's motion to compel arbitration. The trial…
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Oklahoma DUI

Oklahoma DUI

Covers DUI news and cases. They are the co-authors of By Bruce Edge and John Hunsucker.

http://duioklahoma.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 5

    Tampa DUI unit reorganized after arrest…

    Tampa DUI unit reorganized after arrest scandalPhotosCLIFF MCBRIDE/STAFF"By putting [DUI officers] out into the districts and having more oversight and more accountability, it will prevent a lapse in judgment by a single supervisor from…
  • Jul 8

    Compelling video on police abusing DUI checkpoint

    Compelling video on police abusing DUI checkpoint
    As a citizen and as an Oklahoma DUI lawyer, I have always been troubled by our Courts allowing police officers to set up random checkpoints.  Although there are some safe guards in place, the police officers know how to get around the…
  • Feb 15

    WHY EVERY POLICE CAR SHOULD HAVE VIDEO

    WHY EVERY POLICE CAR SHOULD HAVE VIDEO
    The link below speaks for itself. A man in a diabetic coma is taken from his car at gunpoint--- kicked, beaten and kneed by 5-6 police officers.
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Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 21

    Understanding Estate Planning Part 2 – Your Estate

    Understanding Estate Planning Part 2 – Your Estate
    What, exactly, is your estate? The answer to this question is not always obvious to people who don’t have any direct experience with, or background in, the estate planning field. Because of this, there are often some significant…
  • Oct 16

    Understanding Estate Planning Part 1 – Your Last Will and Testament

    Understanding Estate Planning Part 1 – Your Last Will and Testament
    We’ve been writing our blog for long time, and have covered a number of essential estate planning topics. This week, however, we are going to take a step back and to talk about some key estate planning issues with which everyone should…
  • Oct 14

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Children in Your New York Estate Plan

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Children in Your New York Estate Plan
    When parents of young children in Brooklyn, New York create an estate plan, their plans have to address issues that people who do not have children don’t have to consider. Estate planning is all about making decisions, and doing so in a…
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Oklahoma Insurance Law

Oklahoma Insurance Law

Covers first party coverage issues and bad faith for Oklahoma. By Buckman & Roach.

http://www.okinsurancelawblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    The MCS-90 Endorsement – Background and Purpose

    The MCS-90 Endorsement – Background and Purpose
    Congress passed the Motor Carrier Act of 1980 (MCA) with the intention of overhauling "outdated and archaic regulatory mechanisms, while retaining the pluses of an industry that has worked by simply conducting itself under the ‘rules of…
  • Oct 3

    Medical Malpractice Insurer Could Not Cancel Claims Made Policy With Knowledge that A Potential Claim Was Pending

    Medical Malpractice Insurer Could Not Cancel Claims Made Policy With Knowledge that A Potential Claim Was Pending
    Physicians Liability Insurance Company (“PLICO”), issued a “claims made“ medical malpractice insurance policy to Defendant Mark Valentine. As a result of Valentine’s negligence during a surgical procedure, David…
  • Sep 26

    Intentionally Set Fires or Arson

    Intentionally Set Fires or Arson
    Arson or intentionally set fires cost insurance companies $593 Million every year. It is estimated 5% of all residential fires are intentionally set. It is imperative for insurance adjusters to watch for suspicious claims involving house…
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Tulsa Family Law Blog

Tulsa Family Law Blog

Covers family law and dispute resolution. By the Law Firm of Naylor, Williams & Tracy, Inc.

http://tulsafamilylaw.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 19

    A Primer on Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma

    A Primer on Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma
    Most people hold a formal ceremony to establish their marriage. Married couples get a license and formally record their ceremonial marriage at the courthouse. Oklahoma is among a handful of states that still recognize non-ceremonial…
  • Apr 10

    Oklahoma Judicial Appointment Process Threatened – Say No to SJR21

    Oklahoma Judicial Appointment Process Threatened – Say No to SJR21
    It’s silly season in the Oklahoma Legislature. One of the silliest ideas is to put politicians in charge of the commission that nominates Oklahoma judges. Lawmakers are threatening to abolish the commission and freeze judicial salaries…
  • Feb 22

    Is your son or daughter throwing away their higher education?

    Is your son or daughter throwing away their higher education?
    Originally posted on Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW:I commonly see parents of young adults in university/college where the student is throwing away their education, putting more time towards partying and recovery than studying and earning grades.…
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Tate Rehmet Personal Injury Blog

Tate Rehmet Personal Injury Blog

By Christopher Rehmet.

http://www.shermanaccidentlaw.com/personal-injury-law-blog/
  • Sep 19

    Picking the Right Sherman, Texas Accident Lawyer

    Picking the Right Sherman, Texas Accident Lawyer
    It is vital to have representation on your side if you hope to recover compensation after a car accident in north Texas. After all, an attorney’s sole job is to advocate on your behalf in order to help you win payment for any damages…
  • Aug 22

    Sherman, Texas Bus Accident – A Look Back

    Sherman, Texas Bus Accident – A Look Back
    In early August of 2008, a horrific bus accident that killed 17 people, and injured dozens more, occurred in the city of Sherman, Texas. The aftermath of the crash has left many citizens of Sherman, as well as family members of the crash…
  • Jul 22

    Lake Texoma- A Look at Accident Number

    Lake Texoma- A Look at Accident Number
    Located within the USACE Tulsa district of Texas and parts of Oklahoma, and formed by the Denison Dam on the Red River, Lake Texoma is one of the most popular lakes in the entirety of the United States. Each year, the massive lake and the…
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Chavers & Guhl LLP Legal Blog

Chavers & Guhl LLP Legal Blog

Reports on local criminal cases and their results.

http://chaversandguhl.com/legal-blog/
  • Dec 30

    Missing Mother’s Case Now Investigated As Homicide

    Missing Mother’s Case Now Investigated As Homicide
    Police said they are treating the missing persons’ case for a missing mother of four as a homicide investigation now. Oklahoma City police have been searching for Jaymie Adams since December 10, when she was reported missing by her…
  • Dec 25

    OK Man Charged With Assault, Murder In Shooting Death

    OK Man Charged With Assault, Murder In Shooting Death
    A man was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man in an Oklahoma City convenience store parking lot. Twenty-one-year-old Joseph Young had been arrested after 18-year-old Dejoun Chamberliss was found shot…
  • Dec 14

    13 Charged In Drug Ring Bust

    13 Charged In Drug Ring Bust
    Thirteen people have been charged after a four-month investigation targeting a drug trafficking operation in Oklahoma City. At the beginning of December, officials seized about 40 pounds of cocaine and seven pounds of crystal methamphetamine…
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Judge Tom Talks

Judge Tom Talks

Review of Oklahoma workers' compensation cases, law, and current trends. By Tom Leonard.

http://judgetom.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    Crosswalk and Disposition Table

    Crosswalk and Disposition Table
    The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Act is repealed, and the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Code is adopted. Most of the old provisions have been retained, but the numbering is new and the subsections have been shuffled. For example §3…
  • Dec 13

    Budget Outlook for Oklahoma

    Budget Outlook for Oklahoma
    If you are unfamiliar with the Oklahoma Policy Institute, go to its website and bookmark it, add it to you feed reader or follow it on Twitter.
  • Dec 6

    The Bunkhouse Rule

    The Bunkhouse Rule
    The Supreme Court of South Carolina held that a worker's injuries occurred within the course and scope of his employment where the migrant worker sustained a right ankle fracture when he fell on a wet sidewalk outside housing provided by his…
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Tulsa Bankruptcy and Consumer Law

Tulsa Bankruptcy and Consumer Law

By F. Bennett Callicoat.

http://tulsabankruptcyandconsumerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 3

    The Seven Habits of Highly Unsuccessful People* (a "How To" for Going Broke)

    The Seven Habits of Highly Unsuccessful People* (a "How To" for Going Broke)
    I'm old enough to remember Romper Room -- a kids show on TV back in the dark (as in "black and white") ages.  Romper Room had a regular segment called something like "Do Bee vs. Don't Bee" -- the idea being that you should be a "Do Bee"…
  • Oct 30

    Real Garnishment, Real Life: Can the Bank Really Take My Kid's Money?

    Real Garnishment, Real Life: Can the Bank Really Take My Kid's Money?
    Some clients were in the office and were consulting me about some business debts they'd personally guaranteed from a failed business. Facing the prospect of multiple lawsuits, they wanted to know if a bank could garnish their son's bank…
  • Sep 13

    Help! My Landlord told me to get out by tomorrow!

    Help! My Landlord told me to get out by tomorrow!
    “Help! My landlord has given me 48 hours to leave my apartment and I have no place to go!” Unfortunately, this was a real life plea I received just the other day. The man on the phone told me that he’d had a dispute with his landlord…
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OK Blawg - The Oklahoma Law Blog

OK Blawg - The Oklahoma Law Blog

Covers Oklahoma law, legal issues and politics.

http://okblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Randolf Dial Dies in Prison

    Randolf Dial Dies in Prison
    One of the earliest posts to this blog concerned escaped oklahoma killer randolph dial. Dial's story involves a series of events too strange for fiction. In 1986, Dial, a gifted artist, confesses to the 1981 murder of Kelly Hogan. Dial is…
  • Sep 27

    First Degree Manslaughter Charges Filed in Tulsa "Road Rage" Case

    First Degree Manslaughter Charges Filed in Tulsa "Road Rage" Case
    Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris filed a first-degree manslaughter charge Wednesday against Kenneth Ray Gumm, 67, in the shooting death of Dale Turney, 47.Gumm, a retired security guard, is accused of killing Turney in a River Parks…
  • Jul 18

    Governor signs ATV helmet law

    Governor signs ATV helmet law
    A state law requiring persons under 18 to wear a crash helmet while riding an all-terrain vehicle on public lands was signed into law Tuesday and takes effect Nov. 1.State Rep. Bill Nations, D-Norman, House author of the legislation, said the…
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