CHAMBER BLUE JOIN

Legal reform

Purpose 

Reduce Oklahoma businesses’ vulnerability to frivolous lawsuits and remove legal threats and obstacles to legitimate business operations through legal justice and lawsuit reform.   

2019 Legislative Initiatives

  • Support Rational Use of a Product Act 

  • Support Transparency in Private Attorney Contracts (TiPAC—Attorney General contracts on a contingency fee basis with outside counsel)

  • Support provisions of the model Consumer Protection Act

  • Protect property owners from attorney fee liability when the state demands a jury trial in eminent domain appeals

  • Support Statute of Repose not to exceed ten years

  • Update the Oklahoma Rules of Procedure to reflect changes to pleading standards in the federal system

  • Support business friendly protections in the new medical marijuana laws such as reforms to avoid Burk public policy torts

  • Support pro-business reforms to Oklahoma’s judicial nominating process including term and/or age limits, and implementation of the federal (or quasi-federal) process

  • Support judicial redistricting for the Supreme Court to include Congressional districts and at-large districts

  • Broad policy recommendation: Support pro-business lawsuit reforms, reforms to Oklahoma’s product liability laws, and push back against legislation that would expand liability

  • Support efforts to further criminal justice reform to improve workforce and protect public safety while decreasing costs within the state's budget

 

RESEARCH & RESOURCES

Issue Brief: Key Lawsuit Reforms & Their Impact (2017)
Issue Brief: The Impact of Judicial Philosophy on Business and Industry  (2017)

 

JOIN Committee 
 

Staff Contact:
Adria Berry

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EMAIL ADRIA


Committee Chair:
Jeffery Starling
Sr. Counsel – Operations, Devon Energy Corporation


Vice Chairs:
Amy Anderson
Director, Civil Justice Task Force 
American Legislative Exchange Council 


Brett Robinson
President
Beer Distributors of Oklahoma

 

 

 



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