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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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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