This scholarly article contains updated material concerning Oklahoma Product Liability Law. Phillips Murrah President and Director, Tom Wolfe co-authored the original article with former colleague, Chris Pearson, who is now a partner at the Law Firm of Germer, Beaman & Brown in Austin. The first update, which garnered a 2003 Maurice Merrill Golden Quill Award from the Oklahoma […]
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Published 3/16/2013 in The Oklahoma Bar Journal, Vol. 84, No. 8 By Cody Cooper Under Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), opposing parties must now discuss e-discovery at least 21 days before a scheduling conference is heard or a scheduling order is due under Rule 16.1 Rule 26(f) also applies to […]
There are a handful of steps and precautions hospitals, physicians, and other providers can take to be better prepared for health information damages.
Phillips Murrah Director Bob Sheets featured in the media as a source in a story by Oklahoma Watch investigative journalist, M. Scott Carter. The story, titled “Price of Admission to Nursing Homes: No Lawsuits,” is about nursing homes in Oklahoma that require arbitration agreements as part of the admission process. From the article: Oklahoma City […]
Gavel to Gavel, appears in The Journal Record. Originally published in The Journal Record on Apr. 22, 2015. View G. Calvin Sharpe’s attorney profile here. The Affordable Care Act brought fundamental changes to the American health care system. One called evidenced-based care significantly affects how physicians are paid. I’ve represented many providers in malpractice actions […]
Jim Roth’s Friday column, Earth Business, appears in The Journal Record. Originally published in The Journal Record on Apr. 17, 2015. View Jim Roth’s attorney profile here. Most consumers have assumed for years that gasoline prices will increase in the summer. New research from the Center for Economic Analysis suggests that this perception is false, and that […]
By Chris Pearson, Thomas G. Wolfe, Lyndon Whitmire and Cody J. Cooper The Oklahoma Bar Association published an update to an article “An Overview of Oklahoma Product Liability Law” in the April 18, 2015 edition of the Oklahoma Bar Journal. SCHOLARLY ARTICLE: An Overview of Oklahoma Product Liability Law Any discussion of Oklahoma product liability law […]
On Saturday, April 28th, the American Subcontractors Association of Oklahoma held their 2015 Denim & Diamonds Awards Gala at the Oklahoma History Center. The gala recognizes excellence in the construction industry through the ASA-OK awards. Phillips Murrah was honored to receive the award for Service Provider of the Year. PM was one of 11 professional service […]
Phillips Murrah Director Terry Hawkins was featured in the Claremore Daily Progress newspaper in relation to $2.4 million in building bonds being issued to build and renovate schools and related projects. In the story, “School board sets date for sale of building bonds,” reporter Mark Friedel wrote: The $2.4 million in building bonds is part of the […]
Although Phillips Murrah Director Tim Kline will recoil at the use of this descriptor, I (Marketing Director, Dave Rhea) am going to be so bold and reckless as to say he is legendary. As I listened to him review some of the highlights of his personal history, I felt like I was in the room […]
On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, Democrats and Republicans revealed the result of their negotiation and cooperation to offer an alternative to Medicare’s sustainable growth rate formula.
President Obama has taken the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act to characterize continued activities on the Hill to repeal it as renegade special interest activities.
Phillips Murrah sponsored Positive Tomorrows’ annual Cork & Canvas on Thursday, April 2 at the Oklahoma City Farmers’ Public Market. Positive Tomorrows is Oklahoma’s only elementary school specifically serving homeless children and their families and prides itself on educating at-risk children by dedicating attention to their unique educational and social service needs. The event includes an evening of […]
On Friday, Mar. 27, Oklahoma City University School of Law held their grand opening ceremony in downtown Oklahoma City. On hand for the event were Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett, Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, host of ABC’s hit show, The Bachelor/OCU Law alumnus Chris Harrison and others were on hand to welcome OCU to […]
SCOTUS reverses a lower court decision in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, Inc.: Idaho residential care facilities sued the state for failure to implement higher reimbursement rates required by Medicaid which the Idaho legislature had not sufficiently funded. The federal district court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the facilities ruling that Idaho’s […]
Phillips Murrah President and Director, Tom Wolfe, is quoted in The Oklahoman regarding the Kingfisher wind project. NewsOK: Kingfisher wind project pauses some construction as Texas oil company questions locations by Paul Monies, Published: March 25, 2015 KINGFISHER — Apex Clean Energy has agreed to pause construction on part of its Kingfisher wind farm until more […]
Q&A from NewsOK: Phillips Murrah attorney Jennifer Ivester Berry discusses the what, when, how and why of eminent domain. View Jennifer Ivester Berry’s attorney profile page here. By Paula Burkes – Published: March 25, 2015 View the article at NewsOK.com here. Q: What is eminent domain? A: Eminent domain, condemnation, taking power — these words sound ominous […]
Clay Ketter’s guest column, Gavel to Gavel, originally published in The Journal Record on Mar. 11, 2015. View Clay Ketter’s attorney profile here. The current price of crude oil is sure to make people use language that is inappropriate in polite conversation. As news of idled rigs, layoffs and credit defaults becomes a daily occurrence, […]
From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: March 9, 2015 Click to see full story – Across the U.S., more state laws are likely for mandated encryption of health data Phillips Murrah’s Joshua Edwards discusses health care data hacking Hacking may bring more state laws, encryption of health data Q: How serious of a problem are health […]
The recent increases in patent maintenance fees has led many patent holders to abandon an increasing number of patents because the cost of maintaining a large portfolio is becoming too high. Selling patents that are about to lapse is one option, however, doing so presents two primary concerns: lack of investment in expiring patents and […]
Phillips Murrah Director and Shareholder, Juston R. Givens, expresses congratulations to his clients as they break ground on The Criterion, a world-class music venue being constructed downtown Oklahoma City. “It’s great that there is a dedicated live music venue of this quality and calibur coming to Bricktown,” Givens said. “I’m extremely proud of these guys […]
Jim Roth’s Friday column, Earth Business, appears in The Journal Record. Originally published in The Journal Record on Feb. 13, 2015. View Jim Roth’s attorney profile here. Oklahoma’s cleanest and cheapest form of electricity comes from its own wind projects. Although our utilities don’t operate under a mandate, or what’s known as a renewable energy portfolio standard, […]
This Gavel to Gavel legal column was originally published in The Journal Record on Jan 28, 2015. By Nicholle Jones Edwards. View her attorney profile here. “Fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication constitute a greater danger to the privacy of the individual,” Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren prophetically stated in 1963. Today, people use email, text messaging […]
The State of Oklahoma is still able to execute condemned prisoners by any means previously deemed constitutional, despite Supreme Court ruling.
The trend toward decreasing costs in healthcare has seized upon value-based care – tying physician compensation to performance and outcome measures.
Propriety hospitals are looking at financially more stable futures than not-for-profit facilities.
Tom Wolfe, managing director at Oklahoma City law firm, Phillips Murrah, announced that attorneys Nicholle Jones Edwards, Jennifer L. Miller, Jason M. Kreth and Candace Williams Lisle have been elected by the firm’s shareholders as new directors. Their appointments were made effective January 1, 2015, bringing the total number of directors in the firm to […]
Jim Roth’s Friday column, Earth Business, appears in The Journal Record. Originally published in The Journal Record on Jan 16, 2015. View Jim Roth’s attorney profile here. The plummet of the price per barrel of Brent crude oil has shocked nearly every major domestic and international producer. However, in the case of some energy companies and investors, […]
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