NewsOK Q&A: Some mortgage, business loans may need updating with looming bank rate phaseout

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: November 16, 2017 Click to see full story – Some mortgage, business loans may need updating with looming bank rate phaseout Click to see Kendra M. Norman’s attorney profile Q: What is LIBOR? A: The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is the daily calculation of an average of estimated interest rates […]

Why Weinstein’s creditors hired bankruptcy counsel

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on November 16, 2017. By Phillips Murrah Director Clayton D. Ketter Since the onslaught of sexual misconduct allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, his film studio, The Weinstein Company, has wasted no time in firing its founder. Yet, the namesake studio […]

NewsOK Q&A: Not all jokes, propositions necessarily workplace sexual harassment

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: November 14, 2017 Click to see full story – Not all jokes, propositions necessarily workplace sexual harassment Click to see Kathryn D. Terry’s attorney profile Q: What is sexual harassment? A: The word “harassment” gets thrown around and used in a lot of contexts. or employment law purposes, unlawful sexual […]

Roth: A victory for fossil fuels over renewables

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on November 13, 2017. A victory for fossil fuels over renewables At this juncture, it isn’t shocking to read the new tax proposal and learn that it harms renewable energy. The headlines immediately bifurcated the energy […]

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NewsOK Q&A: Manufacturing sales tax exemption is tool for attracting, maintaining investment

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: November 3, 2017 Click to see full story – Manufacturing sales tax exemption is tool for attracting, maintaining investment Click to see Jim Roth’s attorney profile Q: What is Oklahoma’s manufacturing sales tax exemption? A: Goods and equipment used in a manufacturing operation can be purchased exempt from sales and […]

Roth: Sharing the warmth with solar energy

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on November 6, 2017. Sharing the warmth with solar energy You may have noticed the Salvation Army’s Share the Warmth program on your electric bill. Many areas have similar utility assistance programs that help residents who […]

Roth: A focus on conservation, climate science

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on October 23, 2017. A focus on conservation, climate science Once a year, I like to spread the word about an organization that is not only near and dear to me, but plays a vital role […]

Roth: The potential of offshore wind production

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on October 16, 2017. The potential of offshore wind production There have been so many exciting clean energy topics to cover lately that I want to circle back to one that was announced in late summer. […]

NewsOK Q&A: Certificate of need laws can bridle behavioral, other care

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: October 12, 2017 Click to see full story – Certificate of need laws can bridle behavioral, other care Click to see Mary Holloway Richard’s attorney profile Q: What are Certificate of Need (CON) laws and what is the status of CON in Oklahoma? A: The history of CON laws is […]

Roth: Energy policies should communicate Oklahoma is open for business

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on October 9, 2017. Energy policies should communicate Oklahoma is open for business Oklahoma wind’s positive impacts on our state are well-documented: more than $12.3 billion invested, more than 8,000 home-grown jobs and $22 million paid […]

Sharp spike in EEOC lawsuits

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on October 5, 2017. By Phillips Murrah Director Byrona J. Maule Fall is a time of change. But this fall, the transition from summer isn’t the only change we’re experiencing. This fall has also brought extraordinary action from the Equal Employment Opportunity […]

Roth: National Clean Energy Week

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on October 2, 2017. National Clean Energy Week Friday marked the end of the inaugural National Clean Energy Week. The brainchild of several energy groups and associations, the idea is to give clean energy the attention […]

NewsOK Q&A: Feds paid $60 million in ‘improper’ Medicare payments last year

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: September 29, 2017 Click to see full story – Feds paid $60 million in ‘improper’ Medicare payments last year Click to see Mary Holloway Richard’s attorney profile Q: In 2016 the federal government paid out $60 million in “improper payments” to Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans. What are improper payments? […]

Roth: When ‘America First’ meets American solar energy

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on September 25, 2017. When ‘America First’ meets American solar energy The plot thickens in the Suniva and SolarWorld case before the International Trade Commission. On Friday, the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that imported solar panels and […]

NewsOK Q&A: Data security, cyber threats are everyone’s concern

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: September 20, 2017 Click to see full story – Data security, cyber threats are everyone’s concern Click to see Fred Leibrock’s attorney profile Q: With the recent breach of Equifax, it seems that vulnerability to identity fraud is everywhere. Are there measures I can take on behalf of my company […]