Clayton Ketter

Avoid a clawback

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on September 13, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Director Clayton D. Ketter A business owner learns that one of her customers has filed for bankruptcy. She rushes to check her books and breathes a sigh of relief after seeing that the customer […]

Sam Newton Web

An alternative to federal funding

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on August 2, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Samuel D. Newton Efforts made this year to move forward with a federal infrastructure bill have stalled. Now, with the state budget strained and federal dollars unlikely, the legislature, counties, and municipalities will […]

Mary Holloway

NewsOK Q&A: U.S. businesses react to newly enforced EU privacy law

In this article, Oklahoma City healthcare attorney Mary Holloway Richard discusses GDPR, a newly enforced EU privacy law. Q: What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? A: It’s a law regulating data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU). It gives control to individuals over their personally identifiable information. It both standardizes […]

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Q&A: Medical Marijuana and the Construction Industry

In this article, attorney Samuel D. Newton discusses procedures Oklahoma construction industry employers need to develop with the legalization of medical marijuana. With the passage of State Question 788 and the decision by the Governor not to call a special session, many of the ancillary questions regarding the impact of medical marijuana will remain unanswered […]

Mary Holloway

NewsOK Q&A: Oklahoma Medicaid plans offer solution for costly prescription drugs

In this article, Oklahoma City healthcare attorney Mary Holloway Richard discusses steps Oklahoma has taken to lower prescription drug costs for consumers. Q: Oklahoma recently has been recognized by Secretary Alex Azar, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for innovations in its Medicaid prescription drug program designed to lower drug costs to the […]

Jason M. Kreth

NewsOK Q&A: SQ 788 also opens path for new medical marijuana businesses

In this article, Director Jason M. Kreth discusses requirements and allowances for medical marijuana distributors since Oklahoma voters approved State Question 788. Q: What type of new business opportunities exist now that SQ 788 has passed? A: The approval of SQ 788 enacted a series of new statutes that take effect July 26. Aside from provisions related to […]

Forty one years ago today – SCOTUS: Advertising is attorneys’ First Amendment right

On this day (June 27) in 1977, Bates v. State Bar of Arizona recognized attorneys’ First Amendment right to advertise.

Cody Cooper

Monkey’s business?

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on June 21, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Cody J. Cooper In 2011, a nature photographer in an Indonesian nature reserve left his camera unattended in the forest. A 7-year-old crested macaque monkey named Naruto, perhaps in an effort to increase […]

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Oklahoma healthcare law leader Mary Holloway Richard offers mentoring advice in AHLA magazine

The following Oklahoma healthcare law topic regarding mentoring was featured in the June 2018 issue of Connections, the official publication of the American Health Lawyers Association. By Mary Holloway Richard “Forewarned is forearmed.” I adopted that as one of my guides. Nowhere is that more true than in the mentor selection process within AHLA. I […]

Jim A. Roth, Phillips Murrah

Roth: An open letter of thanks

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on June 4, 2018. Roth: An open letter of thanks Occasionally in life our journeys come full circle in a way that allows for reflection and gratitude, such as this, my last recurring column in this […]

Zac Bradt

NewsOK Q&A: Surface owners have rights regarding oil and gas development

In this article, Attorney Zachary K. Bradt discusses protections land owners have in regards to surface rights in oil and gas exploration. Q: Why should surface owners be concerned about the development of oil and gas? A: In Oklahoma, courts have ruled that the mineral estate is superior to the surface estate for purposes of oil and […]

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Roth: Reasons to stay ‘air aware’ in Oklahoma

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on May 21, 2018. Roth: Reasons to stay ‘air aware’ in Oklahoma Often Missouri is referred to as the Show Me State, yet we Oklahomans also typically like to see things ourselves to believe them. Yet, […]

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Roth: Time for a long-overdue legislative break

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on May 14, 2018. Roth: Time for a long-overdue legislative break Oklahoma’s Senate, and later, state House, adjourned sine die May 4, earlier than planned, and not without objection up to the bitter end. This legislative […]

Kathryn Terry

Business websites under legal pressure

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on May 10, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Director Kathryn D. Terry The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and access to government programs and services. The third section […]

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NewsOK Q&A: For health care providers, safeguarding patients’ electronic health information is also an employment matter

In this article, Oklahoma City healthcare attorney Mary Holloway Richard discusses how safeguarding patients’ electronic health information is an employment matter with the Oklahoman newspaper. Q: In preparation for an employee or other members of a health care company’s workforce quitting, what preventive steps can be taken to ensure that patients’ health information is protected? A: […]