NewsOK Q&A: Child support payments based on several variables

In this article, Oklahoma City Attorney Robert K. Campbell answers questions about the basics of arranging and handling child support. Who pays child support in a divorce proceeding? Oklahoma law requires both parents to provide financial support for their children during a divorce. That being said, typically it is one parent paying the other parent. […]

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Gavel to Gavel: Employers should examine paid parental leave policies

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on July 18, 2019. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Hilary Hudson Clifton The notorious absence of any federally mandated paid family leave in the United States was a significant issue during the 2016 presidential election. Recent legislative proposals indicate that the […]

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Potts: How to determine whether to hold or terminate an oil and gas lease

When a landowner leases property to an energy company, the lease agreement typically contains a held-by-production provision, also known as a habendum clause. In Oklahoma, habendum clauses in oil and gas leases establish that after the primary lease term has ended, the lease shall remain in force as long as the land is capable of […]

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NewsOK Q&A: Deadline Monday for pharmacies’ annual inventory of controlled dangerous substances

In this article, Oklahoma City Attorney Martin J. Lopez III discusses requirements pharmacies must abide by when submitting inventories and the consequences they may face if they neglect to do so. There seems to be increasing regulation of pharmacies in recent years, and this has been heightened by the responses to the opioid crisis. What […]

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Possible Relief for FMLA Administration Pain Points

By Janet A. Hendrick and Matt Andrus June 24, 2019 It’s no secret that employers have found administration of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act to be a significant pain point. Relief, however, may be on the way. In a spring regulatory agenda notice, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that it is […]

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NewsOK Q&A: Federal income tax challenges for medical marijuana businesses in Oklahoma

In this article, Oklahoma City Attorney Jessica N. Cory explores the conflict between federal and state law as it pertains to medical marijuana businesses. What is the primary federal tax issue for Oklahoma medical marijuana businesses? Jessica Cory, attorney with Phillips Murrah law firm answers: The primary tax issue for Oklahoma medical marijuana businesses stems […]

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Gavel to Gavel: Who should define the terms of an oil and gas lease?

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on May 30, 2019. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Molly E. Tipton Whose job is it to determine which expenses can be deducted from royalty payments under the terms of an oil and gas lease? Is it the lessee or the […]

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NewsOK Q&A: #MeToo movement reaches merger transactions

In this article, Oklahoma City Attorney Erica K. Halley discusses the “#MeToo” movement and the Weinstein Clause as they relate to requirements in buying and selling companies. What is the #MeToo movement and how did it start? In October 2017, The New York Times published an article detailing decades of sexual misconduct by film producer […]

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Schovanec: Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling on noneconomic damages could have profound impact

On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Oklahoma’s statutory cap on noneconomic damages violates the Oklahoma Constitution because it singles out for different treatment less than the entire class of similarly situated persons who may sue to recover for bodily injury. In plain terms, the court found the statute is a “special law” that limits […]

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Supreme Court Holds Employees May Not Arbitrate Class Claims Unless Arbitration Agreement Unambiguously Provides for Class Arbitration

By Janet A. Hendrick April 24, 2019 It’s been a big week in employment law at the Supreme Court.  Earlier this week, the Court agreed to hear three cases, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda, and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC, to decide whether Title VII’s prohibition against […]

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NewsOK Q&A: Medical practice support can be costly to suppliers, others

In this article, Oklahoma City Healthcare Attorney Mary Holloway Richard discusses the “Anti-Kickback Statute” and potential, federal violations of the statute as it relates to providers in the healthcare industry. What is the authority for the federal government to oversee providers’ relationships with durable medical equipment (DME) and device suppliers and drug companies, such as […]

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Gavel to Gavel: Gender parity and the rise of women in the boardroom

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on April 18, 2019. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Kendra M. Norman It should come as no shock that, although women make up just over half of the U.S. population, they are underrepresented in corporate executive management, as well as in […]

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NewsOK Q&A: Doing business by email can cause legal concerns

In this article, Oklahoma City Attorney A. Michelle Campney discusses email practices that could be considered in legal matters. What are the general legal concerns regarding conducting business through email? It is estimated that there will be almost 3 billion email users by the end of this year, with an average of 128 business emails […]

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Lopez: A bitter pill – medical malpractice liability for new resident physicians

Medical school residency match day. It’s a chaotic, stressful revelation at which fourth-year medical students find out where they will spend the next few years of their lives as residents – newly minted physicians becoming experts in their respective fields. While becoming a resident physician is undoubtedly an exciting next step in the process, it […]

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What happens when a general contractor files for bankruptcy?

If you are a subcontractor or owner on a project where the general contractor has declared bankruptcy, you should act quickly to ensure, to the extent possible, that your rights are protected. First, whether you are a subcontractor or owner, examine your contract and realize that termination due to bankruptcy is likely unavailable. Once an […]