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Collisions Caused by Road Debris  

A truck driver was recently killed in a collision in Grady County when he swerved to avoid road debris, then lost control of his vehicle. Dual rear tires flew off of a different vehicle traveling the opposite direction as the truck driver. As he swerved to avoid the tires, he went off the road and […]

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Crush Accidents on Construction Sites

  According to Oklahoma News 4, a construction worker at a solar power plant near Covington was killed after being pinned under a trenching machine, which has chainsaw-like blades that dig into the earth to carve out trenches. No one witnessed the accident, and authorities believe that he either tripped and fell under the machine […]

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LGBT Employment Discrimination

Just recently a federal jury awarded over $1 million to a transgender plaintiff in Oklahoma. The lawsuit claimed that she had been discriminated against for four years as a professor at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and had been denied tenure because of her transgender status, according to Lexology. The plaintiff filed a lawsuit under Title […]

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State and Federal Criminal Defense  

  Dangerous household appliances lurk in our kitchens. Defective brakes and tires may be outfitting our cars and pickup trucks. Poorly designed children’s toys may present choking hazards. Not all of our products are safe, though most are. The federal agency responsible for ensuring product safety is the aptly named U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission […]

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Wrongful Death of Motorcyclist

The rider of a Harley Davidson motorcycle was tragically killed by the driver of an SUV on Tulsa Highway in recent news, as reported by Newson6.com. For an unknown reason, most likely because of intoxication, distraction, speeding, or falling asleep at the wheel, the SUV driver veered off the westbound Keystone Expressway. At that point, […]

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What Is an Employer’s Liability for a Car Accident Caused by an Employee?

If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, it may not just be the driver of the other vehicle who bears legal responsibility. For instance, if the negligent driver was operating a vehicle owned by his or her employer, the company may owe you compensation under the legal principle of vicarious liability. Alternatively, […]

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Is Transgender Discrimination Illegal in Oklahoma?

Employment discrimination based on a person’s gender has long been prohibited under federal and Oklahoma law. But in recent years there has been a focus on transgender employees and their rights under existing anti-discrimination laws. In a 2007 case the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has federal appellate jurisdiction over Oklahoma, ruled that […]

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OK Supreme Court Says Liquor Stores Can Be Sued for Serving Drunk Drivers

Drunk driving in Oklahoma continues to outpace the rest of the country. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were over 2,200 people killed in car accidents involving a drunk driver in Oklahoma over a 10-year period. This works out to 5.6 deaths per 100,000 population, a rate that is nearly […]

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Workplace Retaliation Does Not Necessarily Require Proof of Discrimination

Gender discrimination is a serious problem in many Oklahoma workplaces. Yet many victims are afraid to come forward because they fear retaliation. That is why federal laws expressly forbid employers from discriminating against an employee for “opposing any practice” that is considered unlawful. While the law does not actually use the word “retaliation,” that is […]

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How Oklahoma’s Cap on “Noneconomic” Damages Can Affect Your Personal Injury Claim

It is not always possible to quantify a personal injury claim. For example, if you are in a car accident, you can calculate your medical bills and lost wages. But what about your pain and suffering? This falls into a legal category known as “noneconomic damages.” In 2011 the Oklahoma legislature–under pressure from so-called “tort […]

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