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Dram Shop Liability Exten…

Dram Shop Liability Extended to Retail Sales of Alcohol to an Adult Over the Age of 21 for Off-Premises Consumption

The Oklahoma Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision extended dram shop liability to commercial vendors for the sale of alcohol, including low-point beer, sold for off-premises consumption to an adult over the age of 21.  The decision comes just as State Qu… Read More
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Avoiding Disputes After a…

Avoiding Disputes After a Settlement Conference or Mediation

Recently, in Tucker v. Mercy Tishomingo Hospital Corporation, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals considered an issue related to the scope of releases commonly given by plaintiffs in settlement agreements for employment-related lawsuits.[1]  The case… Read More
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EEOC Takes the Lead in Ch…

EEOC Takes the Lead in Challenging Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Read the full article, “EEOC Takes the Lead in Challenging Sexual Orientation Discrimination,” by co-author Mary L. Lohrke in The Oklahoma Bar Journal, Vol. 88, No. 2, January 2017. Read More
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OSHA Issues Guidance on D…

OSHA Issues Guidance on Discipline Policies, Incentive Programs, and Post-Accident Testing

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published guidance explaining its new regulations and clarifying its position with regard to the new anti-retaliation provision.  To be clear, the new anti-retaliation provision only… Read More
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Federal Judge Blocks New…

Federal Judge Blocks New FLSA Overtime Rules

On November 22, 2016, a U.S. District Court Judge in the Eastern District of Texas issued an order granting a preliminary injunction in a case brought by twenty-one (21) states against the Department of Labor (“DOL”) seeking to stop the new Fair… Read More
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Oklahoma Supreme Court De…

Oklahoma Supreme Court Decides Two Informed Consent Issues in One Medical Malpractice Case

The Oklahoma Supreme Court recently decided two issues related to informed consent under Oklahoma medical malpractice law in the case of Allen v. Harrison, 2016 OK 44, 374 P.3d 812.  Informed consent is a basic principle of medical treatment that ph… Read More
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Updates to Oklahoma Garni…

Updates to Oklahoma Garnishment Statutes Take Effect November 1, 2016

The Oklahoma legislature recently amended the garnishment statutes set forth in 12 O.S. § 1171 and 12 O.S. § 1190.  These changes will take effect on November 1, 2016.  The most noteworthy change is to general garnishments under 12 O.S. § 1173.3… Read More
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Categories: Articles, Banking Law
‘Sniffing’ Out an ADA…

‘Sniffing’ Out an ADA Claim: Chemical, Fragrance and Scent Sensitivities in the Workplace

Read the full article, “‘Sniffing’ Out an ADA Claim: Chemical, Fragrance and Scent Sensitivities in the Workplace,” by Kimberly Lambert Love and J. Miles McFadden in The Oklahoma Bar Journal, Vol. 87, No. 24, September 2016. Read More
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FLSA Final Rules on Overt…

FLSA Final Rules on Overtime

In 2014, President Obama directed the Department of Labor (“DOL”) to update the regulations defining which white collar workers are protected by the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (“FLSA”) minimum wage and overtime standards. Last month the DOL… Read More
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New EEOC Guidance on Leav…

New EEOC Guidance on Leave and the ADA

On May 9, 2016, the EEOC published new guidance entitled Employer-Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The guidance is intended to help educate employers about workplace leave as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. The EEOC g… Read More
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