Pre-Paid Legal Services Acquires Tvc Marketing Associates

By Driskill, Matt | THE JOURNAL RECORD, October 5, 1985 | Go to article overview

Pre-Paid Legal Services Acquires Tvc Marketing Associates


Driskill, Matt, THE JOURNAL RECORD


Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. of Ada acquired the Oklahoma City-based marketing firm of TVC Marketing Associates Inc. Oct. 1 in an exchange of stock.

TVC, which already marketed Pre-Paid's uniques legal insurance on an exclusive, nationwide basis, will become a seperate division of the company and will continue to market the service on an exclusive basis.

Pre-Paid is the first firm in the United States to offer legal insurance similar to that offered for medical insurance.

The company has entered into employment contracts with John Hail and Virgil Coffee, chairman and president respectively of TVC Inc., who will continue to operate the company in Okahoma City.

Pre-Paid's Thomas Bush, head of investor relations, said there would be no change in the practices of TVC, a multi-level marketing program loosely based on the same techniques as Amway and Mary Kay Cosmetics.

TVC currently has about 60,000 associates working across the country.

TVC Inc. has marketed Pre-paid's services since April 1984, but the establishment of the new division should eliminate confusion in the minds of the public and a duplication of efforts, Bush said, with a more effective marketing program resulting. . .

- Mead J. Hedglon has joined the Oklahoma City law firm of Kornfeld, Franklin & Phillips as head of the litigation department.

Prior to joining the firm, Hedglon served as general attorney for the Kerr-McGee Corp. He also served as general attorney for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio, and the Outboard Marine Corp. of Waukegan, Ill. . .

- Oklahoma City is currently accepting applications for the position of speical judge, who will serve as municipal judges when regular municipal judges are absent.

Applicants must be residents of Oklahoma City and have at least four year's experience as a licensed practicing attorney in Oklahoma.

Applicants may send letters of interest to Edward B. Dycus, presiding judge of the Oklahoma City Municipal Courts. Letters must be submitted no later than Oct. 31. Final selections will be made subject to the approval of the Oklahoma City Council. . .

- Third-year University of Oklahoma law student Dana L. Simpson was recently awarded the C.D. McDoulett Jr. Evidence Research Fellowship for 1985-86.

The $3,600 fellowship was established this year by university trustee C.D. McDoulett Jr. and the Diamond Shamrock International Petroleum Co.

Simpson, who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from OU in 1973, also has been awarded the John B. Cheadle Award for outstanding service to the college; has been editor-in-chief of the American Indian Law Review; a member of the board of governors of the Student Bar Association and vice president of the third-year class.

She will use the fellowship to assist law professor Leo H. Whinery in completing work on Volume II of the Guide to the Oklahoma Evidence Code. . .

- William R. Burkett, a partner in the Oklahoma City law firm of Linn & Helms, has been named general campaign manager for the Oklahoma City University School of Law's $8.5 million fund-raising campaign.

As general campaign manager, Burkett will overse efforts to raise money for OCU's law school in three major areas. The campaign hopes to raise $250,000 for operating funds; $2 million in capital funds to erect a law library annex and $6. …

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