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Articles from August 30, 2007

Administrative Law Judge: Coal-Fired Plant in Oklahoma Could Save Billions for Ratepayers
The $1.8 billion Red Rock coal-fired plant could pay for itself in about seven years and save ratepayers more than $1 billion over the 40-year life span of the plant, Administrative Law Judge Maribeth Snapp estimated in a report she issued to the three-member...
Commentary: Gavel to Gavel: Docking Salaries
When I previously visited with Michael D. President, the head of an Oklahoma company, We're Employing, about some basics on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) he had some follow-up questions about making deductions from employees' salaries and when...
E-Discovery No Longer Just for Techies
MINNEAPOLIS - E-discovery has become more the rule than the exception in civil cases throughout Minnesota and the rest of the country. In fact, it's gotten to the point where it's so common, e- discovery may even be in danger of losing its name."We have...
Electronic Data Discovery Is Hot Business
MILWAUKEE - In 1987, there was one business dedicated solely to providing electronic data discovery (EDD) services. In 1992, there were about five more. In 2000, there were about 40. Today, there are over 600 offerings, or purporting to offer, these...
Inventor, Attorney Score Third Patent
Inventors are creative, passionate, innovative thinkers, but getting their ideas from drawing board to production takes another specialized kind of talent - the patent attorney.That's why Jay Martin of Martin Bionics and patent attorney Martin Ozinga...
OKC Events: August 30, 2007
If you haven't sent in your reservation for the annual Renaissance Ball, a benefit for the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, you may be too late. At this moment, the elegant black-tie event is sold out. But don't lose hope. You can still get on the waiting...
OKC Weekly Legal News: August 30, 2007
The folks who run the A&P grocery chain may have a sense of humor about some things, but not about their veggies.A&P has filed a $1 million defamation suit against two New Jersey brothers, college students fired from jobs at a local store, who used broccoli,...
Oklahoma Businessman Bill Cunningham: 'Idea Man' Going Strong at 81
Bill Cunningham is a self-described idea man who deals in short attention spans and split-second decision points worth thousands of dollars."If you haven't noticed, drive-through restaurant menu boards just keep getting bigger and bigger," the founder...
Oklahoma City 'Urban' Group Sees Membership Increasing
Call it the Downtowners' Club: A group of downtown residents determined there was no reason they couldn't have a neighborhood association like many of Oklahoma City's other residential areas.Urban Neighbors officially kicked off in May, but the group...
Okla.'s Two Largest Electric Utilities Try to Convince State to Add Another Coal-Fired Power Plant
In Oklahoma, utilities have few fuel choices when it comes to generating electricity. Natural gas and coal are by far the two most prevalent fuel choices. And that choice has some of the state's most powerful corporations fighting about power.The state's...
Some Say Foreign Attorneys Best When in Trouble Abroad
ST. LOUIS - Location. Location. Location.Those words are just as important in criminal defense work as they are in real estate.St. Louis-area attorneys say it's too risky for them to try to represent clients who've been charged with crimes while traveling...
Steady Labor Day Weekend Travel Expected, Says AAA Oklahoma
An estimated 399,000 Oklahomans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Labor Day weekend, up 0.5 percent from last Labor Day, according to AAA Oklahoma.In Oklahoma, AAA predicts the number of air travelers will increase this year by 4 percent...
Tulsa Petroleum Club Opens New Doors to Smokers
One small, environmentally controlled smoking room may prove the key to reinvigorating the Petroleum Club of Tulsa.Since anti-smoking regulations took effect in March 2006, membership ranks at the downtown luxury club fell from 1,000 to 800, said General...
You've Got Mail - and Legal Problems
BOSTON - It's fast, easy, and for some, completely irresistible. In fact, you've probably done it several times today already, as has nearly everyone you work with.But as convenient and efficient as e-mail is, for employers it can also be a "clicking"...
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