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Articles from February 8, 2007

Client Surveys Slow to Catch on as a Legal Marketing Tool
BOSTON - Client surveys are slowly being recognized as a viable marketing tool by law firms, but the profession still lags far behind the rest of the business world. "Client feedback is a normal part of an intelligent marketing program," said James W....
Commentary: Bipartisan Solutions Needed to Problems Facing Okla
On Monday, Gov. Brad Henry gave the annual State of the State address to the Oklahoma Legislature, outlining his program for this legislative session. Much of the program had been previously released by the governor, but this was a complete outline of...
OKC-Based Devon Energy's Fourth-Quarter Profits Dip 40 Percent
Due mostly to a dip in sales and prices of natural gas and the loss of production from divested properties, Devon Energy's fourth- quarter profits dropped 40 percent, company officials said Wednesday.Devon's earnings for the quarter were $582 million,...
OKC-Based the Benham Cos. Lands Military Housing Contract
The Benham Cos. announced it was one of several companies selected to construct and maintain military housing on four military bases, including Altus Air Force Base.The contract was awarded by the U.S. Air Force for Benham to provide architectural and...
OKC Events: February 8, 2007
All ye brave of heart and willing to chill out, please take note: To benefit Special Olympics Oklahoma, not one but three Polar Plunges are scheduled this year, all at 11 a.m. Feb. 17. The plunges will take place at Bass Pro Shops in Oklahoma City and...
Okla. Court of Civil Appeals Rules Employees May Present Own Doctor's Report
Though a 2005 law gives employers first choice of the treating physician in workers' compensation cases, the injured worker will always have the right to challenge the treating physician's findings by presenting their own medical evidence, the Oklahoma...
Okla. Lawmakers Prepare to Revisit Subject as Both Parties Criticize Previous Reform
Policymakers are growing increasingly concerned that the sweeping workers' compensation package approved in 2005 has yielded very little improvement when it comes to employer costs. Frustrated lawmakers are preparing to revisit the issue in the 2007...
Overtime No Stress for EMSA in Tulsa, OKC
Recent winter weather put record-breaking demands on the Emergency Medical Services Authority. But a flexible system design keeps EMSA and its contracting partner - Paramedic Plus LLC - from feeling budget pinches caused by overtime and increased staffing.When...
Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Okla. Assn. of Conservation Districts to Sponsor Award
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts will present the Outstanding Conservation District Director Award.The award will be presented to the district director judged to have done the most toward conserving...
Signs of Wildlife: OKC Zoo, Monarch Launch Campaign to Promote New Exhibit
Over the next few weeks, Oklahomans won't be able to escape the state's wide variety of indigenous wildlife.Bison, snapping turtles, deer, cougars and more than 800 other critters will be seen everywhere: on billboards, TV, radio, brochures, newspapers,...
Storms Leave Sign Repair Work for Okla. Department of Transportation
The signs simply can't be ignored: This winter's storms have made more work for the state Transportation Department.Icy weather sent motorists sliding across roads and into signs and guardrails, leaving wreckage strewn across the state, department spokesman...
Tulsa-Based Nordam Group Delivers First Composite Window Frames for Airliners
The Nordam Group has delivered its first composite window frames for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.That marks the first composite window frame produced for a commercial airliner, officials said, providing a potentially lucrative marketplace for Nordam's...
Tulsa-Based SpiritBank Reconsiders Future of Branching
In an age when many regional and national banks ramped up their branching activity, so that streets seemingly offer as many lenders hawking their wares as convenience stores, SpiritBank chose a different path.The former American National Bank of Bristow...
Tulsa Insurance Company Sues Kansas-Based Bank
International Insurance Brokers Ltd. on Tuesday filed a $20 million lawsuit against Team Bank NA, Team Financial Inc., and Mystic Capital Advisors Group LLC.International Insurance Brokers is seeking damages for conspiracy, fraud, misrepresentation and...
Workers' Comp Claims Filed Have Decreased in Okla., Statistics Show
Oklahoma's numerous workers' compensation reform efforts appear to be effective in some respects, with court cases showing a steady decline in recent years.According to an annual report published last July by the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court,...
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