Workers' Compensation Measure Captures Okla. Gov. Henry's Attention

By Francis-Smith, Janice | THE JOURNAL RECORD, April 20, 2009 | Go to article overview

Workers' Compensation Measure Captures Okla. Gov. Henry's Attention


Francis-Smith, Janice, THE JOURNAL RECORD


Gov. Brad Henry continued his policy of saying little on Thursday about Republican agenda bills making their way toward his desk. But one measure elicited a response from Henry's spokesman, Paul Sund - the one requiring Senate confirmation of Henry's appointments to the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court.

The new Republican majority in the Senate has this year joined forces with the Republican majority in the state House of Representatives to pass bills that never would have received a hearing in past years, under the former Democrat majority.

Bills nearing successful completion of the legislative process include House Bill 1570, which would require anyone filing a professional liability lawsuit to first obtain an affidavit from a qualified expert attesting to the lawsuit's merit. A similar measure that only required a certificate of merit for medical malpractice lawsuits was struck down by the Oklahoma Supreme Court on the grounds that the measure created an unconstitutional special law. HB 1570 would remedy the problem with the previous measure by requiring a certificate of merit for lawsuits against all professionals, not just physicians.

Henry last year vetoed a bill that contained the certificate-of- merit provision, though his veto message encompassed several provisions of the bill that he found troublesome. HB 1570 would send the issue of certificates of merit to the governor as a stand-alone issue. The bill was approved by both the House and Senate, and requires only a few procedural steps before it can reach the governor.

The Senate recently approved HB 1601, which would prohibit lawyers from withholding part of their clients' awards for political contributions - a measure inspired by a group of workers' compensation attorneys' efforts to raise money for a Democrat- focused political action committee.

The year's comprehensive measure to alter Oklahoma's tort laws, HB 1603, is under negotiations, said Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Workers' Compensation Measure Captures Okla. Gov. Henry's Attention
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.