Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fallin Signs Lawsuit Reform Bills

Governor Fallin shakes hands with House Speaker Kris Steele
after signing lawsuit reform bills into law.

Governor Fallin's approval of lawsuit reform bills drew a thumbs up signal from officials with the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs.

“The signing of this significant bill achieves a core component of genuine lawsuit reform,” said Andrew Spiropoulos, OCPA’s Milton Friedman Distinguished Fellow and a Constitutional Law professor. “This sensible framework for the award of non-economic damages will discourage the filing of meritless lawsuits while protecting the right of the truly wronged to be made whole.”

"Oklahoma's economy has long been waiting for the leadership displayed today by the Governor and Legislature," said OCPA President Michael Carnuccio. "Today, our state became more competitive by removing the specter of lawsuit abuse."

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