In practice, Oklahoma attorneys can expect that they will need to check legislative histories regarding whether a particular statute was amended or enacted by the 2009 act, whether subsequent amendments saved the statute, and whether this year’s special session resolved these issues.Read more: http://journalrecord.com/2013/09/18/gavel-to-gavel-mixed-bag-of-bills-opinion/#ixzz2fIk1wP7Z
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Mixed bag of bills
In my Gavel to Gavel column in the Journal Record, I have described the mixed bag of bills offered up by the 2013 special session. Some of the statutes enacted or amended by the 2009 Comprehensive Lawsuit Reform Act were re-enacted. Some were not. This leaves lawyers looking to the legislative history more in coming years, as we continue to sort through the fallout from the Douglas decision.