Oklahoma Supreme Court News

Okla. Supreme Court upholds $10 million wrongful death ruling against BNSF Railway; Train collided with man's vehicle in 2008

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 9, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Oklahoma Supreme Court upheld a trial court judgment in a suit over wrongful death allegations after a man was killed when a BNSF train collided with his vehicle.

Sierra Club scores win in fight with Oklahoma commission over installation of pollution-control devices

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 20, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Sierra Club has scored a win in its fight with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission after the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the commission lacked authority to approve the installation of pollution-control devices at a power plant.

Lawyers return with lawsuit blaming Okla. earthquakes on fracking industry

By John O'Brien | Sep 15, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - A lawsuit that blames the fracking industry for increased earthquake activity in Oklahoma is back.

Oklahoma high court rules that doctors need patient consent before using non-doctor surgery assistants

By Todd Barnett | Jul 5, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – In a decision issued June 20, the Oklahoma Supreme Court voted unanimously that surgeons should seek patient consent before using non-doctors to assist with a surgery.

Oklahoma SC refuses to wade into lawsuit over Syrian-born man’s baptism

By Jessica Karmasek | Mar 14, 2017

The state’s high court, in its Feb. 22 ruling, said per the church autonomy doctrine, it lacks subject matter jurisdiction.

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