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Another natural gas company tries to have lawsuit blaming fracking for Okla. earthquakes heard in federal court

Defendant Devon Energy Production Company LP filed its notice of removal to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma Nov. 16.

EPA: Macy's to pay $375,000 to resolve hazardous waste violations

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 25 that Macy’s Retail Holdings Inc. (Macy’s) will pay $375,000, correct violations and develop an environmental training program for employees after allegations of hazardous waste regulation violations.

Lawyers return with lawsuit blaming Okla. earthquakes on fracking industry

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

Oklahoma sues four major opioid manufacturers, alleges responsibility for public health crisis

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced June 30 that his office has filed a lawsuit against the four leading manufacturers of opioid pain medication in the United States, for allegations of deceptive marketing that helped advance the country’s opioid epidemic.

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

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, other states take action against California insurance commissioner

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced June 20 that he and 11 other state attorneys general have authored a letter to California Insurance Commissioner David Jones seeking a cease and desist from requiring insurance companies to publicly disclose fossil fuel investments and urging companies to “pledge” to divest from the coal industry.

Residents of Oklahoma town say Michelin, B.F. Goodrich plant polluted area

TULSA, Okla. (Legal Newsline) — Dozens of residents of Ottawa County, Oklahoma, are suing Michelin North America Inc. and B.F. Goodrich Company, alleging liability and negligence for pollution in their community.

Oklahoma law firms allege other lawyers breached agreement

TULSA, Okla. (Legal Newsline) — A group of Oklahoma law firms is suing other lawyers, alleging breach of contract.

Oklahoma attorney general urges consumers to avoid LayZ Board hoverboards

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced May 23 that he has urged Oklahomans to stop purchasing or using LayZ Board Hoverboards.

U.S. sues counseling firm over Medicaid debts

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Western Oklahoma is suing a mental health counseling company and its owner for $4.7 million, citing alleged fraud and misrepresentation in debt collection.

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

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

Native American accuses Oklahoma of violating civil rights

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) — A California woman is suing the attorney general of Oklahoma, alleging violation of civil rights.

Stock owner files class action suit against Chesapeake Energy

A common stock owner has filed a class-action lawsuit against Chesapeake Energy Corp., Robert Douglas Lawler, and Domenic J. Dell'Osso, Jr., company and its board of officers, citing alleged violation of federal law.

Okla. consumer alleges energy companies failed to pay royalties in class action

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (Legal Newsline) — An Oklahoma man is suing two energy companies, alleging failure to pay royalties to him and a prospective class.

Oklahoma couple file class action against Marathon Oil

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) — An Oklahoma couple are suing Marathon Oil, alleging breach of contract and fraud.

Lawyers blaming earthquakes on fracking drop case rather than pursue in fed court

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - Two Oklahoma women and their attorneys have dropped a class action lawsuit in federal court that blames the recent spate of earthquakes in the state on oil and gas exploration, but they will re-file their claims against the fracking industry next year in a different court.

FCC partially relieves state, local agencies from federal regulations for inmate calling systems

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has announced the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in response to his lawsuit, has issued an order that will save the state millions of dollars by partially relieving state and local agencies from federal regulations that Pruitt believes are unlawful.

Oklahoma attorney general files amicus brief supporting TransCanada's federal lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced that his state has joined with five other states in filing an amicus brief supporting TransCanada’s federal lawsuit that claims the president overstepped constitutional boundaries in blocking the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Oklahoma attorney general targets local roofing contractor

Attorney General Scott Pruitt has announced he is pressing charges against Ryan Christopher Veirs due to allegations of embezzlement.

Oklahoma Supreme Court upholds state's Uniform Unclaimed Property Act

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says the state Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act in a case challenging the act’s constitutionality.