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Oklahoma Military Planning Commission, wind farm developer reach agreement

By Marian Johns | Oct 9, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY — Construction of an Oklahoma wind farm has been put on hold stemming from a claim by the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission (OSMPC) that the construction violates an amendment to the Wind Energy Development Act, which took affect earlier this year.

EEOC accuses Citgo of discriminating against job applicant with vision impairment

By Marian Johns | Aug 22, 2018

CHICAGO — The federal government is suing Citgo Petroleum Corporation for allegedly withdrawing a job offer to an applicant after learning of his vision impairment.

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.

Maryland attorney general challenges FAA over flight path changes at 2 airports

By Marian Johns | Jul 4, 2018

BALTIMORE — Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has filed two petitions against the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of changes to flight paths at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

Oklahoma attorney general announces $64 million rate reduction settlement with energy supplier

By Marian Johns | Jun 27, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E) Energy Corp., has agreed to a $64 million rate reduction settlement which Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is touting as an historic event that will result in lower utility bills for OG&E customers starting this summer.

Oklahoma to fight Purdue Pharma's attempt to transfer opioid lawsuit to Ohio federal court

By Marian Johns | Jun 27, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is vowing to fight Purdue Pharma's recent attempt to transfer Oklahoma's lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company to an Ohio federal court and calling it an abuse of the legal system.

OKLAHOMA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Attorney General Hunter Announces Settlement with Volkswagen over Diesel Scandal

By Press release submission | Jun 23, 2018

Attorney General Mike Hunter announced an $8.5 million settlement has been reached with Volkswagen (VW) and related auto manufacturers from the state’s lawsuit against the automakers for false and deceptive advertising.

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.

Hobby Lobby Stores alleged to misrepresent prices of merchadise

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 14, 2018

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges that an arts and crafts store chain advertises discounts that were not actually provided to customers.

Fracking industry fights allegations it caused earthquakes in Oklahoma

By Kyla Asbury | May 30, 2018

GUTHRIE, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Two defendants in a lawsuit that claims hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, activities increased earthquake activity in Oklahoma are seeking to have the lawsuit dismissed.

Motion to dismiss still pending in CoolSculpting putative class action

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has not yet issued an order promised more than two months ago on a motion to dismiss an amended putative class action lawsuit claiming a California company negligently misrepresents its weight-loss-by-freezing product.

The Duncan Group LLC alleges Cimarex Energy Group breached duty in gas leases

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 16, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – An Oklahoma limited liability company with royalty interests in wells in the state allege a well operator took improper midstream service cost deductions or nonpayment of royalties on natural gas wells.

FTC warns 11 opioid cessation product marketers over product claims

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Jan. 24 that they warned 11 marketers and distributors of opioid cessation products to stop making allegedly unproven claims about their products.

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

By Jessica Karmasek | Nov 27, 2017

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

By Mark Iandolo | Oct 31, 2017

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

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

By Mark Iandolo | Aug 1, 2017

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

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, other states take action against California insurance commissioner

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 29, 2017

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.

Space travel laws need to balance 'competing interests'; Experts weigh in

By Amanda Robert | Jun 28, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - How does one establish proper policy and regulation without stymying innovation in the space travel industry? That’s a question scientists, legal experts and lawmakers from around the world have been working to answer since the 1960s.

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