SENATE President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, has made clear that major overhaul of workers' compensation will be a priority for the state Senate next session.
“This is more important than tax reform, even though that is an important issue,” Bingman said. “The number one issue,...
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The three judges ruling on state Rep. Mike Christian's workers' compensation case were David P. Reid, Michael W. McGivern and L. Brad Taylor. Gov. Mary Fallin named McGivern and Taylor to the court this year.
BY NOLAN CLAY firstname.lastname@example.org | Published: Thu, Oct 11, 2012
An appeals panel has upheld a controversial ruling that state Rep. Mike Christian is due workers' compensation benefits for injuries suffered in a traffic accident driving to the Capitol. The panel, however, reduced his award by about $10,000.
The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Thu, Jul 26, 2012
Coming from any other venue, a $61,000 judgment awarded to state Rep. Mike Christian for injuries suffered in an auto accident would have been surprising. For the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court, it was business as usual.
A judge deemed that Christian, R-Oklahoma City, was on the job when...
The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Sun, Jul 15, 2012
FOR decades, policymakers have sought to reform Oklahoma's workers' compensation system and bring its sky-high costs under control, mostly to little avail.
Mike Seney, senior vice president of policy analysis and strategic planning for The State Chamber, notes the rate of claims filed per 100...
BY NOLAN CLAY AND ROBBY TRAMMELL | Published: Sun, May 20, 2012
A judge at Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court issued a written ruling in an attorney's favor in a contested case after accepting a job from the attorney. Judge Kent Eldridge vacated the ruling after being shown an ethics rule.