Oklahoma is ranked #31 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, improving two spots from 2015. The state had positive movement in three of ten key element categories: having and enforcing meaningful venue requirements, judges' impartiality, and juries' fairness.


Oklahoma at a Glance

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  1. In the News Today - August 29, 2019

    August 29, 2019 | News

    Lawyer Says Oklahoma Decision Can Boost Nuisance Lawsuits... Read More

  2. Oklahoma Opioid Settlements, Judgments Raise Question: Where Does the Money Go?

    August 28, 2019 | News

    With the addition of Monday's $572 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson to Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter's earlier settlements with Purdue and Teva, the state's legal campaign against the opioid industry has accumulated nearly $1 billion. ... Read More

  3. An Oklahoma Opioid Stickup

    August 27, 2019 | News

    The Wall Street Journal editorial board took aim at yesterday's ruling by an Oklahoma judge that Johnson & Johnson must pay $572 million for what Judge Balkman called "misleading marketing" of opioids in the state, even though the company's sales make up less than one percent of Oklahoma's prescription opioid market. ... Read More

  4. U.S. Chamber Issues Statement on Decision in Oklahoma Opioid Trial

    August 26, 2019 | Press Release

    Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) made the following statement about the decision in the Oklahoma opioid trial.... Read More

  5. Oklahoma Opioid Settlements Raise Concerns, Affected Municipalities See Little Benefit

    June 24, 2019 | News

    Oklahoma's settlements with Purdue and Teva have sparked tensions between Oklahoma municipalities and the state, The Washington Post reports.... Read More

  6. ILR President Rickard: Public Nuisance Lawsuits "Could Devour All of Tort"

    June 21, 2019 | News

    In a new op-ed in RealClearMarkets, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform President Lisa A. Rickard said the rise of public nuisance lawsuits may create a "monster that could devour all of tort." ... Read More

  7. OU Law Professor: If AG's "Improper" Opioid Lawsuit Succeeds, It Could "Create a Monster"

    June 04, 2019 | News

    A University of Oklahoma law professor told Legal Newsline that if the state's opioid lawsuit is successful, it could create a monster that "easily could arise in Oklahoma and extend its tentacles well outside the opioid industry." ... Read More

  8. Oklahoma Attorney General Warns Oklahoma City Council Against Filing Its Own Opioid Lawsuit

    July 17, 2018 | News

    Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said the Oklahoma City Council "should consider calling a timeout" on its negotiations to opt out of the state's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers to file one of its own, The Oklahoman reports.... Read More

  9. The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    February 28, 2018 | Research

    The 2018 update to "Great Myths of State False Claims Acts" shows that the whistleblowers' bar is continuing to capitalize on state qui tam False Claims Acts (FCAs), harvesting windfall awards from states and the federal government. The paper also points out that the dubious benefits of implementing a state FCA turn into a clear financial net negative when states allow their FCAs to fall out of compliance with federal standards.... Read More

  10. In the News Today - December 17, 2015

    December 17, 2015 | News and Blog

    2015 "Judicial Hellholes" announced: California, New York City, Florida, Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas, and Virginia were named as "Judicial Hellholes" in the American Tort Reform Association's annual report. West Virginia joined Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, Philadelphia, and New Jersey on the "Watch List." (West Virginia MetroNews)... Read More