Gavel to Gavel: Filling data security gaps

Sound data security programs are not only structured, but populated. Managers provide active oversight of employee access to and usage of data. Proper management can help avoid certain often-­-overlooked security…more
| Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Client Alert: Sex, Money and Cybersecurity - Reminders for Public Companies

Recent events have highlighted the importance of comprehensive cyber-security programs for publicly-traded companies. Although the circumstances differ, in each case the impact of employee behavior with electronic…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Electronic Discovery, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Oklahoma Tax Commission Voluntary Compliance Initiative Tax Amnesty Program

A 2015 tax amnesty program has been authorized by Oklahoma offering incentives for taxpayers to report and pay unpaid taxes. The Oklahoma law provides for a Voluntary Compliance Initiative program and procedure (“Oklahoma…more
| Taxation

Tenth Circuit Addresses ERISA Limitations Provision in Class Action Decision

In Fulghum v. Embarq. Corp., 785 F.3d 395 (10th Cir. 2015), the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals considered the claims of a class of telephone company retirees whose life and health insurance benefits were reduced or eliminated by…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Major Changes in IRS Qualified Retirement Plan Determination Letter Procedure Announced

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that, effective January 1, 2017, the existing procedure for issuance of favorable IRS determination letters for qualified pension, profit-sharing and 401(k) plans will be changed…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

2015 Oklahoma Tax Legislation: Wind Farm Tax Incentives, Tax Amnesty Program, Aggregate Income and Franchise Tax Return, Tax Incentives Oversight, Other Changes

The Oklahoma Legislature enacted changes in Oklahoma tax laws in its 2015 session. The changes include a tax amnesty program for payment of delinquent taxes without interest or penalty during a two (2) month…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

Gavel to Gavel: Protect your data

The ever-increasing expense of corrective actions taken by companies after data breaches is often publicized. What’s not as apparent, or as publicized, are steps companies can take that may reduce the costs and the likelihood of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Gavel to Gavel: Establishing a Data Security Program

The ever-increasing expense of corrective actions taken by companies after data breaches occur is often publicized. What is not as apparent, or as publicized, are steps companies can take that may reduce the costs and the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Readers Forum: James Sturdivant: Judicial reform: Let's finish the job and appoint district judge

Fifty years ago, Oklahomans were humiliated by revelations that three state Supreme Court justices had accepted bribes. Former Justices N.S. Corn, Earl Welch and N.B. Johnson served jail time for their criminal…more
| Elections & Politics

Gavel to Gavel: Creative Compliance

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, together with subsequent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulations, has established a responsibility for lenders to determine and document a borrower’s…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

Gavel to Gavel: Follow crowd with care

For some at the age of this author, a CARE package is known and remembered from when it was first offered and popularized after the end of World War II by Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc. as an emergency…more
| Finance & Banking, Taxation

Will Federal Courts Review the EEOC Conciliation Process?

Federal law authorizes the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to investigate claims of workplace discrimination and, in some instances, to sue an employer to rectify allegedly on-going discriminatory conduct. Before…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Businesses not liable if customers injured on their properties during storms

Q&A with Jeffrey A. Curran - Q: Spring always brings a potential for severe weather in Oklahoma. Can a business be held liable if a customer is injured on its property during a storm? A: The Oklahoma Legislature…more
| Personal Injury, Real Estate - Commercial

Business Viewpoint: The fracking truth may be a different truth

Whether scorned by those who view it as an environmental threat, or touted as the savior of the domestic energy industry, fracking is in the news. But, can you believe all you read? Is it true that fracking has resulted in…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Employer Found to Have Violated Consent Decree; Ordered to Pay EEOC’s Attorney Fees

The EEOC recently announced that it was awarded nearly half a million dollars in attorney fees after a court found that an employer (the Jewel-Osco grocery store chain) violated a consent decree…more
| Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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