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Respondeat Superior – Oklahoma

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Respondeat Superior in Oklahoma. The common law doctrine of respondeat superior determines how, and when, an employer can become liable for the torts of an employee. ¶7 In order for an employer to be responsible for the tort of an employee under the theory of respondeat superior, the tortious act must be committed in the […]

Appeals in Oklahoma (OK)

This is a start on a collection of cases and court rules governing Oklahoma Appeals. Appellate Jurisdiction Oklahoma appeals can only be successfully brought if the Court has jurisdiction to hear the appeal. The first matter that any Oklahoma practitioner must determine, on appeal, is whether the Court has jurisdiction to hear the matter. Mandatory Jurisdiction […]

Trending: Social Media in Today’s Law Practice

Social media has seeped into almost every aspect of our lives.  We are transmitting and sharing information with just the click of a button through one, if not multiple, social networks on a daily, even hourly basis.  Venues like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn are fast becoming the dominant communication platforms of the future, as […]

Duty of Good Faith (OK)

Every contract contains an implied covenant of “good faith.” ¶14 In this spirit, we have recognized, as have many jurisdictions, that each contract carries an implicit and mutual covenant by the parties to act toward each other in good faith. As we said in Wright v. Fidelity and Deposit Co. of Maryland [,1935 OK 1215 […]

Savings Statute (OK)

Introduction. Most Oklahoma lawyers understand that if a plaintiff’s case is dismissed, plaintiff can refile their case within one year, even if the statute of limitations has run in the mean time. This one bonus year comes from the “savings statute.” However, since the one year saving statute deals with the statute of limitations, you […]

Bills Brewing before the Florida Legislature this Month

Yesterday, March 4, 2014 started Florida’s annual state legislative session.  With Florida’s craft beer industry more than doubling in the past couple of years, Sunshine State Brewers are seeking to make some changes regarding Florida’s antiquated beer laws.  A pair of bills being presented before lawmakers today include Florida Senate Bill 470[i], allowing breweries to […]

The Decline of Class Actions.

Class actions have really taken a hit in the last few years, at least on the federal stage, given the Supreme Court’s conservative bent, and some changes to Rule 23. There have been a whole string of recent Supreme Court decisions that greatly narrow the range of cases that can be successfully prosecuted as a […]

Google Scholar as a Legal Research tool.

Free is good, right? If you are “on a budget,” or simply want to break free from the big legal research monsters (guess who), then give Google Scholar a try. With Google Scholar you can search for many varieties of scholarly documents (medical articles, statistical studies, economic damages articles and charts, etc.), but it also […]

The exercise of personal jurisdiction over out of state eBay sellers.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that a court can exercise personal jurisdiction over an eBay seller who is a resident of Tennessee. Guffey v Ostonakulov, 2014 OK 6, __P.3d__ involves a resident of Tennessee and a Tennessee corporation that sold a vehicle on eBay to an Oklahoma buyer. The trial court dismissed the action, […]