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Oklahoma State Senate

Communications Division
State Capitol
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

For Immediate Release: February 2, 2005

Lawsuit Reform Must Protect Individual Citizens

Statement by Senate President Pro Tempore Cal Hobson

“First, I want to put an end to the spread of false information. I never agreed to a moratorium on further lawsuit reform last year and I was never asked to sign any such agreement. I have said repeatedly that in the coming session Oklahoma will become the first state in the country to address lawsuit reform for the third consecutive year

“We can still improve our system of civil justice, in particular, by focusing on the repeat offenders in both the medical and legal communities.

“Justice, however, is not served by pandering to the interests of big business at the expense of the rights of ordinary Oklahomans or by protecting the very small percentage of physicians who repeatedly harm their patients.”

For more information contact:
Senate President Pro Tempore's Office - (405) 521-5605

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