Co-President Pro Tempore
Senator Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City
State Capitol Room 418
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release:
December 17, 2007
Sen. Glenn Coffee
Henry’s Veto of Lawsuit Reform Keeps
Oklahoma on ‘Judicial Hellholes’ List
The State of Oklahoma has suffered another
blow because of Gov. Brad Henry’s veto of bipartisan lawsuit
reform legislation during the 2007 legislative session.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Judicial Hellholes report
published by the nonpartisan American Tort Reform Association (ATRA)
gives Oklahoma a “dishonorable mention.”
“America’s job-creators pay attention to the Judicial
Hellholes report. This is very bad news for Oklahoma, and it is
the latest in a long list of damaging publicity Gov. Henry created
for our state with his veto.
“This report creates another hurdle in our efforts to attract
jobs and grow our economy,” said State Senate Co-President
Pro Tempore Glenn
Coffee, R-Oklahoma City.
SB 507 passed the Senate and House of Representatives with bipartisan
majorities during the 2007 legislative session, and included 18
of the 28 reforms Henry proposed in 2004. Despite previous promises
to support meaningful lawsuit reform, Henry flip-flopped and vetoed
The 2007 Judicial Hellholes report is posted at www.atra.org http://www.atra.org.
For more information contact:
Senator Coffee's Office - (405) 521-5636