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Oklahoma State Senate
Co-President Pro Tempore
Senator Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City
State Capitol Room 418
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
(405) 521-5636

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For Immediate Release: May 9, 2008

Sen. Glenn Coffee
Sen. Glenn Coffee

Coffee Comments on Henry’s Latest Veto of Lawsuit Reform

Senate Co-President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee responded to Gov. Brad Henry’s veto of House Bill 2458, a bipartisan lawsuit reform bill.

“It is disappointing, but not surprising, that Gov. Henry has once again vetoed a bipartisan lawsuit reform bill. Instead of continually saying ‘no’ to lawsuit reform with his veto pen, the governor needs to tell the Legislature which reforms he will say ‘yes’ to,” stated Senate Co-President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City. “The trial lawyers have a true friend in Gov. Brad Henry.”

Editor’s note: HB 2458 included a bipartisan amendment added in the State Senate that aimed to reduce frivolous lawsuits by requiring that claims against professionals be certified to have merit prior to the filing of a lawsuit.

For more information contact:
Sen. Coffee's Office:  (405) 521-5654

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