–State Sen. Kyle Loveless announced plans to file a series of bills
that would restore some of the 2009 lawsuit reform measures struck
down by the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday.
The Court ruled 7-2 that the Comprehensive Lawsuit Reform Act
of 2009 violated the state constitution’s single-subject rule.
“The goal of the reforms contained in the 2009 legislation was to
reduce frivolous lawsuits.
It was an important component of a long-term effort to help
create more jobs and economic growth for our state,” said Loveless, R-Oklahoma City.
“If the court will not allow us to address these in one
measure, we can simply reapprove them as separate bills, which I
believe Oklahomans agree with.”
Loveless said he would introduce individual bills dealing with:
“It’s unfortunate the decision came down after the 2013 session
ended, but I will work with our staff to have these measures drafted
and filed ahead of the 2014 session,” Loveless said.
“I anticipate these bills will be quickly approved and signed
into law once the session begins in February.”