As part of the tort reform law passed in 2009, 12 O.S. § 990.4(I),‘exempted punitive damages from the obligation to post a bond on appeal as a means to stay execution of a judgment. The legislation was declared unconstitutional by the Oklahoma Supreme Court citing Douglas v. Cox Retirement Properties, 2013 OK 37
Oklahoma recently passed a tort reform bill into law which will be effective November 1, 2009. The following are the highlights of the legislature’s actions.
Expert Affidavits 12 O.S. 19
In any civil action alleging "professional negligence", the Plaintiff must attach an affidavit to their Petition attesting that:
1. The Plaintiff has consulted with a…