Presentation on theme: "Is There a Litigation Crisis in Oklahoma? A Survey of Oklahoma Judges Senator Charlie Laster Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee January 2006."— Presentation transcript:
Is There a Litigation Crisis in Oklahoma? A Survey of Oklahoma Judges Senator Charlie Laster Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee January 2006
Percent of Cases Considered to be Frivolous
How Capable are Juries of Reaching a Fair & Reasonable Decision in Civil Litigation?
Percent of Jury Awards Considered Disproportionately High (Within the Last 24 Months)
Number of Remittiturs Granted Because the Jury Verdict was Excessive (Within the Last 24 Months)
Judges Who Believe That Noneconomic Damages Should be Capped at $250,000
Frequency of Punitive Damages Awards Granted by Juries (Within the Last 24 Months)
Are Punitive Damages Awards Consistent With Evidence Presented at Trial?
Is There a Need for Legislation Capping Punitive Damages Awards?
Support for a “Loser Pays” Rule in All Personal Injury Cases
Support for Legislation That Makes Summary Judgments Easier to Grant
Support for Legislation to Give Judges Enhanced Power to Order Parties to the Full Range of Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures
Should Laws Pertaining to the Certification of Class Action Lawsuits be Changed?
How Many Product Liability Lawsuits Have Been Assigned? (Within the Last 24 Months)
How Many Product Liability Lawsuits Have Actually Been Tried? (Within the Last 24 Months)
Has the July 1, 2003 Law Requiring Expert Certification of Healthcare Liability Action Been Effective in Reducing Cases?
Do You Believe There is a Litigation Crisis Requiring Changes in the Judicial System in Oklahoma?
What do You Believe the Legislature Should do to Change the Civil Justice System in Oklahoma for the Better? # 1 Response: –Leave it alone or do nothing. # 2 Response: –More resources for courts, including assistants, etc. # 3 Response: –Lower or do not increase fines and costs. #4 Response: –More control over discovery process.