Posts made in August, 2012


Yes, the federal anti-discrimination laws apply to all races and both sexes. The protected categories under the U.S. anti-discrimination laws for the workplace apply to harassment, discrimination and termination based upon gender, race, religion, age, disability, nationality. So, if you are a white person being discriminated against by a person of color, the laws also protect you. In addition, if you are a male in the work place and...

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Should I take photos of my car wreck?


Posted By on Aug 20, 2012

If you are in a car crash, and still physically able, take photos (even cell phone photos) of the wreck scene and the damaged vehicles. If you are hurt and unable, ask someone else (a third party) to take photos for you. Remember, the other person involved and his/her insurance company does not have to share any photos they take, unless a Court on down the line orders them to. If all else fails, at least be sure to take photos of your...

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Yes, punitve damages are available in wrongful firing/termination cases. Punitive Damages are rare and hard to obtain in an Oklahoma jury trial. By design, they are to punish a wrong doer after a Judge & Jury have already found improper, intentional and/or grossly reckless behavior that injured a plaintiff. Once an employer is found responsible for wrongful firing or termination, the trial judge then determines if the bad...

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Punitive damages can be awarded in employment discrimination cases. Punitive Damages are rare and hard to obtain in an Oklahoma jury trial. By design, they are to punish a wrong doer after a Judge & Jury have already found improper, intentional and/or grossly reckless behavior that injured a plaintiff. Once an employer is found responsible for employment discrimination, the trial judge then determines if the bad behavior meets...

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Does the law protect your computer, stuff on it and your access to it? In Oklahoma, it is unlawful, without authorization, to gain access to another’s computer and information, i.e., email, networks and stored information. Look at the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act, Title 12 Okla. Statute §1951, et. seq., for the complete Act. In summary, it is unlawful to willfully and without authorization: gain or attempt to gain access and damage,...

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