Saturday, November 4, 2017

Oklahoma Supreme Court declares med mal certificate requirement unconstitutional

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled the state's med mal certificate of merit requirement unconstitutional calling it "a costly, meaningless and arbitrary barrier to court access".  This is the third time the court has rejected a certificate of merit requirement, striking down laws in 2006 and 2013. The TortsProf blog has a link to the story.

1 comment:

Ron Miller said...

As someone who handles malpractice cases, I can't see what the big fuss is about a certificate. It helps plaintiffs' lawyers get their act together when it should be together -- before filing suit.