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L.A.W. (Legal Advice Wednesday) - March 5, 2014
by George S. Freedman
3/5/2014 10:45:00 AM

     Oklahoma recognizes that when an individual butts heads with an insurance company after suffering some level of misfortune, the insurance company has all of the power.  That is why in 1977 the Oklahoma Supreme Court outlined the insurance companies’ duty to act in good faith when dealing with its insured.  The duty is akin to a fiduciary duty where the insurance company must treat its insured as if it were the insured.  Failure to do so creates a lawsuit separate from the breach of the insurance contract that is referred to as a bad faith claim.


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L.A.W. (Legal Advice Wednesday) - February 19, 2014
by George S. Freedman
2/19/2014 9:25:00 AM

     Battles over children in divorce cases are gut wrenching affairs.  To state the obvious, everyone involved is scarred by the process.  I often tell my clients that in custody cases there is no “winning” only “degrees of losing.”  Every client asks what he/she needs to prove in order to “win” custody of the children.  While there is no magical formula or list of provable elements like answering a science problem, there is definitely an art to persuading the court my client having custody serves the best interest of the children.


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L.A.W. (Legal Advice Wednesday) - February 5, 2014
by George S. Freedman
2/5/2014 1:54:00 PM

      Almost every first telephone conversation I have with a new client ends with the same question:  “What should I bring?”  I answer it the same way every time, and as my wife would say, it is the same answer I give to almost any question involving the law:  “It depends.” However, with this question, I then give a slightly more satisfying answer.  I give my clients a list. Keep in mind, if you go to another lawyer, he/she will most assuredly have different items for you.


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