Wednesday, July 25, 2007

AG's Hiring of Legal Counsel Opposed

Oklahoma's attorney general, W. A. Drew Edmonson, hired outside counsel with a contingency fee agreement in 2005 to handle a big environmental case against about a dozen poultry processing plants. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Tort Reform Association have filed an amicus brief, arguing that the government's use of the outside counsel violates the federal and Oklahoma constitutions. AG's Hiring of Legal Counsel Opposed, Nat'l L.J., June 26, 2007.

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