Category Archives: Opinion

Op/Ed: Oklahoma Claimant Attorney Bob Burke Addresses Opt-Out, “A Serious Threat to America’s Workers”

Bob Burke, author of the following editorial on Oklahoma’s opt-out or “Option” system, is a former Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce and Secretary of Industrial Development, served as Chairman of the Legal Committee of the Fallin Commission on Workers’ Compensation Reform and has spent 16 years as a member of the Oklahoma Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation. Burke also rewrote the entire Oklahoma workers’ compensation statute in 2011 and has represented injured workers for 35 years.

Guest Post: Jack E. “Bobby” Truitt on Case Management Software

Louisiana Comp Blog invited local attorney Bobby Truitt to address the features of case management software for law firms and adjusters and weigh in on the benefits afforded by the technology. Read on for Truitt’s take on the available options, with commentary from Lee Glickenhaus, President of T Lex, a provider of web-based case management tools for such companies as Sears and Kmart.

ARAWC’s “Option:” Local Attorney Nathan Schrantz Responds

The “opt-out” as a viable alternative to workers’ compensation is a key point of contention in many states, especially as Oklahoma recently adopted their own “Option.” In this commentary, defense attorney Nathan Schrantz, of Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, who practices in both Mississippi and Louisiana, offers his perspective on the legal issues inherent in an “Option” and presents the potential implications for Louisiana.