Oklahoma City-based attorney Bob Burke is asking the state Supreme Court to block an appointment to the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission. Governor Mary Fallin recently named Assistant Attorney General Megan Tilly to serve on the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission last week. Tilly, also of Oklahoma City, was appointed to a six-year term that expires in August 2023. If affirmed by the state Senate, she will replace Robert Gilliland on the three memer Commission. The AP reported that Burke has alleged that Tilly does not have at least three years of experience in the workers’ compensation field that state law requires commission members to have. Burke has launched and won multiple constitutionality suits in response to Oklahoma’s overhaul of its workers’ comp system several years ago and served on the Oklahoma Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation for 16 years.
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