In neighboring news:

The Oklahoma Supreme Court received a brief last week in another suit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s revised workers’ comp statute. According to WorkCompCentral, the provision in question provides for the forfeiture of benefits if an injured worker misses too many doctor’s appointments. Lack of transportation and other reasons are not excuses for absences, as it is written. In Gibby v. Hobby Lobby, attorneys Bob Burke and Gary Prochaska argue that the state violates principles of equal protection in this provision because an injured workers who misses three appointments is not the same as an injured worker who misses one. This distinction, they argue, is without merit in a no-fault system.

Read more about the case from WorkCompCentral here. Access the court documents via the Okla. Supreme Court here.

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