2020, the dawn of the new decade, also kicked off the 2020 U.S. Census. The 2020 U.S. Census kicked off in January with the U.S. Census Bureau beginning the count in a remote village in Alaska. This year’s census will be the 24th census that America has taken since 1790. Some of you may have… Read more »

Driver’s Licenses Going Digital Are driver’s licenses going digital? With technology constantly evolving, the answer to that question could be yes. New technology paired with the increasingly widespread use of smartphones could make fumbling through your wallet to find your license become a thing of the past. Approximately twelve states are in various stages of… Read more »

So You Own a Mineral Interest…Now What???? Many people who own mineral interests hope to be approached by a company seeking to lease the interest to explore the area to find oil and natural gas. This is often an exciting time for mineral interest owners. However, it can also be stressful and confusing, because many… Read more »

LLCs In Oklahoma A common question that arises when one is starting a new business is “what is an LLC?” An LLC is a limited liability company. A limited liability company is one type of legal structure a business may take in the state of Oklahoma. In the state of Oklahoma, limited liability companies are… Read more »

Medical Marijuana 101 Fifty-seven percent of Oklahoma voters approved State Question 788 on June 26, 2018, which legalized marijuana for any medical use on a doctor’s recommendation, joining 32 other states. After the passage of State Question 788, officials thought about 80,000 patients or about 2% of the state’s populations would register for medical marijuana… Read more »

Oklahoma’s constitutional carry law officially took effect at 12 a.m. on Nov. 1. So what does constitutional carry mean? It means that under certain circumstances individuals in Oklahoma will be allowed to carry firearms either openly or in a concealed manner without a permit or training ahead of time.   So who will be allowed… Read more »

1. “Estate planning” is the process of taking steps, during your life, to plan for management and distribution of your assets both during your life and after your death. 2. Your “estate” is comprised of everything you own – your home, your car, rental properties, investments, checking and savings accounts, insurance policies, business interests, and… Read more »

Philip J. Outhier, Attorney at Law   In 1992 Congress enacted the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). In short, the law banned sports betting in all but a handful of states. All of that changed, however, on May 14, 2018, when the United States Supreme Court decided Murphy v. The National Collegiate Athletic Association…. Read more »

Two Enid law firms have merged, effective April 16, 2018. Outhier & Caruthers, PLLC, with attorneys Philip J. Outhier and Jessica L. Caruthers, has joined forces with Brown & Associates, PLLC, managed by long-time attorney Gary L. Brown. This new full-service law firm, Brown Outhier & Caruthers PLLC, offers new clients and existing clients of… Read more »

I have assisted many people over the years in resolving personal injury claims resulting from car wrecks.  What you may recover as an injured person is referred to as “damages”.  So, just what damages are you entitled to if you’re injured in a car wreck? An injured party may claim several types of damages if… Read more »