Introducing Brown Outhier & Caruthers PLLC

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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 »

Best Practices: Avoiding Personal Liability as a Nonprofit Board Member

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Philip J. Outhier Attorney at Law   On January 26, 2015, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a multi-million dollar jury verdict against a nonprofit organization’s directors and officers, including the entry of a punitive damage award against the organization’s officers. The unanimous three-judge panel opinion suggests that nonprofit… Read more »

Wrongful Termination and Employment-at-Will

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Jessica L. Caruthers, Attorney at Law   Oklahoma is an “employment-at-will” state. This means an employee, with minimal exceptions, can choose to quit his or her job at any time. This also means that an employer, with a few exceptions, can terminate an employee’s job at any time. I frequently tell potential clients this means… Read more »