Articles by Justin Juozapavicius

27 Energy Companies Sued by Quake-Weary Oklahomans

Residents of a town hit by Oklahoma’s strongest earthquake have filed a class-action lawsuit against dozens of energy companies, accusing them of triggering destructive temblors by injecting wastewater from oil and natural gas production underground. Pawnee residents filed the suit …

Former Oklahoma Dentist Charged with Money Laundering, Insurance Fraud

A former Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to thousands of patients being tested for HIV and hepatitis faces a federal charge of money laundering, prosecutors announced. The court filing alleges that W. Scott Harrington laundered money by fraudulently …

Energy Companies Want Oklahoma Judge to Toss Earthquake Suit

Two energy companies asked a judge on Dec. 9 to throw out a lawsuit by an Oklahoma woman who claims she was injured in an earthquake caused by the injection of wastewater deep into the ground — a long-used method …

4 Dead, Dozens Injured, in Oklahoma State Parade Crash

A woman suspected of driving under the influence plowed into a crowd on Oct. 24 during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing four people — including a 2-year-old boy — and injuring dozens more in a collision that sent …

Study: Larger Oklahoma Quakes Caused by Industrial Activity

A sharp rise in earthquakes in Oklahoma in the past 100 years is likely the result of industrial activities in the energy-rich state, such as oil and natural gas production, a new study suggests. The paper by the U.S. Geological …

Oklahoma Reserve Deputy Facing Manslaughter Charges Is Insurance Exec

An Oklahoma reserve sheriff’s deputy charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a man who was subdued on the ground has surrendered to authorities. Robert C. Bates of Tulsa is licensed by the state insurance department as a property/casualty …

Oklahoma Jazz Hall : Insurance Debts Paid or Not?

The shaky finances of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame seem to be attracting more attention than the museum itself. Executives at the nearly 30-year-old Tulsa nonprofit have sternly denied that the museum was in dire straits over the past …

Federal Judge in Oklahoma Rules Against Health Insurance Subsidies

Some of the health-insurance subsidies being offered under the Affordable Care Act represent an “abuse of discretion” by the federal government, a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled on Sept. 30, marking another volley in a years-long legal fight that could …

Cause of Oklahoma Truck-Bus Crash Still a Mystery

The softball coach who was driving a team bus smashed into by an errant truck did everything he could to save four players who died in the accident, a relative said, even as investigators tried to solve the mystery of …

Newly Released Documents Highlight Oklahoma Health Exchange Politics

Gov. Mary Fallin on Aug. 11 released 31 documents that her administration previously withheld from news media involving her administration’s decision to reject a state health insurance exchange under the federal health care law. The emails suggest an administration that …