Articles by Sean Murphy

Murphy co-leads the crisis and litigation communications practice for Texas-based Courtroom Sciences Inc.

Oklahoma Places New Restrictions on Bars, Restaurants Amid Virus Surge

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has announced new restrictions on bars and restaurants and plans to require mask wearing inside state buildings, the first state restrictions imposed since the economy reopened in May, as officials attempt to control the surging number …

Insurance Is Not A Company’s Primary Line of Defense in a Crisis

Imagine your company having a Halloween party: Employees show up wearing costumes mocking your customers, says the chief executive of a New York commercial insurance brokerage we recently interviewed. “Now imagine what happens when pictures of the party go public.” …

Insurance Is Not A Company’s Primary Line of Defense in a Crisis

Imagine your company having a Halloween party: Employees show up wearing costumes mocking your customers, says the chief executive of a New York commercial insurance brokerage we recently interviewed. “Now imagine what happens when pictures of the party go public.” …

Oklahoma Senate OKs Bill to Allow More Armed Teachers

School teachers in Oklahoma with a gun license would be able to carry firearms into their classrooms with district approval under a bill approved in the state Senate. The bill, approved on a 37-7 vote mostly along party lines, passed …

Ex-U. of Oklahoma Official Facing Multiple Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

A third University of Oklahoma student has come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against a former university administrator. The 21-year-old student claims in a lawsuit filed on Jan. 6 that former OU Vice President Jim “Tripp” Hall III performed a …

Johnson & Johnson Appeals Judge’s Ruling in Oklahoma Opioid Lawsuit

Attorneys for Johnson & Johnson have appealed an Oklahoma judge’s order for the company to pay $465 million to address the state’s opioid crisis. The company argues in an appeal filed on Dec. 9 that the judge misapplied the state’s …

New Oklahoma Law, Workplace Shooting Fears Prompt Security Changes

Security is not subtle at the sprawling campus of human resources technology giant Paycom in Oklahoma City. Off-duty police officers roam the grounds, bolstering the company’s own force of armed guards. A basement command center that looks like something out …

Oklahoma Judge Says He Miscalculated Award in Opioid Case by $107M

An Oklahoma judge on Oct. 15 acknowledged making a nearly $107 million miscalculation in determining how much drug maker Johnson & Johnson must pay the state to help address the state’s opioid crisis. Following a hearing in Cleveland County, District …

Johnson & Johnson Says Oklahoma Judge Miscalculated Opioid Award

An Oklahoma judge made a $107 million miscalculation when he ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help clean up the state’s opioid crisis, attorneys for the company argue in a court filing. The company …

Johnson & Johnson Appeals $572M Ruling in Oklahoma Opioid Lawsuit

Consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson is appealing an Oklahoma judge’s $572 million order against the company and its subsidiaries for helping fuel the state’s opioid crisis. The company filed an appeal with the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Sept. 25, …