Ethics Commission to discuss complaint in public session

Wednesday, November 10th 2004, 6:08 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The state Ethics Commission says it's looking into a complaint against a lawsuit reform advocacy group.

The five-member commission has scheduled a rare open hearing next week to explore allegations against Oklahomans for Lawsuit Reform, Incorporated.

The complaint was forwarded to the commission Tuesday by Attorney General Drew Edmondson's office, which took no action.

Two Democratic state senators have accused the group of improperly using corporate donations to support Republican legislative candidates in this year's elections.

The nonprofit group's chairman, John Brock, says it doesn't report its activities to the Ethics Commission and isn't subject to its rules. Brock says the organization believes it's done everything properly.