Oklahoma Supreme Court Decisions 2016

Burns v. Cline  
Date: December 13, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 121
Docket Number: 114807

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Oklahoma Supreme Court's review centered on the constitutionality of SB 1848, passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor on May 28, 2014. The effective date of the...

In the Matter of the Application of the Okla. Turnpike Authority  
Date: December 13, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 124
Docket Number: 115345

Justia Opinion Summary: The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (Authority) wanted to issue revenue bonds for use in the construction of certain turnpike projects. Pursuant to 69 O.S.2011, section 1718, the Authority filed an application with the Oklah...

DEAL v. BROOKS
Date: December 12, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 123
Docket Number: 113979
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. MCMILLEN
Date: December 12, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 122
Docket Number: SCBD-6469
Laubenstein v. BoDe Tower, LLC  
Date: December 6, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 118
Docket Number: 112105

Justia Opinion Summary: BoDe Tower was an Oklahoma limited liability company which owned a tract of land in the Gooseneck Bend area of Muskogee County. In 2009, BoDe Tower began the process of securing authorization from state and federal offic...

Oklahoma Assoc. of Broadcasters, Inc. v. City of Norman  
Date: December 6, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 119
Docket Number: 113973

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, a Norman restaurant's surveillance video captured an incident depicting Joe Mixon striking a woman. The Norman Police Department (Department) was called to the location, investigated, and obtained and reviewed t...

Multiple Injury Trust Fund v. Coburn  
Date: December 6, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 120
Docket Numbers: 115155, 115154, 115153, 115152

Justia Opinion Summary: The Workers' Compensation Court issued two orders in two proceedings in 2008 and two orders in two proceedings in 2009. These four orders in four different proceedings required the Multiple Injury Trust Fund (Fund) to ma...

Baggs v. Baggs  
Date: November 15, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 117
Docket Number: 111780

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner-appellant and wife, Jennifer Baggs filed for divorce from her firefighter husband, respondent-appellee, Steven Baggs. As part of the firefighter retirement plan, the husband was vested in what was known as a D...

CHRISTIAN v. LEE
Date: November 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 115
Docket Number: 114883
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. HIXSON
Date: November 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 116
Docket Number: SCBD-6453
Martin v. Gray  
Date: November 8, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 114
Docket Number: 114660

Justia Opinion Summary: Insured Kourtni Martin suffered serious injuries from an automobile collision in Oklahoma City with Nicholas Gray. At the time of the collision, Insured had UM coverage with Goodville Mutual Casualty Company. The policy...

Brown v. Alley  
Date: November 1, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 112
Docket Number: 113000

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue in this cause is whether Plaintiff-appellant Rhonda Brown was estopped from asserting her status as the surviving spouse of the Decedent, Bobby Joe Brown, Jr. Plaintiff and Bobby Joe Brown, Jr. were married in...

Mustang Run Wind Project, LLC v. Osage City Bd of Adjustment  
Date: November 1, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 113
Docket Number: 113463

Justia Opinion Summary: Mustang Run Wind Project, LLC, (Mustang) filed an application with the Osage County Board of Adjustment for a conditional use permit involving approximately 9,500 acres of land. Mustang proposed to use the land for placi...

IN RE: LIMITED VIEWABILITY OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS
Date: October 31, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 111
O'Donoghue v. Dooley  
Date: October 25, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 110
Docket Number: 113489

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Sandra O'Donoghue, as personal representative of the estate of David O'Donoghue, brought suit seeking an adjudication that the estates of David L. Dooley's grandchildren, Erin and David O'Donoghue, were the ben...

Scott v. Peters  
Date: October 25, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 108
Docket Number: 114913

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Steven Scott (grantor) owned real property in Canadian County. In 1997, Scott executed a warranty deed conveying 120 acres of the property to defendants-appellees Martin Peters, Jr. and Tammy Peters (...

STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. FRIESEN
Date: October 25, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 109
Docket Number: SCBD-6333
C&H Power Line Construction Co. v. Enterprise Products Operating, LLC  
Date: October 11, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 102
Docket Number: 112177

Justia Opinion Summary: While operating a large auger, James Neece, an employee of the plaintiff-appellee C&H Power Line Construction Company, ruptured an underground high pressure natural gas line belonging to the defendants-appellants Enterpr...

Birtciel v. Jones  
Date: October 11, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 103
Docket Number: 113457

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue in this case was whether Father and Stepmother's adoption of the Child, at which proceedings the Child's biological maternal Grandmother did not appear, controlled the outcome of Grandmother's previously filed...

Stevens v. Fox  
Date: October 11, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 106
Docket Number: 114676

Justia Opinion Summary: The focus of this appeal centered on the validity of HB 2630; 2014 Okla. Sess. Laws c. 375 (effective November 1, 2014). HB 2630 created the Retirement Freedom Act (74 O.S. Supp. 2014, sec. 935.1 et seq.), with the state...

CALVERT v. SWINFORD
Date: October 11, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 104
Docket Number: 115015
CALVERT v. SWINFORD
Date: October 11, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 105
Docket Number: 115165
Edwards v. Andrews  
Date: October 11, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 107
Docket Number: 115226

Justia Opinion Summary: Drew Bowers (Ward) sustained a traumatic brain injury in 1981. As a result of the injury, he required 24-hour care. His mother, Patricia Bowers Edwards (Guardian) was appointed guardian of her son's person and property i...

STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. BOONE
Date: October 10, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 101
Docket Number: SCBD-6412
Burns v. Cline  
Date: October 4, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 99
Docket Number: 114679

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue raised by this case for the Oklahoma Supreme Court's review concerned the constitutionality of SB 642, passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor on June 4, 2015, made effective November 1, 2...

Calvert v. Swinford  
Date: October 4, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 100
Docket Number: 114957

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs-appellants, sisters, Lisa Calvert and Teresa Roper were attorneys in fact for their father, Allen Downy, under a durable power of attorney. He owned Oklahoma real property which included mineral interests. In...

Childers v. Childers  
Date: September 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 95
Docket Number: 112497

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner-appellee Tracey Childers (wife) and Respondent-Appellant Kelly Childers (husband) were divorced pursuant to a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage that distributed their marital estate. The husband appealed the D...

Blair v. Richardson  
Date: September 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 96
Docket Number: 112535

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Pat Blair brought an action alleging that a conveyance of real property from her grandmother to her sister, the defendant-appellee Gayle Richardson (grantee), was void because the grandmother (grantor...

Trusty v. Oklahoma  
Date: September 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 94
Docket Number: 114208

Justia Opinion Summary: Kyle Trusty was arrested for driving under the influence after crashing his vehicle. Trusty was taken to the hospital where he consented to a blood test to determine his blood alcohol content. The blood was drawn by a nu...

Lee v. Bueno  
Date: September 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 97
Docket Number: 114563

Justia Opinion Summary: The primary question before the Oklahoma Supreme Court in this case was the constitutionality of 12 O.S. 2011 section 3009.1, limiting the admissibility of evidence of medical costs in personal injury actions. In 2014, p...

IN RE APPLICATION OF GREEN FOR ADMISSION TO OKLA. BAR ASSOC.
Date: September 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 98
Docket Number: SCBD-6327
IN RE OKLAHOMA RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
Date: September 19, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 91
Docket Number: SCBD-3490
IN RE: RULES GOVERNING DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS
Date: September 19, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 92
Docket Number: SCBD-4216
IN RE: RULES CREATING AND CONTROLLING THE OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: September 19, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 93
Docket Number: SCBD-4483
Vasquez v. Dillard's Inc.  
Date: September 13, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 89
Docket Numbers: 114, 810

Justia Opinion Summary: Jonnie Vasquez, a Dillard's store employee, injured her neck and shoulder as she lifted shoe boxes while working. She filed claims for benefits under Dillard's Opt-Out plan, which were ultimately denied. The employer sou...

In the Matter of M.H.C.  
Date: September 13, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 88
Docket Number: 114552

Justia Opinion Summary: M.H.C. (child) was born in September of 2013. The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) placed the child in protective custody on November 5, 2013. In the initial petition filed on November 18, 2013, the State decl...

IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO OKLAHOMA UNIFORM JURY INSTRUCTIONS - CIVIL
Date: September 12, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 90
Save the Illinois River, Inc. v. Oklahoma ex rel. Oklahoma Election Board  
Date: August 8, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 86
Docket Number: 115164

Justia Opinion Summary: On April 21 and April 29, 2015, the Oklahoma Senate and the Oklahoma House of Representatives, respectively, passed House Joint Resolution Number 1012, directing the Oklahoma Secretary of State to refer a proposed consti...

Steele v. Pruitt  
Date: August 8, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 87
Docket Number: 115190

Justia Opinion Summary: On January 27, 2016, the proponents of Initiative Petition No. 404, State Question 780 and Initiative Petition No. 405, State Question 781 (collectively Petitioners), filed both petitions and their ballot titles with the...

STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. MORGAN
Date: August 2, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 85
Docket Number: SCBD-5964
OCPA Impact, Inc v. Sheehan  
Date: July 18, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 84
Docket Number: 115108

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, Respondents-Proponents Shawn Sheehan, Linda Reid, and Melvin Moran filed Initiative Petition No. 403 (State Question No. 779), with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. The petition sought to amend the Oklahoma Cons...

IN THE MATTER OF THE REINSTATEMENT OF TELFORD
Date: July 18, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 83
Docket Number: SCBD-6305
Leritz v. Farmers Insurance Company, Inc.  
Date: June 28, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 79
Docket Number: 110013

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant-plaintiff Robert Leritz was a Kansas resident whose motorcycle and two other vehicles were garaged in Kansas under an insurance policy issued by Appellee, Farmers Insurance Company (Farmers) in Kansas. Plaintif...

Holliman v. Twister Drilling Co.  
Date: June 28, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 82
Docket Number: 113305

Justia Opinion Summary: A. Todd Holliman worked as a Floor Hand on a four man crew for Twister Drilling Company (Employer) on a drilling rig. Holliman lived in Holdenville and the rig was located approximately forty miles away in Maud. Three cr...

Bober v. Oklahoma State Univ.  
Date: June 28, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 78
Docket Number: 114038

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Annette Legarde-Bober was employed by Employer Oklahoma State University at the Oklahoma City campus. She was a teacher at the child development lab (a childcare facility on the campus of OSU/OKC). The buildin...

Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: June 28, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 75
Docket Number: SCBD-6213
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. DICKSON
Date: June 28, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 81
Docket Number: SCBD-6375
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. GAINES
Date: June 28, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 80
Docket Number: SCBD-6389
IN THE MATTER OF THE STRIKING OF MEMBERS OF THE OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: June 27, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 76
Docket Number: SCBD-6272
IN THE MATTER OF THE STRIKING OF MEMBERS OF THE OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: June 27, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 77
Docket Number: SCBD-6273
Pizano v. Lacey & Assoc., LLC  
Date: June 21, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 73
Docket Number: 112538

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, Lacey & Associates, LLC, contracted with Everest Homes, LLC, to purchase a commercial building. In addition, Lacey and Everest executed an escrow agreement for the release of additional funds to Everest if the r...

Tiger v. Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative  
Date: June 21, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 74
Docket Number: 112777

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, a field engineer for Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative (Employer) met with a contract electrician for Integrated Service Company LLC (INSERV) in Catoosa, concerning the installation of additional underground...

Watkins v. Central State Griffin Memorial Hospital  
Date: June 21, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 71
Docket Number: 113427

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Jackie Watkins ("Watkins"), in her capacity as guardian of her adult daughter, Jane Doe, sought damages against defendants, Central State Griffin Memorial Hospital ("Griffin"), Oklahoma Department of Mental Hea...

STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. MIRANDO
Date: June 21, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 72
Docket Number: SCBD-6329
Nelson v. Enid Medical Associates, Inc.  
Date: June 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 69
Docket Number: 110665

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this medical malpractice action presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on orders excluding testimony from plaintiffs' two expert witnesses and a summary judgment granted to defendants based upon the...

American Natural Resources, LLC v. Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P.  
Date: June 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 67
Docket Number: 113105

Justia Opinion Summary: Parties to an agreement regarding an area of mutual interest for the purposes of oil and gas exploration sought to determine their respective rights under the agreement. The agreement gave the respondents in this case th...

IN THE MATTER OF THE REINSTATEMENT OF DRAIN
Date: June 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 68
Docket Number: SCBD-6271
Logan County Conservation Dist. v. Pleasant Oaks Homeowners Ass'n  
Date: June 7, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 65
Docket Numbers: 113313, Comp. w/113318

Justia Opinion Summary: Cottonwood Creek watershed was an area covering approximately 379 square miles in parts of Logan, Oklahoma, Canadian and Kingfisher Counties. The area was prone to flooding, and in March of 1962, Logan County Soil and Wa...

Maree v. Neuwirth  
Date: June 7, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 62
Docket Number: 114737

Justia Opinion Summary: Carla Maree was a nursing home resident at Willow Park Health Care Center, Lawton, Oklahoma. In early 2011, Carla Maree fell; two days later she died. Petitioner Mamie Maree, as personal representative of the estate of C...

IN THE MATTER OF THE REINSTATEMENT OF WAGNON
Date: June 7, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 66
Docket Number: SCBD-6067
IN THE MATTER OF THE REINSTATEMENT OF GILL
Date: June 7, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 61
Docket Number: SCBD-6309
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: June 6, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 63
Docket Number: SCBD-6395
IN THE MATTER OF THE SUSPENSION OF MEMBERS OF THE OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: June 6, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 64
Docket Number: SCBD-6396
IN RE INITIATIVE PETITION NO. 403, STATE QUESTION NO. 779
Date: June 1, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 59
Docket Number: 114982
IN RE AMENDMENT OF RULE 5 OF RULES GOVERNING ADMISSION TO PRACTICE OF LAW
Date: June 1, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 60
Docket Number: 6349
IN THE MATTER OF THE REINSTATEMENT OF DUKE
Date: May 24, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 58
Docket Number: SCBD-6200
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. O'LAUGHLIN
Date: May 24, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 56
Docket Number: SCBD-6319
IN RE AMENDMENT OF RULE 5 OF RULES GOVERNING ADMISSION TO PRACTICE OF LAW
Date: May 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 57
Docket Number: SCBD-6349
American Biomedical Group, Inc. v. Techtrol, Inc.  
Date: May 17, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 55
Docket Number: 113978

Justia Opinion Summary: This legal battle began in 2006 when American Biomedical Group, Inc. (ABGI) and ABG Cattletraq, LLC (Cattletraq) filed a petition in the district court against Techtrol, Inc. and William Ardrey (Defendants); Defendants t...

STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. REDD
Date: May 9, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 53
Docket Number: SCBD-6385
In re Initiative Petition No. 409, State Question No. 785  
Date: May 3, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 51
Docket Number: 114792

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue before the Oklahoma Supreme Court in this case was a challenge to the legal sufficiency of Initiative Petition No. 409. Respondents-proponents Retail Liquor Association of Oklahoma and Bryan Kerr filed Initiativ...

REVOCATION OF CERTIFICATES OF CERTIFIED SHORTHAND REPORTERS
Date: May 2, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 49
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. LEWIS
Date: May 2, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 48
Docket Number: SCBD-6384
Loyd v. Michelin North America, Inc.  
Date: April 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 46
Docket Number: 112754

Justia Opinion Summary: Claimant James Loyd was awarded permanent partial disability benefits after being injured on the job. Loyd did not appeal, and the order became final. Less than a month after such order was issued, Loyd filed a "Form 9"...

Murlin v. Pearman  
Date: April 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 47
Docket Number: 113193

Justia Opinion Summary: Jimmy Pearman, Jr. (Pearman) and Theresa Pearman (Theresa) filed for divorce in 2012. The decree dissolving the marriage was memorialized in 2013, however, the parties continued their litigation over matters of child cus...

STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. GOERKE
Date: April 25, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 45
Docket Number: SCBD-6382
Allen v. Harrison  
Date: April 19, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 44
Docket Number: 111877

Justia Opinion Summary: This was a medical malpractice case premised in part on the doctrine of informed consent. Appellant Teresa Allen swallowed a small nail. She went to Duncan Regional Hospital's emergency room. Appellee John Harrison, D.O....

Dept. of Human Svcs v. Bruce  
Date: April 19, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 43
Docket Number: 112070

Justia Opinion Summary: Claimant Nancy Bruce worked as a Certified Nurse's Assistant, or "residential life staff aide," for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services for twenty-six years. Her duties consisted primarily of lifting clients, clean...

Robinson v. Fairview Fellowship Home for Senior Citizens, Inc.  
Date: April 19, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 42
Docket Number: 113735

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Cynthia Robinson worked as a Nurse's Aide for Employer Fairview Fellowship Home for Senior Citizens, and was injured in early 2014. Petitioner requested a finding of injury to her neck, left shoulder, and left...

Maxwell v. Sprint PCS  
Date: April 12, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 41
Docket Number: 113898

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, Petitioner Theresa Maxwell suffered an injury to her knee while working for her Employer, Respondent Sprint PCS. She promptly notified her Employer and timely filed a CC-Form-3 with the Workers' Compensation Com...

Pierson v. Joplin  
Date: April 12, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 40
Docket Number: 114192

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, Lahoma Pierson Hall (Ms. Hall) died in the care of hospice after a seven-day stay in AHS Tulsa Regional Medical Center (Hospital). On March 20, 2009, Appellants Kenneth Pierson, and Paula Taylor, (Ms. Hall's son...

IN THE MATTER OF M.A.P.W.
Date: April 4, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 39
Docket Number: 112660
Scocos v. Scocos  
Date: March 29, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 36
Docket Number: 112723

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant-Mother, Kayla Scocos, brought a post-decree motion in trial court to relocate with the parties' child from Oklahoma to Louisiana. Appellee-Father, Andrew Scocos, filed objection and sought immediate physical cu...

Reynolds v. Fallin  
Date: March 29, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 38
Docket Number: 114481

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Michael Reynolds sued the Defendants-appellees, Mary Fallin, Governor of the State of Oklahoma; Ken Miller, Treasurer of the State of Oklahoma; Preston Doerflinger, State Director of the Office of Management an...

Dani v. Miller  
Date: March 29, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 35
Docket Number: 114482

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant and Oklahoma taxpayer Robert Dani claimed certain property, which had previously been handed over to the State Treasurer pursuant to the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (UUPA), because it was presumed...

STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. OLIVER
Date: March 29, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 37
Docket Number: SCBD-6268
IN RE INITIATIVE PETITION NO. 406, STATE QUESTION 782
Date: March 22, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 34
Docket Number: 114704
IN THE MATTER OF THE REINSTATEMENT OF BLAKE
Date: March 22, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 33
Docket Number: SCBD-6237
IN RE: APPROVAL OF PROPOSED STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
Date: March 21, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 32
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. CALLICOAT
Date: March 9, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 31
Docket Number: SCBD-6359
Moore v. Warr Acres Nursing Center, LLC  
Date: March 8, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 28
Docket Number: 113098

Justia Opinion Summary: The Warr Acres Nursing Center terminated plaintiff Donald Moore's employment after he called in sick with influenza. The employee sued, alleging that he had been fired in violation of public policy. The trial court grant...

IN THE MATTER OF THE REINSTATEMENT OF WILBURN
Date: March 7, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 27
Docket Number: SCBD-6275
IN RE: AMENDMENT OF RULE 5 OF RULES GOVERNING ADMISSION TO PRACTICE OF LAW
Date: March 7, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 29
Docket Number: SCBD-6349
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. DRUMMOND
Date: March 7, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 26
Docket Number: SCBD-6368
Torres v. Seaboard Foods, LLC  
Date: March 1, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 20
Docket Number: 113649

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Yaumary Torres, a former employee of Seaboard Foods, LLC, filed a workers' compensation claim alleging she was injured on-the-job and needed surgery. Seaboard argued that she was barred from receiving workers'...

FLEMING v. HYDE
Date: March 1, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 23
Docket Number: 113844
NEWLAND v. TAYLOR
Date: March 1, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 24
Docket Number: 113928
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. SULLIVAN
Date: March 1, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 25
Docket Numbers: SCBD-6243, Consol. w/SCBD-6244
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. SMITH
Date: March 1, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 19
Docket Number: SCBD-6306
SUSPENSION OF CERTIFICATES OF CERTIFIED SHORTHAND REPORTERS
Date: February 29, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 21
SUSPENSION OF CREDENTIALS OF REGISTERED COURTROOM INTERPRETERS
Date: February 29, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 22
Heath v. Guardian Interlock Network, Inc.  
Date: February 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 18
Docket Number: 114023

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellee Guardian Interlock Network, Inc. installed an ignition interlock device in plaintiff-appellant, Nathan Heath's car. The device allowed Heath to start the vehicle if his breath/alcohol concentration did...

Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Juctice v. Cline  
Date: February 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 17
Docket Number: 114307

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, the Oklahoma Legislature enacted H.B. 1970, prohibiting the off-label use of Mifeprex (generally known as "mifepristone" or "RU-486") and misoprostol (brand name Cytotec) for use in abortions. The effect of H.B....

Oliver v. Hofmeister  
Date: February 16, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 15
Docket Number: 113267

Justia Opinion Summary: Several Oklahoma taxpayers filed a declaratory judgment action seeking a permanent injunction against Defendants, Joy Hofmeister, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Oklahoma State Department of Education...

STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. HUNT
Date: February 16, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 14
Docket Number: SCBD-6365
IN THE MATTER OF THE REINSTATEMENT OF BODNAR
Date: February 9, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 12
Docket Numbers: SCBD-6202, 112677
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. BOONE
Date: February 9, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 13
Docket Number: SCBD-6302
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. LEONARD
Date: February 2, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 11
Docket Number: SCBD-6156
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. FARBER
Date: February 1, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 10
Docket Numbers: SCBD-6300, SCBD-6323
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. SHAHAN
Date: February 1, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 9
Docket Number: SCBD-6356
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. TRENARY
Date: January 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 8
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. MANSFIELD
Date: January 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 7
Docket Number: SCBD-6355
In the Matter of the Estate of Carlson  
Date: January 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 6
Docket Number: 110720

Justia Opinion Summary: Carol Jean Carlson (Decedent) learned she was terminally ill in 2011, and retained an attorney to assist her in planning the disposition of her estate. Decedent executed three transfer-on-death deeds (TODDs) pursuant to...

In the matter of M.K.T.  
Date: January 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 4
Docket Number: 113110

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court ordered the transfer of a minor child, S.A.W., to a foster-adoption home that was in compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Act, and in the bests interests o...

IN RE INITIATIVE PETITION NO. 403 STATE QUESTION NO. 779  
Date: January 12, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 1
Docket Number: 114425

Justia Opinion Summary: Initiative Petition No. 403 sought to amend the Oklahoma Constitution by adding a new Article 13-C. The proposed article would create the Oklahoma Education Improvement Fund, designed to provide for the improvement of pu...

IN THE MATTER OF THE REINSTATEMENT OF KAKISH
Date: January 12, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 3
Docket Number: SCBD-6276
IN RE AMENDMENT OF RULE SEVEN (B) OF RULES GOVERNING ADMISSION TO PRACTICE OF LAW
Date: January 11, 2016
Citation: 2016 OK 2
Docket Number: SCBD-6350
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