Oklahoma Supreme Court Decisions 2019

SHADID v. CITY OF OKLAHOMA CITY
Date: October 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 65
Docket Number: 118271
IN RE: AMENDMENT TO OKLAHOMA SUPREME COURT RULE 1.60
Date: October 8, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 64
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. ARNETT
Date: October 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 63
Docket Number: SCBD-6676
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. LEVISAY
Date: October 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 62
Docket Number: SCBD-6827
Williams v. TAMKO Building Products, Inc.  
Date: October 1, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 61
Docket Number: 117190

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellee TAMKO Building Products, Inc. was a roof shingle manufacturer incorporated in Missouri. Plaintiffs-appellants were homeowners whose contractors installed Defendant's shingles on homeowner's roof. Plain...

STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. STOUT
Date: October 1, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 60
Docket Number: SCBD-6732
I. T. K. v. Mounds Public Schools  
Date: September 24, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 59
Docket Number: 115069

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a child, by and through his parents, brought a Governmental Tort Claims Act action alleging he was injured through the negligence of a school bus driver. The child was taken to a hospital emergency room, given...

Hobson v. Cimarex Energy Co,  
Date: September 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 58
Docket Number: 116721

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff/Appellant was the vested remainderman of his father's life estate in the surface rights of land in Canadian County, Oklahoma (the "Property"). Defendant Cimarex Energy Company was the lessee of the Property's m...

CREATION OF THE OKLAHOMA BAR EXAMINATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Date: September 16, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 57
Saunders v. Smothers  
Date: September 10, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 54
Docket Number: 116052

Justia Opinion Summary: Shalalah Saunders (Tenant) sued her landlord Marcella Smothers (Landlord) who left Tenant's hot water heater inoperable for more than a week. Tenant leased a house from Landlord where Tenant lived with her two children,...

STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. MOISANT
Date: September 10, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 55
Docket Number: SCBD-6627
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. TRIPP
Date: September 10, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 56
Docket Number: SCBD-6815
Schneller v. Platt  
Date: June 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 52
Docket Number: 115362

Justia Opinion Summary: Lori and Heather, a same-sex couple, conceived a child ("J.L.") through artificial insemination and co-parented together as a family for eight years. J.L. recognized Lori as her "momma" or "Momma Lori." For the first eig...

OKLAHOMA COUNCIL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS v. SMALLEY
Date: June 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 48
Docket Number: 117962
Wells v. Oklahoma Roofing & Sheet Metal  
Date: June 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 45
Docket Number: 112844

Justia Opinion Summary: The daughter of a deceased employee brought a wrongful death action against the her father’s employer for intentional tort, asserting that the employer was willful, wanton, and intentional in directing the decedent-emplo...

Velasco v. Ruiz  
Date: June 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 46
Docket Number: 117706

Justia Opinion Summary: A Mother filed a paternity petition seeking a determination of parentage, custody, visitation and child support. Attempts to serve alleged father were fraught with procedural errors. The trial court authorized service by...

STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. WITHERS
Date: June 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 47
Docket Number: SCBD-6480
IN THE MATTER OF THE STRIKING OF NAMES OF MEMBERS OF THE OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: June 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 43
Docket Number: SCBD-6659
IN THE MATTER OF THE STRIKING OF NAMES OF MEMBERS OF THE OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: June 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 44
Docket Number: SCBD-6660
IN THE MATTER OF THE SUSPENSION OF MEMBERS OF THE OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: June 10, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 40
Docket Number: SCBD-6799
IN THE MATTER OF THE SUSPENSION OF MEMBERS OF THE OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: June 10, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 41
Docket Number: SCBD-6800
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. DARLEY
Date: June 10, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 42
Docket Number: SCBD-6802
Cole v. Josey  
Date: May 29, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 39
Docket Number: 116600

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Amanda Cole was injured in an automobile accident and sued defendant Samantha Josey. Plaintiff failed to serve process on the defendant within 180 days. The trial court dismissed the suit without prejudice. Pla...

Southon v. Oklahoma Tire Recyclers, LLC  
Date: May 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 37
Docket Number: 116888

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Thomas Southon was employed by Oklahoma Tire Recyclers, LLC ("Employer"). In 2016, Southon sustained an injury while on the job and filed a claim for workers' compensation benefits. Employer fired Southon less...

IN RE CREATION OF RULE 1.18 OF OKLAHOMA SUPREME COURT RULES
Date: May 20, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 38
American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees v. City of Norman  
Date: May 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 35
Docket Number: 114640

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 2875 (Union), and Robert Green (Green), sought certiorari relief from the Court of Civil Appeals' (COCA) opinion affirming the trial court's...

IN THE MATTER OF THE REINSTATEMENT OF RICKEY
Date: May 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 36
Docket Number: SCBD-6717
Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice v. Cline  
Date: April 30, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 33
Docket Number: 116603

Justia Opinion Summary: After reviewing plaintiff's two Oklahoma constitutional challenges to House Bill 2684, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled restricting drug-induced abortions was unconstitutional. The 2014 measure outlawed “off-label” use o...

In the Matter of: A.A.  
Date: April 30, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 34
Docket Number: 117110

Justia Opinion Summary: A.A. (Child) was born in August 2014. Father was present in the hospital on the day of her birth. At that time, Child and Mother tested positive for phencyclidine (PCP). The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) wa...

IN THE MATTER OF THE REINSTATEMENT OF HUTSON
Date: April 30, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 32
Docket Number: SCBD-6672
RE REVOCATION OF CERTIFICATES OF CERTIFIED SHORTHAND REPORTERS
Date: April 29, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 29
Beason v. I.E. Miller Services, Inc.  
Date: April 23, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 28
Docket Number: 114301

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was the constitutionality of an Oklahoma legislative enactment, 23 O.S. 2011 section 61.2, which that statutorily limited a plaintiff's recovery of noneconomic damages to $350,000 unless special findings were ma...

Medicine Park Telephone Co. v. Oklahoma Corporation Comm.  
Date: April 16, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 21
Docket Number: 115453

Justia Opinion Summary: Medicine Park Telephone Company appeals the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's denial of its application for reimbursement from the Oklahoma Universal Services Fund for reasonable investments and expenses incurred in prov...

Medicine Park Telephone Co. v. Oklahoma Corporation Comm.  
Date: April 16, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 22
Docket Number: 116193

Justia Opinion Summary: Medicine Park Telephone Company appeals the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's denial of its application for reimbursement from the Oklahoma Universal Services Fund for reasonable investments and expenses incurred in prov...

Medicine Park Telephone Co. v. Oklahoma Corporation Comm.  
Date: April 16, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 23
Docket Number: 116194

Justia Opinion Summary: Medicine Park Telephone Company appeals the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's denial of its application for reimbursement from the Oklahoma Universal Services Fund for reasonable investments and expenses incurred in prov...

Dobson Telephone Co v. Oklahoma ex rel. Oklahoma Corporation Comm.  
Date: April 16, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 24
Docket Number: 116214

Justia Opinion Summary: Dobson Telephone Company appealed the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's denial of its application for reimbursement from the Oklahoma Universal Services Fund for expenses incurred when it was ordered by the State Departm...

Dobson Telephone Co. v. Oklahoma ex rel. Oklahoma Corp.  
Date: April 16, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 25
Docket Number: 116215

Justia Opinion Summary: Dobson Telephone Company appealed the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's denial of its application for reimbursement from the Oklahoma Universal Services Fund for expenses incurred when it was ordered by the State Departm...

Dobson Telephone Co. v. Oklahoma ex rel. Oklahoma Corporation Comm.  
Date: April 16, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 26
Docket Number: 116421

Justia Opinion Summary: Dobson Telephone Company appealed the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's denial of its application for reimbursement from the Oklahoma Universal Services Fund for expenses incurred when it was ordered by the State Departm...

Dobson Telephone Co. v. Oklahoma Corporation Comm.  
Date: April 16, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 27
Docket Number: 116422

Justia Opinion Summary: Dobson Telephone Company appealed the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's denial of its application for reimbursement from the Oklahoma Universal Services Fund for expenses incurred when it was ordered by the State Departm...

Antini v. Antini  
Date: April 9, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 20
Docket Number: 115002

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Angela Antini and Appellee Matthew Antini were parents to two children. In 2013, the parties were divorced under New York law. In the decree, the New York court awarded Appellant physical custody over the child...

RE REINSTATEMENT OF CERTIFIED SHORTHAND REPORTERS
Date: April 8, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 17
MCCLANAHAN v. CITY OF TULSA
Date: April 2, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 15
Docket Number: 115802
FORREST v. CITY OF TULSA
Date: April 2, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 16
Docket Number: 115803
REINSTATEMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF CERTIFIED SHORTHAND REPORTER
Date: March 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 13
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. CLABORN
Date: March 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 14
Docket Number: SCBD-6746
Mullendore v. Mercy Hospital Ardmore  
Date: March 12, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 11
Docket Number: 113560

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Emilee Mullendore was employed as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) with Mercy Hospital in Ardmore, Oklahoma. While working during her assigned hospital shift, Petitioner entered the fifth floor nutrition ro...

STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. BEDNAR
Date: March 12, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 12
Docket Number: SCBD-6618
RE SUSPENSION OF CERTIFICATES OF CERTIFIED SHORTHAND REPORTERS
Date: March 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 10
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. PATTON
Date: March 4, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 9
Docket Number: SCBD-6734
McIntosh v. Watkins  
Date: February 26, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 6
Docket Number: 117413

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellee Jake Watkins was driving under the influence of alcohol and rear-ended a vehicle owned and operated by plaintiff-appellant Lee McIntosh. McIntosh's vehicle was damaged and he and the former co-plaintif...

MCGEE v. AMOCO PRODUCTION CO.
Date: February 26, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 7
Docket Number: 117511
IN RE APPROVAL OF UNIFORM JUVENILE CONTINUANCE ORDER
Date: February 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 5
Okla. Schools Risk Management Trust v. McAlester Pub. Schools  
Date: January 29, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 3
Docket Number: 114553

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Oklahoma Schools Risk Management Trust (OSRMT) brought a declaratory judgment action seeking a declaration it was not liable for losses sustained by McAlester Public Schools resulting from a ruptured water pipe...

Kohler v. Chambers  
Date: January 29, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 2
Docket Number: 116391

Justia Opinion Summary: Kelley Kohler (Father) and Carolynn Chambers (Mother) were the biological parents of R.L.K., born April 17, 2012. Father received orders directing him to report for basic training and advanced individual training with th...

IN THE MATTER OF THE REINSTATEMENT OF GOFORTH
Date: January 23, 2019
Citation: 2019 OK 1
Docket Number: SCBD-6633
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