Oklahoma Supreme Court Decisions 2020

KIESEL v. ROGERS
Date: August 3, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 65
Docket Number: 118919
Treat v. Stitt  
Date: July 21, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 64
Docket Number: 118829

Justia Opinion Summary: Through mediation efforts in connection with a federal lawsuit pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, Respondent, the Honorable J. Kevin Stitt, Governor of Oklahoma, negotiated...

In the Matter of L.M.A.  
Date: June 30, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 63
Docket Number: 118136

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved three children and a district court's judgment finding the children were deprived and father's parental rights should be terminated. The children were taken into emergency custody in 2016. The mother h...

STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. MAYES
Date: June 30, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 62
Docket Number: SCBD-6934
IN RE OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOC. ALTERNATIVE METHOD TO CONDUCT 2020 ANNUAL MEETING
Date: June 29, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 60
Docket Number: SCBD-6938
Independent School District # 52 v. Hofmeister  
Date: June 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 56
Docket Number: 117081

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff School districts located in Midwest City/Del City, Enid, Ponca City, and Oklahoma City filed an action alleging they received insufficient State Aid payments for the years 1992-2014. The named defendants were:...

In re: State Question No. 807, Initiative Petition No. 423  
Date: June 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 57
Docket Number: 118582

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2019, Respondents Ryan Kiesel and Michelle Tilley filed State Question No. 807, Initiative Petition No. 423 (SQ 807) with the Secretary of State of Oklahoma. SQ 807 proposes for submission to the voters the creation o...

In re: Initiative Petition No. 425, State Question No. 809  
Date: June 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 58
Docket Number: 118665

Justia Opinion Summary: During the 2019 Legislative Session, the Oklahoma Legislature passed HB 2597. Prior to the passage of HB 2597, the Oklahoma criminal code provided it was unlawful to carry a concealed or unconcealed handgun without a lic...

GREENWOOD CENTRE, LTD v. NIGHTINGALE
Date: June 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 59
Docket Number: 118860
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. EZELL
Date: June 16, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 55
Docket Number: SCBD-6847
MILLER v. ELLIS
Date: June 15, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 52
Docket Number: 118782
IN RE RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF OKLAHOMA ON LICENSED LEGAL INTERNSHIP
Date: June 15, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 53
Docket Number: SCBD-2109
UNIFORM BAR EXAMINATION
Date: June 9, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 51
Signature Leasing, LLC v. Buyer's Group, LLC  
Date: June 9, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 50
Docket Numbers: No.115100, 115100

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Signature Leasing, LLC requested a declaratory judgment regarding a contract containing an arbitration clause which Plaintiff alleged that Defendants Buyer's Group, LLC and Williams & Williams Marketing Service...

RE COURT FUND EXPENDITURES FOR CIVIL TRANSCRIPTS
Date: June 8, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 48
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. WILLIS
Date: June 8, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 49
Docket Numbers: 6925, SCBD-6925
Sparks v. Old Republic Home Protection Co., Inc.  
Date: May 27, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 42
Docket Number: 115789

Justia Opinion Summary: The Oklahoma Supreme Court granted certiorari to address first impression questions of: (1) whether a home warranty plan met the definition of an insurance contract; (2) and if it was insurance, whether a forced arbitrat...

In re: Initiative Petition No. 426 State Question No. 810  
Date: May 27, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 43
Docket Number: 118685

Justia Opinion Summary: In October 2019, the Respondents-Proponents Andrew Moore, Janet Ann Largent, and Lynda Johnson filed Initiative Petition No. 420, State Question No. 804 (IP 420), with the Secretary of State of Oklahoma. The initiative m...

IN RE: INITIATIVE PETITION No. 426 STATE QUESTION No. 810
Date: May 27, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 44
Docket Number: 118686
IN RE: STATE QUESTION NO. 805 INITIATIVE PETITION NO. 421
Date: May 26, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 45
Docket Number: 118774
Payne v. Kerns  
Date: May 12, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 31
Docket Number: 116978

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, plaintiff-appellant James Payne pled nolo contendere to stalking in Case No. CF-2010-27 in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma. He received a five-year deferment with special rules and conditions of probation. He was req...

In the Matter of K.H.  
Date: May 12, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 32
Docket Numbers: 118035, Comp. w/118078

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants Taylor and Cody Hudson (Hudson/parents) were arrested and charged with felony criminal child abuse in relation to the alleged abuse of one of Cody Hudson's sons. Subsequently, the State sought to terminate the...

RE RULES OF THE JUDICIAL ETHICS ADVISORY PANEL
Date: May 11, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 33
Farley v. City of Claremore  
Date: May 5, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 30
Docket Number: 115400

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Shelli Farley, a surviving spouse of a former City of Claremore fireman, successfully obtained a death benefits award in the Workers' Compensation Commission. She then brought a District Court action for damage...

Rogers v. Estate of Pratt  
Date: May 5, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 27
Docket Number: 117671

Justia Opinion Summary: The Oklahoma Supreme Court granted certiorari to address whether a child placed for adoption was a pretermitted heir under the terms of the will. The decedent, Judith K. Pratt, left her entire estate to her caregivers an...

Hamilton v. Northfield Ins. Co.  
Date: May 5, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 28
Docket Number: 117707

Justia Opinion Summary: The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals certified two questions of law to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Billy Hamilton, a small-business owner in Council Hill, Oklahoma, filed a claim in December 2015 with his insurer, Northfie...

Natural Gas Pipeline Co. v. Foster OK Resources, LP  
Date: May 5, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 29
Docket Number: 118185

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellee Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC (NGPL) operated two interstate natural gas pipelines that crossed property owned by Defendant-appellant Foster OK Resources LP (Foster). NGPL brought a conde...

THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF OKLAHOMA v. ZIRIAX
Date: May 4, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 26
Docket Number: 118765
ORDER REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT
Date: May 1, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 22
Docket Number: 2020-38
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. GREEN
Date: April 28, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 21
Docket Number: SCBD-6798
Metcalf v. Metcalf  
Date: April 14, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 20
Docket Number: 115743

Justia Opinion Summary: The Oklahoma Supreme Court granted certiorari in this case to address a question of first impression: whether the presumption that the intent of an interspousal transfer of real property constitutes a gift may be rebutte...

STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v JANZEN
Date: March 27, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 19
Docket Number: SCBD-6903
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. SIEGRIST
Date: March 24, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 18
Docket Number: 6825
IN RE RULES CREATING AND CONTROLLING THE OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: March 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 17
Docket Number: SCBD-4483
RE SUSPENSION OF CERTIFICATES OF CERTIFIED SHORTHAND REPORTERS
Date: March 9, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 16
IN THE MATTER OF THE REINSTATEMENT OF FLORES
Date: March 3, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 13
Docket Number: SCBD-6840
IN THE MATTER OF THE REINSTATEMENT OF WATSON
Date: March 2, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 14
Docket Number: SCBD-6695
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. WILAND
Date: February 24, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 12
Docket Number: SCBD-6895
STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. HARROZ
Date: February 10, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 11
Docket Number: SCBD-6876
In re: Initiative Petition 420, State Question No. 804  
Date: February 4, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 9
Docket Numbers: 118405, 118406

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondents-Proponents Andrew Moore, Janet Ann Largent, and Lynda Johnson filed Initiative Petition No. 420, State Question No. 804 (IP 420), with the Secretary of State of Oklahoma. The initiative measure proposed to su...

IN RE: INITIATIVE PETITION No. 420 STATE QUESTION No. 804
Date: February 4, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 10
Docket Number: 118406
In re The Estate of James  
Date: January 28, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 7
Docket Numbers: 115514, 115516

Justia Opinion Summary: The Oklahoma Supreme Court granted certiorari in this case to address whether two children who were named beneficiaries in a will were pretermitted heirs. After Fred Franklin James, Sr.'s will was admitted for probate, t...

IN THE MATTER OF THE REINSTATEMENT OF HOLLAWAY
Date: January 28, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 8
Docket Number: SCBD-6811
Duke v. Duke  
Date: January 22, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 6
Docket Number: 116221

Justia Opinion Summary: A husband and wife each requested sole custody of their minor child during divorce proceedings. Trial was held and following a hearing, sole custody of the parties' minor child was awarded to the father. Mother appealed....

Institute For Responsible Alcohol Policy v. Oklahoma ex rel. Alcohol Beverage Laws Enforcement Comm.  
Date: January 22, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 5
Docket Number: 118209

Justia Opinion Summary: Oklahoma Senate Bill 608 mandated that manufacturers of the top 25 brands of liquor and wine sell their product to all licensed wholesalers. Appellees, a group of liquor and wine wholesalers, manufacturers, retail liquor...

STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. MILLER
Date: January 14, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 4
Docket Number: SCBD-6687
RE RATE FOR TRANSCRIPTS PAID BY THE COURT FUND
Date: January 13, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 2
IN RE RULES OF SUPREME COURT FOR MANDATORY CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
Date: January 6, 2020
Citation: 2020 OK 1
Docket Number: SCBD-3319
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