2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 12. Civil Procedure
§12-1081. Death of party after verdict or judgment.

12 OK Stat § 12-1081 (2015) What's This?

(a) If a party dies after verdict is rendered, judgment may be rendered on the verdict although the representative or successor of the decedent has not been substituted as a party to the action.

(b) If a plaintiff dies after verdict or after judgment and the verdict and judgment are in his favor, his representative or successor may be substituted for him upon motion of any party to the action with notice to the representative or successor, or substitution may be made upon motion of the representative or successor of the decedent. Such motion may be made at any time before the judgment becomes dormant but it must be made before action is taken to enforce the judgment. A delay in substituting the representative or successor of the decedent shall not affect the validity of a judgment lien.

(c) If a defendant dies after verdict or after judgment and the verdict and judgment are in favor of the plaintiff, the judgment shall be filed with the representative of the decedent within the time allowed for filing other claims and the judgment shall be treated as if it has been allowed by the representative and it shall be payable in the due course of administration.

Added by Laws 1965, c. 299, § 3.

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