2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 12. Civil Procedure
§12-556.1. Constituency of juries in civil actions - Trial without jury in certain cases.

12 OK Stat § 12-556.1 (2015) What's This?

(a) Where the amount in controversy, as stated in the prayer for relief or an affidavit of a party, or as found by the court where the amount in controversy is questioned by the adverse party, does not exceed One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00), the action shall be tried to the court without a jury.

(b) In actions for forcible entry and detainer, or detention only, of real property and collection of rents therefor a jury shall consist of six (6) persons.

(c) Except as provided in parts (a) and (b) of this section, actions for the recovery of money or specific real or personal property or both shall be tried to a jury of twelve (12) persons (1) if a party requests the recovery of money in the sum of at least Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) or (2) if a party files an affidavit that the action involves at least Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) and the adverse party does not controvert the affidavit, or (3) if the adverse party controverts such an affidavit, if one is filed, and the court finds that the action involves at least Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00); all other actions for the recovery of money or specific real or personal property or both shall be tried to a jury composed of six (6) persons.

Added by Laws 1968, c. 371, § 2. Amended by Laws 1969, c. 331, § 1, emerg. eff. May 7, 1969; Laws 1991, c. 15, § 1.

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