Canadian
General County Information

County Seat: El Reno

Canadian county was once part of the Cheyenne and Arapaho reservation, administered by the Darlington Agency. It was opened by the Run of '89 and the Run of '92, but the southwest corner of the county, part of the Caddo Reservation, was opened by lottery in 1901. Fort Reno, established in 1874 to maintain order on the reservation, later served as a cavalry remount station. During World War II, it served as a prisoner-of-war camp. The economy of Canadian County is based largely on agriculture, and Yukon served for a number of years as a major regional milling center. Country singer Garth Brooks is from Yukon. The county seat, El Reno, was an early railroad center, and headquarters of the southern district of the Rock Island Railroad until its demise in 1981. Railroad service is still provided by the Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas line.

State District Court Information
Favorability to Defendant: 2
Ratings Guide: 1=Extremely Favorable 2=Moderately Favorable 3=Neutral 4=Moderately Unfavorable 5=Extremely Unfavorable

State Court Judges:
Barbara Hatfield, Bob Hughey, Gary D. McCurdy, Jack McCurdy

Comments:
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Notable Verdicts

Morelaw is a free reporting service that plaintiff and defense lawyers use. So, it is not necessarily a representative cross-section of verdicts. In our opinion, the plaintiff's bar reports favorable outcomes more frequently than the defense bar reports favorable outcomes. www.morelaw.com

Date: 08/15/2014

Case Style: Brent Bryant v. Kelley Smith

Judge: Gary E. Miller

Outcome: Settlement has been redacted for the public

Description: Accident resulting in an injury of a minor

 

For more information:

http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2014-376&s=OK&d=72218

 

 

Date: 02/19/2014

Case Style: Helen Sheridan v. Vernon Donald Service and Claude Wilkinson d/b/a Wilkinson Investments, LLC

Judge: Gary E. Miller

Outcome: Plaintiff’s verdict for $10,000.00

Description: Auto negligence

 

For more information:

http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2012-439&s=OK&d=66422

 

Date: 11/30/2013

Case Style: Ben Grunewald v. Jamie Thibodeau

Judge: Gary E. Miller

Outcome: Plaintiff’s settlement for $5,485.73

Description: Auto negligence 

 

For more information: 

http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2013-621&s=OK&d=63543

 

 

Date: 10/06/2013

Case Style: Amanda Erwin v. Mary Frances Estep

Judge: Not specified

Outcome: Dismissed

Description: Negligence theory 

 

For more information: 

http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2010-367&s=OK&d=62651

 

 

Date: 10/06/2013

Case Style: Amanda Erwin v. Mary Fances Estep

Judge: None assigned

Outcome: Defendant is dismissed from lawsuit

Description: Lawsuit on a negligence theory

 

For more information:

http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2010-367&s=OK&d=62651

 

Date: 09/14/2013

Case Style: Linda R. Garner v. Leisha V. Everett, D.D.S.

Judge: Gary E. Miller

Outcome: Court vacated default judgment

Description: Personal injuries caused by negligence of defendant. 

 

For more information:

http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2013-195&s=OK&d=62499

 

 

Date: 02/01/2013

Case Style: Theodore Dexter v. Diana J.Murphy

Judge: Gary E. Miller

Outcome: Settlement agreement for $50,000.00 to the plaintiff

Description: Auto accident leading to personal injury

 

For more information:

http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2012-837&s=OK&d=59601

 

 

 

Date: 10/18/2012

Case Style: Monyette Hester v. Richard Smithwick

Judge: Gary E. Miller

Outcome: Settlement agreement for $25,000.00 to the plaintiff

Description: Auto accident leading to personal injury

 

For more information:

http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2012-695&s=OK&d=57911

 

 

 

Date: 06/22/2012

Case Style: Melissa Hedrick v. Harry Ledbetter

Judge: Gary E. Miller

Outcome: Settlement agreement for $15,000.00 for plaintiff

Description: Auto accident leading to personal injury

 

For more information:

http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2012-364&s=OK&d=56303

 

 

 

Date: 2-29-2012

Case Style: Gerald A. Amundsen II v. Northwest Building Supply, Inc.
Judge: Gary E. Miller
Outcome: Defendant’s Verdicts
Description: Product Liability

For More Information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2007-765&s=OK&d=53876  

Date: 10-31-2011
Case Style: Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company v. Isabel Loosen Rein, Inc.
Judge: Gary E. Miller
Outcome: Jury verdict in favor of Defendant in the amount of $140,640
Description: eminent domain theory

For More Information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2009-125&s=OK&d=51295

 
Date: 5-31-2011
Case Style: Opitz, Inc. v Le Mars Insurance Company
Judge: Gary E. Miller
Outcome: Plaintiffs verdict for $640,000.00 in compensatory and punitive damages
Description: breach of contract and bad faith theories

For More Information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2009-902&s=OK&d=48252

Date: 5-31-2011
Case Style: Route 66 Trader Market LLC v. Seneca Insurance Company, Inc.
Judge: Gary E. Miller
Outcome: Dismissed without predjudice as to Western Claims and Lou Barbaro. All other claims remain for trial on the merits
Description: Bad Faith theory

For More Information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2010-335&s=OK&d=48253

Date: 4-6-2011
Case Style: Julie Ann Oxford v. Tamara S. Berg, D.D.S.
Judge: Gary E. Miller
Outcome: Defendant’s verdict
Description: medical negligence theory

For More Information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2008-987&s=OK&d=47523

Date: 9/15/2010
Case Style: Beronic Flores v. Darren Wood
Judge: Bob Hughey
Outcome: Defense Verdict
Description: Auto Negligence Theory

For More Information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2009-24&s=OK&d=44933

Date: 6/14/10
Case Style: Aexco Petroleum Inc. v James Niles
Judge: Edward C. Cunningham
Outcome: Defense verdict
Description: eminent domain theory

For More Information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2006-95&s=OK&d=44222

Date: 10/14/2009
Case Style: Richard Kincaid v William Daniel Gwaltney and Jessica Deanne Eddings
Judge: Edward C. Cunningham
Outcome: Plaintiff’s verdict for $40,000 against William Daniel Gwaltney
Description: Auto negligence theories

For More Information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2008-597&s=OK&d=41860

Date: 10/7/2009
Case Style: Kerry Noland c Christopher Coats
Judge: Edward C. Cunningham
Outcome: Defendants verdict
Description: auto negligence theory

For More Information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2007-551&s=OK&d=41859

Date: 6/12/2009
Case Style: The State of Oklahoma, ex rel. Department of Transportation v. Siegrist Farms, LLC
Judge: Edward C. Cunningham
Outcome: Defendants Verdict for $17,628.86
Description: eminent domain theory

For More Information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2007-143&s=OK&d=40519
 

Date: 01/01/09

Case Style: FFE Transportation Services, Inc and Karon K. Medlin v Pilot Travelers Centers, LLC
Judge: Edward C. Cunningham
Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for Karon Medlin in the amount of $200,000.00
Description: Premises Liability theory


For More Information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ-2005-268&s=OK&d=38944
 

 

Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 3.8%
December 2015: 3.2%
December 2014: 3.0%
December 2013: 4.0%
December 2012: 3.9%
December 2011: 4.2%
December 2010: 4.6%

Major Employers:
Agriculture has been a mainstay of the economy since the beginning of non-native settlement in the late 1800s.

Demographic Information


Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 47,635

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 9.8%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $64,505

Populations:
State: 3,923,561
County: 126,193