U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
Favorability to Defendant: 3
Ratings Guide: 1=Extremely Favorable 2=Moderately Favorable 3=Neutral 4=Moderately Unfavorable 5=Extremely Unfavorable

Location: Tulsa

Comments:
The Northern District is an excellent place to litigate a case. Judiciary is conservative as is the jury pool.

Federal Court Judges:
Chief Judge Gregory Frizzell, Claire Eagan, John Dowdell, James Payne, Terence Kern, Judith McCarthy, Paul Cleary, T. Lane Wilson

Counties Within This Federal Jurisdiction:
Craig, Creek, Delaware, Mayes, Nowata, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Rogers, Seminole, Tulsa, Washington

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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: 04/06/07
Case Style: U.S.A. ex rel. Environmental Protection Agency v. Sinclair Tulsa Refining Company
Judge: Clair V. Eagan
Outcome: $5 million criminal penalty and community service payment of $500,000
Description: Violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA)

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=Unknown&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=33019

Date: 08/23/06
Case Style: Chellen, et al. v. John Pickle Company, et al.
Judge: Claire V. Eagan
Outcome: $1.293 million
Description: Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 201, claims by Babu Thanu Chellen and other Indian nationals who claimed they were brought into the United States by the John Pickle Company and held in virtual slavery conditions at the John Pickle manufacturing plant in West Tulsa, Oklahoma.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=02%2DCV%2D85&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=28738

Date: 06/14/06
Case Style: Cali, et al v. Williams Companies, et al.
Judge: Stephen P. Friot
Outcome: $290 million
Description: Williams reached an agreement in principle to settle class-action shareholder litigation filed on behalf of purchasers of Williams securities between July 24, 2000, and July 22, 2002.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=4%3A02%2Dcv%2D00072%2DSPF%2DFHM&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=31627

Date: 03/23/06
Case Style: Gregory and Haas v. City of Tulsa, et al.
Judge: Claire V. Eagan
Outcome: Settled for $65,000.00.
Description: Civil rights theory.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=4%3A00%2Dcv%2D00928%2DCVE%2DSAJ+&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=31257

Date: 02/09/06
Case Style: Securities and Exchange Commission v. Elsie Leung
Judge: Unknown
Outcome: Settled for $1,300,000 plus an agreement on the part of Ms. Leung to never serve as an officer or director of a public company again.
Description: The Securities and Exchange Commission claimed that former chief financial officer of Gemstar-TV Guide Internation, Inc., Elsie Leung, participated in a scheme to inflate the company's licensing and advertising revenue.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=Unknown&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=31089

Date: 09/29/05
Case Style: Nelson, et al. v. Williams Companies, et al.
Judge: Terence C. Kern
Outcome: Settled for $57.6 million
Description: ERISA class action claiming participants in its 401(k) were misled.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=02%2Dcv%2D153&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=30615

Date: 08/11/05
Case Style: United States Department of Labor v. Whirlpool Corporation
Judge: Terence C. Kern
Outcome: Settled for $850,000.
Description: Hiring discrimination from March 1, 1997 to February 28, 1998 against about 800 African-American job applicants.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=Unknown&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=30406

Date: 05/25/05
Case Style: Johnson v. City of Tulsa
Judge: Terence C. Kern
Outcome: $50,000 for named plaintiff and $200,000 for others who claim they were discriminated against.
Description: Discrimination, retaliation and harassment based upon race.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=4%3A94%2Dcv%2D00039%2DTCK%2DFHM&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=30080

Date: 05/10/05
Case Style: Pier v. Great Plains
Judge: Terence C. Kern
Outcome: $200,000
Description: Sexual harassment

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=4%3A04%2Dcv%2D00007%2DTCK%2DPJC&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=30017

Date: 08/24/04
Case Style: Bowman v. City of Tulsa
Judge: James H. Payne
Outcome: Settled for $60,000
Description: Claim of civil rights violation.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=4%3A02%2DCV%2D388&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=28611

Date: 08/03/04
Case Style: United States v. Gertrude Brady
Judge: Frank H. McCarthy
Outcome: Judgment for Brady for $221,568.00
Description: Hyde Amendment Act claim.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=Unknown&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=28607

Date: 03/25/04
Case Style: Sims v. Great American Life
Judge: Terence C. Kern
Outcome: $1,400,000 ($300,000 for breach of contract; $600,000 for bad faith; and $500,000 in punitive damages)
Description: Bad faith; breach of contract resulting from failure to pay death benefits on a life insurance policy.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=02%2DCV%2D583&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=27683

Date: 02/12/04
Case Style: Smedley, et al. v. City of Tulsa, et al.
Judge: James O. Ellison
Outcome: Settled for $30,000
Description: Tort claim resulting from alleged wrongful arrest.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=Unknown&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=27395

Date: 11/07/03
Case Style: Pyron v. Corrections Corporation of America
Judge: Terence C. Kern
Outcome: Settled for $200,000
Description: Civil rights claim resulting from death in a correctional institution.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=03%2DCV%2D126&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=26103

Date: 10/16/03
Case Style: Jackson v. City of Tulsa, et al.
Judge: Sven Erik Holmes
Outcome: Settled for $35,000.
Description: Claim of excessive use of force by police officers.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=02%2DCV%2D82&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=25900

Date: 08/31/03
Case Style: Snider v. Commercial Financial Services, Inc.
Judge: James H. Payne
Outcome: Settled for $2,600,000.
Description: Class action suit seeking compensation under worker Adjustment and Retaining Notification Act which requires employers to give 60-days notice of a mass layoff.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=01%2DCV%2D571&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=21631

Date: 05/29/03
Case Style: Daon v. Mazda Motor Corporation
Judge: Terence C. Kern
Outcome: $64,000 with plaintiff 10% at fault and driver 80% at fault and defendant 10% at fault.
Description: Products liability involving an air bag.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=01%2DCV%2D646&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=24933

Date: 04/04/03
Case Style: Mixon v. Francis, et al.
Judge: Sven Erik Holmes
Outcome: $19,501
Description: Use of excess force; assault and battery.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=01%2DCV%2D658&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=24499

Date: 03/25/03
Case Style: Federal Trade Commission v. SkyBiz, Inc., et al.
Judge: Claire V. Eagan
Outcome: $20,000,000
Description: Violation of federal laws (pyramid scheme).

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=01%2DCV%2D396%2DEA&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=24247

Date: 02/14/03
Case Style: Britt v. City of Bristow
Judge: James O. Ellison
Outcome: Settled for $72,000
Description: Employment discrimination alleged by police chief who was demoted and placed on administrative leave.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=02%2DCV%2D791&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=23147

Date: 06/05/02
Case Style: Hopson v. City of Tulsa
Judge: H. Dale Cook
Outcome: $30,000
Description: Use of excessive force during arrest.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=95%2Dcv%2D670&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=10157

Date: 05/10/02
Case Style: Miller, et al. v. Visser, et al.
Judge: Sven Erik Holmes
Outcome: Nominal compensatory damages and $150,000 in punitive damages.
Description: Civil rights violation claimed.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=00%2DCV%2D958&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=19283

Date: 04/18/02
Case Style: Tesh v. U.S. Postal Service
Judge: Claire V. Eagan
Outcome: $25,000 for emotional distress and compensatory damages; back pay damages totaling $150,000.
Description: Wrongful termination. Plaintiff dishonestly attempted to influence his doctor regarding a disability claim.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=01%2DCV%2D99&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=19079

Date: 04/15/02
Case Style: Wrather v. City of Tulsa
Judge: Claire V. Eagan
Outcome: Settled for $175,000
Description: Civil Rights claim involving First, Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=97%2DCV%2D435+EA&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=18707

Date: 04/12/02
Case Style: Cleveland v. City of Owasso
Judge: Sven Erik Holmes
Outcome: Settled for $130,000
Description: Invasion of privacy claimed by eleven police officers (for being wire tapped).

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=01%2DCV%2D47&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=17471

Date: 04/05/02
Case Style: Johnson v. City of Tulsa
Judge: Sven Erik Holmes
Outcome: Settlement agreement included installation and operation of a data collection system to monitor Tulsa Police Department performance.
Description: Civil rights class action in relation to race discrimination in employment and promotion.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=94%2DCV%2D39&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=18523

Date: 03/07/02
Case Style: Watkins v. Mid-America Golf & Landscape
Judge: Thomas R. Brett
Outcome: $90,000
Description: Employment discrimination and retaliatory discharge for reporting OSHA and EPA violations and for filing a workers' compensation claim.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=00%2DCV%2D1029&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=17919

Date: 02/18/02
Case Style: EEOC and Thomas v. Fine Airport Parking, Inc.
Judge: Unknown
Outcome: Settled for $15,000
Description: Employment discrimination involving race and wrongful termination.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=Unknown&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=17613

Date: 02/15/02
Case Style: Mid-Continent Services, Inc. v. Stewart and Prime Resources, Inc.
Judge: Terence C. Kern
Outcome: Case went to arbitration with an award of $2,000,000 in damages on the breach of contract claim, $2,153,205 on the fraud claim, and $82,648,219 in interest (under Arizona law to which the loan was subject, the interest runs at 100% per week).
Description: Breach of contract and fraud claims stemming from a $2 million loan.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=01%2DCV%2D846&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=17594

Date: 02/15/02
Case Style: Robins v. Tulsa School District No. 1, et al.
Judge: Terence C. Kern
Outcome: Settled for $100,000
Description: Sexual harassment and retaliation.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=01%2DCV%2D130&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=17589

Date: 01/31/02
Case Style: Potter v. State of Oklahoma
Judge: Claire V. Eagan
Outcome: $2,500
Description: Employment discrimination and sexual harassment.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=99%2DCV%2D1102&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=17370

Date: 12/31/01
Case Style: Buchanan v. Marriott International, Inc.
Judge: Thomas R. Brett
Outcome: $244,900
Description: Breach of contract; intentional infliction of emotional distress; and fraud claims. Involves plaintiff's termination of employment.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=00%2DCV%2D954&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=16873

Date: 10/23/01
Case Style: Hale and Crites v. Francis, et al.
Judge: Terence C. Kern
Outcome: Settled for $130,000
Description: Civil rights violation.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=01%2DCV%2D221&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=15121

Date: 09/28/01
Case Style: United States of America v. Shofner
Judge: H. Dale Cook
Outcome: $4,000 and 18-month prison sentence.
Description: Conspiracy to conceal bankrupt's assets.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=01%2DCR%2D50&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=14143

Date: 09/27/01
Case Style: Drug Enforcement Agency v. Geer d/b/a Doublecreek Saddle and Tack
Judge: Terence C. Kern
Outcome: Settled for $150,000
Description: Improper distribution of drugs with disregard for their ultimate use.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=01%2DCV%2D104&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=14149

Date: 08/29/01
Case Style: Roley v. The Nordam Group, Inc.
Judge: Sven Erik Holmes
Outcome: $25,691
Description: Wrongful termination after having been admitted to hospital with pneumonia.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=00%2DCV%2D0699%2DH&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=13807

Date: 08/24/01
Case Style: Brandt, et al. v. E Z Go Foods, Inc., et al.
Judge: Terence C. Kern
Outcome: $3,500,000
Description: Wrongful death as a result of failure to post adequate directional warning signs.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=98%2DCV%2D498&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=13777

Date: 05/09/01
Case Style: Snedden v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Judge: Sven Erik Holmes
Outcome: $27,500 with plaintiff 49% at fault.
Description: Premises liability.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=00%2DCV%2D486%2DH&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=12663

Date: 02/09/01
Case Style: Meyers v. City of Tulsa
Judge: Sven Erik Holmes
Outcome: Settled for $75,000
Description: Civil rights violation after woman was erroneously shot in arm.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=00%2DCV%2D674&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=12064

Date: 12/26/00
Case Style: United States of America v. Neurological Surgery, Inc.
Judge: James O. Ellison
Outcome: Settled for $40,000 to patient and a $10,000 civil penalty.
Description: Americans With Disabilities Act claim in connection with neurosurgeons refusing to treat an HIV positive patient.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=00%2Dcv%2D26&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=11829

Date: 12/20/00
Case Style: Anchor Drilling v. M-I L.L.C.
Judge: Thomas R. Brett
Outcome: $245,872
Description: Breach of contract.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=99%2Dcv%2D31&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=11824

Date: 10/27/00
Case Style: Wiesner v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Judge: Terence C. Kern
Outcome: $3,414,292
Description: Breach of contract and bad faith claims regarding an unpaid $15,000 commission.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=98%2Dcv%2D934&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=11474

Date: 08/22/00
Case Style: Garrison v. Baker Hughes Oil Field Operations, Inc.
Judge: Sven Erik Holmes
Outcome: $3,580
Description: Employment discrimination for withdrawing a job offer.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=97%2Dcv%2D82&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=11055

Date: 07/28/00
Case Style: Means, et al. v. Letcher, M.D.
Judge: Thomas R. Brett
Outcome: $500,000
Description: Medical malpractice regarding a stereotactic biopsy of plaintiff's brain.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=99%2Dcv%2D513&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=10935

Date: 07/25/00
Case Style: Hilti, Inc. v. Korman, et al.
Judge: Thomas R. Brett
Outcome: $1,289,577
Description: Racketeering Act (RICO) violation.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=99%2Dcv%2D744&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=10816

Date: 04/21/00
Case Style: Berry v. National Cooperative Refinery
Judge: Terence C. Kern
Outcome: $16,800
Description: Personal injury claim as a result of a fall from a railroad tank car.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=99-cv-37&s=OK&d=9929