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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

State Court Judges:
Paul Hesse, Jack McCurdy, Special Judges Barbara Hatfield, Charles Gass, and Khristan Strubhar
Comments:
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General Court Information: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/start.asp?viewType=COUNTYINFO&county=CANADIAN
Search Court Cases: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/start.asp?viewType=DOCKETS

Favorability to Defendant: 2

Ratings Guide: 1=Extremely Favorable 2=Moderately Favorable 3=Neutral 4=Moderately Unfavorable 5=Extremely Unfavorable

State Court Judges:
Paul Hesse, Jack McCurdy, Special Judges Barbara Hatfield, Charles Gass, and Khristan Strubhar
Comments:
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General Court Information: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/start.asp?viewType=COUNTYINFO&county=CANADIAN
Search Court Cases: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/start.asp?viewType=DOCKETS

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: 09/2018
Case Style: Tammy Morris v. Bobby Fox, and Western Sportsman Club, Inc.
Judge: Paul Hesse
Outcome: The Jury found in Favor of the Defendant and Against the Plaintiff.
Description: Negligence (Motor Vehicle)

Date: 01/2018
Case Style: Dea Rosenbaum v. Charles Hitchcock and CRST Expedited, Inc.
Judge: Joseph Heaton
Outcome: The Jury found in Favor of the Plaintiff and awarded Damages as follows:
Economic Damages in the amount of $1,000,000.00.
Non-Economic Damages in the amount of $600,000.00.
Description: Negligence (Motor Vehicle/Truck)

Date: 01/2018
Case Style: Godofredo Caballero and Leona Caballero v. Sara Wanner aka Sara Wanner-Cordova
Judge: Paul Hesse
Outcome: The Jury (12-0) found in Favor of Plaintiff, Leona Caballero, and awarded damages in the amount of $1,931.42. The Jury (12-0) found in Favor of the Defendant and against Plaintiff, Godofredo Caballero.
Description: Negligence (Motor Vehicle)

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: 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 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
 

Unemployment Rate:

Unemployment Rate:
May 2018: 3.2%
December 2017: 3.1%
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: 1,734,066
County Total: 48,521

Poverty Populations:
State: 15.8%
County: 7.5%

Median Household Income:
State: $49,767
County: $69,220

Populations:
State: 3,943,079
County: 139,926

These materials are intended merely as an aid to better understand the counties in Oklahoma. The opinions of other lawyers in the state may vary from the opinions contained herein. The demographical information and jury verdicts in this report were obtained through public websites. All other information is the express opinion of Holden Litigation. Please contact Steve Holden for further information on the opinions expressed herein.