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General County Information

County Seat: Ardmore

Located in south central Oklahoma, Carter County has a diverse economic structure including energy, agriculture, aviation, industry and research. It is home to Michelin North America, a non-union plant that is consistently the most productive in the system. Aviation companies (Japan Air Lines, McDonnell Douglas, Ryder Systems and AAR) have benefited from a former Air Force base-turned industrial airpark. Ardmore has been listed as one of the 50 Best Towns in America and twice named All-American City. Home to a 278-bed hospital and day surgery center, a wellness center, a free community medical clinic and a chemical dependency center.

State District Court Information

State Court Judges:
Thomas K. Baldwin, Carson M. Brooks, Dennis Morris

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Search Court Cases:

Favorability to Defendant: 2

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

State Court Judges:
Thomas K. Baldwin, Carson M. Brooks, Dennis Morris

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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.

Date: 07/06/2013

Case Style: Scott Boling v. Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health System, LLC

Judge: Mary Fitzgerald

Outcome: Dismissed

Description: Negligence theories


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Date: 05/03/2013

Case Style: Lori Hicks v. Trisha Watz

Judge: Tom A. Lucas

Outcome: Plaintiff€™s settlement for $5,000.00

Description: Negligence theory


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Date: 04/01/2013

Case Style: Belinda Mullins v. George Gutierrez

Judge: Linda G. Morrissey

Outcome: Plaintiff€™s settlement

Description: Auto negligence


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Date: 10/14/2012

Case Style: Stephen Obermark v. Allstate Insurance Company

Judge: Dana Kuehn

Outcome: Plaintiff€™s settlement 

Description: Auto negligence 


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Date: 03/09/2011

Case Style: Jeremy Jones v. Yohanan Zomer, M.D.

Judge: Rebecca b. Nightingale

Outcome: Plaintiff€™s settlement 

Description: Negligence theory


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Date: 04/16/2008

Case Style: Wilkinson Law Firm v. Marc Chambers v. Bill Bilkinson

Judge: Unknown

Outcome: Defendant€™s verdict

Description: Breach of contract


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Date: 6/23/04

Case Style: Francis Abshire v Super C Mart, Inc.
Judge: Lee Card
Outcome:  Defense verdict
Description: premises liability

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Date: 02/11/02
Case Style: Easterwood v. Mercy Memorial Health Center, Inc.
Judge: Lee Card
Outcome: $26,639
Description: Personal injuries sustained in hospital involving an amputee who fell after surgery.

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Unemployment Rate:

Unemployment Rate:
May 2018: 4.0%
December 2017: 4.0%
December 2016: 4.9%
December 2015: 4.3%
December 2014: 3.8%
December 2013: 4.8%
December 2012: 5.6%
December 2011: 5.9%
December 2010: 6.8%

Major Employers:
Michelin North America (manufacturing)
Mercy Memorial Health Care Center (healthcare)
Dollar General (distribution)
Wal-Mart Supercenter (retail)
Ardmore City Schools (education)
1-800 (service/call center)
City of Ardmore (government)
Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation (plant biology)
Joe Brown Company (manufacturing)
Valero Energy Corporation (energy)

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,734,066
County Total: 21,681

Poverty Populations:
State: 15.8%
County: 17.0%

Median Household Income:
State: $49,767
County: $47,754

State: 3,943,079
County: 48,190

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.