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General County Information

County Seat: Altus

Formed in 1907 from a portion of the original disputed Greer County, Jackson County was named for the Confederate hero, General Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson. Altus, the county seat, lies in the heart of "irrigation country." Primary crops are cotton, wheat, and grain sorghum. Cattle and greyhounds are bred and raised in this area. Altus Air Force Base is the largest industry in the county. Higher education is provided by Western Oklahoma State College, a two-year accredited institution. Southwest Technology Center provides career-technical education for this region. Recreational opportunities are available 15 miles north of Altus at Quartz Mountain State Park and Lake Altus-Lugert.

State District Court Information

State Court Judges:
Clark E. Huey, Brad D. Leverett

Comments:
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General Court Information: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/start.asp?viewType=COUNTYINFO&county=JACKSON
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Favorability to Defendant: 2

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

State Court Judges:
Clark E. Huey, Brad D. Leverett

Comments:
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General Court Information: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/start.asp?viewType=COUNTYINFO&county=JACKSON
Search Court Cases: COURT RECORDS NOT AVAILABLE ON LINE

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: 04/2019
Case Style: Anthony Carbone and Phyllis Carbone v. Keith Sinclair dba Easy Rent Limited and Henry Vasquez
Judge: Brad Benson
Outcome: The Jury found in Favor of the Plaintiffs and awarded Actual Damages of $1,500,00.00 to Tony Carbone and $750,000.00 to Phyllis Carbone. 
Description: Negligence (Motor Vehicle/ Motorcycle)

Unemployment Rate:

Unemployment Rate:
May 2018: 3.6%
December 2017: 3.3%
December 2016: 4.1%
December 2015: 4.0%
December 2014: 3.5%
December 2013: 5.1%
December 2012: 5.2%
December 2011: 5.6%
December 2010: 5.5%

Major Employers:
The county's economy has been based on farming and livestock since its inception. The major crops include cotton, wheat, corn, alfalfa, and hay. Barley and sorghum became major crops in the late 1940s. Livestock consisted of horses, cattle, mules, swine, and sheep. Altus Air Force Base is the county's largest non-farm employer. There were 16 manufacturers in the county by 2000. These included Altus Athletic Manufacturing and the Luscombe Aircraft Manufacturing plants, the Bar-S Foods Company, and the Republic Gypsum plant.

Demographic Information


Housing Units:

State Total: 1,734,066
County Total: 12,154

Poverty Populations:
State: 15.8%
County: 17.4%

Median Household Income:
State: $49,767
County: $45,189

Populations:
State: 3,943,079
County: 25,125

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.