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General County Information

County Seat: Newkirk

Newkirk is located in northern Oklahoma north of Ponca City on U.S. Highway 77 near the Kansas border and is the Kay County seat. Nearby Ponca City's manufacturing base is as diverse as our early settlers and continues to be a leader in the world for new innovations and first-class, quality products. Ponca City has an international flair, with a large percentage of its manufacturing firms exporting to locations all over North America and the world. Products manufactured locally range from deep-well drilling equipment and state-of-the-art technologies used in the oil refining process. Consistently viewed in the state as the leader in community and economic development, the citizens and leaders of Ponca City are constantly working to improve the lives of its citizenry. From continual upgrades to water, power, sewer and roadway infrastructures, Ponca City continues to be a standard for other communities.

State District Court Information

State Court Judges:
David R. Bandy, Jennifer Brock, Lee Turner 

Comments:
$2.8 million medical malpractice verdict in 2004, which is unusual for this conservative county. *** [Please contact Steve Holden for further information.]

General Court Information: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/start.asp?viewType=COUNTYINFO&county=KAY
Search Court Cases: http://www.odcr.com/

Favorability to Defendant: 2

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

State Court Judges:
David R. Bandy, Jennifer Brock, Lee Turner 

Comments:
$2.8 million medical malpractice verdict in 2004, which is unusual for this conservative county. *** [Please contact Steve Holden for further information.]

General Court Information: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/start.asp?viewType=COUNTYINFO&county=KAY
Search Court Cases: http://www.odcr.com/

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


CASE:                  CJ-2015-38, Kay County
Vance McGraw, Plaintiff
v.
Tyler Houchin, Defendant
JUDGE:               David Bandy

ATTORNEYS:   
For the Plaintiff:                               For the Defendant:
Chris Landes                                      Jeremy Ward
Devinney Law Firm                          Franden, Farris, Quillin et al
Ponca City, OK                                  Tulsa, OK

ISSUES:              Negligence (Motor Vehicle)

SUMMARY:       Plaintiff alleged that on January 15, 2015, near the intersection of 14th St. and 
Prospect Ave. in Ponca City, OK, he was rear-ended by Defendant. Plaintiff claimed that another 
vehicle had stopped in the left lane in front of him and another vehicle swerved from the outside 
lane in front of him and had to stop quickly because of the first car. Plaintiff claimed that he 
and the other car were able to stop but Defendant was not and caused the collision. Plaintiff 
incurred approximately $3,100.00 in medical bills for treatment of soft tissue type injuries to his 
neck and back.

Defendant claimed that both cars in front of him swerved into the lane and braked hard. Defendant 
had a curb on one side and other traffic on the other and was unable to stop in time because of the 
sudden movement of the Plaintiff and the other vehicle. Defendant denied the nature and extent of 
Plaintiff injuries.

VERDICT:          Jury Trial (One Day)
The Jury (12-0) found in Favor of the Defendant and Against the Plaintiff.

Date: 11/07/03
Case Style: Collier v. Heilman, et al.
Judge: D. Boyd
Outcome: $2,650,000
Description: Medical malpractice

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ%2D2001%2D61&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=26087

Date: 02/16/01
Case Style: Stevens v. Sigler
Judge: Leslie Page
Outcome: $30,000
Description: Automobile accident involving soft tissue injury.

For more information:
http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=CJ%2D98%2D347PC&s=OK%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&d=12107

Unemployment Rate:

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 6.3%
December 2015: 5.7%
December 2014: 4.9%
December 2013: 6.4%
December 2012: 7.1%
December 2011: 7.5%
December 2010: 8.5%

Major Employers:
Sykes (inbound call center)
Smith International (drilling and mining bit manufacturing)
Tyson Foods Inc. (meat processors)
Air Systems Components (air grills and diffusers)
Air Systems Components (air grills and diffusers)
Albertsons Inc. (distribution/warehouse)
Wal Mart
City of Ponca City
Ponca City Public Schools
Via Christi Oklahoma Regional Med.
Mid-America Door (commercial and residential doors)
Mertz Inc. (machining and assembly)
Evans and Associates (asphalt & concrete manufacturing)
ConocoPhillips

Demographic Information


Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 21,626

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 18.7%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $42,134

Populations:
State: 3,923,561
County: 45,587

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 & Montejano. Please contact Steve Holden for further information on the opinions expressed herein.