Supreme Court of Oklahoma

Decisions LAUBACH v. LAUBACH2022 OK 78Case Number: 117545; Cons. w/117654Decided: 09/27/2022 ¶0 After the appellant, Paul Laubach (father), and the appellee, Maria Laubach (mother) divorced, the mother sought approval from the trial court to move across the state with their children. The father objected. Among the numerous orders issued by the trial court in this cause…

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Supreme Court of Oklahoma

Decisions BAILEY v. STATE ex rel. BD. OF TESTS FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG INFLUENCE2022 OK 50, 118532Decided: 05/24/2022 ¶0 Plaintiffs filed an action in the District Court challenging rules adopted by the Oklahoma Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence at one of its meetings. Those rules were subsequently used by the Oklahoma Department…

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Supreme Court of Oklahoma

Decisions KAMPHAUS v. TOWN OF GRANITE 2022 OK 46, 118984Decided 05/17/2022 ¶0 The mother of a child injured while visiting a cemetery when a headstone fell sued the Town of Granite, the operator of the cemetery, for negligence. The district court granted Town’s motion for summary judgment, holding that Town did not owe a duty…

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Supreme Court of Oklahoma

Decisions STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. GEORGE 2022 OK 34, SCBD-7085Decided 04/12/2022 ¶0 Respondent is a senior attorney licensed to practice law in Oklahoma and a member in good standing of the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Bar initiated disciplinary proceedings against Respondent based on professional discipline he received in the United States Court…

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Supreme Court of Oklahoma

Decisions STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. GEORGE 2022 OK 34, SCBD-7085Decided 04/12/2022 ¶0 Respondent is a senior attorney licensed to practice law in Oklahoma and a member in good standing of the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Bar initiated disciplinary proceedings against Respondent based on professional discipline he received in the United States Court…

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Supreme Court of Oklahoma | March 23, 2022

Decisions FRIEND v. FRIEND 2022 OK 29, 118339Decided 03/22/2022 ¶0 Appellant Brian Friend appealed a decision from the trial court granting Appellee Kirsten Friend attorney fees. The Court of Civil Appeals, Division 1, affirmed the trial court. The Court of Civil Appeals denied Appellee’s subsequent request for appeal-related attorney fees. We granted Appellee’s petition for…

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Supreme Court of Oklahoma | March 9, 2022

Decisions BARNETT v. OKAY PUBLIC WORKS AUTHORITY 2022 OK 24, 117792Decided 03/08/2022 ¶0 The Okay Public Works Authority (OPWA) appeals a jury verdict in an inverse condemnation lawsuit. The jury found that a taking occurred when OPWA installed wastewater sewer lines in a mobile home community. The Court of Civil Appeals reversed the district court’s…

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Supreme Court of Oklahoma | March 2, 2022

Decisions STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. KUTNER 2022 OK 18, SCBD-7060Decided 02/28/2022 ¶0 Complainant, the State of Oklahoma ex rel. Oklahoma Bar Association, initiated disciplinary proceedings against Respondent, Sanford A. Kutner, a licensed Oklahoma lawyer, based on professional discipline in Louisiana. We find that the acts underlying that matter amount to professional misconduct…

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Supreme Court of Oklahoma | Feb. 16, 2022

Decisions BOOTH v. HOME DEPOT 2022 OK 16, 119924Decided 02/15/2022 ¶ 0 The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit certified to this Court a question of state law based on the Revised Uniform Certification of Questions of Law Act, 20 O.S. §§ 1601-1611.

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Supreme Court of Oklahoma | Feb. 9, 2022

Decisions STATE ex rel. OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION v. WILLIS 2022 OK 15, SCBD-6925; Consol. w/69945Decided 02/08/2022 ¶ 0 Complainant, State of Oklahoma ex rel. Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA) initiated disciplinary proceedings against Respondent, Haskell Doak Willis, based on the following: (1) Respondent’s criminal conviction and sentence for violating 18 U.S.C. § 922(g); (2) four client…

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