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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: "Oklahomie" serial number: 88275112 current "status: 604 - Abandoned- After- Inter-Parties-Decision" Is it available?

Is it available to trademark or is it already taken?

Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
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answered on Feb 3, 2023

This application and another to register OKLAHOMIE (with map) were opposed by The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma twice (in 2019 and 2020) which owns several registration for OKLAHOMA.

A new application to register OKLAHOMIE would most certainly be similarly opposed.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Q: Hi, I made mistake with my date of birth.

My country Has different date they Have Hijri shamsi Muslims date but United States of America has Different. when i changed my date of birth into American date i made mistake in years. I don’t have my country ID but i do have the picture of my ID is it Possible to correct my date of birth.... Read more »

Min Hwan Ahn
Min Hwan Ahn
answered on Jan 30, 2023

it is possible to correct a mistake in your date of birth. However, the process may vary depending on the circumstances and the agency involved. In your case, since you made a mistake in converting your date of birth from the Hijri Shamsi (Islamic) calendar to the Gregorian calendar used in the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: I slipped and fell on Thanksgiving morning my left shoulder pops and aches as if I tore my Rotator cuff..

Even though I hurt it in November do I have a case

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 29, 2023

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on a number of issues, including liability or fault. If the fall was the result of a defect or negligence on the floor or the ground, it's possible. It would also hinge on medical... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it illegal for a creditor to sell a debt to a debt collector after the debt was settled and paid?

Settlement offer was made, payments were sent via check and cashed - then I received a notice from a debt collector that purchased the debt

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 26, 2023

It happens.

Debts like that are usually sold in bulk. Usually the seller does not warrant collectibility.

If a particular seller conveys a large number of previously satisfied debts, the buyer may assert a claim against the seller.

But usually, if a few get through, the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it illegal for someone to take photos off of my Facebook account of my child to post on there account

Someone I don’t know took photos I had posted on my Facebook account and posted them on their Facebook account pretending my child was theirs

Steve Charles Vondran
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answered on Jan 24, 2023

If you took the image, it is your image (i.e., you own the copyright - even if you never registered it). Being that the use by the imposter would not appear to be commercial in nature, suing for copyright infringement may not be the most exciting option (especially since you cannot get attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Does a child have rights to the parents estate after parental rights are relinquished?
Timothy Carignan
Timothy Carignan
answered on Jan 23, 2023

The short answer is No. Unless the child was specially named in a will, the child will not inherit. A provision for “all of my children” - or worse, no will at all - will not include a child who is legally considered someone else’s child.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can county issue a warrant for failure to appear if they've been notified that the person is in jail in another county

My friend bonded out of one county but had a hold on another county. His court date is in two weeks and he was told that if he was still in jail in the other county that they would issue another warrant for failure to appear. And that even though he has met his bond that they might keep him until... Read more »

David A. Cincotta
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answered on Jan 20, 2023

Typically, the courts will issue a warrant if a defendant does not appear as previously ordered - even if the defendant is in custody somewhere else. The court typically won't order the bond forfeited if it is clear the person is in custody elsewhere, but that helps the bondsman and not the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: How can I get my part off my inheritance of my sister's won't sell house my mom left us all? They are living in it.

My mom left her 5 children her house in a will. All our names are on the deed. My 2 sisters live in the house and will not sell it. They won't let me see the will and get nasty when I mention them buying me out. Last I remember was my mom saying it was suppose to sell but not sure if it was... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 20, 2023

If the Will was Probated then it will be at the Courthouse. Hire a competent OK attorney to file suit for a Sale For Partition.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it legal for an insurance company to debit your account for balance from years ago without any notice?

I was getting a quote for new auto insurance coverage and got to the payment page when the site told me there was "a problem processing payment". I checked my account and there was a pending balance that I did not authorize from that company almost $100 more than what I was quoted. I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 18, 2023

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney on state-specific insurance and consumer law, one option could be to check with the state department of insurance. Most states have such an agency that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Oklahoma on
Q: I was terminated at my work place after 16 years of employment through them. The last 3 months I worked I started having

Health issues with swelling. Some of the swelling was in my gut. Let me add this I am a female and work with all men for these 16 years. My main supervisor started to notice my gut and proceeded to make pregnancy comments (even though he has known I was gay the entire time I worked there) He also... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Jan 10, 2023

You should contact an Oklahoma employment attorney to discuss your situation in more detail. While more information is needed here, you should reach out regarding claims for disability discrimination and/or sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it child abuse when your child was in a wreck without seat belts on and not in a booster with their mother

My youngest son hit the back of front seat and bloody his nose

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
answered on Jan 10, 2023

The specific details always matter such as the age of the child, size of the child, and exactly how this happened.

If the child was required to be in a booster seat and the parent simply failed to put the child in the seat, that's going to be one thing.

If a parent secures...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I sue for wrongful termination yes or no

I was fired for my boss threatening my father and his company

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jan 10, 2023

Short answer - yes -- but that does not mean you will win.

You will have to prove your case with facts and depositions to prove that in fact it was wrongful. This could be a costly road, but then if you win, you have a good chance of also recovering attorney fees. If you lose then the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I sue whataburger for wrongful termination
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jan 10, 2023

Short answer - yes -- but that does not mean you will win; you will have to prove your case with facts and depositions to prove that in fact it was wrongful. This could be a costly road, but then if you win, you have a good chance of also recovering attorney fees

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Is it illegal to open your child’s mail that’s addressed to your house if they’re 18?

My parents will not give me mail or will go though it without asking me first, I’m 18 and I’ve heard that it’s illegal but I want to make sure.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jan 10, 2023

In the state of Oklahoma you are considered an adult with some exceptions when you turn 18. The Federal Government has stated it is not legal to open another 'adult' persons mail without their explicit consent (such as in a wife opening a husbands or vice versa, a secretary opening the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I become executor of my deceased mothers land without a will in place?

I am one of 4 siblings. My mother passed and did not have a will. She was common law married but the land was purchased before the marriage and was only in her name. I have been paying the taxes on the land since she passed. What can I do to obtain the land since I am caring for it?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jan 10, 2023

Contact a probate attorney. These can be complex issues, and with a spouse involved (common law or not) the date the land was purchased is not relevant (it would be in the event of a divorce but not necessarily in death) - But first thing is the estate (land and all other belongings) needs to be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: In the state of Oklahoma, can an employer go through your bag without consent?

A previous employer of a friends went through her Fanny pack without consent, lied about how they found/saw what was in the bag and then fired her for something completely different and basically without cause. There’s video evidence of her boss going into her bag without consent multiple times... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jan 10, 2023

This is a complicated matter, because with employer rights they can have policies in place that would allow a search of belongings (for specific purposes), however, there is also an expectation of privacy that has to be protected. You should contact an attorney so they can fully review all the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a consumer who is voluntarily seeking treatment and has a safety plan be placed in emergency detention?

My wife went to a police department in the town we live in & had an assessment done. After returning the officer told me she didn't meet e d criteria but there was something there. The following day she again went in for an assessment voluntarily. That's when a e d was placed.... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jan 10, 2023

If the person meets criteria for emergency detainment for mental/consumer related things, then yes the person can be taken into custody. This is custody of the state mental health system, and not specifically county, therefore they transfer frequently to other care facilities in order to provide... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I got arrested in July of 2021 and they indicted October of 22 I go for arraignment on February 1 2023

My attorney should file for dismissal the case is in texas

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jan 10, 2023

First, this is a forum for Oklahoma, if your case is in Texas you should repost this in Texas for their input because you have to be licensed in Texas to give legal advice in Texas. Second, you have no question to be addressed, you seem to have the conclusion that it should be dismissed. Contact... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Hi, I made mistake with my date of birth.

My country Has different date they Have Hijri shamsi Muslims date but United States of America has Different. when i changed my date of birth into American date i made mistake in years. I don’t have my country ID but i do have the picture of my ID is it Possible to correct my date of birth.... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jan 10, 2023

This will most likely be a challenging thing to correct. Your best bet is to contact your country's consulate and have them assist you in correcting this, because you will need some official documentation to prove the facts of your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Adoption and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: I need help locating the Oklahoma statute about children who have been adopted out in regards to intestate succession.

I was told there was a statutue that said children who have been adopted out can still inherit from their biological parents if the parent dies intestate, but I am having trouble locating it to verify if it is correct. Is this correct and can you please help me locate the statute that confirms or... Read more »

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Jan 10, 2023

Yes this is correct. A child who has been adopted inherits from both the biological parent as an equal child share and from the adoptive parent as an equal child share. So long as there is not a will in which specifically omits that child - This is a combination of statutes (Title 84 of OK... Read more »

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