Oklahoma Civil Litigation Questions & Answers

Q: Can paperwork be submitted directly to judge without being filed or made available to all parties

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 25, 2019
Richard Winblad's answer
No, that is called and ex parte communication.

Q: Civil case in OK. Can a judge use his own conclusions of law & finding of facts?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 25, 2019
Richard Winblad's answer
It would be highly unusual for a judge to base his decision on facts that were not presented in some form to the court. An attorney's "conclusions of law" are generally the result that the facts call require. It is possible that the judge focused upon facts or laws that neither side considered relevant or important. You should discuss with your attorney about the ability to appeal if you were aggrieved by the decisions.

Q: I am wanting to send a copy of a person's criminal record and mugshot to the person's employer, can I legally do this.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
Employers run their own criminal background checks before hiring a person. Additionally, this is all public record and if the employer cared they can easily look up this information. Regardless of what your reasons are, you are just asking for trouble and opening yourself up being sued. Do not pursue this course of action.

Q: Traded in a car I owned for a new one Nov 2nd we talked one thing paper work said another not satisfied can I back out

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 12, 2018
Doak Willis' answer
Anything is possible if everyone agrees. However, since you state the contact was signed without your having read it to insure the accuracy of the contract, you will be bound to the terms if the seller insists on it being followed.

Q: If a repair shops changes your oil and forgets to put the oil in and damages your motor what law is violated

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 17, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
They violated the Law of Common sense:

Your remedy is to make a claim against the repair shop. If ignored you may want to pursue in small claims court, but you will need evidence of the amount of damage.

Q: Can someone speak/represent someone with the defendant present, for a small claims civil matter?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 20, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
This is a great question. Generally judges are disinclined to allow a non-attorney to participate in proceedings. However, there is the authority to allow an agent under a power of attorney to participate on behalf of his or her Principal.

Attorney General Opinion 03-026 reads concludes as as follows:

It is, therefore, the official Opinion of the Attorney General that:

An individual holding a Power of Attorney or Durable Power of Attorney may be authorized by his or...

Q: I was arrested and not charged with a crime or 14 days and I wasn't taken before a judge until 15 days later. Can I sue?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 12, 2018
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
Yes, you can sue but you are asking the wrong question. You need to ask "Will I recover anything if I sue." The best thing for you to do is to consult with a civil rights attorney. Take proof of your monetary damages and any other documentation that you may have with you to the consultation.

Q: If the is a motion to quash for insufficient evidence,... granting motion for extension of time response

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 15, 2018
Tracy Tiernan's answer
You haven't given us enough information to answer the question, I'm afraid.

Anytime you file a motion to quash or to suppress evidence in a criminal case each side has time to respond and to present evidence (typically at a Preliminary Hearing or District Court Arraignment in felony cases). Granting additional time for a response to one side doesn't take away the right for each party to have their position heard by judge and ruled on. Again the question is a bit cryptic at this point.

Q: can a process server be denied entry into a facility

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Doak Willis' answer
The answer to that question turns on what type of a facility that you are referring to that may be barring a process server from entering. There are certainly facilities that exist that process servers can be barred from entering. You will need to specify what type facility that your question revolves around.

Q: Is there a simple form to ask the court to order return of personal property held by someone?

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Civil Litigation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 28, 2018
Thomas A. Grossman's answer
There is no simple way to use the Courts. You would have to file a civil complaint against the person who has refused to return your personal property. The easiest thing for you to do is file a small claims action against the person. It costs only about $20 (in California) to file, and the paperwork is not very difficult. You should go onto the local superior court website near where you live and look for self-help under Small Claims Court.

Q: What recourse do I have when an auto mechanic is trying to obtain a Title 42 on my deceased son's car?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Litigation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 12, 2018
David Humphreys' answer
You can file a suit either in small claims court, if the vehicle is worth less than or not more than 10,000. if its worth more you would have to sue in District Court. Im sorry for your loss and wish you the best in your search for justice.

Q: Need advice about a contract for a bike sale for 1000 in trade for working on a boat.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 11, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
There are too many unknown factors in your question to answer. It's not really very clear to me. Your should see a local lawyer for help on these problems. Sorry we could not be more helpful, but it's necessary for us to read your contract to answer.

Q: My divorce lawyer told me the adultry law had been repealed in the state of Oklahoma so is this accurate?

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation, Divorce and Tax Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 9, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Sorry, but adultery is still a felony in Oklahoma, punishable by up to a $500 fine and/or 5 years. See 21 OK Statutes § 871. Most District Attorneys are not interested in prosecuting these cases however. They're already overloaded with more serious crimes.

You should see your lawyer about the taxes. Was the refund addressed in your decree? You can also contact IRS about not signing the check, or the bank where deposited if you know what account it went into. I think that you're...

Q: In Idabel, OK, can I legally sell a non running vehicle that has been sitting in my yard for 2 years without a title?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Divorce for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
No, you can not sell a car without the title. However, all you need to do is visit a tag agency and fill out the information to obtain a replacement title.

Q: Bad 3rd party supervisor and how to discharge her?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Civil Litigation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 7, 2018
Pete David Louden's answer
Your attorney will know more about the case than anyone else so be sure to let your attorney know and they can help you determine the best way to deal with this.

Q: Need to find out what the exact limitations are within the Oklahoma liquor laws. Can I open a drive thru daiquiri shack?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Mergers & Acquisitions for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 31, 2017
Richard Winblad's answer
Never seen a daiquiri shack in Oklahoma. This would probably be considered a bottle shop since the beverage is to be consumed off-premises. Aside from local restrictions (city / county) look at. http://www.oar.state.ok.us/oar/codedoc02.nsf/frmMain?OpenFrameSet&Frame=Main&Src=_75tnm2shfcdnm8pb4dthj0chedppmcbq8dtmmak31ctijujrgcln50ob7ckj42tbkdt374obdcli00_

Q: If school officer removes a disabled adult student from school & transports her home without consent is that kidnapping?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Education Law and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 11, 2017
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer
No this is not kidnapping. No crime exists with this set of facts.

Q: i gave a family member $9000 down on a home she wanted 15000 now she says she is selling it to someone else to get out

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017
Doak Willis' answer
Generally oral contracts for the sale or purchase of real property are not enforceable because of the statute of frauds which states those type contracts must be in writing. There are exceptions to this rule which are long and hard to explain in this type post. You need to seek an attorney now and lay out all your facts and take phone messages and other evidence of your payment to the attorney and allow them to determine whether you can succeed in litigation.

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