Professional Negligence

Summary Judgment & Appeal Victory

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals affirmed the trial court’s summary judgment for our clients in Rowell v. Southwestern Bell Telephone Co and Frank Skupien. Congratulations to our clients and the lawyers who handled the case: Jeremy Ward, Emily Pearson, and Jennifer Ary. To briefly explain the case, during late 2012 and early 2013 AT&T …

Joe Farris & Michael O’Malley Trial Victory

Joseph Farris and Michael O’Malley of Franden, Farris, Quillin, Goodnight and Roberts in Tulsa, Oklahoma, recently obtained a defense verdict in favor of Hogan Truck Leasing, Inc. in a 5-day jury trial in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. In the early morning hours of October 11, 2013 a truck driver for a large produce company drifted off the road and …

Jeremy Ward Obtains a Dismissal With Prejudice on Behalf of Client

Jeremy Ward represented a Defendant sued for allegedly causing a severe vehicle accident.  The case was initially filed in Tulsa County District Court, but Plaintiff later dismissed the claim for unspecified reasons.  Plaintiff timely re-filed in compliance with Oklahoma’s saving statute; however, Plaintiff failed to timely re-serve the Defendant.  Jeremy’s motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s re-filed …

Jeremy Ward Obtains a Dismissal In a Transportation Case

Jeremy Ward obtained a dismissal of his commercial driver client who allegedly caused a severe three vehicle accident injuring 4 people, one being a child. After the conclusion of discovery, Plaintiff dismissed the causes of action against Jeremy’s client. The dismissal was obtained without any payment to the Plaintiff.

2014 Franden Farris Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

“Super Lawyers” in Oklahoma are nominated by their peers, evaluated by researchers who review online databases and legal publications, and information supplied by lawyers. Candidates are grouped according to their practice areas, and a point system is used to determine the winning lawyers. Joe Farris is among the Top 10 Super Lawyers in Oklahoma. Paula …

Jeremy Ward Obtains Dismissals of Real Estate Malpractice Claims

In a professional malpractice claim, Jeremy Ward obtained a dismissal of a well-known Tulsa real estate company and its agents. After the conclusion of discovery, Plaintiffs realized the invalidity of a claim against the Defendants and dismissed their causes of action. The dismissals were obtained without any payment to the Plaintiffs.

2013 Franden Farris Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

Eleven Franden Farris lawyers (85% of the firm’s practicing lawyers) are among Oklahoma’s Super Lawyers for 2013. “Super Lawyers” in Oklahoma are nominated by their peers, evaluated by researchers who review online databases and legal publications, and information supplied by lawyers. Candidates are grouped according to their practice areas, and a point system is used to determine …

Jason Goodnight & Jeremy Ward Trial Victory

Jason Goodnight and Jeremy Ward successfully defended a national trucking company during a week long trial in the Western District of Oklahoma, federal court. Plaintiff alleged severe, permanent, and disabling injuries. During the prosecution of his claim, Plaintiff’s injuries and damages were supported by five expert witnesses. Plaintiff’s verdict request was in excess of $5,000,000. …

Oklahoma Amends Discovery Statute

OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE AMENDS DISCOVERY STATUTE House Bill 3375 becomes effective November 1, 2014.  It is procedural in nature, so it will immediately apply in all cases on November 1, 2014, regardless of when they were filed or when the cause of action accrued. House Bill 3375 amends 12 O.S. § 3226(A)(1) by including that parties …

Joe Farris & Sarah Buchan Jury Trial Victory

Unanimous defense verdict in a medical malpractice case tried to a jury in Bryan County District Court. Joe Farris and Sarah Buchan represented an E.R. physician that saw the patient on the initial E.R. presentation. Based on the presentation, evaluation, lab results, and x-ray results, there were no signs of acute bacterial meningitis, let alone a …