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Nathaniel Parrilli Joins the Firm

Franden, Farris, Quillin, Goodnight + Roberts is happy to announce the addition of Nathaniel G. Parrilli to the firm. Mr. Parrilli has been practicing law since 2000. In addition to the State of Oklahoma, Mr. Parrilli is admitted to practice before the Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma and the Supreme Court of the United …

Oklahoma Bar Association House of Delegates

Recently, Franden Farris lawyers were elected as delegates and alternate delegates for the Oklahoma Bar Association House of Delegates.  Congratulations to Steve Balman for being elected delegates and Michael O’Malley, Alex Sisemore, and Jeremy Ward for being elected as alternate delegates.

Paula Quillin’s Father Honored for WWII Sacrifice

Paula Quillin traveled to Lisse Holland with her brother’s family and her mother In September to participate in a ceremony for a B-17 bomber crew shot down over Holland in World War II. Paula’s father, John Paul Quillin (known as Paul), was co-pilot of the airplane. Paul landed in a lake and was rescued by …

Court Limits Plaintiff’s Damages in Personal Injury Cases to Amount Paid by Medicaid

By Curtis Roberts Curtis Roberts prevailed on a motion in limine excluding, in a personal injury case, evidence of the amount of plaintiff’s damage claim for medical bills. The case was filed before the enactment of 12 Okla. Stat. 3009.1, which provides that “Upon the trial of any civil case involving personal injury, the actual …

Negligence May be Established by Circumstantial Evidence

In McClure v. Sunshine Furniture, 2012 OK CIV APP 67, the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals recently reversed an order granting summary judgment to a furniture company which had loaded furniture onto a pickup truck. The furniture fell off, causing a collision with the debris and another vehicle behind it. It’s not the first time …

Summary Judgment Obtained for Manufacturer in Products Liability Case

Jason Goodnight recently obtained an order granting summary judgment to a manufacturer who was sued in federal court for an allegedly defective brake press which crushed an employee’s hand, requiring partial amputation of the employee’s arm.  Plaintiffs claimed the device should have contained certain safety features which would have prevented the accident and that inadequate …

Why You Should Consider Hiring Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts

  High caliber and intelligent lawyers, paralegals, and staff that have practical and common sense knowledge of best litigation practices; Well respected ethical lawyers with substantial experience in high profile and large loss matters; Services performed by lowest hourly rate personnel qualified for the task when appropriate; Technology such as video conferencing used to avoid …

Franden | Farris | Quillin | Goodnight + Roberts Super Lawyers 2011

Lawyers from Franden, Farris, Quillin, Goodnight + Roberts were chosen for the 2011 “Super Lawyers.” Each candidate is evaluated and reviewed by their peers within their primary area of practice. Twelve indicators of professional achievement are used: verdicts, settlements and transactions; representative clients; experience; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; position within law firm; …

Resort to a Judicial Forum Is Not Bad Faith On the Part of the Insurer

Resort to a judicial forum is not per se bad faith or unfair dealing on the part of the insurer regardless of the outcome of the suit. That principle was affirmed by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, answering a certified question in GEICO v. Quine, 2011 OK 88. The exact question answered was: Does an insurer’s …

Retaliatory Discharge for Pursuing a Workers Compensation Claim

By Paula Quillin. Section 41 of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Statute, 85 OKLA. STAT. § 341, prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee who files a workers’ compensation claim. The statute provides: A. No employer may discharge or, except for non-payment of premium, terminate any group health insurance of any employee because the employee …