Victories

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 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.

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. …

Jason Goodnight Earns Defense Verdict In Trucking Case

Jason Goodnight successfully defended a trucking company and its driver in a recent case tried to a jury in Arkansas.  The company driver was traveling down the highway in heavy rain on a flooded portion of the road.  Another tractor-trailer suddenly stopped and swerved in front of the company driver.  The company driver was unable …

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 …

Employment Law Jury Trial Victory

Paula Quillin won a defense verdict in the jury trial of a wrongful termination suit an employee filed against her employer.  Plaintiff contended she had been wrongfully discharged because she had filed a workers’ compensation claim.  Termination of employment closely followed the workers’ compensation claim, but the ruling held that the employer had actually fired …