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Case Style: Oklahoma Pipe and Tube Bending, inc. v. William Samuel Keiser and Keiser Steet, Inc.
Case Number: CJ-2002-6157
Judge: P. Thomas Thornbrugh
Court: District Court, Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Jonathan Shook, Shook, Huggins & Johnson, P.C., Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mike Ashworth, Eldridge Cooper Steichen & Leach PLLC, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Pipe and Tube Bending, Inc. sued William Keiser and Keiser Steel, Inc. on an embezzelment, conversion, tortious interference, fraud, and breach of trust theories. The specifics of the claims made and defenses asserted by the parties are not available.
Outcome: ON 1-11-08 AT 6:55 PM, THE JURY RETURNS INTO OPEN COURT WITH THEIR VERDICT, WHICH IS READ IN OPEN COURT, ORDERED, RECORDED AND FILED, AND IS, TO WIT: (BLUE VERDICT FORM): VERDICT FORM ON PLAINTIFF'S MISAPPROPRIATION OR EMBEZZLEMENT CLAIM. "WE THE JURY, EMPANELED AND SWORN IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED CAUSE, DO, UPON OUR OATHS, FIND IN FAVOR OF THE PLAINTIFF, OKLAHOMA PIPE AND TUBE BENDING, INC. AS FOLLOWS:
1. THE DOLLAR AMOUNT OF ITS ACTUAL DAMAGES IN THE SUM OF $19,000.
2. WE DO FIND BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE THAT THE DEFENDANT, SAM KEISER, ACTED IN RECKLESS DISREGARD OF THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS.
3. WE DO NOT FIND BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE THAT THE DEFENDANT, SAM KEISER, ACTED INTENTIONALLY AND WITH MALICE TOWARDS OTHERS" ELEVEN (11) JURORS CONCERRING.
Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown
Defendant's Experts: Unknown