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Date: 02-23-2007

Case Style: City of Owasso v. Strawdey Clinton McCarty

Case Number: CJ-2004-4107

Judge: Mary Fitzgerald

Court: District Court, Tulsa County, Oklahoma

Plaintiff's Attorney:

Ron Cates, Owasso, Oklahoma

Defendant's Attorney:

Kim Ritchie, Pryor, Oklahoma


Condemnation Case - The City of Owasso, Oklahoma sought to condemn right, title and interest in property owned by defendant for a public use. Commissioners appointed by the Court awarded Defendant $15,945.00. Both parties asked for a jury trial to determine the damages sustained by defendant as a result of the taking.

Outcome: Defendant's verdict for $27,000.00.

Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown

Defendant's Experts: Unknown

Comments: Editor's note: Under Oklahoma law, the property owner is entitled to recover his costs and fees including attorney and expert witness fees if the verdict at the end of the trial results in a verdict more than 10% above the Commissioners' award, which was the case in this instance.

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