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Date: 02-19-2022

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Troy D. German v. Billy D. Rhoades, Michael Harrell, Brian Orr, and Megan Simpson

Case Number: 5:19-cv-00751-F

Judge: Stephen P. Friot

Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (OKlahoma County)

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Defendant's Attorney: Garry M Gaskins, II, Gentner F. Drummond, Lugan L. James

Description: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma plaintiff personal injury lawyers sued Defendants on civil rights violation, retaliatory prosecution, abuse of process malicious prosecution and conspiracy theories claiming that they client was injured and/or damaged as a direct result of wrongful acts, errors and omissions.

Plaintiff, a former highway patrolman, retired in 2019 after 21 years with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Rhoades was formerly a Highway Patrol commissions, Micahel Harress and Megan Simpson are former Highway Patrol employees and Orr is a Captain.

Rhoades accused German of attempted bribery. German was seeking a promotion and alleged that Rhoades and Oklahoma Highway Patrol Chief Michael Harrell had provided confidential testing information to another trooper, Orr, who was
seeking a promotion.

German was accused of wrongfully threaten to release confidential information but the accusations were withdrawn.

Outcome: Settled for $231,700 plus $168,289 in attorney fees.

02/08/2022 159 NOTICE (other) by Michael Harrell, Billy D Rhoades, Megan Simpson Objection to Settlement (Gaskins, Garry) (Entered: 02/08/2022)

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