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Date: 05-11-2010

Case Style: Gibbs Construction, Inc., et al. v. Robert C. Zahl, et al.

Case Number: CJ-2004-79

Judge: Stephen R. Kistler

Court: District Court, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

Plaintiff's Attorney: Johnny Beech and Lisa Wilcox, Lester Loving & Davies, P.C., Edmond, Oklahoma

Defendant's Attorney: William Cathcart, Cathcart & Dooley, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Description: Gibbs Construction, Inc., et al. v. Robert C. Zahl, and others on a breach of contract theory claiming that on October 16, 2002 in which Plaintiff was hired to construct a custom personal residence for Matthew and Jeanette Gentry in Stillwater, Oklahoma using a specially reinforced foundation system known in the industry as a "structured" or "post-tension foundation." Plaintiff hired Wynn Construction Company to construct the post-tension foundation. After completion of the foundation some irregularities appeared in the slab which Plaintiff claimed did not affect its performance.

The Gentrys hired Zahl to consult with them about the foundation. Zahl recommended that the Gentrys refuse to perform under the terms of the contact.

Plaintiff claimed that Defendants Gentry engaged and commenced in a considerable effort to publicize and otherwise broadcast both orally and in writingg, numerous untrue, unfounded, slanderous, and defamatory statements about Plaintiff.

Defendants Gentry admitted some of Plaintiff's allegations including that they hired Zahl-Ford, Inc. but denied that they published anything untrue about Plaintiff.

Outcome: Defendants' verdict.

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