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Case Style: Newton Roberts v. Oklahoma Surety and Messer Bowers Company
Case Number: CJ-2009-13
Judge: Dennis Hladik
Court: District Court, Garfield County, Oklahoma
Plaintiff's Attorney: Paul Harris and Kevin M. Coffey for Plaintiff
Defendant's Attorney: Clint A. Claypole, Michael L. Darrah and David B. Dochin for Oklahoma Surety Company
R. Thompson Cooper and Dawn Geores for Messer Bowers Company
Description: Newton Roberts sued Oklahoma Surety and Messer Bowers Company on auto negligence and uninsured motorist theories claiming claiming that on January 12, 2004 he was severely injured by an uninsured motor vehicle operated by Ronald Sinnett. Plaintiff sought compensation for his injuries from Oklahoma Surety Company as a named insured on the policy.
Defendant admitted some but not all of the allegations made by Plaintiff and denied liability.
Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for $1.369 million including $250,000 in punitive damages.