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Date: 02-14-2011

Case Style: Derek Hunter v. Marlin Stephens

Case Number: CJ-2010-2048

Judge: Bryan C. Dixon

Court: District Court, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

Plaintiff's Attorney: David Van Meter, Van Meter Law Firm, P.L.C., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Defendant's Attorney: Lacy Boyles, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Description: Derek Hunter sued Marlin Stephens on an auto negligence theory. Plaintiff claimed that she was involved in a car wreck on Juanuary 5, 2008 on the N.W. Expressway when Defendant, who was traveling west in the inside lawn, attempted to change lanes and struck Plaintiff's vehicle causing Plaintiff's vehicle to roll over. Plaintiff claimed that she was injured in the accident.

Defendant claimed that Plaintiff's damages claims were excessive, that Plaintiff suffered from a pre-existing condition; Plaintiff failed to mitigate her damages and asserted a general denial of damages

Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for $21,759.38.

Plaintiff's Experts: John W. Ellis, M.D., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, James Mark Brown, Yukon, Oklahoma; Richard H. Crook, M.D., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Defendant's Experts: Jeffrey P. Pardee, M.D., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, F. West Hill, M.D., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


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