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Date: 05-03-2013

Case Style: Lori Hicks v. Trisha Watz

Case Number: CJ-2013-88

Judge: Tom A. Lucas

Court: District Court, Cleveland County, Oklahoma

Plaintiff's Attorney: Jeremy Z. Carter

Defendant's Attorney: Lacy N. Vassar

Description: Lori Hicks, individually and as parent and next friend of S.H., a minor, sued Trisha Watz on a negligence theory claiming:

1. On or about December 21, 2011, in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, the minor child was injured due to the negligence of the Defendant Trisha Watz.

2. As a result of the negligence of the Defendant, the minor Plaintiff required medical attention, and the minor Plaintiffs parent and next Mend incurred certain expenses for the care of the minor Plaintiff.

WHEREFORE, Plaintiff prays for judgment against the Defendant in an amount in excess of Ten Thousand and No/lOO Dollars ($10,000.00).

Defendant appeared and answered as follows:

1. Defendant is unable to admit or deny the allegations contained in Plaintiffs Petition.

WHEREFORE, Defendant moves the court to dismiss Plaintiffs Petition or to set this matter for hearing on the Court’s next available docket.



Outcome: 1. The Court having reviewed the file and having heard testimony of witnesses sworn and having been fully apprised of the facts, fmds that the settlement amount of Five Thousand Dollars and No/Cents ($5,000.00) to be paid on behalf of the minor child, S.H., is fair and reasonable and in the best interest of the minor child, and that Trisha Watz should be released from further liability arising out of the events alleged in the above styled matter.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that the settlement amount of Five Thousand Dollars and No/Cents ($5,000.00) on behalf of the minor child, S.H., is hereby approved, and Trisha Watz is released from further liability to S .H. for any cause of action arising out of this accident.

ORDER FOR DEPOSIT/DISTRIBUTION OF SETTLEMENT PROCEEDS

Pursuant to 12 O.S. §83, the Court orders:

3. Immediate distribution is hereby authorized in the amount of $535.00, payable to Li Hicks, individually and as parent and next friend of S.H., a minor, attorney Jeremy Carter and Emer2ency Services of Oklahoma. for payment of medical expenses incurred on behalf of the minor, S.H..

4. Immediate distribution is hereby authorized in the amount of $108.00, payable to Lori Hicks, individually and as parent and next friend of S.H., a minor, attorney Jeremy Carter and Physical Therapy Central. for payment of medical expenses incurred on behalf of the minor, S.H..

5. Immediate distribution is hereby authorized in the amount of $ 1,212.00, payable to Lori Hicks, individually and as parent and next friend of SH., a minor, attorney Jeremy Carter and US Air Force ClaimslTricare. for payment of medical expenses incurred on behalf of the minor, S.H..

6. Immediate distribution is hereby authorized in the amount of $1,445.66, payable to Lori Hicks, individually and as parent and next friend of S.H., a minor and Jeremy Z. Carter, attorney for Plaintiff, as and for payment of attorney’s fees and expenses incurred on behalf of the minor, S.H..

7. The balance of the monies in the amount of $1,699.33, shall be deposited in a trust account at BANCFIRST and shall only be withdrawn from said depository by order of the Court authorizing the withdrawal or upon the said minor child attaining eighteen years of age.

8. It is directed that Plaintiff Lori Hicks, shall have the responsibility of delivering a copy of this Order to the above-designated depository at the time the deposit is made.

9. This case is hereby transferred to the Probate Division of the District Court of Cleveland County for supervision purposes.

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