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BANK OF OKLAHOMA v. ASHLEY, n/k/a/ WILLIAMS,212 P.3d 507 (Victory for creditor--held: State statute could not be used to compel creditor to release valid lien against real estate, where lien was not avoided in bankruptcy).

TEEL v. WARREN, 2001 OK CIV APP 46, 22 P.3d 234 (Plaintiff asserted assault occurred in part because Chapter member was intoxicated as a result of consumed at a party at Chapter's house. Held: Chapter was not a commercial seller of alcoholic beverages. At most, Chapter could only be considered a social host. Any actions by Chapter cannot be considered the legal cause of injuries sustained by Teel).

AP-PRESCOTT ONE TEN LP v. CLAY, 2001 OK CIV APP 128, 34 P.3d 1169 (Record shows that the second one-half of the tax was timely paid with notice of protest to the County Treasurer in accordance with §2884. Appellees contended that since no protest had been made and the County Treasurer was not notified when the first one-half of the tax was paid, the tax paid was subject to being apportioned and disbursed as provided by law. Held: Statute specifically provides that if the protested amount does not exceed 50% of the full amount of assessed tax, all protested taxes shall be specified in the second installment payment. In such case, it is not required, or even proper, to specify any protest in the first installment payment).


Consumer Lenders in Oklahoma Gain Land Mark Victory, 1996 Oklahoma Bankers Association Journal (at 57-58)

HARRIS v. FREEMAN, 881 P.2d 104 (Okla. App. 1994) (Bank prevails in lien priority dispute with County involving business personal property).

IN RE SMITH, 192 B.R. 563 (Bkrtcy. W.D. Okla. 1996) (Establishing contract rate of interest as starting point for interest paid to several creditors in Chapter 13).