At the beginning of 2018, BML attorney, Patrick Lane, began a blog series to clarify the litigation process. The first blog, Four Phases of Litigation, gave a broad overview of what to expect.
This, the second blog in the series, is designed to drill a little deeper into each phase of litigation.
What is contempt of court? Unfortunately, the most accurate answer is the one lawyers often give, which clients are loathe to hear: it depends. There are actually several types of contempt of court, each with drastically different purposes and procedures under Oklahoma law.'
Most attorneys in Oklahoma are aware that the Oklahoma Supreme Court is where an aggrieved party must go to appeal an adverse judgment of the district court in a civil case.
Unfortunately, only a subset of attorneys seem to be aware that they may also make a claim directly to the Oklahoma Supreme Court in certain cases.