Successes

Ryan Whaley’s attorneys have been involved in significant litigation matters in Oklahoma and around the nation. Below are some of the results and outcomes we have achieved for our clients.

Pollution Settlement for City
The Firm represented the City of Blackwell in obtaining a historic $54 million settlement with a mining company related to historic surface and groundwater pollution within the City.
Water Treatment System Settlement for City
The Firm obtained a settlement on behalf of the City of Hugo and its Municipal Authority in litigation with international environmental services company, in which the company agreed to pay $8 million to support the City in the implementation of projects to help upgrade the City’s water treatment and wastewater treatment facilities.
Pollution Settlement for Neighborhood
The Firm represented homeowners and homeowners’ association in a neighborhood located in northwest Oklahoma City in obtaining settlements with an oil and gas company related to historic surface and groundwater pollution
Franchise Litigation
The Firm represented a franchisee in obtaining partial summary judgment and resolving litigation brought by national personnel services franchisor. See Express Servs., Inc. v. King, CIV-15-1181-R, 2017 WL 3741555 (W.D. Okla. Aug. 30, 2017)
Air Quality Litigation
The Firm represented the American Exploration & Production Council in filing an amicus curiae brief in major air quality litigation in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, wherein the court vacated a decision of the EPA as inconsistent with the plain meaning of its air quality regulations. See Summit Petroleum Corp. v. E.P.A., 690 F.3d 733, 750 n.5 (6th Cir. 2012).
Trucking Accident Settlement
Wilson v. National Fire Ins. et al.: The Firm obtained $2.625 Million settlement in trucking accident case after two days of trial
Reirdon v. XTO Energy
The Firm obtained $20 Million cash settlement in oil and gas class action on behalf of Oklahoma mineral owners. Future benefits consisting of binding changes to Defendants payment practices and policies in Oklahoma worth an additional $20 Million. Total settlement value of $40 Million.
Reirdon v. Cimarex Energy Co.
The Firm obtained $9.5 Million cash settlement in oil and gas class action on behalf of Oklahoma mineral owners. Future benefits consisting of binding changes to Defendant’s payment practices and policies in Oklahoma worth an additional $11 Million. Total settlement value of $20.5 Million.
Chieftain v. Marathon Oil Co.
The Firm obtained $14.95 Million settlement in oil and gas class action on behalf of Oklahoma mineral owners. Future benefits consisting of binding changes to Defendant’s payment practices and policies in Oklahoma worth an additional $17.1 Million. Total settlement value over $32 Million
Chieftain v. Newfield Exploration Mid-Continent, Inc.
The Firm obtained $19.5 Million cash settlement in oil and gas class action on behalf of Oklahoma mineral owners. Future benefits consisting of binding changes to Defendant’s payment practices and policies in Oklahoma worth an additional $12 Million. Total settlement value over $31.5 Million.
DASA Investments, Inc. v. Enervest Operating, LLC, et al.
The Firm obtained $8 Million cash settlement in oil and gas class action on behalf of Oklahoma mineral owners. Future benefits consisting of binding changes to Defendant’s payment practices and policies in Oklahoma worth an additional $7 Million. Total settlement value over $15 Million.

REPORTED DECISIONS

• Palmer v. Krueger, 897 F.2d 1529 (10th Cir. 1990).
• Woods v. Budget Rent-A-Car Sys., Inc., 825 P.2d 1350 (Okla. 1992).
• Nitzel v. Jackson, 879 P.2d 1222 (Okla. 1994).
• McSorley v. Hertz Corp., 885 P.2d 1343 (Okla. 1994).
• In re Cooper Mfg. Corp., 131 F. Supp. 2d 1238 (N.D. Okla. 2001).
• Horn v. GEICO, 86 Fed. Appx. 405 (10th Cir. 2004).
• Ass’n of Cty. Comm’rs of Oklahoma v. Nat’l Am. Ins. Co., 2005 OK CIV APP 44, 116 P.3d 206.
• Paper, Allied-Indus., Chem. And Energy Workers Int’l Union v. Cont’l Carbon Co., 428 F.3d 1285 (10th Cir. 2005).
• Tal v. Hogan, 453 F.3d 1244 (10th Cir. 2006).
• Hackworth v. Progressive Cas. Ins. Co., 468 F.3d 722 (10th Cir. 2006).
• Garnett v. GEICO, 2008 OK 43, 186 P.3d 935.
• GEICO v. Quine, 2011 OK 88, 264 P.3d 1245.
• W. World Ins. Co. v. Markel Am. Ins. Co., 677 F.3d 1266 (10th Cir. 2012).

• Summit Petroleum Corp. v. U.S. E.P.A., 690 F.3d 733 (6th Cir. 2012).
• Bd. of Cty. Comm’rs of Delaware Cty. v. Ass’n of Cty. Comm’rs of Oklahoma Self-Ins. Grp., 2014 OK 87, 339 P.3d 866.
• Heath v. Guardian Interlock Network, Inc., 2016 OK 18, 369 P.3d 374
• Martin v. Gray, 2016 OK 114, 385 P.3d 64.
• Express Franchise Servs., L.P. v. Impact Outsourcing Sols., Inc., 244 F. Supp. 3d 1368 (N.D. Ga. 2017).
• Satterfield v. GEICO, 287 F. Supp. 3d 1285 (W.D. Okla. 2018).
• Blocker v. ConocoPhillips Co., 378 F. Supp. 3d 1066 (W.D. Okla. 2019).
• Blocker v. ConocoPhillips Co., 380 F. Supp. 3d 1178 (W.D. Okla. 2019).
• Dallas v. GEICO, 2019 OK CIV APP 41, 445 P.3d 873.
• Shotts v. GEICO, 943 F.3d 1304 (10th Cir. 2019).
• Burns v. Combites, 2020 OK CIV APP 11, ___ P.3d ___.
• Faust Corp. v. Harris, 2020 OK CIV APP 20, 467 P.3d 710.
• Treat v. Stitt, 2020 OK 64, ___ P.3d