Beedle v. Darby, No. 93,905.

CourtSupreme Court of Oklahoma
Citation2000 OK 1,996 P.2d 934
Docket NumberNo. 93,905.
PartiesLarry BEEDLE, Petitioner, v. Honorable Richard B. DARBY, District Judge, Respondent.
Decision Date10 January 2000

996 P.2d 934
2000 OK 1

Larry BEEDLE, Petitioner,
v.
Honorable Richard B. DARBY, District Judge, Respondent.

No. 93,905.

Supreme Court of Oklahoma.

January 10, 2000.


ORDER

¶ 1 Original jurisdiction is assumed. Art. 7 § 4, Okla. Const.; Hill v. Graham, 1967 OK 10, ¶ 21, 424 P.2d 35, 38. After hearing in this Court with all parties present the Court holds that the real party in interest, Jackson County Memorial Hospital (or Jackson County Memorial Hospital Authority), is a political subdivision of the State, 51 O.S.Supp.1994 § 152(8)(d), and is therefore barred from bringing an action for libel. First Amendment, U.S. Const.; Art. 2 § 22, Okla. Const.

¶ 2 Let the writ issue directing the respondent/judge to dismiss with prejudice the underlying libel action in Cause No. CJ-99-56, on the docket of the District Court, Jackson County.

¶ 3 DONE BY THE ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT IN CONFERENCE THIS 10th DAY OF JANUARY, 2000.

996 P.2d 935
¶ 4 SUMMERS, C.J., HARGRAVE, V.C.J., LAVENDER, OPALA, KAUGER, WATT, and BOUDREAU, JJ., concur.

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  • Boyle v. Asap Energy, Inc., Case Number: 112682
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Oklahoma
    • October 24, 2017
    ...before leaving).44 1999 OK 81, 996 P.2d 931.45 Copeland , 1999 OK 81, ¶ 8, 996 P.2d at 933-934.46 Copeland , 1999 OK 81, ¶ 10, 996 P.2d at 934. See also Pate v. Alian , 2002 OK CIV APP 68, 49 P.3d 85 (released for publication by order of the Court of Civil Appeals) (restaurant policy direct......
  • Beedle v. Wilson, No. 01-6322.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (10th Circuit)
    • September 2, 2005
    ...the Hospital was "a political subdivision of the State ... and ... therefore barred from bringing an action for libel." Beedle v. Darby, 996 P.2d 934, 934 (Okla.2000) (citations omitted). Mr. Beedle and Ms. Korn subsequently filed the underlying federal suit alleging their federal and state......
2 cases
  • Boyle v. Asap Energy, Inc., Case Number: 112682
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Oklahoma
    • October 24, 2017
    ...before leaving).44 1999 OK 81, 996 P.2d 931.45 Copeland , 1999 OK 81, ¶ 8, 996 P.2d at 933-934.46 Copeland , 1999 OK 81, ¶ 10, 996 P.2d at 934. See also Pate v. Alian , 2002 OK CIV APP 68, 49 P.3d 85 (released for publication by order of the Court of Civil Appeals) (restaurant policy direct......
  • Beedle v. Wilson, No. 01-6322.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (10th Circuit)
    • September 2, 2005
    ...the Hospital was "a political subdivision of the State ... and ... therefore barred from bringing an action for libel." Beedle v. Darby, 996 P.2d 934, 934 (Okla.2000) (citations omitted). Mr. Beedle and Ms. Korn subsequently filed the underlying federal suit alleging their federal and state......

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