Articles Tagged with change in venue

800px-Texas_County,_Oklahoma_courthouse_from_E_1A woman who was allegedly struck by a player on the University of Oklahoma’s football team recently resisted a motion by the defendant’s legal team to change the venue of the proceeding from federal court in California to Oklahoma. In arguing against the transfer, the plaintiff claimed that she could not be assured of a fair trial in Oklahoma since Oklahomans are (at least according to the plaintiff) fiercely loyal to the Sooner football program. The defendant and his attorneys countered with several reasons why the case should be moved to Oklahoma City federal court, including:

  • There is no evidence to support the plaintiff’s claims of juror bias;
  • Oklahoma law would apply and a court sitting in Oklahoma would be more familiar with this body of law;