This research brief examines the most frequent filers of small claims eviction cases in Tulsa County in 2019 and 2020.
Data collected by Open Justice Oklahoma show that a small number of the most frequent plaintiffs account for a large portion of filings in this time period.
Open Justice Oklahoma collects and analyzes court records publicly available on the Oklahoma State Court Network website (oscn.net). This analysis uses small claims cases filed in 2019 and 2020 in Tulsa County. The plaintiff is identified as the first plaintiff on the party list. We attempt to standardize plaintiff names that contain typographical errors and inconsistencies, but some duplicates likely remain in the list. Our plaintiff standardization method reduced the number of unique names from 3,280 to 2,871.