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Wed October 21, 2009

Court Data to be Merged

Oklahoma City, OK – Supreme Court plans court data merger

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Supreme Court has signed a $1 million contract with a Duncan company to prepare electronic court records from 64 counties to merge into one publicly accessible online system.

KellPro Inc. of Duncan currently operates On Demand Court Records with court filings and case information from 64 district courts and two tribal courts in the state.

Oklahoma Chief Justice James Edmondson says court officials hope within the next two to three years to merge all of that data into the state-run Oklahoma State Courts Network. He says the plan is to make all the documents available to the public without charge.

The contract became known after a recent ruling by the Supreme Court that forbids the release of all the state's electronic case information under the state Open Records Act.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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