In Tarrant v. Guthrie First Capital Bank, plaintiff's judgment against the bank was reversed because the court instructed the jury on prima facie tort, which has not been recognized in Oklahoma. In fact, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has indicated in Patel v. OMH Medical Center, Inc., 1999 OK 33, 987 P.2d 1185,:
The expression "prima facie tort" does not appear ever to have been recognized in Oklahoma. For the view that the concept of prima facie tort has been applied in Oklahoma jurisprudence under limited circumstances, see Merrick v. Northern Natural Gas Co., 911 F.2d 426 (10th Cir. 1990).
Until the Oklahoma Supreme Court recognizes such a claim, any verdict based on a prima facie tort instruction is reversible error.