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Garth Brooks' lawsuit over Yukon hospital naming rights goes to trial

CLAREMORE - A dispute about a $500,000 donation from Garth Brooks to a hospital in his hometown of Yukon is at the center of a civil trial that is scheduled to start Tuesday in Rogers County.
By RHETT MORGAN - Tulsa World Modified: January 17, 2012 at 5:48 am •  Published: January 17, 2012
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CLAREMORE - A dispute about a $500,000 donation from Garth Brooks to a hospital in his hometown of Yukon is at the center of a civil trial that is scheduled to start Tuesday in Rogers County.

Brooks, who lives near Owasso, sued Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in 2009, alleging that he gave half a million dollars in exchange for the hospital's promise to name a building after his mother, Colleen Brooks, who died of cancer in 1999.

When the hospital notified Brooks that it wasn't attaching naming rights to the gift, he asked for his money back in 2008 and was turned down, according to the petition.

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