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Tracy v. Tracy  
Date: February 22, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 17
Docket Number: S-16-0126

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother and Father divorced pursuant to a stipulated divorce decree that granted Mother custody of the children, subject to Father’s right to liberal visitation. When Mother advised Father that she intended to move to ano...

Mceuen v. State  
Date: February 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 15
Docket Number: S-16-0135

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of one count of felony interference with a peace officer and of operating an ATV without liability insurance or valid registration. Defendant appealed, challenging her felony i...

Price v. State, ex rel., Department of Workforce Services, Workers' Compensation Division  
Date: February 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 16
Docket Number: S-16-0160

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Appellant suffered a work-related injury. Appellant had shoulder surgery the next year, and the surgery was covered by the Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Division. In 2013, Appellant sought benefits for surgery o...

Shull v. State  
Date: February 9, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 14
Docket Number: S-16-0046

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first degree murder. Defendant appealed, raising four issues related to his position at trial that the killing was not premeditated murder but, rather, the lesser included o...

RB, Jr. v. Big Horn County School District No. 3  
Date: February 7, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 13
Docket Number: S-16-0142

Justia Opinion Summary: RB was injured when he and his friends were running and sliding on a patch of ice on the sidewalk between buildings at Greybull Middle School. RB sued Big Horn County School District No. 3, alleging that the school distr...

Waterbury v. Waterbury  
Date: February 3, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 11
Docket Number: S-16-0138

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee sought an order from the district court finding Appellant in contempt for violating their divorce decree by failing to pay his portion of their two children’s college tuition, expenses, and room and board. The d...

Bush Land Development Co. v. Crook County Weed & Pest Control District  
Date: February 3, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 12
Docket Number: S-16-0149

Justia Opinion Summary: After Crook County Weed and Pest Control District applied herbicides to control leafy spurge found on property owned by Bush Land Development Company and Victoria Bush (collectively, Bush), many trees in the area of the...

Questar Exploration & Production Co. v. Rocky Mountain Resources, LLC  
Date: February 1, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 10
Docket Number: S-16-0026

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1951, the State issued two oil and gas leases covering land in Sublette County. One of these leases (the 505 Lease) covered 160 acres, and the other lease (the 529 Lease) covered 480 acres. The leases were later assig...

Tibbetts v. State  
Date: February 1, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 9
Docket Number: S-16-0134

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered a conditional no contest plea to possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Defendant appealed, arguing that the district court erred in denying his motion to suppress and finding that...

Williams v. Tharp  
Date: January 30, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 8
Docket Numbers: S-16-0161, S-16-0161

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Bruce Williams asked the Circuit Court for a copy of part of a presentence investigation report in a criminal case. The circuit court denied his request. He brought a petition for a writ of mandamus asking the...

Bohling v. State  
Date: January 25, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 7
Docket Number: S-16-0144

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of four felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and one misdemeanor count of official misconduct. Defendant appealed, arguing that the State was required to prove that the title to...

Wyodak Resources Development Corp. v. Wyoming Department of Revenue  
Date: January 23, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 6
Docket Number: S-16-0075

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, a coal producer that reports the taxable value of its coal to the Department of Revenue using the proportionate profits valuation method, challenged two of the Departments determinations, arguing (1) the Depar...

Tingey v. State  
Date: January 23, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 5
Docket Number: S-16-0085

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of two counts of felony interference with a peace officer, one count of misdemeanor interference with a peace officer, and one count of misdemeanor simple assault. The Supreme...

Overson v. State  
Date: January 19, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 4
Docket Number: S-16-0140

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Defendant appealed his conviction on the charge of possession with intent to deliver, arguing that...

Worley v. State  
Date: January 11, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 3
Docket Numbers: S-15-0114, S-16-0082, S-16-0083

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of one count of first-degree sexual assault and one count of battery of a household member. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) trial counsel for Defendant did not provide...

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