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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...

In re Termination of Parental Rights to KGS  
Date: January 11, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 2
Docket Number: S-16-0137

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, KGS was born to Father and Mother. In 2013, a neglect petition was filed against Mother and, after a hearing, KGS was placed in the legal custody of the Department of Family Services. The Department later filed...

Trestin M. Pierce v. The State of Wyoming
Date: January 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 1
Docket Number: S-16-0213
Vasquez v. State  
Date: December 29, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 129
Docket Number: S-16-0036

Justia Opinion Summary: After a one-day jury trial, Defendant was convicted of three counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree. Defendant appealed, arguing that the district court abused its discretion when it admitted evidence tha...

Ramirez v. State  
Date: December 28, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 128
Docket Number: S-16-0064

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered a conditional plea to a fourth offense felony DWUI charge, reserving the right to challenge the denial of his motion to dismiss. The court found Defendant guilty of his fourth DWUI offense in a ten-year...

City of Torrington v. Smith  
Date: December 28, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 126
Docket Number: S-16-0107

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Torrington brought this action seeking judgment declaring that it was authorized to set rates for electrical services it provided to customers outside the City limits and that it had discretion to utilize rev...

Montoya v. State  
Date: December 28, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 127
Docket Number: S-16-0130

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with felony stalking. Defendant’s first jury trial ended in a mistrial. Thereafter, a second jury found Defendant guilty of felony stalking. Defendant was sentenced to a term of incarceration, suspe...

Cheyenne Newspapers, Inc. v. City of Cheyenne  
Date: December 23, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 125
Docket Number: S-16-0103

Justia Opinion Summary: In anticipation of receiving the recommendations of a staffing and compensation study conducted by the City of Cheyenne’s contractor, the City created the Employee Investment Study Implementation Team (EIS Team). The EIS...

Acorn v. Moncecchi  
Date: December 22, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 124
Docket Numbers: S-16-0099, S-16-0100, S-16-0101

Justia Opinion Summary: Bud Federer, who died in 2003, enjoyed a successful career as a businessman in Wyoming. In 2011, Margie, Bud's wife, moved to an assisted living facility. During Bud’s life and after he died, the family created numerous...

Williams v. Sundstrom  
Date: December 21, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 122
Docket Number: S-16-0096

Justia Opinion Summary: Nikki Jo Burtsfield died in a law enforcement shooting. The county coroner examined the body and prepared the verdict and case docket, listing the manner and cause of death. Appellant filed a public records request with...

Jennifer Marie Reed v. The State of Wyoming
Date: December 21, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 123
Docket Number: S-16-0183
Trefren Construction Co. v. V&R Construction, LLC  
Date: December 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 121
Docket Number: S-16-0078

Justia Opinion Summary: Prior to his death, Timothy Trefren owned Trefren Construction and operated it as a sole proprietorship. Trefren Construction filed a complaint against V&R Construction, LLC and Cocca Development, Ltd. (collectively, Def...

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