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Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Dion J. Custis, WSB #6-2674
Date: April 16, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 59
Docket Number: D-14-0007

Lavitt v. Stephens
Date: April 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 57
Docket Number: S-14-0190

Justia Opinion Summary: Gregory and Debra Lavitt and Harry Stephens owned mountain property near one another. Stephens commenced a declaratory judgment action seeking a ruling that he held a valid easement across the Lavitts’ property. The dist...

Nunes v. State
Date: April 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 58
Docket Number: S-15-0046

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant pled guilty to one count of burglary and was placed on probation. As part of his probation, Appellant was required to complete a community corrections program and a residential treatment program. Appellant was...

Gjertsen v. Ter Haar
Date: April 14, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 56
Docket Number: S-14-0106

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to a California court order, Father had sole legal and physical custody of the parties’ child, subject to limited visitation by Mother. Mother filed a petition for modification of the California order seeking mo...

Greenmeyer v. Greenmeyer
Date: April 10, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 55
Docket Number: S-14-0207

Justia Opinion Summary: Sandra Greenmeyer and Jacob Greenmeyer divorced in 1994. The divorce decree awarded Sandra a portion of Jacob’s railroad retirement benefits. Jacob retired in 2009 and began receiving his retirement benefits. In 2013, Sa...

Vanessa Graciela Morales v. The State of Wyoming
Date: April 8, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 54
Docket Number: S-14-0278

Walter v. Walter
Date: April 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 53
Docket Number: S-14-0188

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother and Father were married in 2004, and three children were born to the couple. In 2012, Father filed a complaint seeking a divorce. After a trial in 2014, the district court granted primary custody to Father and vis...

Apodaca v. Safeway, Inc.
Date: March 31, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 51
Docket Number: S-14-0151

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a complaint against Defendant, her former employer, alleging harassment, emotional stress, personal injury, loss of income, and age discrimination. The district court dismissed the complaint for lack of s...

Vandre v. State ex rel. Dep’t of Workforce Servs.
Date: March 31, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 52
Docket Number: S-14-0176

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, Employee suffered compensable work injuries. Five years later, Employee sought worker’s compensation benefits to cover medical expenses related to his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The Wyoming Wo...

Rogers v. State
Date: March 27, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 48
Docket Number: S-14-0057

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Defendant was sentenced as a habitual criminal to life imprisonment on the first-degree s...

Galbreath v. State
Date: March 27, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 49
Docket Number: S-14-0169

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree. Defendant appealed, asserting that his trial attorney committed a number of errors during the course of the proceedings below,...

Harris v. State
Date: March 27, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 50
Docket Number: S-14-0206

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to a plea agreement, Defendant entered an Alford plea to aggravated assault and battery and to being a habitual offender. The district court sentenced Defendant to twelve to sixteen years of incarceration. Defen...

Bruce v. State
Date: March 26, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 46
Docket Number: S-14-0138

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of manslaughter and battery of a household member. Defendant appealed his manslaughter conviction. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the trial court did not err in (1) d...

Triangle Cross Ranch, Inc. v. State
Date: March 26, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 47
Docket Number: S-14-0212

Justia Opinion Summary: Triangle Cross Ranch, Inc. offered help to troubled boys by putting them to work on a cattle ranch that was described as “a Catholic Christian Therapeutic Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program.” Triangle Cross of...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Thomas E. Barnes, WSB #5-2087
Date: March 25, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 45
Docket Number: D-12-0009

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