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Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Richard C. Bohling, WSB # 5-2625
Date: August 24, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 83
Docket Number: D-16-0004
Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Samuel P. Krone, WSB # 6-3534
Date: August 24, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 84
Docket Number: D-16-0005
Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Spencer L. Allred, WSB # 7-4601
Date: August 24, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 82
Docket Number: D-16-0006
Century Surety Co. v. Jim Hipner, LLC  
Date: August 17, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 81
Docket Number: S-15-0294

Justia Opinion Summary: Jim Hipner, LLC (Hipner), a trucking company, obtained an umbrella policy from Century Surety Company (Century) that contained a notice provision stating that the insured will notify Century “as soon as practicable” of a...

Rogers v. Russell Constr. Co., Inc.  
Date: August 16, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 80
Docket Number: S-15-0297

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, William Rogers was working for Russell Construction Company (Russell) when he claimed to have fallen against a ledge of old concrete. In 2014, the Workers' Compensation Division issued a determination that Roger...

State ex rel., Dep’t of Workforce Servs., Unemployment Ins. Comm’n v. Kinneman  
Date: August 10, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 79
Docket Number: S-15-0289

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was discharged from her position as high school principal of the St. Stephens Indian School for “not promptly assessing a student who was potentially intoxicated and allowing the student to remain in class whi...

Zupan v. Zupan  
Date: August 9, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 78
Docket Number: S-15-0259

Justia Opinion Summary: Father and Mother divorced in 2004 and agreed to share custody of their two children, Daughter and Son. In 2011, the parties stipulated to a modification of custody providing that Daughter would live with Mother permanen...

Guy v. Lampert  
Date: August 3, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 77
Docket Number: S-15-0237

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, an inmate at Wyoming’s medium-security correctional facility in Torrington, wrote a letter to the warden asking to inspect certain public records of that institution. The institution’s employees provided him w...

Webster v. State  
Date: August 2, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 76
Docket Number: S-15-0252

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant stole a car in Thermopolis and drove it toward Colorado. Defendant was arrested and jailed in Colorado. The State of Wyoming charged Defendant in Laramie County with receiving stolen property and in Hot Springs...

Meiners v. Meiners  
Date: August 2, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 74
Docket Number: S-16-0033

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, as personal representative of the Estate of Theodore Meiners, filed an action seeking enforcement of a divorce settlement agreement entered into between Theodore and his former wife, Colleen Meiners. The distr...

Candelario v. State  
Date: August 2, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 75
Docket Number: S-16-0088

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant pled no contest to charges of larceny, burglary, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Appellant later filed a motion to correct an illegal sentence, arguing that his sentence was ill...

JLK v. MAB  
Date: July 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 73
Docket Number: S-15-0292

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother and Father shared custody of their child pursuant to a custody order that provided for the parties to alternate custody on a weekly basis. The custody order included a drug testing requirement allowing Mother to m...

Wiese v. State  
Date: July 18, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 72
Docket Number: S-15-0261

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of one count of burglary. Appellant was sentenced to eighteen to thirty-six months in prison. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) Appellant failed to meet his burden of pro...

Edsall v. Moore  
Date: July 15, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 71
Docket Number: S-15-0274

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellees, the purported owners of the “Jay Ranch,” brought an action against Appellant to establish a private road across Appellant’s property. While this suit was pending, Appellees were involved in litigation to deter...

Young v. State  
Date: July 12, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 70
Docket Number: S-15-0232

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol. During the trial, the district court allowed the State to introduce expert testimony involving retrograde extrapolation to prove that...

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