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Tate v. State  
Date: October 24, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 102
Docket Number: S-16-0006

Justia Opinion Summary: After a four-day jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of multiple counts of first degree sexual assault, battery, and unlawful contact without bodily injury. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the district court d...

In re Estate of Inman  
Date: October 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 101
Docket Number: S-16-0056

Justia Opinion Summary: Walker Inman executed an inter vivos trust and a last will and testament. After Mr. Inman died, Daralee Inman, his wife, petitioned the district court for probate of Mr. Inman’s estate. Two years after the probate was op...

Bird v. Wyoming Board of Parole  
Date: October 18, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 100
Docket Number: S-16-0105

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was sentenced to two life sentences according to law for crimes he committed in the 1990s. In 2015, Defendant filed a complaint against the Wyoming Board of Parole and the Wyoming Department of Corrections purs...

In re SO  
Date: October 17, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 99
Docket Number: S-16-0071

Justia Opinion Summary: SO was in the legal custody of the Wyoming Department of Family Services and had been in the physical care of Foster Parents since she was three days old. The grandmother and step-grandfather of SO (together, Grandparent...

ELA v. AAB  
Date: October 13, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 98
Docket Number: S-16-0090

Justia Opinion Summary: Father and Mother, who never married but had a son, stipulated to an order setting custody and visitation. This opinion inferred from the information that Father was the custodial parent and that Mother had defined visit...

Salinas v. State  
Date: October 10, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 97
Docket Number: S-16-0066

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of stalking. The district court sentenced Appellant to a term of three to five years in prison. Appellant appealed, arguing that the district court abused its discretion by...

Maverick Benefit Advisors, LLC v. Bostrom  
Date: October 6, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 96
Docket Number: S-16-0030

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, the purchasers of a health claims administration company, brought a breach of contract action against Defendant, the seller. After learning that they had not acquired all of the assets that contracted to purc...

Dagoberto Ontiveros v. The State of Wyoming
Date: September 28, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 94
Docket Number: S-16-0127
Ronald Dale Anderson v. The State of Wyoming
Date: September 28, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 95 A
Docket Number: S-16-0156
Thornock v. PacifiCorp  
Date: September 13, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 93
Docket Number: S-15-0108

Justia Opinion Summary: Jason Thornock requested that PacifiCorp provide electric service to an irrigation pivot on his property using a particular easement. PacifiCorp did not utilize the easement that Thornock suggested but did provide electr...

Harnden v. State  
Date: September 13, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 92
Docket Number: s-15-0296

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first degree arson for setting a fire in a Walmart store. Defendant was sentenced to a term of ten to eighteen years in prison. Defendant appealed, arguing that there was in...

Michael Isaac Green v. The State of Wyoming
Date: September 8, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 91
Docket Number: S-16-0143
Robinson v. State  
Date: September 7, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 90
Docket Number: S-16-0003

Justia Opinion Summary: After Defendant was placed on probation, the State filed a petition to revoke his probation on the grounds that Defendant violated the conditions of his probation. The district court determined that Robinson had violated...

Clark v. State, ex rel., Dep’t of Workforce Servs., Unemployment Ins. Comm’n  
Date: September 1, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 89
Docket Number: S-16-0034

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, a former fuel truck driver for Homax Oil Sales, Inc., was discharged from his position for unloading the incorrect fuels into tanks at various locations. Appellant applied for unemployment insurance benefits....

Todd Michael Sindelar v. The State of Wyoming
Date: August 31, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 88
Docket Number: S-16-0119
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