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Fowles v. Fowles  
Date: September 22, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 112
Docket Number: S-17-0067

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s ruling holding Husband in contempt and finding insufficient evidence to hold Wife in contempt. Both parties filed contempt motions alleging that the other party violated ob...

Woods v. State  
Date: September 20, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 111
Docket Number: S-17-0048

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions of three counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree and one count of sexual abuse of a minor in the third degree for Defendant’s sexual abuse of the daughter...

DM v. State  
Date: September 19, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 110
Docket Number: S-17-0026

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the juvenile court’s permanency order with regard to Mother’s child, an order that changed the permanency plan for the child from family reunification to adoption. The court held (1) despite th...

Howe v. State, ex rel., Department of Workforce Services  
Date: September 18, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 109
Docket Number: S-17-0008

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the Medical Commission’s denial of Dennis Howe’s claim for permanent partial impairment (PPI) benefits for a work-related injury Howe suffered. The district court affirmed the decision of the C...

Webb v. State  
Date: September 15, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 108
Docket Number: S-16-0081

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions of two counts of aggravated assault and battery with a deadly weapon, one count of felony property destruction, and one count of attempted second degree murder. The cour...

LeBlanc v. State, Department of Family Services  
Date: September 15, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 107
Docket Number: S-17-0020

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the termination of Mother’s parental rights with respect to two of her sons. The court held (1) the district court’s conclusions were amply supported by evidence, the accuracy of the district c...

PacifiCorp, Inc. v. Department of Revenue  
Date: September 14, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 106
Docket Number: S-16-0084

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the Board of Equalization’s decision affirming the ruling of the Wyoming Department of Revenue against PacifiCorp, Inc., which sought a ruling that its purchases of certain chemicals used in th...

Alford v. State  
Date: September 13, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 105
Docket Number: S-17-0039

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed a district court order denying Appellant’s motion for a sentence reduction. Pursuant to a plea agreement, Appellant pleaded no contest to attempted third degree sexual assault. The district cou...

Hurst v. Metropolitan Property & Casualty Insurance Co.  
Date: September 12, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 104
Docket Number: S-17-0082

Justia Opinion Summary: Larry Hurst was killed and Sara Hurst was seriously injured while riding their bicycles after a vehicle driven by Hannah Terry struck each of their bicycles. The Hurst filed a claim with their uninsured motorist insuranc...

Donald E. Brunner v. The State of Wyoming
Date: September 12, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 103
Docket Number: S-17-0121
Majors v. State  
Date: September 11, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 39 A
Docket Number: S-16-0192

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered a no contest plea to kidnapping and a guilty plea to escape. The district court sentenced him to eight to ten years for escape and 17 to 20 years for kidnapping, to run consecutively. The court awarded...

Schmidt v. State  
Date: September 7, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 101
Docket Number: S-16-0219

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for two counts of sexual abuse and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion in admitting the victim’s ou...

Garland v. State  
Date: September 7, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 102
Docket Number: S-16-0287

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction, rendered after a jury trial, of one count of domestic battery and one count of strangulation of a household member for attacking his girlfriend. On appeal, Defendant arg...

Nunamaker v. State  
Date: September 1, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 100
Docket Number: S-16-0271

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of two counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree and two counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree. On appeal, D...

Boyce v. State ex rel. Department of Workforce Services  
Date: August 31, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 99
Docket Number: S-16-0278

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s affirmance of the decision of the Medical Commission, which upheld the Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Division’s denial of benefits to James Boyce. Boyce suffered an inguina...

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