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Griggs v. State
Date: February 2, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 16
Docket Number: S-14-0200

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of four counts of first degree sexual abuse involving two minors. Defendant was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The Supreme Court affirmed, ho...

Shue v. State
Date: February 1, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 15
Docket Number: S-15-0187

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to a plea agreement, Defendant pled guilty to one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Defendant later filed a motion for sentence modification or reduction under newly discovered evidence arguing that...

Demers v. Nicks
Date: January 27, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 13
Docket Number: S-15-0167

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother and Father separated in 2005, when their child was ten months old, and largely shared parenting of the child. In 2012, Father filed a petition to establish custody, visitation, and child support. The district cour...

Goodwyn v. Wallop
Date: January 27, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 14
Docket Number: S-15-0288

Justia Opinion Summary: This matter arose following the Supreme Court’s opinion in Wallop Canyon Ranch, LLC v. Goodwyn, in which the Supreme Court affirmed a district court order awarding Scott Goodwyn attorney fees pursuant to Wyo. Stat. Ann....

Castellanos v. State
Date: January 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 11
Docket Number: S-15-0029

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted first degree murder. The jury trial began 210 days after Defendant’s arrest and 869 days after his arraignment....

Marfil v. State
Date: January 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 12
Docket Number: S-15-0125

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of two counts of second degree sexual abuse of a minor. Defendant appealed, arguing that the district court erred by refusing his proffered instruction defining the term “infli...

Rogers v. Wright
Date: January 22, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 10
Docket Number: S-15-0127

Justia Opinion Summary: Leon and Brenda Rogers purchased a home from Jeffrey Wright. The Rogers subsequently discovered several defects in the home and sued Wright, JWright Development, LLC, and JWright Companies, Inc. (collectively, the JWrigh...

Kamm v. Kamm
Date: January 21, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 8
Docket Number: S-15-0101

Justia Opinion Summary: Husband and Wife divorced in 2014. Wife appealed from the judgment of divorce, arguing that the district court abused its discretion in not awarding her alimony, erred in its property division, and erred in finding that...

Askin v. State
Date: January 21, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 9
Docket Number: S-15-0162

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant pled guilty to escape and received a sentence that was suspended in favor of probation. Appellant’s probation was later revoked and the prison sentence for his escape conviction was re-imposed. Appellant subseq...

Vaught v. State
Date: January 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 7
Docket Number: S-15-0130

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of two counts of first-degree sexual assault and one count of kidnapping. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the district court did not commit plain error by failing to instruct the jury on t...

Meyer v. Fanning
Date: January 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 6
Docket Number: S-15-0134

Justia Opinion Summary: P. Richard Meyer executed a last will and testament in 2008, bequeathing all of his property to his fourth wife, Miracles Meyer, and naming her as his personal representative. The will complied with the form for self-pro...

Chapman v. Wyo. Dep't of Corr.
Date: January 15, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 5
Docket Number: S-15-0112

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 civil rights action in the district court asserting four federal constitutional claims and one state law claim, alleging that, while he was an inmate in the state of Wyoming under the sup...

Crofts v. State ex rel. Dep’t of Game & Fish
Date: January 7, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 4
Docket Number: S-15-0090

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, a long-term Game & Fish employee, was terminated after two disciplinary suspensions and her filing of a complaint alleging hostile work environment sexual harassment, grieving the disciplinary suspensions, and...

Merit Energy Co., LLC v. Horr
Date: January 6, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 3
Docket Number: S-15-0141

Justia Opinion Summary: Merit Energy Company, LLC hired an independent contractor, Basic Energy Services, Inc. to clean out its oil and gas wells. Basic employee Blake Horr was injured while performing the job. Horr brought suit against Merit,...

Steven M. Porvaznik v. The State of Wyoming
Date: January 6, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 2
Docket Number: S-15-0201

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