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Recent Decisions From the Wyoming Supreme Court

James Edward Rogers v. The State of Wyoming
Date: March 27, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 48
Docket Number: S-14-0057

Scott A. Galbreath v. The State of Wyoming
Date: March 27, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 49
Docket Number: S-14-0169

Zebadiah William Harris v. The State of Wyoming
Date: March 27, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 50
Docket Number: S-14-0206

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

Garett Robb Cook v. The State of Wyoming
Date: March 25, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 44
Docket Number: S-14-0274

Ludlow v. Wise
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 43
Docket Numbers: S-14-0148, S-14-0147

Justia Opinion Summary: Mary Wise was involved in a single car collision in which she was the passenger and Steven Ludlow was the driver. Wise subsequently filed suit against Ludlow. The jury returned a verdict finding Ludlow negligent, that hi...

Hildebrant v. State ex rel., Dep’t of Workforce Servs.
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 41
Docket Number: S-14-0166

Justia Opinion Summary: Dean Hildebrant was working as an HVAC technician at Central Wyoming College in Riverton when he fell from a ladder. The Wyoming Workers’ Safety and Compensation Division found that Hildebrant had suffered a compensable...

Johnson v. Dale C. & Helen W. Johnson Family Revocable Trust
Date: March 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 42
Docket Number: S-14-0182

Justia Opinion Summary: This dispute concerned injuries sustained by Steven Johnson when he fell off a haystack while helping his father feed cattle on property owned by the Dale C. and Helen W. Johnson Family Revocable Trust. Steven and his wi...

Ultra Resources, Inc. v. Hartman
Date: March 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 40
Docket Numbers: S-14-0007, S-14-0008, S-14-0141, S-14-0142, S-14-0006

Justia Opinion Summary: The parties in this case owned interests in certain oil and gas leases in Sublette County, Wyoming. In the underlying litigation, the district court granted a monetary judgment against Defendants for amounts due to Plain...

Hamilton v. State
Date: March 9, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 39
Docket Number: S-14-0146

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to a plea agreement, Appellant pled guilty of charges of conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine and endangering a child. As part of the plea agreement, Appellant agreed to cooperate with the State in providing in...

Wright v. Wright
Date: March 9, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 37
Docket Number: S-14-0160

Justia Opinion Summary: The year after Mother and Father were married, Mother filed a complaint for divorce. The next year, the district court entered an order enforcing the parties’ settlement agreement. Thereafter, Father filed a motion askin...

Shafer v. State
Date: March 9, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 38
Docket Number: S-14-0202

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of welfare fraud. Consistent with the plea agreement, the district court imposed a three to eight year sentence and ordered that Defendant pay $90,723 in restitution. Defendant appea...

Dirks v. Jimenez
Date: March 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 36
Docket Number: S-14-0121

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a complaint alleging that she had been injured when she was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Defendant that left the road and rolled several times. Plaintiff served Defendant under Wyoming’s nonresident...

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