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Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Don Franklin Shreve, Jr.
Date: November 19, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 149
Docket Number: D-12-0001

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Marcy Argeris, WSB #6-2774
Date: November 19, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 150
Docket Number: D-14-0008

Sen v. State
Date: November 19, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 148
Docket Number: S-14-0113

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, a juvenile, was convicted and sentenced. The Supreme Court reversed Appellant’s sentence, instructing that, if a sentence of life according to law was imposed, the district court must specify a period of parol...

Boutelle v. Boutelle
Date: November 18, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 147
Docket Number: S-14-0060

Justia Opinion Summary: Sister filed a negligence action against Brother for injuries she sustained in a single-vehicle accident that occurred in Montana. Brother moved for summary judgment, contending that because the accident occurred in Mont...

Kordus v. Montes
Date: November 14, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 146
Docket Number: S-13-0043

Justia Opinion Summary: Twelve-year-old J.K. underwent an appendectomy performed by Appellee, but complications arose requiring additional surgery and medical treatment. Appellants, on behalf of J.K., filed a medical malpractice claim against A...

DeLauter v. Seneca Ins. Co., Inc.
Date: November 10, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 145
Docket Numbers: S-13-0232, S-13-0233, S-13-0234

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeffrey Irene was injured after being struck by a vehicle driven by Douglas Downs. Downs had been arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol two hours before the incident, but Eric Overlie, a licensed bail...

SAS v. State
Date: November 7, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 143
Docket Number: S-14-0089

Justia Opinion Summary: The State filed a petition to terminate Mother’s parental rights to her two children pursuant to Wyo. Stat. Ann. 14-2-309(a)(iii) and 14-2-309(a)(v). After a trial, the district court determined that the State had proven...

Platt v. Platt
Date: November 6, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 142
Docket Numbers: S-13-0239, S-14-0053

Justia Opinion Summary: Disagreements as to the operation of a family ranch led to this partition action. The district court found that the parties were entitled to partition and ordered the construction of a new ditch to carry the water Appell...

Hagen v. State
Date: November 5, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 141
Docket Numbers: S-13-0069, S-14-0080

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, an inmate, entered a plea of nolo contendere to the charge of escape. Appellant appealed that decision and subsequently filed a motion to correct an illegal sentence. The essence of Appellant’s arguments was t...

Guinard v. State
Date: November 5, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 140
Docket Number: S-14-0075

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to a plea agreement, Appellant pleaded guilty to three counts of larceny. The plea agreement provided that Appellant would pay restitution in amounts to be determined by the district court. After a sentencing he...

Reifer v. State
Date: November 5, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 139
Docket Number: S-14-0077

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuant to a plea agreement, Appellant pled guilty to two misdemeanor counts of sexual battery. The district court sentenced Appellant to the maximum penalty of two consecutive one-year terms of incarceration with a por...

Pfeil v. State
Date: November 4, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 137
Docket Number: s-14-0056

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1997, Appellant pleaded guilty to one count of second degree murder. In 2013, Appellant filed a pro se “Motion for Withdrawal of Plea, and/or Correction/Reduction of an Illegal Sentence.” The district court granted in...

Levengood v. State
Date: November 4, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 138
Docket Number: S-14-0078

Justia Opinion Summary: After a bench trial, Defendant was found guilty of one count of aggravated assault and battery for threatening to use a drawn deadly weapon against his ex-girlfriend. Defendant appealed, arguing that the State presented...

Wilkerson v. State
Date: October 31, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 136
Docket Number: S-13-0230

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of second degree murder. On appeal, Appellant argued, among other things, that the district court erred in instructing the jury on the malicious intent element of second-degree...

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