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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
Jensen v. State, ex rel., Dep’t of Workforce Servs., Workers' Comp. Div.  
Date: August 30, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 87
Docket Number: S-16-0017

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant fractured his right hip when, during the course of his employment, he climbed from the bed of a dump truck and fell onto a rock. After surgery was performed on the hip, Appellant had constant pain in both hips...

Sowers-Collison v. Hansley  
Date: August 30, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 86
Docket Number: S-16-0061

Justia Opinion Summary: Child was born to Mother and Father in 2003. Within the next year, Mother’s current husband came into her and her son’s life. In 2015, Mother filed a petition to change Child’s surname to Sowers-Collision. The district c...

Mraz v. State  
Date: August 29, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 85
Docket Number: S-15-0175

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of seven counts of felony forgery and one count of misdemeanor theft. Defendant appealed, alleging that her prosecution was motivated by prosecutorial vindictiveness, that she...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Richard C. Bohling, WSB # 5-2625
Date: August 24, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 83
Docket Number: D-16-0004
Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Samuel P. Krone, WSB # 6-3534
Date: August 24, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 84
Docket Number: D-16-0005
Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Spencer L. Allred, WSB # 7-4601
Date: August 24, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 82
Docket Number: D-16-0006
Century Surety Co. v. Jim Hipner, LLC  
Date: August 17, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 81
Docket Number: S-15-0294

Justia Opinion Summary: Jim Hipner, LLC (Hipner), a trucking company, obtained an umbrella policy from Century Surety Company (Century) that contained a notice provision stating that the insured will notify Century “as soon as practicable” of a...

Rogers v. Russell Constr. Co., Inc.  
Date: August 16, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 80
Docket Number: S-15-0297

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, William Rogers was working for Russell Construction Company (Russell) when he claimed to have fallen against a ledge of old concrete. In 2014, the Workers' Compensation Division issued a determination that Roger...

State ex rel., Dep’t of Workforce Servs., Unemployment Ins. Comm’n v. Kinneman  
Date: August 10, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 79
Docket Number: S-15-0289

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was discharged from her position as high school principal of the St. Stephens Indian School for “not promptly assessing a student who was potentially intoxicated and allowing the student to remain in class whi...

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