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Richard Cameron Wilkerson v. The State of Wyoming
Date: October 31, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 136
Docket Number: S-13-0230

Nicodemus v. Lampert
Date: October 30, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 135
Docket Number: S-14-0071

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, an inmate serving a sentence of life imprisonment, filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 civil rights action against Appellees, three employees of the Wyoming Department of Corrections, alleging that Appellees violated his f...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Laurence W. Stinson, Wsb No. 6-2918
Date: October 29, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 134
Docket Number: D-14-0002

Horning v. Penrose Plumbing & Heating Inc.
Date: October 28, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 133
Docket Number: S-14-0067

Justia Opinion Summary: After an exhaust pipe in the furnace in their home ruptured, Richard and Mary Horning were diagnosed with having sustained severe carbon monoxide poisoning. The Hornings sued Penrose Plumbing & Heating, Inc. and others,...

Bolding v. Kindel Concrete, LLC
Date: October 27, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 132
Docket Number: S-14-0045

Justia Opinion Summary: A vehicle owned by Kindel Concrete LLC and driven by one of its employees, Tim Ouimette, rear-ended Kim Bolding’s vehicle. Bolding filed suit against Kindel and the Employee, alleging negligence and negligent entrustment...

Bullock v. Bullock
Date: October 23, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 131
Docket Numbers: S-14-0033, S-14-0069

Justia Opinion Summary: Father and Mother were divorced in the winter of 2013. Later that year, Mother filed a contempt action asserting that Father had violated the divorce decree in several respects. The district court entered orders (1) hold...

Amber Rae MacKenzie v. The State of Wyoming
Date: October 16, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 130
Docket Number: S-14-0157

In re Estate of Scherer
Date: October 14, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 129
Docket Number: S-13-0281

Justia Opinion Summary: From Lilyanna Knudson’s birth until Ronald Scherer’s (Decedent) death, Knudson believed and considered the Decedent to be her father. After learning that he was not, Knudson filed a petition seeking a determination that...

Hawes v. State
Date: October 14, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 127
Docket Number: S-14-0018

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of stalking and kidnapping. The Supreme Court reversed the stalking conviction and otherwise affirmed, holding (1) there was insufficient evidence to support the stalking co...

Leonard v. State
Date: October 14, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 128
Docket Number: S-14-0111

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of four counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree and was sentenced to thirteen to fifteen years on each count, to be served consecutively. The Supreme Court affir...

State v. Mares
Date: October 9, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 126
Docket Number: S-13-0223

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was a juvenile when he was convicted in 1995 of felony murder and sentenced to life in prison, a sentence that was by operation of law the equivalent of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. In 2...

Daniels v. State
Date: October 8, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 125
Docket Number: S-14-0023

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Defendant pleaded guilty to drug possession. The district court later revoked Defendant’s probation but reinstated it on the condition that Defendant complete an in-patient treatment program. The court stated th...

Deeds v. State
Date: October 3, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 124
Docket Number: S-13-0256

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to five counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. The district court sentenced Defendant to terms of imprisonment and ordered that Defendant be given credit for 721 days of pre sentence co...

McAdam v. McAdam
Date: October 3, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 123
Docket Number: S-14-0044

Justia Opinion Summary: Wife and Husband were divorced by stipulated decree. In post-divorce contempt proceedings, each party claimed the other party was in contempt. The district court (1) concluded that both parties were in contempt for faili...

Anthony Joseph Teel v. The State of Wyoming
Date: October 1, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 122
Docket Number: S-13-0220

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