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Recent Decisions From the Wyoming Supreme Court

Kyle Jordan Lawrence v. The State of Wyoming
Date: July 31, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 97
Docket Number: S-14-0133

Jacob Fugle v. Sublette County School District #9 and Stephen Nelson
Date: July 31, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 98
Docket Number: S-14-0305

Breen v. Black
Date: July 24, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 96
Docket Number: S-14-0273

Justia Opinion Summary: When Theresia Breen and Jamie Black divorced, Black was required to provide medical insurance for the parties’ four girls. The decree required the parties to split any medical costs remaining after deductibles were paid...

JCLK v. ZHB
Date: July 20, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 95
Docket Number: S-14-0309

Justia Opinion Summary: BHB was born in 2010 to Mother and Father, who were not married. Father filed a petition seeking to establish paternity, custody, visitation, and child support for BHB. After a trial held in 2014, the district court awar...

Debyah v. State, ex rel., Dep’t of Workforce Servs.
Date: July 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 94
Docket Number: S-14-0277

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant suffered a workplace injury to his back and applied for permanent partial disability. The Workers’ Compensation Division denied benefits. Appellant requested a contested case hearing. During discovery, the Divi...

City of Casper v. Holloway
Date: July 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 93
Docket Number: S-14-0284

Justia Opinion Summary: The Smoke Free Committee sought to subject a 2013 Casper City ordinance governing smoking in public places to a referendum vote. The City Clerk determined that the referendum was sixty-one valid signatures short. Plainti...

Gregory M. Toth v. The State of Wyoming
Date: July 16, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 86 A
Docket Number: S-14-0213

James v. State
Date: July 16, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 83 A
Docket Number: S-14-0234

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted for aiding and abetting aggravated robbery. Defendant appealed, asserting that the district court denied him the right to due process when it refused to instruct the jury on hi...

Collins v. State
Date: July 16, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 92
Docket Number: S-14-0285

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of one count of second degree sexual abuse of a minor. Defendant appealed, arguing that prosecutorial misconduct occurred in four instances. The Supreme Court affirmed, hold...

Snyder v. State
Date: July 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 91
Docket Number: S-14-0253

Justia Opinion Summary: After a trial, Defendant was convicted of five counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree. Defendant appealed, arguing that the district court committed plain error by admitting testimony about the presumption...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Nicholas T. Haderlie, WSB #7-4854
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 90
Docket Number: D-15-0003

In re Estate of Coborn
Date: June 23, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 89
Docket Number: S-14-0315

Justia Opinion Summary: After Elda Coborn died intestate, Appellants, Coborn’s daughters, filed an application for a summary decree of distribution in Laramie County, Wyoming. The district court granted the application in part, distributing the...

In re Worker's Comp. Claim of Guerrero
Date: June 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 88
Docket Number: S-14-0271

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Appellant suffered a work-related injury. The Department of Workforce Services, Workers’ Compensation Division approved benefits for the jury to Appellant’s left groin, abdomen, upper leg, and knee. After Appell...

Toth v. State
Date: June 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 86
Docket Number: S-14-0213

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of felony theft. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) there was sufficient evidence for the jury to reasonably conclude that Defendant possessed the requisite intent to d...

Carroll v. State
Date: June 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 87
Docket Number: S-14-0224

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the district court did not...

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