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Frisco S. Saunders v. Skip Hornecker, Sheriff of Fremont County
Date: March 5, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 34
Docket Numbers: S-14-0171, S-14-0172, S-14-0173

Bratton v. Blenkinsop
Date: February 27, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 32
Docket Number: S-14-0130

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant and Appellee were the brother and sister of William Bratton. Appellee was appointed as guardian for William in June 2012. In July 2012, Appellant withdrew $10,000 from a bank account held jointly with Appellee...

Adekale v. State
Date: February 26, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 30
Docket Number: S-14-0035

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of fifteen counts of felony Medicaid fraud and one count of misdemeanor Medicaid fraud. Defendant appealed, arguing, among other things, that the State failed to present suf...

Redland v. Redland
Date: February 26, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 31
Docket Number: S-14-0159

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was the Redland family’s dispute over ranch property that some Redland children (“Children”) claimed that their father (“Father”) agreed to place in a family trust. In the first appeal, the Supreme...

Montana Food, LLC v. Todosijevic
Date: February 25, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 26
Docket Number: S-14-0150

Justia Opinion Summary: Milan Todosijevic and Daniel Vokov each owned a fifty percent interest in Montana Food, LLC. Vukov unilaterally adjusted the ownership interests to reflect a 99.7 percent interest in him and a .28 interest in Todosijevic...

Turner v. State
Date: February 25, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 29
Docket Number: S-14-0162

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with escape from official detention. Defendant later filed a motion to dismiss the escape charge due to an alleged failure to bring him to trial within the time limits contained in Wyoming’s Interst...

Lindstrom v. State
Date: February 25, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 28
Docket Number: S-14-0184

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of three counts of first degree sexual abuse of a minor and three counts of second degree sexual abuse of a minor for acts involving two victims. Defendant was also found gu...

EL v. State, Dep’t of Family Servs.
Date: February 25, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 27
Docket Number: S-14-0217

Justia Opinion Summary: Following Appellant’s default and after a default hearing, the district court terminated Appellant’s parental rights to three minor children. Appellant appealed. Appointed counsel filed a motion to withdraw as counsel an...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Edward P. Moriarity, WSB #4-1163
Date: February 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 23
Docket Number: D-15-0001

Basic Energy Servs., LP v. Petroleum Res. Mgmt., Corp.
Date: February 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 22
Docket Number: S-14-0088

Justia Opinion Summary: PRM Partners was a leaseholder of lands which covered an oil well. PRM Partners designated Petroleum Resource Managements, Corp. (PRM) as the operator of the well. PRM contracted with Hot Oil Services, Inc. to perform th...

Date: February 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 25
Docket Number: S-14-0167

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was that father of ARW. Appellees were a couple who were involved in ARW’s life since she was three weeks old. Both Appellant and ARW’s mother executed powers of attorney providing that Appellees could have phy...

Loran v. Loran
Date: February 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 24
Docket Number: S-14-0181

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, the district court entered a divorce decree dissolving the marriage of Mother and Father. The court awarded primary custody to Mother and awarded Father liberal visitation. Mother later filed a motion seeking re...

L & L Enterprises v. Arellano
Date: February 18, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 21
Docket Number: S-14-0164

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee was injured while on the job and made a workers’ compensation claim. The Wyoming Division of Workers’ Compensation denied Appellee’s claim for coverage. Appellee later admitted that he provided false documentati...

Bailey v. State ex rel., Dep’t of Workforce Servs.
Date: February 10, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 20
Docket Number: S-14-0109

Justia Opinion Summary: Vernon Bailey injured his neck and back while working as a custodial supervisor. The Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Division awarded benefits to Bailey. When Bailey’s symptoms did not improve, a neurosurgeon requested pr...

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