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Recent Decisions From the Wyoming Supreme Court

Demeitreus Torrez Drew v. The State of Wyoming
Date: April 19, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 40
Docket Number: S-16-0280
Tonya Oedekoven v. The State of Wyoming
Date: April 19, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 41
Docket Number: S-16-0292
Majors v. State  
Date: April 11, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 39
Docket Number: S-16-0192

Justia Opinion Summary: While serving an eighteen to thirty-six-month sentence, Defendant escaped and kidnapped an elderly woman. Defendant entered a no contest plea to a kidnapping charge and a guilty plea to an escape charge. The district cou...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Brian M. Reed Benight, Wsb# 7-5100,
Date: April 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 38
Docket Number: D-17-0002
ST v. State  
Date: April 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 36
Docket Number: S-16-0184

Justia Opinion Summary: The State filed a petition alleging that Mother had neglected her two children. Mother admitted to the allegations of the neglect petition and agreed to complete a Department of Family Services (DFS) case plan. The State...

Greer v. Greer  
Date: March 30, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 35
Docket Number: S-16-0181

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother and Father were divorced while both parties lived in Cody, Wyoming. The court awarded Mother custody of the parties’ children, and Father was awarded liberal visitation. Mother found a job in Arizona after unsucce...

Nicodemus v. State  
Date: March 22, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 34
Docket Number: S-16-0186

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to two counts of first degree murder and one count of larceny. Defendant was eighteen years old when he committed the crimes. At that time, the age of majority in Wyoming was nineteen. Defendant was...

Elworthy v. First Tennessee Bank  
Date: March 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 33
Docket Number: S-16-0165

Justia Opinion Summary: This action stemmed from Defendants’ financing of Plaintiffs’ real property located in Wyoming and California. Plaintiffs filed this action in Wyoming against Defendants alleging breach of contract, fraud in the induceme...

Rambo v. Rambo  
Date: March 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 32
Docket Number: S-16-0170

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother and Family divorced in 2013. In 2015, Mother filed a motion for an order to show cause as to why Father should not be held in contempt of court, asserting that Father had failed to pay amounts owed under the divor...

Galiher v. Johnson  
Date: March 14, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 31
Docket Number: S-16-0188

Justia Opinion Summary: Louise Galiher sued to quiet title to a portion of her property, alleging that the use of the disputed portion of her property by Dennis Johnson and his wife had been permissive. The Johnsons counterclaimed seeking to qu...

Sen v. State  
Date: March 9, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 30
Docket Number: S-15-0267

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was convicted of first-degree felony murder, aggravated burglary, and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary. After the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Miller v. Alabama and the Supreme Court’s deci...

Halling v. Yovanovich  
Date: March 9, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 28
Docket Numbers: S-16-0163, S-16-0164

Justia Opinion Summary: David Halling and Joyce Halling each purchased from Brandon Bentley an undivided half interest in certain property. Joyce, individually and as president of MedCon, Inc. (MedCon), executed a promissory note and mortgage a...

Vaughn v. State  
Date: March 9, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 29
Docket Number: S-16-0169

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was adjudicated a delinquent juvenile for committing a sexual offense that required him to register as an offender under the Wyoming Sexual Offender Registration Act (WSORA). Appellant later entered a condition...

Louis J. Smith v. The State of Wyoming
Date: March 8, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 27
Docket Number: S-16-0270
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