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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...

Nickels v. State
Date: June 16, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 85
Docket Number: S-14-0245

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of strangulation of a household member. Defendant appealed, arguing that the district court committed reversible error by failing to instruct the jury on the lesser included of...

Clay v. Mountain Valley Mineral Ltd. P’ship
Date: June 11, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 84
Docket Number: S-14-0197

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee filed the instant action for declaratory relief, claiming to have title to eighty percent of the mineral interest in certain Converse County, Wyoming property pursuant to a 1976 judgment and asserting that Appel...

James v. State
Date: June 11, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 83
Docket Number: s-14-0234

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of aiding and abetting aggravated robbery. Defendant appealed, arguing that the district court denied him the right to due process by declining to instruct the jury on his defe...

Goforth v. Fifield
Date: June 11, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 82
Docket Number: S-14-0255

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee sued Appellant for trespassing on his property. Because Appellant’s counsel did not appear at the final pretrial conference and otherwise failed to comply with the scheduling order previously set forth, the dist...

Goodwyn v. Wallop
Date: June 9, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 81
Docket Numbers: S-14-0140, S-14-0139

Justia Opinion Summary: Malcolm and French Wallop created an estate plan with the intention of owning and operating the Canyon Ranch and establishing a means of transferring its ownership and operation to their respective children. The estate p...

CL v. ML
Date: May 29, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 80
Docket Number: S-14-0229

Justia Opinion Summary: The parties in this case had a minor child but never married. After the parties separated, they eventually entered into a settlement agreement agreeing that they would have joint legal custody of the child and that Fathe...

In re CDR
Date: May 29, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 79
Docket Number: S-14-0240

Justia Opinion Summary: The child in this case was twelve years old and in sixth grade when an educational neglect case was filed alleging that Father and Mother had “failed or refused to provide adequate education necessary for the child’s wel...

Town v. State
Date: May 28, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 78
Docket Number: S-14-0231

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant pled guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to serve seventy-five years to life in prison. On appeal, Appellant contended that the district court considered improper evidence in determining his senten...

Stocki v. Nunn
Date: May 27, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 75
Docket Numbers: S-14-0149, S-14-0118

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a two-vehicle collision. Plaintiff filed a complaint against both drivers (Defendants) alleging negligence. Before trial, Defendants filed a notice of their admission of...

Dahlke v. Dahlke
Date: May 27, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 76
Docket Number: S-14-0201

Justia Opinion Summary: After Mother and Father divorced in 2010, the parties shared custody of their minor children. Father later petitioned for custody modification, alleging that there had been a “material change in circumstances” since the...

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