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JLK v. MAB  
Date: July 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 73
Docket Number: S-15-0292

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother and Father shared custody of their child pursuant to a custody order that provided for the parties to alternate custody on a weekly basis. The custody order included a drug testing requirement allowing Mother to m...

Wiese v. State  
Date: July 18, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 72
Docket Number: S-15-0261

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of one count of burglary. Appellant was sentenced to eighteen to thirty-six months in prison. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) Appellant failed to meet his burden of pro...

Edsall v. Moore  
Date: July 15, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 71
Docket Number: S-15-0274

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellees, the purported owners of the “Jay Ranch,” brought an action against Appellant to establish a private road across Appellant’s property. While this suit was pending, Appellees were involved in litigation to deter...

Young v. State  
Date: July 12, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 70
Docket Number: S-15-0232

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol. During the trial, the district court allowed the State to introduce expert testimony involving retrograde extrapolation to prove that...

Jennings v. State  
Date: July 11, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 69
Docket Number: S-15-0283

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and obstruction of a peace officer. Defendant filed a motion to suppress, arguing that the stop of h...

Felix Felicis, LLC v. Riva Ridge Owners Ass’n  
Date: June 30, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 67
Docket Number: S-15-0236

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants, the owners of a tract of land in the Riva Ridge subdivision, submitted their plans to build a home and writer’s studio to the Riva Ridge Owners Association’s Site Committee. The Site Committee rejected the pl...

Barela v. State  
Date: June 30, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 68
Docket Number: S-15-0280

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1995, Appellant pled guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to twenty-eight years to life. In 2015, Appellant filed a pro se motion to correct an illegal sentence, claiming that his sentence was illegal beca...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Clay B. Jenkins, WSB # 5-2249
Date: June 29, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 64
Docket Number: D-16-0002
Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. J. Craig Abraham, WSB # 6-3436
Date: June 29, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 66
Docket Number: D-16-0003
Lemley v. State  
Date: June 29, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 65
Docket Number: S-15-0225

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of possessing small amounts of morphine and methamphetamine. The offenses were felonies due to Defendant’s prior controlled substance convictions. The district court sentenced...

Thornock v. Esterholdt  
Date: June 27, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 63
Docket Number: S-15-0273

Justia Opinion Summary: Jason and Tracy Thornock (together, Plaintiffs), who owned a ranch in Lincoln County, filed a complaint against neighboring landowners (Defendants), alleging that their property was landlocked and requesting establishmen...

Dougherty v. State  
Date: June 22, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 62
Docket Number: S-15-0218

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of one count child endangering/obscene act. The conviction arose from Defendant’s act of exposing himself to an eleven-year-old girl and then masturbating. Defendant appealed,...

Vance v. Wyomed Lab., Inc.  
Date: June 16, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 61
Docket Number: S-15-0220

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Laramie fired Bret Vance, an employee of the City’s Fire Department, after Wyomed Laboratory, Inc. conducted a breathalyzer test on Vance that indicated the presence of alcohol. Vance filed suit against Wyome...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Richard C. Bohling, WSB # 5-2625
Date: June 15, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 60
Docket Number: D-16-0004
Taylor Wofford v. City of Laramie
Date: June 10, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 59
Docket Numbers: S-15-0226, S-15-0227
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