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IC v. DW
Date: October 7, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 135
Docket Number: S-15-0037

Gonzalez v. Reiman Corp.
Date: October 6, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 134
Docket Number: S-15-0016

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant suffered a work-related injury while working for Employer and filed an injury report with the Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Division. The Division denied benefits, finding that Appellant had failed to show that...

Best v. Best
Date: September 30, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 133
Docket Number: S-15-0051

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerned a dispute regarding who was entitled to the proceeds of a retirement annuity contract. Plaintiff filed a complaint for declaratory judgment pursuant to the Uniform Declaratory Judgments Act claiming t...

McGill v. State
Date: September 28, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 132
Docket Number: S-15-0033

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the district court did not abuse its discretion when it denied Defendant’s motion for a...

Samiec v. Hopkins
Date: September 25, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 131
Docket Number: S-15-0028

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother and Father were divorced in 2009 pursuant to a divorce decree that required Father to pay seventy-five percent of the parties’ children’s medical expenses not covered by insurance. At issue in this dispute was whe...

King v. Cowboy Dodge, Inc.
Date: September 23, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 129
Docket Number: S-14-0299

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sued Cowboy Dodge, Inc. claiming he was entitled to damages in tort because the company terminated him in retaliation for filing a worker’s compensation claim. The district court granted summary judgment in fav...

Scherf v. State ex rel. Dep’t of Workforce Servs., Workers' Comp. Div.
Date: September 23, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 130
Docket Number: S-15-0015

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Scherf suffered a heart attack at work while servicing a front end loader. Scherf died of acute myocardial infraction with cardiogenic shock. Claimant, Scherf’s widow, applied for workers’ compensation death benef...

Scott v. Bd. of Trs. of Fremont County Sch. Dist. Number One
Date: September 18, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 128
Docket Number: S-15-0060

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant had been employed for seven years by the Fremont County School District Number One when the District’s Board of Trustees terminated his employment. On appeal, Appellant asserted that the Board failed to comply...

Robert L. Kroenlein Trust v. Kirchhefer
Date: September 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 127
Docket Number: S-14-0296

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against Defendants alleging claims for conversion and fraud stemming from one Defendant's alleged theft of beer from Plaintiffs’ store and his subsequent sale of the stolen beer to the other na...

Whitt v. Hat Bar Cattle Co.
Date: September 16, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 126
Docket Number: S-14-0257

Justia Opinion Summary: This proceeding was the third and final phase of the general adjudication of water rights in the Big Horn River. The State recommended adjudicating water rights for fifty-two acres of land owned by Hat Bar Cattle Company...

Durkee v. State
Date: September 16, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 123
Docket Number: S-14-0307

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of driving while under the influence of methamphetamine and aggravated vehicular homicide based upon recklessness. Defendant appealed, asserting that his constitutional right t...

Cook v. Moore
Date: September 16, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 125
Docket Number: S-15-0057

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother and Father had one child, TM, during their marriage. When the parties divorced, the custody order awarded Mother primary physical custody of TM. When Father learned that Mother was planning to marry and move with...

ANOL v. State, Dep’t of Family Servs.
Date: September 16, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 124
Docket Number: S-15-0135

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court entered an order terminating the parental rights of Appellant, concluding that there was clear and convincing evidence to support three statutory grounds for termination of Appellant’s parental rights....

Hibsman v. State
Date: September 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 122
Docket Number: S-14-0298

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of larceny by bailee. The district court sentenced Appellant to eight to ten years in prison but suspended the sentence and placed him on probation. The court also ordered Appe...

Oldman v. State
Date: September 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 121
Docket Number: S-15-0002

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of conspiracy to commit robbery. The only issue at trial was whether Defendant conspired with his brother to commit robbery. The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction a...

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