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Ted A. Bullock v. Teresa M. Bullock
Date: October 23, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 131
Docket Numbers: S-14-0033, S-14-0069

Amber Rae MacKenzie v. The State of Wyoming
Date: October 16, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 130
Docket Number: S-14-0157

In re Estate of Scherer
Date: October 14, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 129
Docket Number: S-13-0281

Justia Opinion Summary: From Lilyanna Knudson’s birth until Ronald Scherer’s (Decedent) death, Knudson believed and considered the Decedent to be her father. After learning that he was not, Knudson filed a petition seeking a determination that...

Hawes v. State
Date: October 14, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 127
Docket Number: S-14-0018

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of stalking and kidnapping. The Supreme Court reversed the stalking conviction and otherwise affirmed, holding (1) there was insufficient evidence to support the stalking co...

Leonard v. State
Date: October 14, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 128
Docket Number: S-14-0111

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of four counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree and was sentenced to thirteen to fifteen years on each count, to be served consecutively. The Supreme Court affir...

State v. Mares
Date: October 9, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 126
Docket Number: S-13-0223

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was a juvenile when he was convicted in 1995 of felony murder and sentenced to life in prison, a sentence that was by operation of law the equivalent of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. In 2...

Daniels v. State
Date: October 8, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 125
Docket Number: S-14-0023

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Defendant pleaded guilty to drug possession. The district court later revoked Defendant’s probation but reinstated it on the condition that Defendant complete an in-patient treatment program. The court stated th...

Deeds v. State
Date: October 3, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 124
Docket Number: S-13-0256

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to five counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. The district court sentenced Defendant to terms of imprisonment and ordered that Defendant be given credit for 721 days of pre sentence co...

McAdam v. McAdam
Date: October 3, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 123
Docket Number: S-14-0044

Justia Opinion Summary: Wife and Husband were divorced by stipulated decree. In post-divorce contempt proceedings, each party claimed the other party was in contempt. The district court (1) concluded that both parties were in contempt for faili...

Anthony Joseph Teel v. The State of Wyoming
Date: October 1, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 122
Docket Number: S-13-0220

Zowada v. Mullinax Concrete Serv. Co., Inc.
Date: September 24, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 121
Docket Number: S-13-0282

Justia Opinion Summary: Landowners Merlin and Lori Zowada filed a petition with the Board of County Commissioners to establish a private road to access their landlocked tract of property through property owned by Mullinax Concrete Service Compa...

Doggett v. Wyo. Dep’t of Workforce Servs., Unemployment Ins. Comm’n
Date: September 24, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 119
Docket Number: S-14-0012

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, an employee of a Harley Davidson service center (Employer), was discharged after working more than five years with Employer. Appellant filed for unemployment benefits. After a hearing, the hearing officer dete...

Diana Montoya v. The State of Wyoming
Date: September 24, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 120
Docket Number: S-14-0112

Herrera v. Phillipps
Date: September 23, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 118
Docket Number: S-13-0243

Justia Opinion Summary: Enrique Herrera was working for Gilligan’s LLC under the supervision of Robert Phillipps when he was injured. Herrera was an alien who was not authorized to work in the United States at the time of the injury. Herrera fi...

Baker v. Speaks
Date: September 18, 2014
Citation: 2014 WY 117
Docket Numbers: S-13-0245, S-13-0266

Justia Opinion Summary: This third appeal concerned a judgment obtained by David and Elizabeth Speaks against Byron Baker. Two properties, the Corsi Ranchettes lot and the Misty Meadows lot, were fraudulently transferred by Byron and Rosemary B...

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