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Flynn v. Ruby River Canyon Ranch, Ltd.
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 74
Docket Numbers: S-14-0216, S-14-0215

Justia Opinion Summary: Buyer agreed to purchase a portion of a 2,700 acre ranch from Sellers. Sellers agreed to finance a portion of the purchase price by accepting Buyer’s promissory note. After Buyer defaulted on the promissory note, Sellers...

In re GC
Date: May 20, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 73
Docket Number: S-14-0247

Justia Opinion Summary: In this child neglect proceeding, the juvenile court found that it was in the child’s best interest to cease efforts to reunify him with Mother and to change the permanency plan to termination of parental rights and even...

Accelerated Receivable Solutions v. Hauf
Date: May 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 71
Docket Number: S-14-0178

Justia Opinion Summary: Accelerated Receivable Solutions (ARS) filed a creditor’s claim against the Estate of Margaret A. Hauf (Estate). The Estate rejected ARS’s claim, filed the notice of rejection in district court, and mailed the rejection...

Miller v. State
Date: May 15, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 72
Docket Number: S-14-0220

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of second degree sexual abuse of a minor. The district court sentenced Defendant to five to ten years of incarceration but suspended the sentence and ordered him to serve six years o...

Sheridan Newspapers, Inc. v. Bd. of Trs.
Date: May 14, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 70
Docket Number: S-14-0259

Justia Opinion Summary: Sheridan Newspapers, Inc. filed a petition requesting release of minutes reflecting discussion by the Board of Trustees of Sheridan County School District #2 of a proposed multi-purpose recreational facility during execu...

FFJ v. ST
Date: May 13, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 69
Docket Number: S-14-0209

Justia Opinion Summary: Prior to giving birth to a child conceived with Father, Mother stopped communicating with Father. After learning about his child’s birth on Facebook, Father filed a petition to establish paternity, custody, visitation an...

Fennell v. State
Date: May 12, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 67
Docket Number: S-14-0239

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of three counts of delivery of cocaine. The Supreme Court reversed the conviction and remanded for a new trial, holding (1) the evidence was sufficient to support the convic...

Miller v. State
Date: May 12, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 68
Docket Number: S-14-0243

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of second-degree murder. On appeal, Appellant argued that the jury was not properly instructed on the element of malice under the Court’s decision in Wilkerson v. State, which...

State v. Moody’s Investors Serv., Inc.
Date: May 11, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 66
Docket Number: S-14-0236

Justia Opinion Summary: The State, by and through the State Treasurer of Wyoming and the State Retirement System (collectively, the State), filed this action against Appellees - rating agencies - alleging that the rating agencies were liable fo...

Tucker v. State
Date: May 11, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 65
Docket Number: S-14-0294

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered a conditional plea to possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Defendant was sentenced to two consecutive sentences of seven to ten years...

Waldron v. Waldron
Date: May 1, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 64
Docket Number: S-14-0230

Justia Opinion Summary: When Mother and Father were divorced Mother was granted primary physical custody of the parties’ child. Mother later moved to Pennsylvania where she commenced proceedings seeking to terminate Father’s parental rights. Th...

Manzanares v. State
Date: April 29, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 63
Docket Numbers: S-14-0186, S-14-0187

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to larceny by bailee and two counts of false statement to obtain title. Defendant appealed, arguing (1) the district court erred in denying his motion to amend judgment and sentence in the larcen...

Windham v. Windham
Date: April 28, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 61
Docket Number: S-14-0185

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, the parties divorced. The original divorce decree provided for joint legal and physical custody of the parties’ three children. In 2013, Father field a petition to modify custody, visitation and support. The dis...

Regan v. State
Date: April 28, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 62
Docket Number: S-14-0196

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of felony possession of marijuana. The Supreme Court reversed the conviction for felony possession, holding (1) the evidence was insufficient to support Appellant’s conviction...

Rhodes v. State
Date: April 27, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 60
Docket Number: S-14-0046

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of child abuse and third-degree sexual assault of a minor under Wyo. Stat. Ann. 6-2-503(b)(i) and Wyo. Stat. Ann. 6-2-316(a)(iv). The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) Appell...

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