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Palmer v. State
Date: April 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 46
Docket Number: S-15-0243

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to three counts of second-degree sexual assault and was sentenced to three consecutive sentences of eight to sixteen years. The district court credited ninety-nine days of presentence confinement to...

Date: April 19, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 45
Docket Number: S-15-0215

Justia Opinion Summary: Father and Mother were not married and shared custody of their two children. Father filed a petition to establish paternity, custody, visitation, and support after he learned that Mother planned to move from Wyoming to M...

Emerson v. State
Date: April 15, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 44
Docket Numbers: S-15-0056, S-15-0223

Justia Opinion Summary: The State charged Appellant with aggravated assault and battery. At trial, Appellant claimed he had acted in self-defense. After a three-day trial, the jury found Appellant guilty. Appellant subsequently filed a motion f...

CLB v. State, Dep’t of Family Servs.
Date: April 12, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 43
Docket Number: S-15-0211

Justia Opinion Summary: After Mother’s youngest two children were placed in the legal custody of Wyoming’s Department of Family Services (Department), Mother was convicted of assault and battery and incarcerated. The Department subsequently fil...

Poignee v. State
Date: April 6, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 42
Docket Number: S-15-0172

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered a plea of no contest to one count of delivery of methamphetamine. In 2011, the district court revoked Defendant’s probation and entered judgment on her no contest plea. The court sentenced Defendant to...

Redding v. State
Date: April 1, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 41
Docket Number: S-15-0205

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to misdemeanor breach of peace and misdemeanor interference with a peace officer. Two days later, the State filed an information charging Defendant with felony interference with a peace officer a...

Watts v. State
Date: March 31, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 40
Docket Number: S-15-0188

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of aggravated assault and battery. Defendant appealed, arguing that the prosecutor committed prosecutorial misconduct by incorrectly instructing the jury regarding the presumpt...

Jose D. Oliveres v. The State of Wyoming
Date: March 30, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 39
Docket Number: S-15-0275

Dane v. Dane
Date: March 15, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 38
Docket Number: S-15-0171

Justia Opinion Summary: After just more than three years of marriage, Wife sued Husband for divorce. Wife subsequently filed a motion to amend her complaint to add a cause of action for promissory estoppel. The district court denied the motion,...

Eshleman v. Rosenberg
Date: March 14, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 37
Docket Number: S-15-0219

Justia Opinion Summary: When Child was approximately one year old, Mother left Child in the care of Aunt, Mother’s sister. Aunt was appointed temporary guardian of Child. Aunt then filed a petition for permanent guardianship. After an evidentia...

Carter v. State
Date: March 11, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 36
Docket Number: S-15-0137

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with felony interference with a peace officer. Ultimately, the case was submitted to the jury. The jury deliberated for approximately four hours before it informed the district court that it was dea...

Date: March 11, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 35
Docket Number: S-15-0182

Justia Opinion Summary: After Father and Mother separated, the parties’ child lived with Mother. Father later filed a petition to establish paternity and visitation, and, eventually, regular visitation between Father and the child was establish...

Pennaco Energy, Inc. v. Sorenson
Date: March 11, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 34
Docket Number: S-15-0210

Justia Opinion Summary: Pennaco Energy Inc. acquired mineral leases beneath a surface estate owned by Brett Sorenson, Trustee of the Brett L. Sorenson Trust. A surface damage and use agreement between the parties granted Pennaco access to and u...

Mendoza v. State
Date: March 9, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 31
Docket Number: S-15-0178

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated burglary. Defendant was sentenced to twelve to eighteen years for the manslaughter conviction and eight to ten years for the aggravated battery, to run concurrently...

Lindstrom v. State
Date: March 9, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 33
Docket Number: S-15-0203

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, Appellant was convicted of ten felonies for acts perpetrated against his ex-girlfriend, their son, and Appellant’s six-year-old second cousin. The Supreme Court affirmed. In 2015, Appellant filed a motion for a...

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