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Starr v. State  
Date: May 24, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 61
Docket Numbers: S-16-0018, S-16-0200

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found Defendant guilty of one count of aggravated assault and battery after he hit Sam Trujillo with his vehicle. The trial court sentenced Defendant to two to four years in prison. The Supreme Court affirmed Defe...

Baker v. State ex rel. Department of Workforce Services  
Date: May 22, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 60
Docket Number: S-16-0209

Justia Opinion Summary: The Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Division covered the surgery on Jeffrey Baker’s shoulder, which was injured at work. The Division, however, denied Baker’s subsequent request for temporary total disability benefits rela...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Laurence W. Stinson, WSB No. 6-2918
Date: May 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 58
Docket Number: D-15-0007
Whaley v. Flitner Limited Partnership  
Date: May 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 59
Docket Number: S-16-0141

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants sought the establishment of a private road along the upper portion of Black Mountain Road in Big Horn County, but the Big Horn County Board of County Commissioners established a private road along the lower po...

Tavern, LLC v. Town of Alpine  
Date: May 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 56
Docket Number: S-16-0185

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants sued the town of Alpine, alleging claims stemming from Alpine’s financing and construction of a new sewage treatment facility. Appellants sought a declaration that Alpine’s loans for the new sewage treatment f...

Burnett v. Burnett  
Date: May 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 57
Docket Number: S-16-0235

Justia Opinion Summary: Wallace Burnett, who owned eleven of the 604 outstanding shares of Burnett Ranch, Inc., filed suit against his three siblings and his son, who owned the other shares. Burnett presented claims for, inter alia, a prelimina...

Sikora v. City of Rawlins  
Date: May 15, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 55
Docket Number: S-16-0222

Justia Opinion Summary: Clare Sikora filed a declaratory judgment action against the City of Rawlins challenging the City’s issuance of a building permit to her next-door neighbors, Jared and Kasandra Ramsey. The district court ruled in favor o...

In re Interest of DJS-Y v. State  
Date: May 12, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 54
Docket Number: S-16-0260

Justia Opinion Summary: After the State filed a petition alleging that Mother had neglected her children, the juvenile court entered a consent decree providing that if would be in effect for six months and shall expire and the action be deemed...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Nick Edward Beduhn, WSB # 6-3763
Date: May 10, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 53
Docket Number: D-16-0007
Johnson v. Calkins  
Date: May 10, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 50
Docket Number: S-16-0177

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s order terminating the parental rights of Father, the non-custodial parent to his child, under Wyo. Stat. 14-2-309(a)(i) and (iv). The petition seeking termination of Father...

Keith E. Matteri v. The State of Wyoming
Date: May 10, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 51
Docket Number: S-16-0257
Sky D Phifer v. State of Wyoming, ex rel., Department of Workforce Services, Workers' Compensation Division
Date: May 10, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 52
Docket Numbers: S-17-0009, S-17-0035
Haire v. State  
Date: May 8, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 48
Docket Number: S-16-0187

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Appellant’s convictions for involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment. On appeal, Appellant challenged the district court’s jury instructions on self-defense. The Supreme Court held (1...

Osuch v. Gunnels  
Date: May 8, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 49
Docket Number: S-16-0228

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute between property owners regarding a mistaken property boundary, the district court concluded that Appellees had acquired title to the property at issue by adverse possession. The Supreme Court affirmed, h...

Brock v. State, ex rel. Wyoming Workforce Services, Unemployment Insurance Division  
Date: May 3, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 47
Docket Number: S-16-0189

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered a question of law regarding the relative priority of liens against real property as follows: A lien against real property created by a certificate of purchase for delinquent taxes pursuant to W...

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