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Williams v. Matheny  
Date: July 14, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 85
Docket Number: S-16-0254

Justia Opinion Summary: Bruce Williams submitted a public records request to the Campbell County Sheriff’s office requesting a list of the weapons or implements carried on persons of police officers involved in the killing of Niki Jo Burtsfield...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Thomas John Whitney, WSB# 7-5580
Date: July 12, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 84
Docket Number: D-17-0003
Acorn v. Moncecchi  
Date: July 7, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 83
Docket Number: S-16-0259

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s denial of Appellants’ motion to recover attorney fees and costs incurred in this litigation. Three sisters filed claims, counterclaims, and cross-claims in this dispute ov...

Fosen v. State  
Date: July 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 82
Docket Number: S-16-0239

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s denial of Defendant’s motion to suppress evidence collected pursuant to a search warrant, concluding that the police officer’s affidavit used to obtain the search warrant e...

Villarreal v. State  
Date: July 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 81
Docket Number: S-16-0261

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s aggravated assault and battery conviction and reversed and remanded for acquittal on Defendant’s battery conviction, holding (1) the trial court did not commit plain error or deny D...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Andrea L. Richard, WSB No. 5-2848
Date: June 28, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 80
Docket Number: D-14-0001
Cody Vale Scantling v. The State of Wyoming
Date: June 28, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 78
Docket Number: S-17-0036
Christopher P. Palmer v. The State of Wyoming
Date: June 28, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 79
Docket Number: S-17-0052
Porter v. Porter  
Date: June 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 77
Docket Number: S-16-0273

Justia Opinion Summary: In this divorce case, the Supreme Court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion in dividing the marital assets and in denying Wife’s request for post-decree alimony of $2,000 per month for ten years. Sp...

Kleinpeter v. Kleinpeter  
Date: June 26, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 76
Docket Number: S-16-0269

Justia Opinion Summary: When Mother and Father divorced, the decree of divorce awarded legal and physical custody of the parties’ two children to Mother, with Father having rights of reasonable visitation. Approximately four months after the de...

Moose Hollow Holdings, LLC v. Teton County Board of County Commissioners  
Date: June 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 74
Docket Number: S-16-0238

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants owned residential property in Teton County. JCFT Wyoming Real Estate, LLC owned two parcels in the same area. The Teton County planning director, at Appellants’ request, issued a formal rule interpretation con...

Gaston v. Wagner  
Date: June 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 75
Docket Number: S-16-0250

Justia Opinion Summary: In this probate action, the district court erred by refusing to grant Appellants’ Wyo. R. Civ. P. 40.1 motion for peremptory disqualification of the assigned judge. Appellants, the surviving children of Robert Meeker, c...

Broussard v. State  
Date: June 16, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 73
Docket Number: S-16-0151

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of one count of aggravated robbery, holding that the district court did erred in ordering Defendant to make pretrial disclosure of information requested by the State purs...

Hamilton v. State  
Date: June 15, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 72
Docket Number: S-16-0214

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of five counts of sexual assault and sexual abuse of a minor. Defendant appealed, arguing that he was denied his right to a fair trial due to the cumulative error of three inst...

Sanchez v. State  
Date: June 14, 2017
Citation: 2017 WY 70
Docket Number: S-16-0245

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded no contest to second-degree murder. After Defendant was sentenced, the State and Defendant filed a joint motion to correct an illegal sentence, agreeing that Defendant had not been sentenced in accordan...

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