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C'hair v. Dist. Court
Date: August 26, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 116
Docket Number: S-14-0198

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a non-Indian, filed a complaint in state district court against Defendants, enrolled members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, for injuries sustained in a vehicle accident that occurred on a state highway within...

Amos v. Lincoln County Sch. Dist. No. 2
Date: August 21, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 115
Docket Number: S-14-0283

Justia Opinion Summary: Taylor Lysager, who was five years old, was attending a community basketball game at a former school building in Etna, Wyoming when lunchroom bench propped against the wall fell on him, causing a fatal skull fracture. Ly...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Frank J. Jones, WSB No. 4-1050
Date: August 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 114
Docket Number: D-15-0005

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Stuwert B. Johnson, WSB No. 6-2631
Date: August 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 112
Docket Number: D-15-0006

Billy M. Carrier, Jr. v. The State of Wyoming
Date: August 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 110
Docket Number: S-14-0312

Michael David Cordova v. The State of Wyoming
Date: August 19, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 111
Docket Number: S-15-0113

Stephen v. Stephen
Date: August 18, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 109
Docket Number: S-14-0292

Justia Opinion Summary: Wife filed for divorce from Husband. The parties reached a settlement agreement as to child custody and visitation but were unable to agree concerning child support and the division of property. After a trial, the distri...

Cheyenne Newspapers, Inc. v. First Judicial Dist. Court
Date: August 18, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 113
Docket Number: S-15-0190

Justia Opinion Summary: Phillip Sam was charged as an adult with one count of first degree murder and twelve counts of aggravated assault. Sam was sixteen years old at the time of the offense, and several witnesses set to testify at trial were...

Eaton v. State ex rel. Dep’t of Workforce Servs.
Date: August 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 107
Docket Number: S-14-0300

Justia Opinion Summary: Sheri Eaton requested workers’ compensation benefits claiming that she received a workplace injury resulting from an injury at her workplace. After a contested case hearing, the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) de...

Bird v. State
Date: August 17, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 108
Docket Number: S-15-0059

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1994, Appellant pled guilty to kidnapping and and first-degree sexual assault while he was on parole for an unrelated crime. Appellant was sentenced to two concurrent terms of life imprisonment. In 2014, Appellant, ac...

Elec. Wholesale Supply Co., Inc. v. Fraser
Date: August 14, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 105
Docket Number: S-14-0260

Justia Opinion Summary: Electrical Wholesale Supply Co. (EWS) filed this action seeking payment for electrical materials it supplied to a commercial building remodel. EWS sued, among other defendants, Alane Fraser, the owner of the commercial p...

In re Worker's Compensation Claim of Michael D. Hurt
Date: August 14, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 106
Docket Number: S-14-0266

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant received a back injury while working as a concrete truck driver. Appellant subsequently received two surgeries to his back and could not return to work. The Wyoming Workers’ Safety and Compensation Division ass...

In re Gen. Adjudication of All Rights to Use Water in Big Horn River Sys.
Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 104
Docket Number: S-15-0008

Justia Opinion Summary: In the third and final phase of the general adjudication of water rights in the Big Horn River, the Wyoming Board of Control recommended elimination of certain unused and unadjudicated water rights under Farmers Canal Pe...

Hodge v. State
Date: August 12, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 103
Docket Numbers: S-14-0205, S-14-0204

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor for sexually assaulting his teenage daughter. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the district court did not abuse its...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. David B. Hooper, WSB #4-1190
Date: August 5, 2015
Citation: 2015 WY 102
Docket Number: D-15-0004

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