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Dougherty v. State
Date: June 22, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 62
Docket Number: S-15-0218

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of one count child endangering/obscene act. The conviction arose from Defendant’s act of exposing himself to an eleven-year-old girl and then masturbating. Defendant appealed,...

Vance v. Wyomed Lab., Inc.
Date: June 16, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 61
Docket Number: S-15-0220

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Laramie fired Bret Vance, an employee of the City’s Fire Department, after Wyomed Laboratory, Inc. conducted a breathalyzer test on Vance that indicated the presence of alcohol. Vance filed suit against Wyome...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Richard C. Bohling, WSB # 5-2625
Date: June 15, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 60
Docket Number: D-16-0004

Taylor Wofford v. City of Laramie
Date: June 10, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 59
Docket Numbers: S-15-0226, S-15-0227

Bates v. Chicago Lumber Co. of Omaha
Date: June 9, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 58
Docket Numbers: S-15-0206, S-15-0207

Justia Opinion Summary: Contractor Anderson Carpentry and Construction built a home for Shad and Trisha Bates. Anderson contracted with Century Lumber Center to purchase supplies and materials to build the Bates home. The Bates paid Anderson fo...

Christopher G. Appling v. The State of Wyoming
Date: June 8, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 57
Docket Number: S-16-0025

Sadler v. Wyoming
Date: June 3, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 56
Docket Number: S-15-0200

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Justin Sadler was convicted by jury of aggravated assault. Prior to his state trial, Sadler was convicted in federal court of being a felon in possession of a firearm, based on the same circumstances that gave...

Clay v. Wyoming
Date: May 27, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 55
Docket Number: S-15-0240

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Marvin Clay challenged the denial of his motion to suppress evidence supporting a conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol. The officer testified that he made the stop because the car did not have...

Golden v. Guion
Date: May 26, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 54
Docket Numbers: S-15-0247, S-15-0248, S-15-0249

Justia Opinion Summary: Three consolidated cases involved an ongoing dispute over personal property awarded to Megan Golden in her 2012 divorce from Todd Guion. Golden appealed the district court’s order that: (1) rejected her request for a reh...

In the Matter of the Worker's Compensation Claim of: Leib v. Wyoming, ex rel., Department of Workforce Services, Workers' Compensation Division
Date: May 20, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 53
Docket Number: S-15-0235

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Mary Leib sought benefits from the Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Division after she developed abscesses in her breasts. Leib was employed as a maintenance worker for Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne...

Lafferty v. Wyoming
Date: May 19, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 52
Docket Number: S-15-0169

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Jeffery Lafferty was incarcerated awaiting trial for 811 days before pleading guilty to two counts of taking indecent liberties with his minor stepdaughter. After balancing the required factors, the district co...

Shriners Hosps. for Children v. First N. Bank of Wyoming
Date: May 18, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 51
Docket Numbers: S-15-0238, S-15-0239

Justia Opinion Summary: Alfred and Pegge Cooksley placed their ranch and other property in a revocable charitable trust (Trust) that named Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Kalif Children’s Travel Fund as beneficiaries and First Northern...

Lokey v. Irwin
Date: May 17, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 50
Docket Number: S-15-0233

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeff Lokey and Mike Irwin were business partners in two Wyoming businesses. After the parties dissolved their shared business interests, Irwin filed suit against Lokey, alleging that Lokey had materially breached the ter...

Snell v. Snell
Date: May 16, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 49
Docket Number: S-15-0276

Justia Opinion Summary: Imogene and Clyde Snell were the parents of William Snell and Clyde Allen Snell (Allen). William and Allen were remainder beneficiaries of a revocable trust executed by Imogene. The trust contained a choice of law provis...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Bruce S. Asay, WSB # 5-1739
Date: May 11, 2016
Citation: 2016 WY 47
Docket Number: D-16-0001

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