Wyoming Supreme Court Decisions 2019

Petersen v. State  
Date: December 30, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 132
Docket Number: S-19-0136

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's sentence imposed in connection with his conviction of domestic battery and failure to register as a sex offender, holding that the district court gave Defendant adequate credit for...

Byerly v. State  
Date: December 27, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 130
Docket Numbers: S-19-0089, S-19-0088, S-18-0285, S-18-0284, S-18-0034, S-18-0033

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's convictions of aggravated assault and battery, domestic battery, strangulation of a household member, violating a protective order, and witness intimidation, holding that there was...

Cercy v. State  
Date: December 27, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 131
Docket Number: S-19-0099

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant's conviction of third-degree sexual assault, holding that, on retrial, the district court inadequately instructed the jury. Defendant's first jury trial ended in not-guilty verdicts...

Nesius v. State  
Date: December 20, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 129
Docket Number: S-19-0069

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) causing serious bodily injury but remanded for issuance of a corrected sentencing order, holding that Defendant's 211-day sentence o...

Ellis v. State, Department of Family Services  
Date: December 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 127
Docket Number: S-19-0050

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court terminating the parental rights of Mother to her three minor daughters, holding that the district court erred in allocating peremptory challenges, but the improp...

Workman v. State  
Date: December 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 128
Docket Number: S-19-0057

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court's denial of Defendant's motion to suppress evidence obtained after a search of his camper, holding that the search warrant contained sufficient untainted evidence to establis...

Shannon Hamilton v. The State of Wyoming
Date: December 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 126
Docket Number: S-19-0124
Robinson v. State  
Date: December 12, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 125
Docket Number: S-19-0039

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's motion to suppress evidence obtained from the search of Defendant's vehicle, holding that the law enforcement officer did not violate Defe...

Julie A. Jarvis, f/k/a Julie A. Boyce v. Brendon A. Boyce
Date: December 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 124
Docket Number: S-19-0129
Conzelman v. Conzelman  
Date: December 9, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 123
Docket Number: S-19-0045

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dissolution proceeding, the Supreme Court affirmed the district court's judgment, holding that the court did not improperly deny Appellant's motion for a continuance of the divorce trial and did not improperly pu...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Kara Crawford-Fink, WSB # 6-3966
Date: December 4, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 119
Docket Number: D-19-0011
Sharpe v. Timchula  
Date: December 4, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 121
Docket Number: S-19-0034

Justia Opinion Summary: In this complaint for establishment of a private road the Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the district court adopting the viewers and appraisers' recommendations regarding the route co...

Aron v. Willey  
Date: December 4, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 122
Docket Number: S-19-0051

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court denying Defendants' motion to dismiss for improper venue, holding that venue was not proper in Sheridan County. Plaintiffs brought this action in Sheridan Co...

Hoback v. State  
Date: December 4, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 120
Docket Number: S-19-0193

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the district court's "Order on Petition for Revocation of Probation" and remanded the matter to the district court with instructions to award Appellant an additional 341 days of credit...

Herrick v. Jackson Hole Airport Board  
Date: November 26, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 118
Docket Number: S-19-0073

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of the Jackson Hole Airport Board and dismissing Appellants' petition for declaratory judgment challenging the validity of...

Fritchel v. White  
Date: November 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 117
Docket Number: S-19-0035

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court dismissing this direct action brought by Plaintiffs, a sub-group of limited partners in a Limited Partnership, against Defendants to remedy losses incurred wh...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. John Joseph DeLeon, WSB # 6-3387
Date: November 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 114
Docket Number: D-19-0010
RH v. State  
Date: November 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 116
Docket Number: S-19-0044

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this case arising from an ongoing juvenile court action involving three minor children and their mother, holding that the juvenile court lost jurisdiction over one of the children, BG, when BG...

Woodie v. Whitesell  
Date: November 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 115
Docket Number: S-19-0077

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action brought by Plaintiff seeking to collect on a promissory note the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Defendants' motions to dismiss and granting summary judgment in favor of P...

Weston v. State  
Date: November 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 113
Docket Number: S-19-0015

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of attempted sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree, holding that errors in the jury instructions and any deficiencies in defense counsel's performance associated w...

Dugan v. State  
Date: November 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 112
Docket Number: S-18-0296

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of stalking, in violation of Wyo. Stat. Ann. 62-506(b) and (e)(I), holding that Defendant's First Amendment right to free speech was not violated when he was prosecuted f...

Sena v. State  
Date: November 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 111
Docket Number: S-19-0026

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court revoking Defendant's probation and imposing sentence, holding that the district court had authority to revoke Defendant's probation and did not abuse its discret...

Gore v. State  
Date: October 28, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 110
Docket Number: S-19-0010

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of one count of felony theft, holding that the evidence was sufficient to support the conviction and that the court's order contained suf...

The Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Wyoming State Bar v. Courtney Leigh Osmon
Date: October 24, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 109
Docket Number: D-19-0006
McGill v. Painter  
Date: October 24, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 108
Docket Numbers: S-19-0041, S-19-0040

Justia Opinion Summary: In these appeals from the district court's order affirming in part and reversing and remanding in part the decision of the Wyoming Board of Medicine suspending Dr. Rebecca Painter's physician's license the Supreme Court...

Delcon Partners LLC v. Wyoming Department of Revenue  
Date: October 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 106
Docket Number: S-19-0078

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Wyoming Board of Equalization affirming the determination of the Department of Revenue that Delcon Partners, LLC's purchase of a portion of Delcon, Inc's tangible and intang...

Tata Chemicals Soda Ash Partners, Ltd. v. Vinson  
Date: October 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 107
Docket Number: S-19-0086

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court remanded this workers compensation case with instructions to determine whether excusable neglect extended Petitioner's time to file a petition for review of the determination of the Office of Administra...

Management Nominees, Inc. v. Skowronska  
Date: October 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 105
Docket Number: S-19-0028

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case concerning the "beneficial owner" of Alderney Investments, LLC after Rudolf Skowronski, who controlled the company, disappeared, the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court entering judgmen...

Little Medicine Creek Ranch, Inc. v. D'elia  
Date: October 10, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 103
Docket Number: S-19-0001

Justia Opinion Summary: In this adverse possession case involving two cattle ranches the Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of Plaintiffs, holding that genuine issues of material fact pr...

Sam v. State  
Date: October 10, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 104
Docket Number: S-19-0031

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's aggregate sentence that left him eligible for parole after serving thirty-five years, holding that Defendant failed to show a constitutional violation or an abuse of discretion in t...

Brown v. State  
Date: October 9, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 102
Docket Number: S-19-0021

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of sexual assault in the third degree and intentional abuse of a vulnerable adult, holding that there was no error in the proceedings bel...

Steffey v. State  
Date: October 8, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 101
Docket Number: S-19-0012

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's motions to withdraw his no contest plea to driving under the influence of alcohol, holding that Defendant's no contest plea was not knowin...

Gonzalez-Chavarria v. State  
Date: October 3, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 100
Docket Number: S-19-0054

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of strangulation of a household member, holding that the district court did not err in admitting certain testimony and that the evidence was sufficient to establish the e...

Lew v. Lew  
Date: September 27, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 99
Docket Number: S-19-0036

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed and remanded in part the judgment of the district court ordering Mother to reimburse funds she removed from the college account she managed for one of the parties' two chil...

Trapper Ray Canfield v. The State of Wyoming
Date: September 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 98
Docket Number: S-19-0084
Bogard v. State  
Date: September 12, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 96
Docket Number: S-18-0069

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant's conviction of sexual assault in the first degree, holding that cumulative error resulting from prosecutorial misconduct deprived Defendant of a fair trial. On appeal, Defendant arg...

Johnson v. State  
Date: September 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 94
Docket Number: S-19-0002

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the probate court first granting Appellant's petition for probate of George W. Stanford's estate and appointment of an administrator but then reversing itself when the State object...

SWC Production, Inc. v. Wold Energy Partners, LLC  
Date: September 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 95
Docket Number: S-19-0006

Justia Opinion Summary: In this breach of contract case the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Appellant's Wyo. R. Civ. P. 60(b) motion, holding that neither documents in a party's possession nor public records in...

Herrera v. State  
Date: September 10, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 93
Docket Number: S-18-0187

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of three counts of child endangerment and one count of possession of a controlled substance, holding that the district court did not viol...

Camacho v. State, ex rel. Department of Workforce Services, Workers' Compensation Division  
Date: September 9, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 92
Docket Number: S-18-0287

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court affirming the decision of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) upholding the denial of Appellant's application to the Department of Workforce Services,...

Sweetalla v. State ex rev. Department of Workforce Services, Workers' Compensation Division  
Date: September 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 91
Docket Number: S-18-0293

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court affirming the order of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) upholding the Department of Workforce Services, Workers' Compensation Division's (Division) fi...

Williams v. State ex rel., University of Wyoming Board of Trustees  
Date: September 4, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 90
Docket Number: S-19-0016

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of the University of Wyoming (UW) and dismissing Plaintiff's declaratory judgment action, arguing that the district court a...

Warwick v. Accessible Space, Inc.  
Date: September 3, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 89
Docket Number: S-18-0219

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI) and dismissing Plaintiffs' claim that ASI was negligent in failing to protect them from Lar...

Bollinger v. State, ex rel. Department of Workforce Services, Workers' Compensation Division  
Date: September 3, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 88
Docket Number: S-19-0004

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) denying Appellant's request for permanent partial disability benefits, holding that the OAH's decision was supported by substantial e...

Carl Leroy Carlson v. The State of Wyoming
Date: August 28, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 87
Docket Number: S-19-0101
Freeman v. State  
Date: August 23, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 86
Docket Number: S-18-0261

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court's entry of a restitution order following an unconditional no contest plea to one count of exploitation of a vulnerable adult, holding that the district court did not act cont...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Michael J. Pearce, WSB # 7-4838
Date: August 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 85
Docket Number: D-19-0008
Evertson v. Evertson Fiduciary Management Corp.  
Date: August 12, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 84
Docket Number: S-19-0003

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the district court, on a motion for judgment on the pleadings, resolving disputed questions of material fact concerning the propriety of Petitioner'...

Dunlap v. State, Department of Family Services  
Date: August 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 83
Docket Number: S-18-0236

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court terminating Mother's parental rights to three of her minor children pursuant to Wyo. Stat. Ann. 14-2-309(a)(iii) and (v), holding that the evidence was suffic...

Saunders v. Saunders  
Date: August 1, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 82
Docket Number: S-18-0208

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court dismissing Appellant's divorce action against Appellee on the grounds of improper venue and/or forum non conveniens, holding that the district court erred by dis...

Jackson v. State  
Date: July 30, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 81
Docket Numbers: S-18-0250, S-17-0316

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, holding that Defendant was not entitled to relief on any of his allegations of error. Defendant...

Sorensen v. State  
Date: July 24, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 80
Docket Number: S-18-0228

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of possession of methamphetamine, holding that the district court's statements to the jury did not constitute reversible error and that t...

Gunsch v. State  
Date: July 24, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 79
Docket Number: S-18-0264

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court granting the State's motion to vacate an order granting Appellant relief from the requirement to register as a sex offender and reviving Appellant's registrat...

Hopkins v. State  
Date: July 23, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 77
Docket Number: S-18-0262

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of aggravated assault and battery, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, and unlawful use of a toxic substance, holding...

Mattheis Co. v. Town of Jackson  
Date: July 23, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 78
Docket Number: S-18-0268

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court revoking the liquor license held by the Mattheis Company (Company), holding that the district court correctly determined that The Mattheis Company committed a...

Winters v. State  
Date: July 22, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 76
Docket Number: S-17-0314

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of aggravated kidnapping, sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree, and sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree and sentencing Defen...

Kuebel v. State  
Date: July 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 75
Docket Number: S-18-0255

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting and sentencing Defendant for misdemeanor theft and felony property destruction, holding that Defendant was not entitled to relief on any of his ass...

Knell v. Knell  
Date: July 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 74
Docket Number: S-18-0269

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court granting Tanya Knell's application for issuance of a writ of continuing garnishment of Bruce Knell's wages and enforcing the writ, holding that the garnishment e...

Brian Todd Russell v. The State of Wyoming,
Date: July 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 73
Docket Number: S-19-0055
Trever L. Ross v. The State of Wyoming
Date: July 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 72
Docket Numbers: S-19-0059, S-19-0058
Sullivan v. State  
Date: July 16, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 71
Docket Number: S-18-0215

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court dismissing a petition filed under the Post-Conviction Determination of Factual Innocence Act for failing to identify newly discovered evidence and for making...

Devon Thauriaux v. The State of Wyoming
Date: July 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 70
Docket Number: S-19-0048
Guy v. Lampert  
Date: July 9, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 69
Docket Numbers: S-18-0263, S-18-0231

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court dismissing Appellant's complaint against the Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC) asking that the WDOC recognize Humanism as a religion, holding that the dis...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Gregory L. Knudsen, WSB # 5-2664
Date: July 3, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 68
Docket Number: D-19-0007
Ianelli v. Camino  
Date: June 27, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 67
Docket Number: S-18-0165

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court granting Father's petition to modify custody and awarding Father primary physical custody of the parties' four-year-old son, holding that the district court a...

Gallagher v. Townsend  
Date: June 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 66
Docket Number: S-18-0211

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court partitioning a vacant lot that Rhonda Gallagher and Curtis Townsend owned as joint tenants with rights of survivorship, holding that the district court improperl...

Finley Resources, Inc. v. EP Energy E&P Co.  
Date: June 24, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 65
Docket Number: S-18-0235

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court dismissing Finley Resources, Inc.'s complaint against EP Energy E&P Company on the grounds that the forum-selection clause contained in the contract between t...

Bittleston v. State  
Date: June 20, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 64
Docket Number: S-18-0233

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's convictions of one count each of felony stalking and burglary, holding that Defendant was not entitled to relief on any of his allegations of error. Specifically, the Court held (1...

Parkhurst v. State  
Date: June 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 63
Docket Number: S-18-0243

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court dismissing Appellant's petition seeking exoneration under the newly enacted Post-Conviction Determination of Factual Innocence Act, Wyo. Stat. Ann. 7-12-401 t...

Kaufman v. Rural Health Development, Inc.  
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 62
Docket Number: S-18-0234

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to Employer on Employee's retaliatory discharge claim, holding that summary judgment was proper under the circumstances of this case. In support...

Kyle McCabe Martin v. The State of Wyoming
Date: June 5, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 61
Docket Number: S-19-0029
Smith v. Kelly  
Date: June 4, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 60
Docket Number: S-18-0220

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Father's complaint to modify custody claiming a material change in circumstances, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion in dete...

MSC, II v. MCG  
Date: May 31, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 59
Docket Number: S-18-0191

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court's denial of Father's Wyo. R. Civ. P. 60(b)(6) motion for relief from an income withholding order and the district court clerk's assessment of an $85 fee pursuant to Wyo. Stat...

Norris v. Besel  
Date: May 30, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 58
Docket Number: S-18-0254

Justia Opinion Summary: In this breach of contract and breach of warranty case the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court granting Shelly Besel's motion for summary judgment and dismissing Shelly from the litigation with prej...

Berenergy Corp. v. BTU Western Resources, Inc.  
Date: May 28, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 57
Docket Numbers: S-18-0204, S-18-0203

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part and affirmed in part the judgment of the district court deciding that a form of the accommodation doctrine governed to resolve the parties' dispute over priority of rights between miner...

Bird v. Lampert  
Date: May 23, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 56
Docket Number: S-18-0294

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court dismissing Appellant's pro se complaint filed under the Declaratory Judgment Act alleging that the Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC) violated certain p...

Kelly Marc Ellis v. The State of Wyoming
Date: May 22, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 55
Docket Number: S-19-0011
Mantle v. North Star Energy & Construction LLC  
Date: May 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 54
Docket Number: S-18-0210

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal brought by Alex Mantle and Marjorie Mantle the Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed and remanded in part the district court's decision as to various post-trial issues in ongoing litigation arising f...

Rammell v. Mountainaire Animal Clinic, P.C.  
Date: May 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 53
Docket Number: S-18-0239

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court entering partial summary judgment against Rex Rammell on all his claims against his former employer, Mountainaire Animal Clinic, P.C., its president, and its off...

Lemus v. Martinez  
Date: May 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 52
Docket Number: S-18-0223

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of district court awarding primary custody of the parties' two children and child support to Mother, holding that the district court abused its discretion by ordering child support wi...

Spence v. State  
Date: May 16, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 51
Docket Number: S-18-0035

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant's conviction for one count of incest, holding that the district court abused its discretion by permitting the State to use an expert to vouch for the credibility of the alleged victim...

Sparks v. State  
Date: May 15, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 50
Docket Number: S-18-0181

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of second degree sexual abuse of a minor, third degree sexual abuse of a minor, and contributing alcohol to a minor, holding that the district court did not abuse its dis...

Wright v. State  
Date: May 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 49
Docket Number: S-18-0248

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court's denial of Defendant's motion to suppress, thus affirming Defendant's conviction and sentence, holding that the warrantless detention of Defendant did not violate the Fourth...

Joshua Roy Delbert Black v. The State of Wyoming
Date: May 8, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 48
Docket Number: S-19-0013
McCallister v. State, ex rel. Department of Workforce Services, Workers' Compensation Division  
Date: May 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 47
Docket Number: S-18-0142

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this case in which Appellant sought judicial review of the administrative denial of his request for preauthorization for the purchase of several unique items to treat his work-related injury,...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Traci E. Mears, WSB# 6-4166
Date: May 1, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 46
Docket Number: D-19-0003
Jones v. State  
Date: April 23, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 45
Docket Number: S-18-0205

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of three counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor and three counts of third-degree abuse of a minor, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion i...

Osban v. State  
Date: April 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 43
Docket Number: S-18-0137

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant's conviction of possession of methamphetamine, holding that Defendant's right to a speedy trial under Wyo. R. Crim. P. 48 was violated when the State failed to bring him to trial with...

Requejo v. State  
Date: April 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 44
Docket Number: S-18-0186

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court denying Defendant's motion for dismissal of the charges against him as a sanction for the State's late discovery, holding that the district court properly exerci...

Mitchell v. Preston  
Date: April 16, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 41
Docket Number: S-18-0166

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute over custody of a child, the Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court granting Mother's motion to strike Father's motion for an order relinquishing permanent child custody jurisdiction to...

Testy v. Tester
Date: April 15, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 42
Docket Numbers: 9999999, S-18-0112
Meiners v. Meiners  
Date: April 12, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 39
Docket Number: S-18-0153

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court enforcing the terms of Appellant's divorce decree at the request of her late ex-husband's estate, holding that there was no error in the district court's decisio...

Gibson v. State  
Date: April 12, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 40
Docket Number: S-18-0253

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of one count of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, holding that the district court did not err in denying Defendant's motion to suppress evidence. On appeal, D...

Mayhew v. State  
Date: April 9, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 38
Docket Number: S-18-0130

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of four counts of third-degree sexual assault related to his abuse of three minors, holding that the district court's challenged evidenti...

Dixon v. State  
Date: April 1, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 37
Docket Number: S-18-0143

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of felony possession of marijuana and possession with intent to deliver, holding that there was no reversible error in the proceedings below. Specifically, the Supreme C...

Mathewson v. State  
Date: March 27, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 36
Docket Number: S-18-0026

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's drug-related convictions, holding that the district court did not err by denying Defendant's motion to suppress evidence or his motion to dismiss for lack of a speedy trial and that...

Nathan David Byrd v. The State of Wyoming
Date: March 27, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 35
Docket Number: S-18-0214
Montano v. State  
Date: March 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 34
Docket Number: S-18-0159

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's sentence for two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of mutilation of dead human bodies, holding that the State did not breach the plea agreement when it recommended the a...

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Donald L. Tolin, WSB # 5-1699
Date: March 20, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 33
Docket Number: D-19-0002
Dockter v. State  
Date: March 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 31
Docket Number: S-17-0233

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s denial of Defendant’s two motions for a new trial, holding that Defendant did not provide the district court with “newly discovered evidence,” and therefore, the district c...

Farrow v. State  
Date: March 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 30
Docket Numbers: S-18-0076, S-17-0084

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of second-degree murder, holding that the district court did not commit prejudicial error during the proceedings below and that Defendant...

Sheesley v. State  
Date: March 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 32
Docket Number: S-18-0206

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of one count of third-degree sexual assault, holding that Defendant was not denied her right to due process of law under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United...

Garland v. Mantle  
Date: March 12, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 29
Docket Numbers: S-18-0103, S-18-0102, S-18-0101

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s order on summary judgment motions and order after bench trial in this dispute arising from an ill-conceived business conveyance plan during a downturn in the oil market, ho...

Mahoney v. City of Gillette  
Date: March 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 28
Docket Number: S-18-0151

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Unemployment Insurance Commission denying Appellant’s application for unemployment insurance after the City of Gillette terminated her employment, holding that there was sub...

Michael Dewayne Keck v. The State of Wyoming
Date: March 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 26
Docket Number: S-18-0185
Goetzel v. State  
Date: March 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 27
Docket Number: S-18-0197

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s denial of Appellant’s petition for post-conviction relief, holding that res judicata barred Appellant’s claims. In his petition for post-conviction relief, Appellant chall...

Rodriguez v. State  
Date: March 5, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 25
Docket Number: S-18-0083

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of delivery of a controlled substance, holding that Defendant’s failure to file a pretrial motion to suppress identification evidence precluded this Court’s review of Def...

Protz v. State  
Date: March 1, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 24
Docket Numbers: S-18-0121, S-18-0097

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction for driving under the influence (DWUI) - fourth offense in ten years, holding that the charging document (Information) plainly charged Defendant with a fourth offense fel...

Mellott v. State  
Date: February 28, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 23
Docket Numbers: S-17-0326, S-16-0295

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Appellant's convictions, holding that the record did not show a factual basis for Appellant's guilty plea as to counts two through eleven, and therefore, Appellant was prejudiced by her trial c...

Harnetty v. State  
Date: February 27, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 21
Docket Number: S-18-0129

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of two counts of second-degree sexual assault, holding that the district court did not err or abuse its discretion. Defendant, an OB/GYN, was convicted of sexually assau...

Gilbert Sherman Washington v. The State of Wyoming
Date: February 27, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 22
Docket Number: S-18-0213
J. Michaela Byrnes v. Michael Walter Harper and Carla Jo Harper, husband and wife
Date: February 26, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 20
Docket Number: S-18-0180
Cassidy v. Teton County Coroner  
Date: February 15, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 19
Docket Number: S-18-0156

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court dismissing Appellants’ Wyo. R. Civ. P. 60 motion to set aside the coroner’s inquest verdict, holding that the district court does not have subject matter juri...

Bazzle v. State  
Date: February 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 18
Docket Number: S-18-0124

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s order revoking Defendant’s probation and imposing the original suspended sentence, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion by revoking Defendant’s prob...

In re Robert and Irene Redland Family Trust  
Date: February 8, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 17
Docket Numbers: S-18-0093, S-18-0092, S-18-0091

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court not to remove Lisa Kimsey as co-trustee of the Redland family’s irrevocable trust or to terminate the trust, holding that the district court did not err or ab...

Gillen v. State, Department of Family Services  
Date: February 1, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 15
Docket Number: S-18-0095

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s order terminating Mother’s parental rights to her two children, holding that there was clear and convincing evidence to support the jury’s finding that Mother’s parental ri...

Casiano v. State ex rel. Wyoming Department of Transportation  
Date: February 1, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 16
Docket Number: S-18-0158

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) to uphold the suspension of Appellant’s driver’s license, holding that collateral estoppel did not bar the OAH from considering Appel...

Swenson v. State, Department of Family Services  
Date: January 31, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 13
Docket Number: S-18-0079

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court terminating Mother’s rights to her three children, holding that the evidence clearly and convincingly established that Mother’s parental rights should be term...

Thomas v. JLC Wyoming, LLC  
Date: January 31, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 14
Docket Number: S-18-0118

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part the district court's judgment granting JLC Wyoming LLC a deficiency judgment against Stanley Thomas for the unpaid amount of a judgment against Fourth Quarter Properties 86 (FQP) and Th...

Schell v. Scallon  
Date: January 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 11
Docket Number: S-18-0094

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court in favor of Sellers in this case involving a purchase of residential property, holding that the district court did not err in the proceedings below. After Bu...

McBride-Kramer v. Kramer  
Date: January 24, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 10
Docket Number: S-18-0096

Justia Opinion Summary: In this family matter, the Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s order awarding Father primary physical custody and Mother visitation of the parties’ child, holding that the district court did not abuse its discret...

Barrowes v. State  
Date: January 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 8
Docket Number: S-18-0138

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s denial of Defendant’s Wyo. R. Crim. P. 35(b) motion for sentence reduction, holding that there was no abuse of discretion. Defendant received a sentence of fourteen to eig...

Matthew Christopher Jacoby v. The State of Wyoming
Date: January 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 9
Docket Numbers: S-18-0196, S-18-0195
State, Department of Revenue v. Board of County Commissioners of Johnson County  
Date: January 15, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 7
Docket Number: S-18-0098

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision Board of Equalization (Board) reversing the determination of the Department of Revenue (Department) that use of camp spots at the Johnson County Fairgrounds for use during the annu...

Wyoming Jet Center, LLC v. Jackson Hole Airport Board  
Date: January 15, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 6
Docket Number: S-18-0154

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the Jackson Hole Airport Board (Board) in this action brought by Wyoming Jet Center, LLC seeking access to certain records held by the...

Booth v. Booth  
Date: January 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 5
Docket Number: S-18-0081

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the district court’s modification of Father’s visitation schedule, holding that there was no support for a finding that the modification to Father’s visitation schedule was in the children’s be...

Pier v. State  
Date: January 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 3
Docket Number: S-18-0054

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of three controlled substance charges, holding that the district court did not err by denying Defendant’s motion to suppress evidence discovered during a search of Defend...

In re Estate of Chris Robert Frank  
Date: January 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 4
Docket Number: S-18-0150

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court denying Appellant’s application for a decree of summary distribution of real property of the estate of her grandfather (Decedent) on the ground that Appellant...

Wall v. State  
Date: January 9, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 2
Docket Numbers: S-18-0127, S-17-0266

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of one count of first degree sexual assault of minor, holding that the district court erred in providing an ex parte response to a juror’s note, but the error was harmles...

Oldroyd v. Kanjo  
Date: January 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 1
Docket Number: S-18-0110

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court dismissing Plaintiff’s medical malpractice suit against Defendant because Defendant was not served with the complaint and summons within ninety days after the ca...

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