Wyoming Supreme Court Decisions 2022

Howitt v. State  
Date: December 1, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 152
Docket Number: S-21-0284

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant's conviction of aggravated assault and battery for shooting a man at a campground, holding that the district court erred when it refused to give Defendant's proposed "castle doctrine"…

Lovato v. Case  
Date: December 1, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 151
Docket Number: S-22-0053

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court granting summary judgment to Defendant and dismissing Plaintiff's action alleging that Defendant was liable as his co-employee "for reckless, willful, wanton…

Wiese v. Riverton Memorial Hospital, LLC  
Date: November 29, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 150
Docket Number: S-21-0215

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of district court granting summary judgment to Riverton Memorial Hospital, LLC and dismissing this complaint alleging that Hospital violated the now-repealed Wyoming Hospital Records…

McGill v. McGill  
Date: November 23, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 149
Docket Number: S-22-0055

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court allowing Wife trial counsel to withdraw from representation several weeks prior to a divorce bench trial, holding that the district court did not abuse its…

Mountain Business Center, LLC v. Ford Road, LLC  
Date: November 23, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 147
Docket Number: S-22-0090

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court confirming an arbitration award involving a breach of a lease agreement after ruling that the arbitrator's determinations were not manifest error and were…

Quain L. Trice v. The State of Wyoming
Date: November 23, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 148
Docket Number: S-22-0192
NP v. State  
Date: November 22, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 146
Docket Number: S-22-0071

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the juvenile court's order changing the permanency plan for Mother and her two youngest children from family reunification to adoption, holding that the juvenile court did not abuse its…

Pettengill v. Castellow  
Date: November 15, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 144
Docket Number: S-22-0067

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court awarding Mother primary physical custody of the parties' daughter, CP, holding that the district court's findings were sufficient to support the court's order…

Big Al's Towing & Recovery v. State, Department of Revenue  
Date: November 15, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 145
Docket Number: S-22-0074

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the district court holding that three roadside services offered by Big Al's Towing and Recovery were taxable under Wyo. Stat. Ann. 37-15-103(a)(i)(J), holding that the Wyoming…

In the Matter of the Petition for Withdrawal of Bar Member: Collin C. Hopkins v. The Wyoming State Bar
Date: November 9, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 142
Docket Number: BA-06-4032
Lott v. State  
Date: November 9, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 143
Docket Number: S-22-0047

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's convictions for two counts of felony child endangerment and one count of misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine, holding that the prosecutor's comments during opening and closing…

Bowman v. Study  
Date: November 9, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 139
Docket Number: S-22-0070

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court granting the visitation action brought by Grandparents against Parents seeking visitation with their grandchildren, holding that the district court violated…

Shane Jay Williams v. The State of Wyoming
Date: November 9, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 141
Docket Numbers: S-22-0188, S-22-0187, S-22-0186, S-22-0185
Edgar Allen Stitzel v. The State of Wyoming
Date: November 9, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 140
Docket Number: S-22-0191
Colton v. Town of Dubois  
Date: November 3, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 138
Docket Number: S-22-0078

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court entering judgment in favor of the Town of Dubois and dismissing Plaintiff's declaratory judgment action against the Town seeking to reclaim 30.17 acres of…

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Nick Edward Beduhn, WSB # 6-3763
Date: November 2, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 136
Docket Number: D-22-0005
Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Katherine C. Osten, WSB # 7-5369
Date: November 2, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 137
Docket Number: D-22-0006
Davidson-Eaton v. Iversen  
Date: November 2, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 135
Docket Number: S-22-0011

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court granting partial summary judgment to the Estate of Gale Iverson (the Estate) on its real property claims against Cherie Davidson-Eaton (Eaton), Mr. Iverson's…

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Cody M. Jerabek, WSB #7-5758
Date: October 26, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 134
Docket Numbers: D-22-0004, D-22-0003
North Silo Resources, LLC v. Deselms  
Date: October 26, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 116
Docket Numbers: S-21-0291, S-21-0267

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court ruling that North Silo Resources, LLC, the mineral lessee in this case, did not have standing to quiet title or to claim breach of its lease and that North…

Brennan Scott Hodges v. The State of Wyoming
Date: October 26, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 131
Docket Number: S-22-0165
Olinza Headd v. The State of Wyoming
Date: October 26, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 132
Docket Number: S-22-0168
Tony A. Kelly v. The State of Wyoming
Date: October 26, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 133
Docket Number: S-22-0170
Villafana v. State  
Date: October 25, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 130
Docket Number: S-22-0049

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor and sentence of two consecutive terms of five to seven years in prison, holding that there was no error or abuse of discretion in…

Vlahos v. State  
Date: October 19, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 129
Docket Number: S-21-0290

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of felony shoplifting after a jury trial, holding that the district court did not err or abuse its discretion. On appeal, Defendant…

NP v. State  
Date: October 17, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 128
Docket Number: S-22-0073

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the juvenile court ordering the permanency plan for minor siblings BP and CS be changed from reunification to adoption, holding that the juvenile court did not abuse its…

Pettus v. State  
Date: October 11, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 126
Docket Number: S-22-0045

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's pre-sentence motion to withdraw his plea of no contest to second-degree murder, holding that the district court did not abuse its…

Leners v. State  
Date: October 11, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 127
Docket Number: S-22-0093

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's pro se motion for a sentence reduction filed under Wyo. R. Crim. P. 35(b), holding that the district court did not violate Defendant's…

James Brian Wallace v. The State of Wyoming
Date: October 5, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 125
Docket Number: S-22-0157
Solvay Chemicals, Inc. v. Wyoming Department of Revenue  
Date: September 30, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 124
Docket Number: S-22-0018

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of the State Board of Equalization affirming the decision of the Wyoming Department of Revenue disallowing a deduction of bagging costs from the taxable value of its bagged soda ash,…

Genner v. State, ex rel. Department of Workforce Services, Workers' Compensation Division  
Date: September 29, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 123
Docket Number: S-22-0012

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Medical Commission Hearing Panel (Commission) upholding that decision of the Wyoming Workers' Compensation Division denying Claimant's request for permanent total disability…

Solvay Chemicals, Inc. v. Wyoming Dep't of Revenue  
Date: September 29, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 122
Docket Number: S-22-0017

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court affirming the decision of the Wyoming State Board of Equalization (Board) affirming the tax assessment set forth by the Wyoming Department of Revenue (DOR)…

Blair v. State  
Date: September 28, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 121
Docket Number: S-22-0001

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of burglary and other offenses, holding that the district court did not err admitting WiFi records showing Defendant's Apple iPhone…

Joshua Michael Sloan v. The State of Wyoming
Date: September 28, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 120
Docket Numbers: S-22-0151, S-22-0150
Anderson v. State  
Date: September 27, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 119
Docket Number: S-21-0213

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of second-degree murder for the shooting death of his significant other, holding that there was no error in the proceedings…

Statzer v. Statzer  
Date: September 26, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 117
Docket Number: S-22-0016

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of Defendant and dismissing Plaintiff's claims for unjust enrichment, constructive trust, and quiet title, holding that the…

Weldon v. Honorable Mark Gordon  
Date: September 22, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 115
Docket Number: S-21-0241

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court dismissing Appellant's declaratory judgment action against Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Board of Parole, holding that the district court did…

MBP v. State  
Date: September 20, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 114
Docket Number: S-22-0021

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the juvenile court placing MBP, a juvenile, on supervised probation for three to six months after adjudicating him delinquent for fighting in public, holding that the juvenile…

Corr v. State  
Date: September 20, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 113
Docket Number: S-22-0064

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of felony property destruction, sentencing him to a term of imprisonment and probation, and ordering restitution in favor of the victim,…

Casey v. Teton County Hospital District  
Date: September 16, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 112
Docket Number: S-22-0030

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of Defendants and dismissing Plaintiff's negligence action, holding that the district court properly granted summary judgment…

Ogden v. State  
Date: September 13, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 111
Docket Number: S-22-0024

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of one count of felony property destruction and defacement, holding that there was sufficient evidence to support the conviction and that the prosecutor did not commit…

Fallon v. State  
Date: September 9, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 110
Docket Number: S-21-0251

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of voluntary manslaughter, holding that the evidence was sufficient to sustain the conviction and that the district court did not err when it instructed the jury on…

Rodriguez v. State  
Date: September 9, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 109
Docket Number: S-22-0013

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant, after a jury trial, of second-degree murder and domestic battery, holding that the prosecutors' statements during opening and closing…

Dellos Farms, Inc. v. Security State Bank  
Date: September 8, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 107
Docket Number: S-21-0264

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of Security State Bank (SSB) on its claims against Dellos Farms, Inc. and other related individuals and entities (Dellos…

Baker v. State  
Date: September 8, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 106
Docket Number: S-22-0022

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of aggravated assault and battery with a habitual criminal sentencing enhancement, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion in admitting the State's…

Shawn Pierre Francis v. The State of Wyoming
Date: September 8, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 108
Docket Number: S-22-0124
TEP Rocky Mountain LLC v. Record TJ Ranch Limited Partnership  
Date: August 25, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 105
Docket Number: S-21-0288

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment the district court denying TEP Rocky Mountain LLC's (TEP RM) motion to dismiss this action, granting summary judgment to Record TJ Ranch Limited Partnership (TJ Ranch) on several…

Wyo. Department of Revenue v. WPX Energy Rocky Mountain, LLC  
Date: August 24, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 104
Docket Numbers: S-21-0269, S-21-0275

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the decision of the Wyoming Board of Equalization (Board) concluding that WPX Energy Rocky Mountain, LLC was entitled to deduct some of its "reservation fees,"…

City of Rawlins v. Schofield  
Date: August 24, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 103
Docket Number: S-21-0278

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the district court determining that the procedures leading to the dismissal of Petitioner from the City of Rawlins Fire Department violated Petitioner's right to due process and…

Charles Dean McDowell v. The State of Wyoming
Date: August 24, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 102
Docket Number: S-22-0097
PNS Stores, Inc. v. Capital City Properties, LLC  
Date: August 19, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 101
Docket Number: S-21-0294

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court finding that PNS Stores, Inc. d/b/a Big Lots breached a lease with Capital City Properties, LLC and breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair…

McBride v. State, ex rel. Department of Workforce Services  
Date: August 19, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 100
Docket Number: S-21-0296

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court reversing the decision of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) awarding Plaintiff permanent partial disability benefits (PPD) after she injured her…

Buckingham v. State  
Date: August 19, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 99
Docket Numbers: S-22-0008, S-20-0278

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Appellant's motion filed under Wyo. R. App. P. 21 for a new trial based on ineffective assistance of counsel, holding that the district court did not…

Sena v. State  
Date: August 17, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 98
Docket Numbers: S-21-0279, S-21-0083, S-21-0082

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court denying Appellant's post-sentence motions to withdraw his no contest pleas in two separate dockets, holding that the district court did not abuse its…

Spence v. Sloan  
Date: August 16, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 96
Docket Number: S-21-0243

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court finding that the Spence Group lacked standing to bring the underlying derivative action, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion in…

Kennedy v. Padilla  
Date: August 16, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 97
Docket Number: S-21-0292

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court terminating Carol and John Kennedys' guardianships of two children, including MCM, holding that the district court did not err in terminating the Kennedys'…

Jolovich v. Board of County Commissioners of Park County  
Date: August 5, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 95
Docket Number: S-22-0015

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court affirming the judgment of the Board of County Commissioners of Park County approving Trial County Telephone Association, Inc.'s (TCT) application for a special…

JP v. State  
Date: August 2, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 94
Docket Number: S-21-0262

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court adjudicating JP delinquent and the corresponding order of disposition, holding that Defendant did not receive ineffective assistance of counsel when his attorney…

Roberts v. State  
Date: July 26, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 93
Docket Number: S-21-0248

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of one count of sexual assault in the third degree, holding that the district court did not err when it allowed the State to amend the felony information before…

Jonathan Ray Fishbeck v. The State of Wyoming
Date: July 20, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 91
Docket Number: S-22-0081
Peter Benjamin Gatza v. The State of Wyoming
Date: July 20, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 92
Docket Number: S-22-0099
Jewkes v. State  
Date: July 18, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 90
Docket Number: S-21-0244

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court sentencing Defendant to the maximum term of fifteen to twenty years for aggravated vehicular homicide and a concurrent six months for driving under the…

Esquibel v. State  
Date: July 14, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 89
Docket Number: S-21-0285

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of attempted first-degree arson, entered after a jury trial, holding that the evidence was sufficient to support the conviction and that the district court did not commit…

Carroll v. State ex rel. Department of Family Services  
Date: July 14, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 88
Docket Number: S-22-0033

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court modifying Father's child support order and ordering Father to pay $4,596.71 in child support arrears, holding that the district court did not abuse its…

Beeson v. State  
Date: July 6, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 86
Docket Number: S-21-0188

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction for misdemeanor stalking and strangulation of a household member, entered upon his guilty plea, holding that Defendant gave a sufficient factual basis to support his…

Gill v. Lockhart  
Date: July 6, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 87
Docket Number: S-21-0230

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court denying Robert Gill's motion to enforce a judgment confirming arbitration awards entered against Elizabeth Lockhart, holding that there was no error in the…

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Gay Vanderpoel Woodhouse, WSB #5-1580
Date: June 29, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 85
Docket Number: D-21-0005
Robert J. Lawler v. The State of Wyoming
Date: June 29, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 84
Docket Number: S-22-0061
Guandong v. State  
Date: June 28, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 83
Docket Number: S-21-0246

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of felony possession of marijuana, entered following Defendant's conditional guilty plea, holding that the initial traffic stop of Defendant in this case comported with…

Kappes v. Rhodes  
Date: June 27, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 82
Docket Number: S-21-0238

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of Defendant on her counterclaim for breach of contract in this legal malpractice lawsuit, holding that there was a genuine…

Hart v. State of Wyoming, ex rel. Department of Workforce Services, Workers' Compensation Division  
Date: June 27, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 81
Docket Number: S-21-0256

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Wyoming Workers' Safety and Compensation Division denying coverage for Claimant's thoracic spine treatment, holding that the Medical Commission's decision was supported by…

BC-K v. State  
Date: June 24, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 80
Docket Number: S-21-0255

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the juvenile court adjudicating BC-K, a minor, a delinquent, holding that because the legislature did not unequivocally state that a juvenile court loses subject matter…

Soares v. Gifford  
Date: June 23, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 79
Docket Number: S-21-0257

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the probate court denying the motion for an order to show cause filed by Cynthia Soames, the personal representative of her brother's estate, against Dick Gifford, the estate's…

Robert Logan Noble v. The State of Wyoming
Date: June 22, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 78
Docket Number: S-22-0048
Skyco Resources, LLP v. Family Tree Corp.  
Date: June 16, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 72
Docket Number: S-21-0161

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the decision of the district court granting summary judgment to Family Tree Corporation and JD4, LLC (collectively, Family Tree) and dismissing Skyco Resources,…

Hawken v. State  
Date: June 16, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 77
Docket Numbers: S-21-0195, S-21-0194

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's motion to suppress evidence obtained after law enforcement entered her home without a warrant or consent, holding that the district court…

Ingersoll v. State  
Date: June 16, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 74
Docket Number: S-21-0226

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree, holding that Defendant failed to establish that the district court committed plain error by allowing certain…

Myers v. Myers  
Date: June 16, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 75
Docket Number: S-21-0253

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Diana Myers's Wyo. R. Crim. P. 60(b)(6) motion seeking relief from the parties' martial settlement agreement and divorce decree, holding that the…

JW v. State  
Date: June 16, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 73
Docket Number: S-21-0265

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Mother's appeal from two juvenile court permanency and review orders and from the juvenile court's decision denying her motion to close the case for want of jurisdiction, holding that none of…

Harrell v. State  
Date: June 16, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 76
Docket Number: S-21-0276

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's motion to correct an illegal sentence, holding that there was no error. Defendant was convicted of three counts of first-degree sexual…

Hehn v. Johnson  
Date: June 10, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 71
Docket Number: S-21-0236

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother sought sole legal and physical custody of the children, born in 2014 and 2018, plus child support and medical support. Father was properly served but failed to respond. The court held a default hearing. Father,…

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Wendy S. Owens, WSB #5-2816
Date: June 8, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 70
Docket Number: D-22-0002
Harnetty v. State  
Date: June 8, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 68
Docket Number: S-21-0150

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court granting summary judgment on Defendant's claim of juror misconduct in his petition for postconviction relief, holding that the district court did not err in…

Brennan Thomas Baker v. The State of Wyoming
Date: June 8, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 69
Docket Number: S-22-0023
JTL Group, Inc. v. Gray-Dockham  
Date: June 7, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 67
Docket Number: S-21-0203

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Defendants' renewed motion for judgment as a matter of law and request for a new trial in this negligence action, holding that there was no error or…

McCallister v. State, ex rel. Department of Workforce Services, Workers' Compensation Division  
Date: June 3, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 66
Docket Number: S-21-0214

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 Wyoming Workers' Compensation Division's denial of Appellant's request for…

Pellet v. Pellet  
Date: May 27, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 65
Docket Number: S-21-0204

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the orders entered by the district court in this divorce case, holding that there was no error in the proceedings below. On appeal, Husband argued that the district court erred by enforcing…

Barrett v. State  
Date: May 25, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 64
Docket Number: S-21-0163

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of six counts of first degree sexual assault, two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, and one count of blackmail, holding that there was no error in the proceedings…

Jeffrey Brian Martinez v. The State of Wyoming
Date: May 25, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 63
Docket Number: S-22-0037
Gilbert v. State  
Date: May 23, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 62
Docket Number: S-21-0193

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant, following a jury trial, of various methamphetamine-related offenses and sentencing him to four to eight years in prison, holding that…

Delgado v. State  
Date: May 17, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 61
Docket Numbers: S-20-0273, S-21-0208

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of one count of felony possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent, holding that there was no error in the proceedings below. Defendant pleaded nolo contendre to…

CIBC National Trust Co. v. Dominick  
Date: May 13, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 60
Docket Number: S-21-0207

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court ruling that pursuant to the doctrine of merger, the parties in this case held certain property as joint tenants with rights of survivorship, holding that the…

Forbes v. Forbes  
Date: May 12, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 59
Docket Number: S-21-0159

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the district court in this complaint against the Trustees of the Beckton Ranch Trust (BRT) seeking declaratory judgment, damages for breach of…

Dvorson v. Weiner  
Date: May 6, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 58
Docket Numbers: S-21-0143, S-21-0142

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court in this dispute about who owned an undeveloped .53-acre parcel in Teton Village and whether it should be sold or conserved, holding that there was no…

Moses Inc. v. Moses  
Date: May 5, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 57
Docket Number: S-21-0170

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court dismissing this complaint alleging negligence for failure to state a claim, holding that there was no error. Neva Larue Moses negligently collided with…

Longwell v. Wyoming Game & Fish Department  
Date: April 28, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 56
Docket Number: S-21-0173

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court modifying an arbitration award compensating Appellant, a rancher, for calf damage he sustained during the 2018 grazing season as a result of grizzly bear…

Union Telephone Co. v. Wyoming Public Service Commission  
Date: April 26, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 55
Docket Number: S-21-0149

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the Wyoming Public Service Commission (PSC) administering the Wyoming Universal Service Fund (WUSF) for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, holding that the PSC's order was lawful. It…

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Kara Crawford-Fink, WSB # 6-3966
Date: April 20, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 53
Docket Number: D-19-0011
Peterson v. Meritain Health, Inc.  
Date: April 20, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 54
Docket Number: S-21-0123

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part and affirmed in part the decision of the district court granting summary judgment for Meritain Health, Inc., and dismissing David Peterson's claims against Meritain, holding that there…

Levenson v. State  
Date: April 20, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 51
Docket Number: S-21-0176

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of possession of marijuana, holding that the traffic stop in this case was unreasonable under the totality of the…

Jamie Cody Sheeks v. The State of Wyoming
Date: April 20, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 52
Docket Number: S-22-0003
Berens v. Mumme  
Date: April 14, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 50
Docket Number: S-21-0175

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court denying Plaintiff's motion to peremptorily disqualify the judge assigned to her case, holding that the district court erred by denying Plaintiff's…

Barney v. State  
Date: April 11, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 49
Docket Number: S-21-0122

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of possession of marijuana, aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude, reckless endangering, and interference with a peace officer, holding that the district court did…

Hardison v. State  
Date: April 6, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 45
Docket Number: S-21-0097

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of three counts of delivery of a controlled substance, holding that the exclusion of "distilled spirits, wine, malt beverages, or tobacco" from the Wyoming Controlled…

Roman v. State  
Date: April 6, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 48
Docket Number: S-21-0178

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and interference with a peace officer, holding that there was sufficient…

Kevin Matthew Hunter v. The State of Wyoming
Date: April 6, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 46
Docket Number: S-21-0280
Roger J. Forsman v. The State of Wyoming
Date: April 6, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 47
Docket Number: S-21-0289
Weir v. Expert Training, LLC  
Date: April 5, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 44
Docket Number: S-21-0180

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of Expert Training, LLC after Plaintiff settled with all other defendants in her personal injury lawsuit, holding that the…

Plaintiff v. Defendant  
Date: March 31, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 43
Docket Number: S-21-0166

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court ruling that Jill and Shane Ailport (together, Grandparents), the grandparents of five children (collectively, Children), did not prove their right to…

Depiero v. Board of County Commissioners, Lincoln County  
Date: March 24, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 42
Docket Number: S-21-0191

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court dismissing Appellants' petition for review of a decision of the Board of County Commissioners, Lincoln County under Wyo. R. App. P. 12 and Wyo. Stat. Ann.…

McDill v. McDill  
Date: March 22, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 40
Docket Number: S-21-0113

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court granting summary judgment to Michael McDill on his request that the district court confirm that his brother, Thomas McDill, was excluded as a beneficiary under…

Boylen v. State, ex rel., Department of Workforce Services, Workers' Compensation Division  
Date: March 22, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 39
Docket Number: S-21-0200

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) affirming the denial of Appellant's request for benefits related to her injury, holding that substantial evidence supported the…

Reyes v. State  
Date: March 22, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 41
Docket Number: S-21-0206

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of felony child endangerment, holding that the evidence was sufficient to support the conviction. After a bench trial, the district…

Lamb v. Newman  
Date: March 21, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 38
Docket Number: S-21-0186

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Mother's petition filed on behalf of her minor child, SGN, for a change of surname, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion by…

Sherard v. State  
Date: March 14, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 37
Docket Number: S-21-0168

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Appellant's motion for sentence reduction pursuant to Wyo. R. Crim. P. 35(b), holding that the district court properly found that it lacked…

Reichenberg v. State, ex rel., Department of Workforce Services  
Date: March 11, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 36
Docket Number: S-21-0119

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Medical Commission Panel denying Appellant's application for additional benefits and an increase to her impairment rating, holding that the Medical Panel's decision was not…

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Christopher W. Throssel, WSB #7-6377
Date: March 9, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 35
Docket Number: D-22-0001
Matthew Anthony Nartker v. The State of Wyoming
Date: March 9, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 34
Docket Number: S-21-0237
RH v. State  
Date: March 8, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 33
Docket Number: S-21-0189

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the juvenile court denying RH's petition for expungement of his record pursuant to Wyo. Stat. Ann. 14-6-241, holding that the district court erred in interpreting sections…

Tucker v. Tucker  
Date: March 2, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 32
Docket Number: S-21-0181

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court modifying Father's child support obligation, holding that the court abused its discretion by modifying child support without first having sufficient information…

Schneider v. State  
Date: March 2, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 31
Docket Number: S-21-0196

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's request for a hearing to show cause and denying his application to remove an interlock device in his car, holding that the district court…

Cave v. State  
Date: March 1, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 30
Docket Number: S-21-0147

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court compelling Defendant to pay $63,428 in restitution to the victim of his offense, Rafael Magana, holding that the district court did not err or abuse its…

In re MA  
Date: February 28, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 29
Docket Number: S-21-0151

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the juvenile court changing the permanency plan for Mother and her three children from family reunification to termination of parental rights and adoption, holding that the…

Hassler v. Circle C Resources  
Date: February 25, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 28
Docket Number: S-21-0132

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court ruling that Charlene Hassler had breached a court-modified agreement and granting summary judgment for Circle C Resources on its breach of a noncompete…

Leroy Gonzales v. The State of Wyoming
Date: February 23, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 27
Docket Number: S-21-0254
Morrison v. Rubio  
Date: February 18, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 26
Docket Number: S-21-0126

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court dividing the marital property of Husband and Wife, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion in its division of marital property. After a…

In re Interest of SMD  
Date: February 10, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 24
Docket Numbers: S-21-0118, S-21-0117

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the juvenile court changing the permanency plan for Mother and Father's children, SMD and SND, from reunification to adoption, holding that the juvenile court did not abuse its…

Best v. State  
Date: February 10, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 25
Docket Number: S-21-0172

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court's denial of Defendant's motion to correct an illegal sentence, holding that the district court did not err in denying Defendant's motion. After a jury trial, Defendant was…

Board of Trustees of Lincoln County School District Number Two v. Earling  
Date: February 9, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 23
Docket Number: S-21-0121

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court reversing the decision of the Board of Trustees of Lincoln County School District Number Two dismissing Wyatt Earling from his teaching position pursuant to…

Lackey v. Lackey  
Date: February 4, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 22
Docket Number: S-21-0160

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court denying Father's petition to modify child custody, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion. On appeal, Father argued that the district…

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Becket Benedict Hinckley, Wsb #6-3434
Date: February 2, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 18
Docket Number: D-21-0003
Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Hampton M. Young, WSB #6-3672
Date: February 2, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 20
Docket Number: D-21-0004
Martin v. Board of County Commissioners of Laramie County  
Date: February 2, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 21
Docket Number: S-21-0071

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of the Board of County Commissioners of Laramie County and Laramie County Assessor Kenneth Guille (collectively, the County)…

Mark Shannon Wood v. The State of Wyoming
Date: February 2, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 19
Docket Number: S-21-0233
Cotney v. State  
Date: February 1, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 17
Docket Number: S-21-0111

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of aggravated assault and battery and misdemeanor interference with a peace officer, holding that there was sufficient evidence to support the conviction and that…

Rosen v. State  
Date: January 31, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 16
Docket Number: S-21-0080

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant's conviction for third-degree sexual assault and false imprisonment, holding that the district court erred in denying Defendant's motion to transfer his case to juvenile…

Orosco v. State  
Date: January 31, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 15
Docket Number: S-21-0152

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Appellant's motion to dismiss the State's complaint seeking the forfeiture of currency the State seized from him, holding that the district court had…

Malave v. Western Wyoming Beverages, Inc.  
Date: January 28, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 14
Docket Number: S-21-0140

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court ruling that Western Wyoming Beverages, Inc. (WWB) would likely succeed on the merits of its claim that Jorge Malave, its employee, had breached his noncompete…

Hugus v. Reeder  
Date: January 27, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 13
Docket Number: S-21-0153

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court dismissing this personal injury lawsuit as untimely, holding that the district court erred in ruling that Wyo. Stat. Ann. 1-3-118 did not apply to Plaintiff's…

Steplock v. State  
Date: January 26, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 12
Docket Numbers: S-21-0050, S-20-0160

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction for felony murder, second-degree murder, aggravated burglary, and possession of a deadly weapon but remanded the cause for correction of an illegal sentence, holding that…

Ross v. State, ex rel., Department of Workforce Services, Workers' Compensation Division  
Date: January 25, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 11
Docket Number: S-21-0155

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court affirming the decision of the Medical Commission upholding the denial of Appellant's request for benefits, holding that there was substantial evidence to…

Holding v. Luckinbill  
Date: January 24, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 10
Docket Number: S-21-0108

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court concluding that the lease of property in this case did not violate Appellants' first refusal to purchase the property, holding that the district court did not…

Cornella v. City of Lander, Wyoming  
Date: January 18, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 9
Docket Number: S-21-0135

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court granting summary judgment to the City of Lander and dismissing Plaintiffs' negligence claim on grounds of governmental immunity, holding that the district…

Taulo-Millar v. Hognason  
Date: January 14, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 8
Docket Number: S-21-0056

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court awarding Father sole custody of the parties' daughter and denying Mother's request to end supervised visitation, holding that there was no error. The court…

Ballard v. State  
Date: January 13, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 7
Docket Number: S-21-0012

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of four felonies - one count of attempted second degree sexual abuse of a minor and three counts of third degree sexual abuse of a minor - holding that Defendant validly…

Martin James Peterson v. The State of Wyoming
Date: January 12, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 6
Docket Number: S-21-0198
Russel Leroy Tanner v. The State of Wyoming
Date: January 12, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 5
Docket Number: S-21-0212
Parker v. Cook  
Date: January 11, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 3
Docket Number: S-21-0074

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court awarding David Cook custody of the two minor children he shared with Charmaine Parker, holding that the district court did not err. When Cook and Parker…

Kincaid v. State  
Date: January 11, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 4
Docket Number: S-21-0089

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant's conviction for aggravated assault and battery, holding that a new trial was required because the district court abused its discretion by admitting certain testimony that prejudiced…

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Donald L. Tolin, WSB #5-1699
Date: January 5, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 1
Docket Number: D-20-0008
Lund v. Lund  
Date: January 5, 2022
Citation: 2022 WY 2
Docket Number: S-21-0125

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court dismissing Plaintiff's complaint against Defendants for breach of an agreement, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion in dismissing the…

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