Wyoming Supreme Court Decisions 2023

Ruiz v. The State of Wyoming  
Date: December 29, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 128
Docket Number: S-23-0086

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, appellant Ismael Ruiz sought to appeal the dismissal of his motion for a sentence reduction by the District Court of Sweetwater County, Wyoming, arguing that the court had erred in ruling it did not have…

Hyatt v. Hyatt  
Date: December 29, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 129
Docket Number: S-23-0117

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of Wyoming upheld a lower court's decision to grant a divorce, award the mother custody of two minor children, order the father to pay child support, and divide the marital property between the parties.…

Alexander v. The State of Wyoming  
Date: December 28, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 127
Docket Number: S-23-0034

Justia Opinion Summary: In a case before the Supreme Court of the State of Wyoming, appellant Darrell Leonardo Alexander claimed that the district court erred in denying his motion to suppress evidence obtained by law enforcement after they…

Zerfas v. The State of Wyoming
Date: December 20, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 125
Docket Number: S-23-0195
Beeson v. The State of Wyoming
Date: December 20, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 126
Docket Number: S-23-0197
Croy v. The State of Wyoming  
Date: December 19, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 124
Docket Number: S-22-0312

Justia Opinion Summary: In a case before the Supreme Court of Wyoming, Kristina Croy, a daycare operator, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter following a six-day jury trial. The charges stemmed from an incident in which an…

Gray v. State of Wyoming  
Date: December 19, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 123
Docket Number: S-23-0111

Justia Opinion Summary: In the State of Wyoming, an employee, James Gray, was injured in a work-related accident. He applied for permanent total disability benefits (PTD benefits) through the Wyoming Workers’ Safety and Compensation Division…

Wright v. The State of Wyoming  
Date: December 19, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 122
Docket Number: S-23-0113

Justia Opinion Summary: Travis James Wright, found guilty of two counts of sexual exploitation of children, appealed the denial of his motion for sentence reduction by the District Court of Carbon County. He had been sentenced to two concurrent…

Baker v. Baker  
Date: December 12, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 121
Docket Number: S-23-0130

Justia Opinion Summary: In a divorce case, the appellant, Mr. James Baker, contested the decree entered by a successor district judge after the original district judge who presided over the trial retired. Mr. Baker argued that the successor…

Kessel v. The State of Wyoming  
Date: December 11, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 120
Docket Number: S-23-0059

Justia Opinion Summary: In a car accident resulting in the death of a motorcyclist, the driver, Yvonne Patrice Kessel, was convicted of one count of aggravated vehicular homicide. The State of Wyoming Supreme Court affirmed the conviction,…

In the Matter of the Estate of Ellen M. Slater v. Slater
Date: December 8, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 119
Docket Number: S-23-0122
Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Tonia R. Hanson, WSB #6-3710
Date: December 7, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 118
Docket Number: D-23-0005
LaFleur v. The State of Wyoming
Date: December 7, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 117
Docket Number: S-23-0186
Jan Charles Gray v. Converse County Assessor  
Date: December 5, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 116
Docket Numbers: S-23-0057, S-22-0273

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involves a dispute over the tax assessments of 115 vacant lots in the Sunup Ridge subdivision in Converse County, Wyoming, owned by Jan Gray. Gray appealed the Converse County Board of Equalization’s decisions…

In the Matter of the Termination of Parental Rights To: JJD v. State of Wyoming, Ex Rel. Department of Family Services  
Date: December 5, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 115
Docket Number: S-23-0076

Justia Opinion Summary: In the child protection case before the Supreme Court of Wyoming, the appellant, Dominique Desiree Sciacca (Mother), contested the termination of her parental rights to her minor child, JDD. The Department of Family…

State v. Gallaga  
Date: November 30, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 114
Docket Number: S-23-0048

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court denying the State's civil in rem action for forfeiture of $75,000 in United States currency seized by law enforcement officers from Lorenzo Gallaga, holding that…

Winney v. Jerup  
Date: November 28, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 113
Docket Number: S-23-0075

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court finding that an outbuilding Michael Troy Jerup constructed violated the setback requirements governing the properties of Jerup and his neighboring property…

Empres at Riverton, LLC v. Osborne  
Date: November 20, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 112
Docket Number: S-23-0082

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court denying Wind River Rehabilitation and Wellness's motion to compel arbitration in this action alleging medical malpractice, holding that the district court…

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Gayla K. Austin, WSB #6-4397
Date: November 16, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 110
Docket Number: D-23-0004
Ward v. Belden  
Date: November 16, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 111
Docket Number: S-23-0007

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court holding Nicole and Andy Ward in contempt for failing to comply with a visitation order and then issuing an order modifying Brett and Isabel Beldens' visitation…

West American Insurance Co. v. Black Dog Consulting Inc.  
Date: November 9, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 109
Docket Number: S-23-0052

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of C.H. Yarber Construction in this action brought by West American Insurance Company seeking subrogation and asserting…

McInerney v. Kramer  
Date: November 8, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 108
Docket Number: S-23-0099

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court summarily affirmed the judgment of the district court in this marriage dissolution action, holding that the district court did not err in granting Wife's motion to alter or amend judgment pursuant to…

Chesapeake Operating, LLC v. State, Dep't of Revenue  
Date: November 7, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 107
Docket Number: S-23-0036

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Equalization affirming the Wyoming Departments of Audit and Revenue's mineral tax audit assessments of Chesapeake Operating, LLC's oil and gas production, holding…

Tucker v. State  
Date: November 1, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 106
Docket Number: S-23-0091

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's motion to correct an illegal sentence under Wyo. R. Crim. P. 35(a), holding that the district court did not err in concluding that…

Van Vlack v. Van Vlack  
Date: October 31, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 104
Docket Number: S-23-0065

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court granting Wife's motion filed under Wyo. R. Civ. P. 60 seeking to set aside a stipulated final decree of divorce due to inadvertence or mistake, holding that…

Bunten v. State  
Date: October 31, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 105
Docket Number: S-23-0067

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's motion in his criminal case for the return of property seized by law enforcement during the underlying criminal investigation, holding…

Peterson v. State  
Date: October 27, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 103
Docket Number: S-23-0131

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's motion to correct an illegal sentence, holding that the district court did not err in ruling that res judicata barred Defendant's motion…

Bird v. State  
Date: October 26, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 102
Docket Number: S-23-0011

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of the State in this action brought by Plaintiffs claiming that a contract health care provider for the State at the…

Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Baldwin, Crocker & Rudd, P.C.  
Date: October 24, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 101
Docket Number: S-22-0265

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part and affirmed in part the judgment of the district court in favor of Baldwin, Crocker & Rudd, P.C. and Kelly Rudd (collectively, BCR) in this action brought by the Northern Arapaho Tribe…

Campbell v. Davidson  
Date: October 24, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 100
Docket Number: S-22-0303

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court granting summary judgment for Defendants and denying relief in this class action, holding that the district court did not err. In 2014, over two-thirds of…

Stevenson v. State  
Date: October 18, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 99
Docket Number: S-23-0123

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court denying Appellant's motion to correct an illegal sentence, holding that the district court correctly concluded that Appellant was not entitled to credit for…

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Attorney Doe
Date: October 10, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 98
Docket Number: D-19-0001
Castellanos v. State  
Date: October 10, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 97
Docket Number: S-23-0032

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction for interference with a peace officer, holding that the district court did not violate Defendant's due process rights by conducting a hearing under Asch v. State, 62 P.3d…

Michael Louis Taylor v. The State of Wyoming
Date: October 4, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 96
Docket Number: S-23-0144
Schlegel v. Barney & Graham, LLC  
Date: October 3, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 95
Docket Number: S-22-0293

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of Shelby Hughes and her law firm, Barney & Graham, LLC, (collectively, Defendants) in the underlying legal malpractice…

Bressler v. State, ex rel. Dep't of Workforce Services, Workers' Compensation Division  
Date: September 29, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 94
Docket Number: S-23-0064

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court affirming the decision of the Medical Commission to uphold the determination of the Department of Workforce Services, Workers' Compensation Division that Jon…

Martens v. State  
Date: September 28, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 93
Docket Number: S-23-0040

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of failing to notify law enforcement of a change in his residential address, holding that the State presented sufficient evidence at trial to support the…

Buckingham v. State  
Date: September 22, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 92
Docket Number: S-23-0089

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's motion for sentence reduction, holding that the district court erred in ruling that the motion was untimely but that the error was…

Roberto Olague v. The State of Wyoming
Date: September 20, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 91
Docket Numbers: S-23-0135, S-23-0134
Munda v. State  
Date: September 18, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 90
Docket Number: S-23-0002

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of four counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree soliciting to engage in illicit sexual relations, attempt to commit sexual abuse o a minor in the second…

Shawn v. State  
Date: September 8, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 89
Docket Number: S-23-0068

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Appellant's petition filed under the Post-Conviction Determination of Factual Innocence Act alleging that he was factually innocent of three…

Martinson v. State  
Date: August 30, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 88
Docket Numbers: S-23-0027, S-22-0241

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's sentence and the order of the district court denying Defendant's motion for a sentence reduction and correction, holding that there was no error. Defendant was convicted of six…

Jonah Energy LLC v. Wyo. Dep't of Revenue  
Date: August 29, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 87
Docket Number: S-22-0271

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Equalization upholding the final determinations of the Department of Revenue (DOR) increasing the taxable value of Jonah Energy LLC's natural gas liquids (NGL)…

Skaf v. Wyo. Cardiopulmonary Services, P.C.  
Date: August 28, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 86
Docket Number: S-22-0290

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court confirming the arbitration panel's finding that a non-compete clause Dr. Michel Skaf signed in his employment contract with Wyoming Cardiopulmonary Services…

Adams v. State  
Date: August 24, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 85
Docket Number: S-22-0285

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's convictions of attempted murder, aggravated assault and battery, and other charges arising from a high-speed car purist and shootout with law enforcement officers, holding that the…

Hensel v. DAPCPA RPO LLC  
Date: August 24, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 84
Docket Number: S-23-0028

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court's award of $21,643.65 in attorney fees and costs to DAPCPA RPO, a full-service public accounting firm, after the court concluded that Defendant breached a purchase and sale…

RN v. State  
Date: August 23, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 83
Docket Number: S-23-0033

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the juvenile court changing the permanency plan in this case to adoption, holding that remand was required because the juvenile court failed to make the required reasonable…

Alana Ann Archuleta v. The State of Wyoming
Date: August 23, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 81
Docket Number: S-23-0047
Hiltner v. State  
Date: August 23, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 82
Docket Number: S-23-0077

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's motion to correct illegal sentence, holding that the district court did not err by not awarding sentencing credit for time spent on…

Freer v. Wyoming  
Date: August 15, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 80
Docket Number: S-22-0267

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction on twenty-one counts related to his sexual abuse of his daughter AF, holding that Defendant was not entitled to relief on his allegations of error. At issue was whether…

Falkenburg v. Laramie Investment Co.  
Date: August 10, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 78
Docket Number: S-22-0313

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of Laramie Investment Company and its owner and president, Brad Jackson (collectively, Defendants), and dismissing…

Veatch v. State  
Date: August 10, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 79
Docket Number: S-23-0070

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying Appellant's pro se motion to correct an illegal sentence, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying the motion. In his…

Gates v. "Memorial Hospital of Converse County - Advanced Medicine. Hometown Care", ex rel. Board of Trustees of the Memorial Hospital of Converse County  
Date: August 8, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 77
Docket Number: S-22-0286

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the summary judgment order of the district court requiring Memorial Hospital of Converse County (MHCC) to produce certain records requested under the Wyoming Public Records Act (WPRA) but also…

Mills v. State  
Date: July 31, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 76
Docket Number: S-22-0156

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of ten sex crimes against two sisters, A.S. and T.S., holding that Defendant was not entitled to relief on his allegations of error. The State charged Defendant with a…

Berry v. State  
Date: July 28, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 75
Docket Number: S-22-0255

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of one count of aggravated cruelty to animals, holding that Defendant was not entitled to relief on his allegations of error. Specifically, the Supreme Court held (1)…

Thunder v. State  
Date: July 25, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 74
Docket Number: S-22-0307

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of four counts of aggravated assault and battery, holding that the State presented sufficient evidence to support Defendant's aggravated assault and battery…

Dillard v. State  
Date: July 25, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 73
Docket Numbers: S-23-0055, S-23-0054

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's motion for sentence reduction and motion to correct an illegal sentence, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion in…

Greene v. State  
Date: July 21, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 72
Docket Number: S-23-0072

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's motion seeking presentence time served credit against his felony drug sentences, holding that Defendant was not entitled to presentence…

Johnson v. Mathey  
Date: July 18, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 71
Docket Number: S-22-0243

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment against Steven Johnson and his legal entities (collectively, Appellants) on Johnson's legal malpractice claims against Danielle M. Mathey and…

Zapien-Galvan v. State  
Date: July 14, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 70
Docket Numbers: S-22-0302, S-22-0301

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Appellants' joint motion to suppress more than 300 pounds of marijuana law enforcement discovered during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Wyoming,…

Corbitt v. Davidson  
Date: July 12, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 69
Docket Number: S-22-0308

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court modifying Father's child support, holding that Mother was not entitled to relief on her allegations of error. On appeal, Mother argued that the district court…

McHenry v. State  
Date: July 6, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 68
Docket Number: S-22-0199

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's motion to withdraw his pleas of no contest to voluntary manslaughter, attempted voluntary manslaughter, two counts of aggravated robbery,…

Cardenas v. Swanson  
Date: July 5, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 67
Docket Number: S-22-0223

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of Defendant and dismissing Plaintiffs' complaint seeking to recover damages for the emotional distress they allegedly…

Kristina Marie Larson v. The State of Wyoming
Date: June 28, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 66
Docket Number: S-23-0085
Anderson v. State  
Date: June 27, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 65
Docket Number: S-23-0016

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction, entered upon his conditional plea of guilty, of felony possession of methamphetamine, holding that the district court did not err in denying Defendant's motion to…

Dutka v. Dutka  
Date: June 22, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 64
Docket Number: S-22-0256

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court awarding Mother primary custody of the couple's two children and dividing the marital property, holding that the district court did not err or abuse its…

Hurtado v. State  
Date: June 15, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 63
Docket Number: S-22-0309

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction and sentence for possession and delivery of methamphetamine, holding that the district court did not err in denying Defendant's motion for a sentence reduction pursuant…

Tucker v. Tucker  
Date: June 14, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 62
Docket Number: S-22-0272

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court granting Mother's motion for default and making final a temporary child support order from 2018, holding that the district court erred. In this appeal, Father…

Elliott v. Natrona County Bd. of Commissioners  
Date: June 13, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 61
Docket Number: S-22-0280

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed for lack of jurisdiction this appeal from the order of the district court dismissing Appellant's appeal of the Natrona County Board of Commissioners' decision denying Appellant's application…

State v. Ward  
Date: June 9, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 60
Docket Number: S-22-0249

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant, following a jury trial, of two counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor, holding that the prosecutor did not commit prosecutorial…

Skoric v. Park County Circuit Court  
Date: June 8, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 59
Docket Number: S-22-0231

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court answered a certified question by concluding that Wyo. Stat. Ann. 7-11-303 expressly grants circuit courts jurisdiction to address the competency of a person charged with a felony and suspend preliminary…

Tarzia v. State  
Date: June 7, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 58
Docket Numbers: S-22-0282, S-22-0250

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgments of the district courts denying Appellants' separate motions to suppress, holding that the Wyoming Constitution does not require that an exterior canine sniff of a vehicle be…

Kinniburgh v. Moncur  
Date: June 6, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 56
Docket Number: S-22-0142

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court ruling in favor of Jacqueline Moncur and Rosemary Kinniburgh, co-trustees of the J. Kent Kinniburgh Revocable Trust, in this lawsuit brought by Janel…

Hembree v. State  
Date: June 6, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 57
Docket Number: S-22-0230

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction on one count each of stalking in violation of a protective order and criminal entry, holding that the prosecutor did not make improper comments in closing argument and…

Evans v. Sharpe  
Date: June 6, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 55
Docket Number: S-22-0244

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the district court's order finding Mother in contempt and modifying the underlying divorce decree, holding that the district court's finding of contempt must be…

Circle C Resources v. Hassler  
Date: June 1, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 54
Docket Number: S-22-0238

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the trial court in favor of Charlene Hassler and award of attorneys' fees and costs in the amount of $70,410.36 to Hassler, holding that the…

Diego Corriveau v. The State of Wyoming
Date: June 1, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 53
Docket Number: S-23-0039
Vandom v. State, ex rel. Dep't of Workforce Services, Workers' Compensation Division  
Date: May 30, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 51
Docket Number: S-22-0283

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court affirming the decision of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) denying Workers' Compensation Division benefits for treatment to Appellant's upper back,…

DS v. State  
Date: May 25, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 50
Docket Numbers: S-22-0216, S-22-0215

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the juvenile court to change the permanency plan for the two minor children of Father and Mother from family reunification to adoption, holding that there was no error. After a…

Kelly v. Kelly  
Date: May 24, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 48
Docket Number: S-22-0262

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court granting Father's petition to modify a child custody order after Mother moved to Tennessee with the parties' child, holding that the district court did not…

Harper v. State  
Date: May 24, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 49
Docket Number: S-22-0300

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Appellant's motion for sentence reduction, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying the motion. Appellant pled guilty…

Mitchell v. Rust  
Date: May 23, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 47
Docket Number: S-22-0245

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court dismissing Plaintiff's claims against Defendant, the mayor of Green River, as time-barred, barred under 42 U.S.C. 1983, and barred by the doctrine of…

Conrad v. Uinta County Republican Party  
Date: May 18, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 46
Docket Number: S-22-0210

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court ruling that a bylaw adopted by the Uinta County Republican Party governed who could vote in its 2021 officer and state committee-person election, holding that…

Donald Edward Jenerou v. The State of Wyoming
Date: May 10, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 44
Docket Number: S-22-0306
David A. Garrison v. The State of Wyoming
Date: May 10, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 45
Docket Number: S-23-0017
Aimone v. Aimone  
Date: May 9, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 43
Docket Numbers: S-22-0220, S-22-0213

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the district court in this dispute between the children and grandchildren of Martin and Gay Aimone regarding their inheritances and ownership…

Herdt v. State  
Date: May 9, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 42
Docket Number: S-22-0233

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction for felony possession of methamphetamine, holding that the district court did not err in denying Defendant's multiple motions to suppress challenging the validity of the…

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Hampton M. Young, WSB #6-3672
Date: May 3, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 41
Docket Number: D-21-0004
AG v. State  
Date: April 28, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 40
Docket Numbers: S-22-0181, S-22-0180

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the juvenile court changing the permanency plan for a minor child (Child) from reunification to adoption, holding that there was no error. In 2021, the State filed a petition…

Beckwith v. State  
Date: April 27, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 39
Docket Number: S-22-0227

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's motion to suppress evidence obtained after law enforcement forced open a lacked box during an inventory search of Defendant's vehicle,…

Bulisco v. State  
Date: April 26, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 38
Docket Number: S-22-0253

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's motion for sentence reduction, holding that Defendant was not entitled to relief on his claim that the district court abused its…

Deephouse v. State  
Date: April 25, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 37
Docket Number: S-22-0174

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of one count of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor, holding that there was sufficient evidence to support the conviction. Defendant was convicted of sexually…

King v. State  
Date: April 21, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 36
Docket Number: S-22-0190

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of immodest, immoral, and indecent liberties with a minor, third-degree sexual assault, and first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, holding that Defendant was not entitled…

Minter v. State  
Date: April 21, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 35
Docket Number: S-22-0209

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the district court granting Defendant's petition for relief from the requirement that Defendant register as a sex offender in Wyoming pursuant to the Wyoming Sex Offender…

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Collin C. Hopkins, WSB #6-4032
Date: April 20, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 34
Docket Number: D-23-0003
Hopeful v. Etchepare, LLC  
Date: April 20, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 33
Docket Number: S-22-0171

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part Petitioners' petition for a writ of review seeking interlocutory review of the orders of the district court denying Petitioners' motion to dismiss and motion to set…

Little Medicine Creek Ranch, Inc. v. d'Elia  
Date: April 17, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 30
Docket Number: S-22-0092

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court after a trial quieting title of certain property in favor of Appellees, the owners of the Warbonnet Ranch, after finding that Appellant, the owner of the…

Woods v. State  
Date: April 17, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 32
Docket Number: S-22-0125

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant's conviction for misdemeanor interference with a peace officer stemming from his act of resisting when police officers entered his home without a warrant to arrest him for a…

Aanonsen v. Bd. of County Commissioners of Albany County  
Date: April 17, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 31
Docket Numbers: S-22-0128, S-22-0127

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court affirming the decision of the Board of County Commissioners of Albany County approving ConnectGen Albany County LLC's application for a Wind Energy Conversion…

Flory v. Flory  
Date: April 10, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 29
Docket Number: S-22-0164

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court accepted certification of a question from the district court regarding the authority of a court-appointed guardian and conservator of an incompetent adult ward to petition the district court for the…

Morningstar v. Robison  
Date: April 6, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 28
Docket Number: S-22-0149

Justia Opinion Summary: The Morningstars contracted to purchase a residential property from the Robisons, who intended to buy a nearby vacant lot and build a new house. When the lot they wished to buy was purchased by someone else, the Robisons…

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Leigh Anne G. Manlove, Wsb #6-3441
Date: April 4, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 27
Docket Number: D-20-0009
Person v. State  
Date: March 29, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 26
Docket Number: S-22-0108

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of stalking his ex-wife, holding that Defendant was not denied his right to a speedy trial and that the trial court did not commit…

Lyman v. Fisher  
Date: March 28, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 25
Docket Numbers: S-22-0182, S-22-0105

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed in part and reversed in part the orders of the probate court and district court in these probate and partition matters, holding that remand was required. Dwight and Betty Lyman, as Trustees…

Gipson v. State, ex rel. Dep't of Family Services  
Date: March 15, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 23
Docket Number: S-22-0212

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Mother's request for a jury trial in this termination of parental rights case, holding that the district court exercised sound judgment under the…

Logan Macdonald-Kleinsasser v. The State of Wyoming
Date: March 15, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 24
Docket Number: S-22-0288
Delarosa v. State  
Date: March 14, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 22
Docket Number: S-22-0177

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant's conviction for two counts of forgery, holding that the district court plainly erred in accepting Defendant's guilty plea because it lacked a factual basis. Defendant was charged…

Stone v. Stone  
Date: March 13, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 21
Docket Number: S-22-0138

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the district court denying Wife's motion for relief filed under Wyo. R. Crim. P. 60(a) from a divorce decree entered in 2003, holding that the district court erred as a matter…

Alcorn v. State ex rel. Dep't of Family Services  
Date: March 10, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 20
Docket Number: S-22-0204

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court granting the petition brought by the Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS) to terminate the parental rights of Mother to her child, holding that Mother was…

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Stacy L. Rostad, WSB #6-3592
Date: March 8, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 19
Docket Number: D-23-0002
Felix Felicis, LLC v. Riva Ridge Owners Ass'n  
Date: February 22, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 18
Docket Number: S-22-0152

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Felix Felicis, LLC's (Felix) application to vacate an arbitrator award in favor of Riva Ridge Owners Association (RROA) in this dispute over annual…

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Casandra A. Craven, WSB #7-5664
Date: February 15, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 17
Docket Number: D-23-0001
Lyman v. Childs  
Date: February 14, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 16
Docket Number: S-22-0183

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court concluding that Plaintiffs did not adversely possess their northern neighbors deeded property in the Bighorn Mountains because their use was presumptively…

Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC v. Ghidorzi Construction Co.  
Date: February 8, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 15
Docket Number: S-22-0162

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part and affirmed in part the order of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of Ghidorzi Construction Company, LLC and dismissing the complaint brought by Primrose Retirement…

Hilyard v. State  
Date: February 6, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 13
Docket Number: S-22-0144

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of committing aggravated child abuse against his son, KH, and child abuse against his stepson, LT, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion by…

Tarpey v. State  
Date: February 6, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 14
Docket Numbers: S-22-0167, S-21-0234

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of one count of first-degree sexual assault, holding that there was no error in the proceedings below. After a jury trial, Defendant was…

Borja v. State  
Date: February 3, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 12
Docket Number: S-22-0107

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of taking a controlled substance into a jail, a felony, and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, holding that there was no error in the convictions but…

Campbell County Bd. of Commissioners v. Wyo. Horse Racing, LLC  
Date: January 31, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 10
Docket Number: S-22-0114

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court setting aside Resolution 2077, which was adopted by the Campbell County Board of Commissioners in 2021, holding that there was no error. Resolution 2077…

Olson v. State  
Date: January 31, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 11
Docket Number: S-22-0159

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of two counts of felony domestic battery, holding that the district court did not commit prejudicial error in admitting uncharged misconduct evidence without proper…

Kreusel v. State  
Date: January 27, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 9
Docket Number: S-22-0135

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of felony strangulation of a household member and misdemeanor false imprisonment, holding that the district court did not err or abuse its discretion in the proceedings…

Roberts v. Roberts  
Date: January 26, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 8
Docket Number: S-22-0136

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court in favor of Defendants in this negligence case, holding that the district court did not err or abuse its discretion. Mike Roberts was injured at the home of…

Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Samuel P. Krone, WSB # 6-3534
Date: January 25, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 7
Docket Number: D-16-0005
Cruzen v. State  
Date: January 25, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 5
Docket Number: S-22-0196

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court denying Defendant's most recent motion to correct an illegal sentence on the ground that he was entitled to credit against both of his consecutive sentences,…

Valerie Francis Means v. The State of Wyoming
Date: January 25, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 6
Docket Number: S-22-0246
Morris v. State  
Date: January 23, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 4
Docket Number: S-22-0096

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction for second-degree sexual abuse of a minor, holding that there was sufficient evidence to support the conviction. After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of…

Wilcox v. Security State Bank  
Date: January 19, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 2
Docket Number: S-22-0062

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of Security State Bank (SSB) on Plaintiff's claims and SSB's breach of contract counterclaim, holding that there was no…

Gardels v. Bowling  
Date: January 19, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 3
Docket Number: S-22-0143

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court granting Father's petition to modify a child custody order granting Mother primary custody of the parties' daughter (Child), holding that there was no abuse…

D'Anzi v. D'Anzi  
Date: January 6, 2023
Citation: 2023 WY 1
Docket Number: S-22-0086

Justia Opinion Summary: In this divorce action, the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court in all respects, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion its division of the parties' marital property. On…

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