Cases of Interest
Morris v. CMS Oil & Gas Company, 2010 WY 37, 227 P.3d 325 Wyo. 2010). (Helped to define the limits of the Wyoming Royalty Payment Act. The case specifically addressed the $100.00 penalty set forth in Wyoming Statute §30-5-303 and how attorney fees are to be calculated and awarded to royalty owners.)
City of Gillette v. Hladky Construction, Inc., 2008 WY 134, 196 P.3d 184 (Wyo. 2008). (Establishing the tort of "breach of good faith and fair dealing" in regard to construction contracts - affirming jury verdict for $1.7 million in favor of the contractor.)
Sunshine Custom Paint and Body, Inc. v. South Douglas Highway Water and Sewer District, 2007 WY 206, 173 P.3d 398 (Wyo. 2007). (Interpretation of language in deed and plat regarding utility easements.)
Morris v. Morris, 2007 WY 174, 170 P.3d 86 (Wyo. 2007). (Modification of child support and custody.)
Hoy v. Miller, 2006 WY 147, 146 P.3d 488 (Wyo. 2006).
(Issue of liability in the construction and maintenance of a water reservoir.)
Powder River Ranch, Inc. v. Michelena, 2005 WY 1, 103 P.3d 876 (Wyo. 2005). (Prescriptive easement.)
Bridle Bit Ranch Co. v. Basin Electric Power Co-op, 2005 WY 108, 118 P.3d 996 (Wyo. 2005).
(Interpretation of the Wyoming eminent domain act.)
Dorsett v. Moore, 2003 WY 7, 61 P.3d 1221 (Wyo. 2003).
(Reaffirming the concepts of estoppel and laches in civil litigation, in this case, as applied to partition fences.)
Watson v. Watson, 2002 WY 180, 60 P.3d 124 (Wyo. 2002).
(Application of Internal Revenue Code 179 [depreciation] in calculating child support.)
Boley v. Greenough, 2001 WY 47, 22 P.3d 854, 154 Oil & Gas Rep. 133 (Wyo. 2001).
(Interpretation of various overriding royalty assignments.)
Greeves v. Rosenbaum, 965 P.2d 669 (Wyo. 1998).
State ex rel. Wyoming Workers' Compensation Div. v. Waggener, 946 P.2d 808 (Wyo. 1997).
Thar v. Edwin N. Moran Revocable Trust, 905 P.2d 413 (Wyo. 1995).
MMOE v. MJE, 841 P.2d 820 (Wyo. 1992).
Dorrance v. McCartney, 957 F.2d 761 (10th Cir. 1992).
Dorr v. Newman, 785 P.2d 1172 (Wyo. 1990).
Prazma v. Kaehne, 768 P.2d 586 (Wyo. 1989).
A v. X, Y, and Z, 641 P.2d 1222 (Wyo. 1982).
Seeley v. Seeley's Estate, 627 P.2d 1357 (Wyo. 1981).
Daly v. Shrimplin, 610 P.2d 397, 1980 WY UCC Rep. Serv. 237 (Wyo. 1980).
Matter of Haynie, 592 P.2d 693 (Wyo. 1979).
Allen v. Allen, 550 P.2d 1137 (Wyo. 1976).
Ostwald v. State, 538 P.2d 1298 (Wyo. 1975).
Rossi v. Percifield , 527 P.2d 819 (Wyo. 1974).
Hurst v. State, 519 P.2d 971 (Wyo. 1974).
Hamilton v. Miller, 477 F.2d 908 (10th Cir. 1973).
DM&E Railroad v. Bridle bit Ranch, Co. et al., Campbell, Converse, and Niobrara Counties, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Districts, Wyoming. The firm represented various landowners in a complex condemnation action brought by the DM&E Railroad to obtain lands for the construction of an interstate railroad system.
State of Wyoming v. Twenty Mile Land Company, Civil Action No. 26015, Sixth Judicial District, Campbell County, Wyoming. This case involved the successful defense by a landowner of its right to restrict access by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to its real property.
In re Wellstar Corporation, Department of Revenue, Docket No. 2002-51. The successful defense of a sales tax claim brought by the Board of Equalization. The State sought a recovery of sales tax for the injection of coal bed methane water back into a water injection well.
Rawhide Resources, LP, et al v. Kennedy, et al., Civil Action No. 19882, Sixth Judicial District, Campbell County, Wyoming.
A successful claim was brought by the Plaintiff seeking the recovery of royalties, payment of interest and penalties, and determining ownership in an oil and gas well.
IKON Office Solutions, Inc. v. Knapp, et al., Civil Action No. 02-CV-052J, United States District Court, District of Wyoming. Defense of a breach of a non-compete agreement.
State of Wyoming v. MFS, Confidential Civil File, Sixth Judicial District, Campbell County, Wyoming. This case involved the defense of a fifteen (15) year old child charged with two counts of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit first degree murder, and accessory after the fact to these murders.
Morgan v. Ellifrizt & Getter Trucking, Civil Action No. 14427, Sixth Judicial District, Campbell County, Wyoming. This was a wrongful death case resulting in the then largest settlement of a civil action in Wyoming (1984).