ABA Journal

Wyoming

45 ABA Journal Wyoming articles.

Fugitive Ex-Lawyer Accused of Client Thefts in 2008 Is Arrested While Hitchhiking

A disbarred New York lawyer who went on the lam after he was accused of stealing from clients was arrested earlier this month while hitchhiking in Wyoming.

Edward Christensen, 61,…

Wyoming Home Is a ‘Little Cayman Island’ for Shell Companies

A 1,700 square-foot home in Cheyenne, Wyo., has an outsize impact.

The home is the headquarters for Wyoming Corporate Services, an enterprising business that helps set up shell companies that…

Double Jeopardy Precludes Retrial of Woman Prosecuted After Telling Police She Found a Wallet

Deborah Heinrich’s saga as an accused criminal reportedly began after she found a wallet last summer that the owner says he had carelessly left atop the pump at a Wyoming…

Wyoming Courts May Grant Same-Sex Divorce, State Supreme Court Says

The Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled the state’s courts have jurisdiction to grant the divorce of a same-sex couple who were legally married in Canada.

The decision (PDF)…

After 32 Years, Criminal Lawyer Plans to Exit Practice to Study Religion in Jerusalem

Mike Krampner always wanted to be a criminal defense lawyer. But after more than 30 years of practice, most of it in charge of his own firm, the Wyoming practitioner…

Wyoming’s First Lady Confirmed as Federal Judge

Wyoming’s first lady, Nancy Freudenthal, has won confirmation to a seat on the federal bench, making her the state’s first female federal judge.

Freudenthal was confirmed on a vote of…

U of Wyo. Must Let Controversial 1960s Radical Bill Ayers Speak, Federal Judge Rules

A federal judge has countermanded the University of Wyoming’s decision not to let 1960s radical Bill Ayers speak on campus today.

The state-funded institution had cited safety concerns, but U.S.…

Conviction Upheld Despite Judge’s Exit Due to Secretary’s Canasta Game

A federal appeals court has upheld a defendant’s conviction for possession of child pornography despite the judge’s 6-minute absence during the defense lawyer’s closing argument.

The judge left the bench…

Obama Nominates Wyoming’s First Lady for Judgeship

Wyoming’s first lady, Nancy Freudenthal, has been nominated to be a federal judge.

Freudenthal’s husband, Gov. Dave Freudenthal, had recommended his wife for consideration along with a state judge and…

Spence is Blogging to Complete Life’s Work

A renowned longtime trial lawyer, Gerry Spence probably knows his way around the courtroom as well as anyone. But, until recently, the 80-year-old was only vaguely aware…

Famed Trial Lawyer Gerry Spence: My New Blog Frightens Me

Ever wondered what famed Wyoming trial lawyer Gerry Spence might think about a big case or an unusual legal strategy?

Reading his brand-new blog

ADA Protection for Relatives of Disabled Tested in Two Cases

Two cases in which companies fired employees whose relatives were incurring large health care costs could pave the way for more lawsuits under a little-known provision of the Americans With…

Judge Bars Company From Selling Personal Phone Records

A federal judge in Wyoming has ordered a company called AccuSearch Inc. to stop using pretexting to obtain and sell personal information from consumer phone records

U.S. District Judge William…