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Utah, Wyo. Seek To Intervene In Mont. Gun Lawsuit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - (AP) State officials in Wyoming and Utah plan to enter a lawsuit pending in Montana to argue the federal government lacks authority to regulate firearms that are made and sold in the same state. The attorneys general of Wyoming and Utah say they plan to file a brief in the Montana...

Gay Couple Challenges Wyoming's Marriage Law

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - (AP) A gay couple has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Wyoming law that defines marriage as existing only between a man and a woman. David Shupe-Roderick and Ryan W. Dupree of Cheyenne say the Laramie County Clerk's Office. . . . Full version available to lexis.com subscribers...

Wyoming Couple Drops Gay Marriage Lawsuit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - (AP) A gay couple in Cheyenne has dropped a federal lawsuit that challenged the Wyoming law defining marriage as existing only between a man and a woman. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that David Shupe-Roderick and Ryan W. Dupree filed a notice Friday voluntarily dismissing their lawsuit...

Federal Judge Dismisses States' Gun Lawsuit

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) A federal judge in Missoula has dismissed a lawsuit by gun rights advocates and states seeking freedom from federal gun laws, a move that the advocates promised to appeal. The decision Wednesday from U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy was expected since his magistrate a month ago...

Lemon Law Firm Kimmel & Silverman Expands To 4 New States

AMBLER, Pa. - Kimmel & Silverman, the oldest and largest automobile lemon law firm in the Northeast, is getting even larger. The Lemon Law Firm has announced its expansion into Wyoming, Tennessee, Michigan and Washington, D.C. Craig Kimmel and Robert Silverman started their Lemon Law Firm to fight...

Feds Sued For Backing Off Fast-Track Drilling

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - (AP) A petroleum industry group has filed a lawsuit saying federal land managers lacked authority to stop fast-track approval of oil and gas drilling on public land in the West. The Western Energy Alliance filed the lawsuit on Oct. 21 in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne, alleging the...

Utah Suing Federal Government Over Wilderness Plan

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) The state of Utah filed a lawsuit Friday against the federal government over an Obama administration plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land in the West eligible for federal wilderness protection. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert called the plan a "midnight ambush." He...

High Court Says Modern Irrigation Techniques Do Not Violate Water Rights Pact

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on May 2 held that Wyoming farmers and ranchers are not violating a 1950s water pact with Montana by using modern sprinkler irrigation that returns less runoff water to the Yellowstone River system used by Montana's farmers and ranchers ( State...

High Court Sides With Wyoming In Water Dispute With Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. - (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Wyoming farmers are not taking too much water from a river system they share with neighboring Montana. The high court turned away Montana's complaint that Wyoming was violating a 1950 agreement between the states by depleting water from...

Pennsylvania Lawsuit Claims Rental Firm Spies On Users

PITTSBURGH - (AP) A major furniture rental chain has software on its computers that lets it track the keystrokes, screenshots and even webcam images of customers while they use the devices at home, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Wyoming couple who said. . ...

Former Wyoming Gov. David Freudenthal Joins Crowell & Moring's Environment & Natural Resources Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Former Wyoming Gov. David Duane Freudenthal has joined the international law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP as senior counsel in the firm's Environment & Natural Resources Group, where he will advise on a wide range of domestic and international environmental and natural...

10th Circuit Orders Feds To File In Property Rights Case

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit on Oct. 25 ordered the United States to respond to a motion by a Wyoming man who seeks to overturn a ruling by a Wyoming federal district court in favor of the U.S. Forest Service in a dispute over whether his land may...