All across Wyoming, from Evanston to Gillette, from Cheyenne to Cody, Jamieson Robinson has obtained outstanding results for its clients in civil litigation. Those results – whether obtained before or after commencement of a lawsuit – have included settlements, judgments and verdicts in a wide range of cases including: trucking accidents, car, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, premises liability, insurance bad faith, business and contract disputes, civil rights claims, and wrongful death cases. The following are some of the significant cases Jamieson Robinson has resolved for its clients:
CasperCook v. Cline, 13-cv-34 (D. Wyo. 2013):Jamieson Robinson obtained a $35,000.000 judgment for its client and against a Natrona County Sheriffu2019s Deputy for throwing her face first from the back of his pick up truck, while she had done nothing wrong.Jennings v. Frontier Correctional Systems, et al, 12-cv-55 (D. Wyo. 2012):Jamieson Robinson obtained a confidential settlement for its client and against the Juvenile Detention Center, the private company operating the JDC, and the Department of Family Services, for each Defendantsu2019 involvement or lack of supervision resulting in the JDC requiring the juvenile Plaintiff to clean up blood after a fight between two different inmates at the detention center, even though the Plaintiff took no part in the fight.Heinrich v. City of Casper, et al, 11-cv-280 (D. Wyo. 2011):Jamieson Robinson obtained a confidential settlement for its client for her wrongful arrest concerning a wallet she found at a Casper gas station and tried to return to its owner over Police obstruction.Fast v. Kozak, Civ. Act. No. 95345 (D. Natrona County 2010):Jamieson Robinson obtained a confidential settlement for its client for the injuries he sustained when he was hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle to work.Snidow v. Whiteu2019s Mountain Motors, 10-cv-283 (D. Wyo. 2010):Jamieson Robinson obtained a confidential settlement for its client whose supervisor sent lewd text messages and photographs to her cell phone, and her employer did not prevent the conduct from continuing (and in fact, encouraged it by rehiring the supervisor after an earlier termination for similar conduct).Gray v. Natrona County School District, 10-cv-99 (D. Wyo. 2010):Jamieson Robinson obtained a judgment for $60,000 for its client, an elementary school girl, after the school district failed to protect her from repeated bullying, assault and sexual harassment that the school turned a blind eye to. The school district ultimately revised its bullying policies as a result of the case, and the client donated a substantial portion of the judgment to raise awareness for bullying in schools.Dale v. Explorer Ventures, 08-cv-254 (D. Wyo. 2008)Jamieson Robinson obtained a confidential settlement for its client in a Jones Act (Maritime Law) cause of action for injuries caused by the Defendant while working in the Caribbean.Nicola Carr v. IINA, 04-CV-23 (D.Wyo. 2004) Civ Act. No. 84995, 84998, 84999 (D. Natrona County)Jamieson Robinson obtained a substantial confidential settlement for its client arising out of a first party insurance bad faith case. A tragic 5-fatality accident just west of Casper left the sole survivor with claims against the insurance company which insured the car in which she and her husband were riding at the time of the accident, which killed her husband. The insurance company tried to change the policy terms to defeat her claims and was caught in its trick.Collins v. Wyoming Medical Center, Civ. Act. No. 81594 (D. Natrona County 2002):Jamieson Robinson obtained a confidential settlement for the wrongful death of a patient at the Wyoming Medical Center. The case revealed reckless practices that lead to preventable death of their clientu2019s father. As a result of the case, the Casper hospital changed its policies to protect patients from similar harm in the future.English v. Douglas, et al, 04-cv-176 (D. Wyo. 2004):Jamieson Robinson obtained a jury verdict of $200,000 for the illegal detention and handcuffing at gunpoint of the Plaintiff and her minor children by several Casper Police Officers who had stopped the wrong vehicle and ignored obvious signs that they had the wrong people.Belving for Hood v. Carson, 00-cv-1022 (D. Wyo. 2000)Jamieson Robinson obtained a confidential settlement for its client after a little girl was placed in her motheru2019s home by DFS, despite DFS knowledge of the very obvious danger her motheru2019s boyfriend presented to the little girl, ultimately resulting in the little girl being killed by her motheru2019s boyfriend.
NewcastleChricton & Garcia v. Robinson, et al., 99-cv-1041 (D. Wyo. 1999):Jamieson Robinson obtained a confidential settlement on behalf of children who were sexually molested after DFS workers placed them in a u201ctherapeuticu201d foster care environment u2013 in which the foster father had a history of sexually abusing children in his home.
RawlinsEstate of Scott v. Sinclair Oil Co., et al, CV-09-224 (D. Carbon County 2009):Jamieson Robinson obtained a confidential settlement for its client in a wrongful death case brought against employer and Sinclair corporation after it sent its worker to remote location with little protection and no communication ability. The worker ultimately was killed on the worksite. OSHA fined the employer involved for violating safety rules. The deceasedu2019s son u2013 who was born after his death u2013 was left with a fund for college and more as a result of the settlement.Faulkner v. Crete Carrier and Arlington Towing, CV-08-210 (D. Carbon County 2008):Jamieson Robinson obtained a confidential settlement for its client injured in a multi-semi pile up on I-80 after exposing reckless background checks and hiring practices at a major trucking company.Faber v. City of Rawlins, 07-cv-75 (D. Wyo. 2007):Jamieson Robinson obtained a confidential settlement for its client in an excessive force lawsuit against officer who sexually assaulted minor girl during u201cride-alongu201d in a program that was inherently dangerous to the children of Rawlins, and which the City endorsed and refused to discontinue upon knowledge of the officeru2019s specific danger and the problems with the program.Slaymaker v. General Motors Corp., CV-09-28 (D. Carbon County 2009):Jamieson Robinson obtained a confidential settlement for the wife and grandson of a man who was killed when his truck malfunctioned. While attempting to fix the problem, the vehicleu2019s brakes went out, and the vehicle rolled over the man killing him, while his grandson witnessed the death.
ThermopolisBentley v. Larson, 12-cv-218, (D. Wyo. 2012):Jamieson Robinson obtained a judgment for its clients and against Hot Springs County Undersheriff for wrongfully killing their horse, Bud. A claim against the Hot Springs County Sheriffu2019s Office is currently pending.
CodyRael v. Lovell Police Department, Wells Fargo Bank, et. al., 09-cv-107 (D. Wyo. 2009)Jamieson Robinson obtained a confidential settlement for its client in a Civil Rights Conspiracy Lawsuit against law enforcement, and Wells Fargo, after they each illegally conspired to destroy clients' business by having law enforcement assist in self-assisted repossession by bank.
EvanstonJackson v. McKee, et al, 02-cv-1013 (D. Wyo. 2002):Jamieson Robinson obtained a confidential settlement for its client, a fifteen year old boy, who was inhumanely treated during his involuntary commitment to the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston, during which he was placed with adults and was subjected to shock treatment, drugging, and involuntary restraints.
GilletteLarsen v. Banner Health System, 2003 WY 167 (WY S.Ct. 2003):Jamieson Robinson obtained a substantial confidential settlement for its client in a case where the Plaintiff was improperly switched at birth for another child, and given to the wrong family while in the hospital. The Plaintiff did not discover that she had been switched at birth until 40 years later. The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled in this case, for the first time, that Plaintiffs can recover in some instances where their only damages are emotional distress u2013 and that specifically in this case, the doctor and the patient had a special relationship.
Green River / Rock SpringsClement v. Castle Rock Convalescent Center, et al., Case No. 10-12 (D. Sweetwater County, WY 2010):Jamieson Robinson obtained a confidential settlement for its client and against he aforementioned nursing home for the negligent care she received in the facility.Becker v. Mason, 2006 WY 143 (WY S. Ct. 2006):Jamieson Robinson prosecuted, settled in part, and tried a case to a jury for the mother of a 14 year old boy killed by a drunk driver in Rock Springs. The Supreme Court changed Wyoming law holding law enforcement officials to a higher than previous standard when confronting drunk drivers u2013 allowing for the settlement and trial.
JacksonJHL, Inc v. Stafford, (D. Teton County 2005):Jamieson Robinson tried a civil dispute over the sale of a landscaping u2013 tree u2013 lawn care business. After a lengthy jury trial, the Teton County jury returned a verdict in favor of Jamieson Robinson u2013 determining that its client had prevailed in every respect of the dispute.
Riverton / LanderStrom v. Fremont County Sheriff's Office and Riverton Police Department, Civ. Act. No. 35860 (D. Fremont County 2007):Jamieson Robinson obtained a confidential settlement for its client and against the aforementioned law enforcement agencies for improperly chasing and deploying strip spikes causing the person the agencies were chasing to collide into the plaintiffu2019s vehicle causing serious injuries.Moore v. Riverton Police Department, 03-cv-1049 (D. Wyo. 2003)Jamieson Robinson obtained a confidential settlement for its client in an excessive force lawsuit brought on behalf of a Riverton man and his family, who were unnecessarily targeted by SWAT team, brought out of their home and forced to their knees at gunpoint u2013 only to learn that the police had made a mistake in targeting them. It was determined that the mistake was learned early on by the police u2013 but they went ahead and abused the familyu2019s civil rights anyhow.
SheridanPhillips v. Boyd and Rasmussen, 12-cv-153 (D. Wyo. 2012):Jamieson Robinson obtained a confidential settlement for its client in a case where two Sheridan County Sheriffu2019s Deputies assaulted and forcibly stripped the plaintiff leaving her unconscious and nearly naked in her jail cell. A claim against the Sheridan County Sheriffu2019s Office is currently pending.