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Judge Scott W. Skavdahl

Wyoming can’t block free speech at private property lines

Scott Skavdahl, the federal judge in Casper, WY, has to decide how to balance free speech and private property rights. That’s a task the U.S. District Court judge did not have to take up last year when he tossed out challenges to two Wyoming laws prohibiting trespassing on private land to collect data. “The ends,… Continue Reading

Judge considers setting aside $11.37 million judgment

Ovation Brands Inc. wants a federal judge to set aside a $11.37 million default judgment a Salmonella victim received after the restaurant company’s lawyers failed to appear in court. The request is pending in Wyoming before U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl, who heard oral arguments on the defense motion Jan. 7. At that hearing the… Continue Reading

NE Couple Wins $11.37-Million Judgment in Salmonella Case

Back in October 2010, Chris and Heather Gage were 120 miles away from their home in Bridgeport, NE, and decided to dine at the Old Country Buffet in Cheyenne, WY. Chris Gage was medically compromised going into the restaurant, but when he left, he was infected with Salmonella bacteria, which left him forever damaged. Gage’s reaction… Continue Reading