Wyoming Attorney General Files Suit Against Johnson County in Hicks vs. Dowd Conservation Easement Termination Case
The Wyoming attorney general filed a law suit against the Johnson County Commission for violation of their fiduciary duty to county residents when they terminated the conservation easement on the 1,000-acre Meadowood Ranch in 2002. That extinguishment has since been the subject of protracted litigation culminating last year in a hearing before the Wyoming Supreme Court. Deputy Attorney General John Rossetti said the AG's office has monitored the situation for years. The Attorney General recently decided to intervene after being invited to do so by the Supreme court.
- Wyoming files suit to restore scenic trust, Forbes (7/30/08)
- State sues to restore scenic trust, Casper Star Tribune (7/30/08)