Friday, March 29, 2013

Summary 2013 WY 37

Summary of Decision March 27, 2013

Justice Hill delivered the opinion for the Court. Dismissed.


Docket Number: S-12-0174


Appeal from the District Court of Hot Springs County, Honorable Robert E. Skar, Judge

Representing Appellant (Plaintiff/Defendant): Mary L. Scheible, Thermopolis, WY.

Representing Appellee (Plaintiff/Defendant): Michael S. Messenger and James A. Michel Jr. of Messenger and Overfield, P.C., Thermopolis, WY.

Date of Decision: March 27, 2013

Facts: Appellant Sarah Ferrell challenges an order dismissing her professional negligence claim against a real estate agent who represented the sellers in Ferrell’s 2001 purchase of a commercial property. On appeal, Ferrell claims that the agent was negligent in failing to provide a property disclosure statement.

Issues: Ferrell presents one issue: Whether a realtor acting as seller’s agent has a duty of care to the buyer.

Holdings: Due to Ferrell’s failure to challenge the statute of limitations ruling by the district court, this case is dismissed.

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