Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Summary 2014 WY 4

Summary of Decision January 14, 2014

Justice Hill delivered the opinion for the Court. Affirmed.

Case Name: CURTIS F. SYMONS v. WAYNE R. HEATON and TIMOTHY S. TARVER, Co Administrators of the Estate of Gary L. Plachek

Docket Number: S-13-0082

URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspx

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

Representing Appellant: H. W. Rasmussen, Sheridan, WY.

Representing Appellee: Timothy S. Tarver, Sheridan, WY.

Date of Decision: January 14, 2014

Facts: After Gary Plachek died intestate, leaving an estate worth approximately $300,000.00, his friend and caretaker Appellant Curtis Symons (Symons) filed a claim against the estate in the amount of $259,200.00. Symons sought compensation for the care and services that he provided to Plachek during the last nine years of Plachek’s life. After the co-administrators denied Symons’ claim, Symons brought an action against them. The district court disposed of the action upon a motion for summary judgment by the estate, and this appeal followed.

Issues: Symons states his issues as follows: The trial court erred in granting summary judgment on Symons’ claim based on an implied-in-fact contract. The trial court erred in granting summary judgment on Symons’ implied-in-law contract claims.

Holdings: We affirm the district court’s order finding no question of material fact existed and that Symons failed as a matter of law on his claims for implied-in-fact contract, promissory estoppel and unjust enrichment.

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