Judge Dismisses Some Claims in State Building Lawsuit
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 26, 2018
A Laramie County District Court judge has dismissed all but one of the claims made against the state of Wyoming regarding an office building in Cheyenne.
On Monday, Judge Catherine Rogers dismissed most of the claims made in a lawsuit by the owners of the office building that seeks over $1.4 million for alleged unpaid rent and building updates. The state has been renting space in the building during Capitol complex renovations.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that the lawsuit, filed by owner Wayne Voss of Worland, accused the state of being nearly $931,000 behind in rent payments and making over $300,000 in repairs and alterations to the building without the owner’s permission. It also called for the eviction of three of the state’s top elected officials – the secretary of state, state treasurer, and state auditor.
But the state contends it was withholding the rent until the owners reimbursed it for repairs and updates the state had to make to the building.