Lawsuit against county health officer dismissed
Crook among 21 counties named in complaint, along with state officials
May 20, 2021
A lawsuit against county health officers across Wyoming, including Crook County’s Dr. James Larson, has been dismissed by the Fourth Judicial District Court. Filed by a group of individual petitioners, the suit alleged that officials caused harm to citizens through the health mandates that were issued at the state and county levels during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The case was dismissed for a number of procedural issues, and also because no direct link was made by petitioners between the health orders and the injuries they claim to have suffered.
“Dismissing a claim is a drastic remedy, wh...