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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...

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