Veile v. Bd. of Cty. Comrs of Washakie
860 P.2d 1174, 1993.WY.0000257
Supreme Court of Wyoming
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This innovative action involves a former elected official seeking recovery of damages pursuant to allegations that he was forced to resign his office of county coroner because he was denied sufficient budgetary funding for the expenses of his office and prevented from performing his required duties. The damages assigned were expenses of continuing education, compensation for failure to provide medical and hospitalization insurance and general damages for his "forced termination." The former coroner filed suit against the Board of County Commissioners of Washakie County, Wyoming and three present or former county officials. The district court dismissed the action against the Board of County Commissioners finding that sovereign immunity barred relief. After discovery had been completed, the district court granted a motion for summary judgment in favor of the county officials.