Wyoming claims lease makes officials and employees immune from civil action in state rent lawsuit

Wyoming News January 3, 2018

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Wyoming claims lease makes officials and employees immune from civil action in state rent lawsuit

Cheyenne, WY.  –  Wyoming is claiming that it’s elected officials and employees are immune from civil action as a lawsuit pushes forward over alleged un-paid rent for office space.

In a suit filed last year, Voss Family Limited Partnership, claimed that the state of Wyoming fell behind on rent payments, to the total of more than $930,000. The state was said to be renting temporary office space at a Cheyenne building, while repairs are being made at the state capitol building.

State officials claim that they were withholding rent, until the state is reimbursed for improvements it made to the office space, per an aggreement with the buildings owners.

State officials claim the lease is clear that the state retains immunity to civil action, and the partnership agreed to the sovereign immunity when signing the lease.

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