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Thu April 18, 2013
Judge dissmisses Y-Cross lawsuit
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that contested how the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University managed and planned to sell a ranch jointly owned by the universities' foundations.
The attorney for the Denver woman who donated the ranch to the two universities said Thursday that Amy Davis would appeal to the Wyoming Supreme Court.
The Y Cross Ranch covers 50,000 acres between Cheyenne and Laramie.
Davis' lawsuit alleges the schools haven't honored her intent for her family's ranch to be a place where agriculture students could learn firsthand about cattle ranching.
Laramie County District Judge Thomas Campbell found Davis lacks standing and dismissed the lawsuit Monday. Davis' attorney, Steve Miller, says the Supreme Court can resolve whether Davis has standing to contest how the ranch is managed.