THOMAS L. CROW, Appellant (Defendant),
2010-1 RADC/CADC VENTURE, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Appellee (Plaintiff).
from the District Court of Teton County The Honorable Timothy
C. Day, Judge
Representing Appellant: Stephen R. Winship, Winship &
Winship, P.C., Casper, Wyoming.
Representing Appellee: Mark D. Sullivan, Mark D. Sullivan,
P.C., Wilson, Wyoming.
DAVIS, C.J., and BURKE [*], FOX, KAUTZ, and BOOMGAARDEN, JJ.
Appellant, Thomas L. Crow, challenges an order denying his
claim that his paintings are statutorily exempt from
execution to satisfy a judgment debt. We affirm.
Did the district court err in concluding that paintings owned
by Mr. Crow are not exempt from execution as
"pictures" under Wyo. Stat. Ann. §
In 2013, 2010-1 RADC/CADC Venture, LLC (RADC), obtained a
Colorado judgment against Mr. Crow for nearly two million
dollars. Later that year, RADC filed the judgment as a
foreign judgment in the district court for Teton County,
Wyoming, where Mr. Crow owned real and personal property. The
matter lay dormant for the next three years.
In 2016, RADC assigned its interest in the judgment to
Radiance Capital Receivables Nineteen, LLC (Radiance), and
Radiance applied for a writ of execution to be issued against
Mr. Crow's "real, personal and equitable"
assets located in Teton County. The clerk of court issued the
requested writ, and the Teton County Sheriff attached Mr.
Crow's property. Included in the attached property are
more than 30 works of art, described by Mr. Crow as
"primarily framed oil, watercolors and acrylic
paintings." These paintings are the subject of this
Mr. Crow filed an objection to the writ of execution,
• All of the attached property was exempt because he
owned it jointly with his wife as tenants by the entirety;
• All of the attached property had an aggregate value of
no more than four thousand dollars and was therefore exempt
under Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 1-20-106(a)(iii), which exempts
"[f]urniture, bedding, provisions and other household
articles of any kind or character as the debtor may select,
not exceeding in all the value of four thousand dollars ($4,
• His 2004 Range Rover was exempt pursuant to Wyo. Stat.
Ann. § 1-20-106(a)(iv), which exempts "[t]he value
in a motor vehicle not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,
• His "pictures (labeled as 'artwork'
listed on Sheriff's inventory)" were exempt under
Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 1-20-106(a)(i), which exempts
"[t]he family bible, pictures and school books."
Following a hearing, the district court entered an order
generally denying the claimed ...