Hall Oil Co. v. Barquin

In Hall Oil Co. v. Barquin, 33 Wyo. 92, 237 P. 255, 274 (1925), an oil company drilled on property it believed was covered by a lease, but the owner contended otherwise and made his position known. In that circumstance, the Court pointed out that, "though an entry is made upon real estate under a conviction that the right to do so exists, if it is in fact wrongful, and willful injury is done to the plaintiff's property, the defendant will be liable for exemplary damages." 237 P. at 274.