Terex Corporation v. Hough
In Terex Corporation v. Hough, 50 P.3d 317 (Wyo. 2002), the Court decided that, although 27-14-105(b) imposed no time limit in which service on the attorney general and the director had to be accomplished, a reasonable time needed to be prescribed. The Court turned to an analogous rule, W.R.C.P. 3(a), and concluded that such service must be achieved within sixty days of the filing of the complaint.
W.R.C.P. 3(b) provides:
(b) When Commenced. -- For purposes of statutes of limitation, an action shall be deemed commenced on the date of filing the complaint as to each defendant, if service is made on the defendant or on a co-defendant who is a joint contractor or otherwise united in interest with the defendant, within 60 days after the filing of the complaint. If such service is not made within 60 days the action shall be deemed commenced on the date when service is made. The voluntary waiver, acceptance or acknowledgment of service, or appearance by a defendant shall be the same as personal service on the date when such waiver, acceptance, acknowledgment or appearance is made. When service is made by publication, the action shall be deemed commenced on the date of the first publication.