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  • 10th Circuit

    Author

    Thomas B. Kelley (kelleyt@ballardspahr.com; (303) 376-2410)
    Steven D. Zansberg (zansbergs@ballardspahr.com; (303) 376-2409)
    Malia K. Rogers (rogersmk@ballardspahr.com; (303) 299-7356)
    Ballard Spahr LLP
    1225 17th Street, Suite 2300

    Denver, Colorado 80202
    www.ballardspahr.com

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  • 1st Circuit

    Elizabeth A. Ritvo, Esq.
    eritvo@brownrudnick.com
    Brown Rudnick LLP
    One Financial Center
    Boston, Massachusetts 02111
    (617) 856-8200

    The author acknowledges the contributions of Samantha L. Gerlovin, co-author of an earlier edition of this chapter.

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  • 2nd Circuit

    Lin Weeks
    Christine Walz
    Holland & Knight LLP
    31 W. 52nd Street
    New York, NY 10014
    (212) 513-3200

    Special thanks to the original authors of this chapter, Jeremy Feigelson, James C. Goodale, Rosa Castello, Susan A. McMahon, and Julie S. Suh at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

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  • 3rd Circuit

    Jay Ward Brown, Partner
    Brian C. Earl, Paralegal and 3L Law Student
    Ballard Spahr LLP
    1909 K Street, N.W., 12th Floor
    Washington, D.C. 20006
    (202) 508-1136
    brownjay@ballardspahr.com

    Last updated Aug. 14, 2019

    Author’s Note: The author gratefully acknowledges Daniel Heng (the current edition) and Aaron Johansen and John F. Blevins (the prior editions) for the research and writing they contributed to this outline.

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  • 4th Circuit

    Mark I. Bailen
    Katherine L. McKnight
    Benjamin J. Irwin
    Baker & Hostetler LLP
    Washington Square, Suite 1100
    1050 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest
    Washington, D.C. 20036-5304
    Telephone (202) 861-1500
    Facsimile (202) 861-1783

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  • 5th Circuit

    Thomas S. Leatherbury
    Marc A. Fuller
    Kim R. McCoy
    Emily S. Johnson
    Lindsey D. Pryor
    Vinson & Elkins LLP
    Trammell Crow Center
    2001 Ross Avenue
    Suite 3700
    Dallas, TX 75201-2975
    Phone: 214.220.7792
    tleatherbury@velaw.com
    mfuller@velaw.com
    kmccoy@velaw.com
    ejohnson@velaw.com
    lpryor@velaw.com

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  • 6th Circuit

    David Marburger
    Marburger Law LLC
    14700 Detroit Ave., Suite 1
    Cleveland, OH 44107

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  • 7th Circuit

    Kenneth E. Kraus
    Ken Kraus Law, LLC
    215 Glen Hollow Road
    Madison, Wisconsin 53705
    ken@kenkrauslaw.com
    312.420.7292

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  • 8th Circuit

    Updated by RCFP staff from an earlier edition by Shari Jerde and I. Jenny Winkler at Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

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  • 9th Circuit

    Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr.
    Michael H. Dore
    Theodore M. Kider
    Jessica C. Benvenisty
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
    333 South Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, California 90071-3197
    Telephone: (213) 229-7000
    Facsimile: (213) 229-7520

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  • Alabama

    Updated by RCFP staff from an earlier edition by Gilbert E. Johnston, Jr., James P. Pewitt, Alan D. Mathis, Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP, Birmingham, Alabama.

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  • Alaska

    Author

    John McKay, Esq.

    Law Offices of D. John McKay

    117 East Cook Avenue

    Anchorage, AK 99501
    907-274-3154
    mckay@alaska.net

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  • Arizona

    David J. Bodney and Chase A. Bales
    Ballard Spahr LLP
    1 East Washington Street
    Suite 2300
    Phoenix, Arizona 85004-2382
    Telephone: (602) 798-5400
    Facsimile: (602) 798-5595
    www.ballardspahr.com

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  • Arkansas

    Philip S. Anderson, Esq.
    Alec Gaines, Esq.
    Williams & Anderson PLC
    111 Center Street, Suite 2200
    Little Rock, AR 72201
    (501) 372-0800

    Last updated Sept. 18, 2019

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  • California

    Kelli L. Sager, Esq.
    Rochelle L. Wilcox, Esq.
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    865 S. Figueroa St., Suite 2400
    Los Angeles, California 90017-2566
    (213) 633-6800 (Telephone)
    (213) 633-6899 (Fax)
    kellisager@dwt.com
    rochellewilcox@dwt.com

    With thanks to DWT Attorney
    Cydney Swofford Freeman, Esq.

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  • Colorado

    David M. Giles, Esq.
    E.W. Scripps Co.
    312 Walnut Street
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-4067

    Revised by:
    Steven D. Zansberg (zansbergs@ballardspahr.com; (303) 376-2409)
    Ethan J. Birnberg (birnberge@ballardspahr.com; (303) 454-0534)
    Ballard Spahr LLP
    1225 17th Street, Suite 2300
    Denver, Colorado 80202
    www.ballardspahr.com

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  • Connecticut

    Updated by RCFP staff from an earlier edition by Paul Guggina, Tyler Cooper & Alcorn LLP, Hartford, Conn.

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  • D.C. Cir.

    Charles D. Tobin
    tobinc@ballardspahr.com
    Adrianna C. Rodriguez
    rodriguezac@ballardspahr.com
    Kristel Tupja
    tupjak@ballardspahr.com
    Maxwell S. Mishkin
    mishkinm@ballardspahr.com
    Ballard Spahr LLP
    1909 K Street NW
    12th Floor
    Washington, D.C. 20006
    202-661-2200 (phone)
    202-661-2299 (fax)
    www.ballardspahr.com

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  • Delaware

    David L. Finger
    Finger & Slanina, LLC
    One Commerce Center
    1201 N. Orange St., 7th fl.
    Wilmington, DE  19801
    (302) 573-2525
    dfinger@delawgroup.com
    www.delawgroup.com

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  • District of Columbia

    Charles D. Tobin
    tobinc@ballardspahr.com
    Adrianna C. Rodriguez
    rodriguezac@ballardspahr.com
    Maxwell S. Mishkin
    mishkinm@ballardspahr.com
    Ballard Spahr LLP
    1909 K Street NW
    12th Floor
    Washington, DC 20006
    202-661-2200 (phone)
    202-661-2299 (fax)
    www.ballardspahr.com

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  • Florida

    James B. Lake
    Jon M. Philipson
    Thomas & LoCicero PL
    601 South Boulevard
    Tampa, FL 33606
    Tel: 813-984-3060
    Fax: 813-984-3070
    jlake@tlolawfirm.com
    jphilipson@tlolawfirm.com

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  • Georgia

    Peter C. Canfield[1]
    Jones Day
    1420 Peachtree Street, N.E.
    Suite 800
    Atlanta, GA 30309-3053
    Tel: (404) 581-8956
    pcanfield@jonesday.com

    [1] The views reflected in this compendium are personal to its author and do not necessarily represent those of Jones Day.

    Last updated Sept. 9, 2019

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  • Hawaii


    Author

    John P. Duchemin
    Cades Schutte LLP
    1000 Bishop Street
    Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813
    Tel.: (808) 521-9315
    Fax: (808) 521-9210

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  • Idaho

    DEBORA K. KRISTENSEN
    dkk@givenspursley.com
    GIVENS PURSLEY LLP
    601 W. Bannock Street
    Boise, Idaho 83702
    Tel: (208) 388-1200
    Fax: (208) 388-1300
    www.givenspursley.com

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  • Illinois

    Samuel Fifer
    samuel.fifer@dentons.com
    Gregory R. Naron
    gregory.naron@dentons.com
    Dentons US LLP
    233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 5900
    Chicago, IL 60606
    (312) 876-8000

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  • Indiana

    Daniel Byron
    Margaret Christensen
    Jessica Laurin
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
    10 West Market Street
    2700 Market Tower
    Indianapolis, IN 46204-4900
    (317) 686-5202

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  • Iowa

    Michael A. Giudicessi and Susan P. Elgin
    Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
    801 Grand Avenue, 33rd Floor
    Des Moines, Iowa 50309-8003
    Telephone (515) 248-9000
    Facsimile (515) 248-9010
    michael.giudicessi@faegrebd.com
    www.faegrebd.com

    Last updated Sept. 15, 2019

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  • Kansas

    William P. Tretbar

    Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, L.L.C.

    125 N. Market, Suite 1600

    Wichita, Kansas 67202

    (316) 267-7361

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  • Kentucky

     

    Author

    Jeremy S. Rogers
    DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP
    101 S. Fifth Street, Suite 2500
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    (502) 540-2300
    jeremy.rogers@dinsmore.com

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  • Louisiana


    Author

    Mary Ellen Roy
    roym@phelps.com
    Dan Zimmerman
    dan.zimmerman@phelps.com
    Phelps Dunbar LLP
    365 Canal Street, Suite 2000
    New Orleans, LA 70130-3245
    (504) 566-131

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  • Maine


    Author

    Sigmund D. Schutz
    Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios LLP
    P.O. Box 9546
    One City Center
    Portland, ME 04112-9546
    (207) 791-3000
    www.preti.com

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  • Maryland

    Robin D. Leone

    Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
    Lockwood Place
    500 East Pratt Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    (410) 332-8600

    Special thanks to Henry R. Abrams, Esq., who authored the previous version of this guide.

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  • Massachusetts

    Updated by RCFP staff from an earlier edition by Elizabeth A. Ritvo, Brown Rudnick Berlack, Boston.

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  • Michigan

    Updated by RCFP staff from an earlier edition by Laurie Michelson, Dawn Phillips Hertz, Butzel Long, Detroit, Mich.

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  • Minnesota

    Leita Walker
    (walkerl@ballardspahr.com; (612) 371-6222)
    Ballard Spahr LLP
    2000 IDS Center
    80 South 8th St.
    Minneapolis, MN 55402-2119

    John P. Borger
    (John.Borger@FaegreBD.com; (612) 766-7501 (retired))
    Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
    2200 Wells Fargo Center
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
    (612) 766-7000
    www.faegrebd.com

    Special thanks to Eric E. Jorstad and Laura G. Coates, who contributed to the previous version of this guide.

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  • Mississippi

    Haley F. Gregory
    Butler Snow LLP
    1020 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 1400, Ridgeland, MS 39157
    P.O. Box 6010, Ridgeland, MS 39158-6010
    (601) 985-4458 (direct)
    haley.gregory@butlersnow.com

    Fred E. Bourn III
    Butler Snow LLP
    1020 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 1400, Ridgeland, MS 39157
    P.O. Box 6010, Ridgeland, MS 39158-6010
    (601) 985-4591 (direct)
    trey.bourn@butlersnow.com

    Special thanks to Ryan Skertich, who contributed to the previous version of this guide.

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  • Missouri

    Jean Maneke, Esq.
    The Maneke Law Group, L.C.
    2345 Grand Blvd., Ste. 1600
    Kansas City, MO 64108
    (816) 753-9000

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  • Montana

    Frederick F. Sherwood and Anne E. Sherwood
    Morrison, Sherwood, Wilson and Deola, PLLP
    401 N. Last Chance Gulch
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 442-3261
    (406) 443-7294 (fax)
    anne@mswdlaw.com

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  • Nebraska


    Author

    Shawn D. Renner
    Cline, Williams, Wright, Johnson & Oldfather, L.L.P.
    1900 U.S. Bank Building
    233 South 13th Street
    Lincoln NE 68508
    Phone: (402) 474 - 6900
    Fax: (402) 474 - 5393

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  • Nevada

    Kristen Gallagher

    Adam Hosmer-Henner

    McDonald Carano LLP

    2300 W. Sahara Avenue, Suite 1200

    Las Vegas, NV 89102

    Telephone: 702-873-4100

    kgallagher@mcdonaldcarano.com

    ahosmerhenner@mcdonaldcarano.com

    With special thanks to Mark A. Hinueber, Stephens Media LLC, Las Vegas, and JoNell Thomas, Las Vegas, who previously authored this outline.

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  • New Hampshire

    William L. Chapman
    wchapman@orr-reno.com
    Laura J. Hartz
    lhartz@orr-reno.com
    Orr & Reno, P.A.
    45 South Main Street
    P.O. Box 3550
    Concord, NH 03302-3550
    603-224-2381

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  • New Jersey

    Thomas J. Cafferty, Esquire
    Nomi I. Lowy, Esquire
    Lauren James-Weir, Esquire
    Gibbons P.C.
    One Gateway Center
    Newark, NJ 07102-5310
    Direct: 973-596-4863 Fax: 973-639-6267
    tcafferty@gibbonslaw.com
    nlowy@gibbonslaw.com
    ljames-weir@gibbonslaw.com
    Special thanks to the original author of this chapter, Arlene M. Turinchak, Esq.

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  • New Mexico

    Charles K. Purcell
    Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A.
    P.O. Box 1888
    Albuquerque, N.M. 87103
    505-768-7217

    Special thanks to William S. Dixon, now deceased, who co-authored a previous version of this chapter.

    Last updated September 14, 2019

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  • North Carolina

    Marcus W. Trathen
    Amanda M. Whorton
    Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, L.L.P.
    Post Office Box 1800
    Suite 1700, Wells Fargo Capitol Center
    150 Fayetteville Street (zip 27601)
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27602
    (919) 839-0300 (telephone)
    (919) 839-0304 (fax)

    Special thanks to our colleagues Mark Prak and John Bussian for their review of this manuscript

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  • North Dakota

    Steve Johnson
    Vogel Law Firm
    P.O. Box 1389
    Fargo, ND 58107
    701-237-6983

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  • Ohio

    Monica L. Dias, Esq.
    Frost Brown Todd LLC
    3300 Great American Tower
    301 East Fourth Street
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
    513-651-6783
    mdias@fbtlaw.com

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  • Oklahoma

    Robert D. Nelon
    Jon Epstein
    Lindsay N. Kistler
    Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable
    Golden & Nelson
    100 North Broadway, Suite 2900
    Oklahoma City, OK 73102
    Telephone (405) 553-2828
    Facsimile (405) 553-2855
    E-mail: bnelon@hallestill.com

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  • Oregon

    Duane A. Bosworth, Esq.
    Derek D. Green, Esq.
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    1300 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 2400
    Portland, Oregon 97201
    (503) 241-2300 (Telephone)
    (503) 778-5299 (Fax)
    duanebosworth@dwt.com
    derekgreen@dwt.com

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  • Pennsylvania

    Michael Berry
    John Scott
    Ballard Spahr LLP
    1735 Market Street, 51st Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    215.665.8500
    berrym@ballardspahr.com
    scottj@ballardspahr.com

    Originally written by Robert C. Clothier, currently Vice President and General Counsel of Urisinus College (last updated by Mr. Clothier in 2007).

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  • Rhode Island

    Updated by RCFP staff from an earlier edition by Joseph V. Cavanagh, Jr., Staci L. Kolb, Blish & Cavanagh, LLP, Providence, Rhode Island

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  • South Carolina

    Jay Bender
    Baker, Ravenel & Bender, L.L.P.
    PO Box 8057
    3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 400
    Columbia, South Carolina
    (803) 799-9091

     

    Updated by Taylor Smith (though no updating was necessary)

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  • South Dakota

    Jon Arneson
    123 S. Main St., Suite 202
    Sioux Falls, SD 57104
    (605) 335-0083

    Note: On March 8, 2019, South Dakota enacted a shield law, which protects journalists from revealing privileged sources and information.  This chapter is in the process of being updated accordingly.

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  • Tennessee

    Lucian T. Pera
    Adams and Reese LLP
    Crescent Center

    6075 Poplar Avenue, Suite 700

    Memphis, TN 38119-0100

    Tel: 901-524-5278

    Fax: 901-524-5378

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  • Texas

    Laura Lee Prather
    Catherine L. Robb

    Mark A. Flores
    Haynes and Boone, LLP
    600 Congress Avenue, Suite 1300
    Austin, Texas 78701
    (512) 867-8400

    Special thanks to Robert P. Latham and Daniel Scardino, Jackson Walker L.L.P., who wrote the pre-shield law edition of this work.

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  • Utah

    Jeffrey J. Hunt
    jhunt@parrbrown.com
    David C. Reymann
    dreymann@parrbrown.com
    April M. Medley
    amedley@parrbrown.com
    Parr Brown Gee & Loveless
    185 S. State St. #1300
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    Tel.: (801) 532-7840
    Fax: (801) 532-7750

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  • Vermont

    Robert B. Hemley, Esq.
    Erin M. Moore, Esq.
    Gravel and Shea
    76 St. Paul Street, 7th Floor
    P.O. Box 369
    Burlington, VT 05402-0369
    (802) 658-0220
    www.gravelshea.com
    rhemley@gravelshea.com
    emoore@gravelshea.com

    Last updated July 2019

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  • Virginia

    Brett Spain
    Willcox & Savage, P.C.
    440 Monticello Ave., Ste. 2200
    Norfolk, Virginia 23510
    (757) 628-5500

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  • Washington

    Bruce E. H. Johnson
    Eric M. Stahl
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Seattle, Wash.
    brucejohnson@dwt.com
    ericstahl@dwt.com

    Last updated June 14, 2019

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  • West Virginia

    Sean McGinley
    DiTrapano Barrett DiPiero McGinley & Simmons, PLLC
    P.O. Box 1631
    Charleston, WV 25326-1631
    304-342-0133

    http://www.dbdlawfirm.com

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  • Wisconsin

    James A. Friedman
    Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
    One East Main Street, Suite 500
    P.O. Box 2719
    Madison, WI 53701-2719
    Phone: 608-257-3911
    Fax: 608-257-0609

    Special thanks to the previous co-authors of this chapter, Robert J. Dreps and Dustin B. Brown.

    Last updated June 27, 2019

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  • Wyoming

    Bruce T. Moats
    Law Office of Bruce T. Moats
    2515 Pioneer Avenue
    Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001

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