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South Dakota legislature OKs bills for consumer protection laws, tobacco escrow money transfers

By Marian Johns | Feb 12, 2019

PIERRE — The South Dakota legislature recently approved two bills proposed by the state's attorney general that update existing state laws regarding consumer protections as well as the transfer of interest of some tobacco escrow monies.

SOUTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Gregg Gass Recommended by Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg to Board of Pardons and Paroles

By Press release submission | Feb 4, 2019

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today the recommendation of Gregg Gass of De Smet, S.D. to the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Gass will fill the vacancy left by Anne Hajek, effective February 1, 2019.

SOUTH DAKOTA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Jason Ravnsborg joins $1.5M settlement with Retailer Neiman Marcus over 2013 Data Breach

By Press release submission | Jan 22, 2019

The Neiman Marcus Group LLC has agreed to pay $1.5 million and implement a number of policies to resolve an investigation with 43 states and the District of Columbia into the 2013 breach of customer payment card data at 77 Neiman Marcus stores in the United States, Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg said.

S.D. Supreme Court rules for man who sued ex-wife's lover over affair

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 13, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) – The South Dakota Supreme Court partially upheld a ruling in a suit filed by a man against his ex-wife's lover.

South Dakota Supreme Court affirms city isn't liable in suit filed by cyclist injured at park

By Asia Mayfield | Oct 16, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) – The South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed Oct. 3 that the city of Sioux Falls is immune from liability in a lawsuit filed by injured cyclist Robert Fischer.

South Dakota SC rules lower court erred in granting judgment to Big Stone Therapies in case over broken femur

By Davion Smith | Aug 13, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) – The South Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed a summary judgment in favor of a hospital and reversed another in favor of a physical therapy company in a medical negligence case.

South Dakota optometrist reaches settlement with state for alleged unnecessary Medicaid claims

By Marian Johns | Jul 31, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. — A South Dakota optometrist has agreed to a settlement with South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley to resolve allegations of submission for medically unnecessary claims for Medicaid payments.

FCC named in suit by South Dakota Native American tribe over fees

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 3, 2018

ABERDEEN, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – A federally recognized sovereign Native American tribe has filed a suit against the Federal Communications Commission and individuals regarding fees to the telecommunications industry.

S.D. Supreme Court affirms almost $2.3 million award in Menards injury case

By Karen Kidd | Mar 5, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) – A more than $2.2 million award handed down in 2016 by a Davison County jury for a now-deceased man injured at a Menards store in Mitchell, South Dakota, was recently affirmed by the South Dakota Supreme Court.

Punctuation helps Sioux Falls newspaper win lawsuit over access to court records

By S. Laney Griffo | Oct 10, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the State of South Dakota ruled in favor of a newspaper in its case against the city of Sioux Falls on Sept. 20.

Fired by sister-in-law, brother gets second shot at severance pay lawsuit

By Chandra Lye | Feb 21, 2017

PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) – The South Dakota Supreme Court has granted a man the chance to prove he had an agreement with his terminally ill brother that included a $100,000 severance payment if he was fired by his sister-in-law.

Wells Fargo wants plaintiffs in class action over sales practices to submit claims to arbitration

By Jessica Karmasek | Dec 1, 2016

The bank filed its motion to compel and a 16-page memorandum in support in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division, Nov. 23.

Class counsel seek $9 million in fees, expenses for Wells Fargo class action settlement

By Jessica Karmasek | Nov 29, 2016

The attorneys also are seeking an incentive award of $15,000 for the named plaintiff.

South Dakota high court upholds attorney general's ballot explanation

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 1, 2016

PIERRE, South Dakota (Legal Newsline) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that the state’s Supreme Court upheld his ballot explanation for Initiated Measure 21, which limited the amount of interest certain money lenders can charge on loans at 36 percent.

South Dakota hospital to pay back Medicaid money

By Mark Payne | Nov 28, 2014

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley reached a settlement on Wednesday with Avera Gregory Hospital regarding Medicaid claims that involved errors.

S.D.'s electronic data sharing curbs illegal Pseudoephedrine sales

By Ashley Perry | Oct 7, 2014

South Dakota's electronic data sharing to curb the unauthorized sale of Pseudoephedrine products has been online for three months and Attorney General Marty J. Jackley said on Monday that it's working as planned.

S.D. AG issues warning about paving, roofing scams

By Bryan Cohen | Jul 22, 2013

PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley warned South Dakota consumers Friday about transient roofing and paving scams that are targeting state residents.

S.D. SC OKs issuance of air quality permit to refinery

By Nathan Bass | Feb 1, 2013

PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) - The South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's ruling allowing the issuance of an air quality permit to Hyperion Refining LLC, enabling the company to begin construction on a petroleum refinery and power plant in Union County.

S.D. SC says wife can't collect on arson claim

By Nathan Bass | Dec 31, 2012

PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) - The South Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed that an "innocent insured" cannot collect her share of an insurance claim due to the conviction of her co-insured husband in connection with the arson of their business.

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