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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.

N.C. court reinstates lawsuit against AG over Smithfield Foods agreement

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 25, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed against North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein will go forward after a trial court ruling granting summary judgment to the defendants was reversed.

Hog farmers facing lawsuits, eight-figure verdicts worried judge will silence them again

By Daniel Fisher | Sep 21, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is scheduled next week to hear arguments over a broad gag order issued by a judge overseeing a series of nuisance lawsuits against North Carolina hog farms that threatened to muzzle farmers and industry organizations opposed to the litigation.

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.

In North Carolina, plant-based milk isn't milk, but only if other southern states agree

By John Breslin | Jun 19, 2018

North Carolina's General Assembly passed its farm bill last week, but a late amendment means there will no enforcement of a ban on plant-based products from being labeled as milk until more than 10 other states pass similar legislation.

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.

Dentists allege 3M's crowns defective

By Robbie Hargett | May 23, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Several dentists and dental practices are suing the makers of a dental crown product, alleging it is defective.

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.

Federal lawmakers say PATENT Act, with some changes, has best chance of passing

By Jessica M. Karmasek | May 7, 2015

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A bill introduced last week by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators aimed at ending patent abuses still needs some tweaking, but lawmakers said Thursday the legislation, compared to other reform bills, has the best chance of passing.

House subcommittee moves forward with patent TROL bill

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A U.S. House subcommittee has advanced a piece of patent reform legislation that would rein in abusive demand letters.

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.

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