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Recent Decisions From the South Dakota Supreme Court

ANDERSON v. S.D. RETIREMENT SYS.
Date: February 20, 2019
Citation: 2019 S.D. 11
Docket Number: 28660
Cooper v. Brownell  
Date: February 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 S.D. 10
Docket Number: 28559

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s orders granting Defendants’ motion to vacate default judgments and in granting summary judgment for Defendants in this personal injury action, holding that summary judgment...

State v. Roedder  
Date: January 30, 2019
Citation: 2019 S.D. 9
Docket Number: 28435

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction for unauthorized possession of a controlled substance and admitting to five prior felony convictions but reversed Defendant’s sentence, holding that the record lacked a s...

State v. Uhre  
Date: January 23, 2019
Citation: 2019 S.D. 8
Docket Number: 28279

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s judgment convicting Defendant of first-degree rape, multiple counts of sexual contact with a child, and possessing, manufacturing, or distributing child pornography, holding...

Andersen v. Andersen  
Date: January 23, 2019
Citation: 2019 S.D. 7
Docket Number: 28565

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court dismissing this divorce action between Charlotte Anderson and Arthur Anderson, holding that the circuit court did not err in concluding that Arthur’s death depriv...

Skjonsberg v. Menard, Inc.  
Date: January 16, 2019
Citation: 2019 S.D. 6
Docket Number: 28438

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the circuit court affirming the decision of the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation awarding partial summary judgment in favor of Claimant for existing medical expen...

Carsforsale.com v. South Dakota Department of Revenue  
Date: January 9, 2019
Citation: 2019 S.D. 4
Docket Number: 28472

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court affirming in part and reversing in part the decision of the South Dakota Department of Revenue issuing Carsforsale.com a certificate of assessment for alleged...

In re Drainage Permit of McAreavey  
Date: January 9, 2019
Citation: 2019 S.D. 3
Docket Number: 28525

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court determining that the Minnehaha County Board of Commissioners properly granted two drainage permits to Jason and Vernon McAreavey and dismissing Plaintiff’s cla...

Green v. Green  
Date: January 9, 2019
Citation: 2019 S.D. 5
Docket Number: 28541

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court in this appeal from a judgment and decree of divorce, holding that the court did not abuse its discretion in awarding attorney fees, calculating child support, an...

State v. Thomas  
Date: January 2, 2019
Citation: 2019 S.D. 1
Docket Number: 28393

Justia Opinion Summary: In this criminal case, the Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court admitting certain other acts evidence and denying Defendant’s motion for a mistrial, holding that the circuit court did not err in admit...

State v. Lewandowski  
Date: January 2, 2019
Citation: 2019 S.D. 2
Docket Number: 28583

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of first-degree felony murder, commission of a felony while armed with a firearm, and burglary in the first degree, holding that the circuit court properly denied Defenda...

Krsnak v. Brant Lake Sanitary District  
Date: December 19, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 85
Docket Number: 28352

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court granting summary judgment in favor of the Brant Lake Sanitary District on Plaintiffs’ claims alleging a taking or damaging of their property and nuisance, hold...

Krueger v. Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.  
Date: December 19, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 87
Docket Number: 28555

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the circuit court granting Plaintiffs’ motion to compel certain discovery and Plaintiffs’ request for attorney fees, holding that the circuit court abused its discretion in gran...

State v. Rolfe  
Date: December 19, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 86
Docket Number: 28569

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s judgment of conviction and sentence for third-degree rape, holding that the circuit court did not err in denying Defendant’s motion to suppress evidence obtained from a warrantless...

Institute of Range & American Mustang v. Nature Conservancy  
Date: December 16, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 88
Docket Number: 28586

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the dismissing The Institute of Range and the American Mustang’s (IRAM) lawsuit seeking to void a seventeen-year-old deed of conservation easement and to quiet title to its prop...

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