South Dakota Supreme Court Decisions

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Recent Decisions From the South Dakota Supreme Court

Fluth v. Schoenfelder  
Date: August 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 65
Docket Number: 28116

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed in part and affirmed in part the circuit court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Larry Weisser, holding that Kayla Fluth’s satisfaction of judgment against Schoenfelder Construction, Inc....

ISG, Corp. v. PLE, Inc.  
Date: August 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 64
Docket Number: 28269

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case asserting breach of contract and fraud, the Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court granting the motion filed by Portable Lift Equipment Inc. (PLE) for a new trial on the issue of damages, hold...

State v. Sharpfish  
Date: August 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 63
Docket Number: 28303

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed the State’s intermediate appeal challenging the circuit court’s reversal of the magistrate court’s order denying Defendant’s motion to suppress, holding that there was no basis for an appeal t...

State v. Wayfair Inc.  
Date: August 9, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 62
Docket Number: 28160

Justia Opinion Summary: After the United States Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the Supreme Court affirming the circuit court’s summary judgment in favor of Defendants, the Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s grant of summary judgm...

State v. Randle  
Date: August 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 61
Docket Number: 28126

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance and possession of two ounces or less of marijuana but reversed and remanded for a new trial Defendant’s conviction f...

State v. Ross  
Date: July 25, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 59
Docket Number: 28407

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the sentence imposed in connection with Defendant’s conviction for third-degree burglary, holding that the sentencing court had authority to alter its original sentence and that Defendant did n...

Hanson v. Big Stone Therapies, Inc.  
Date: July 25, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 60
Docket Number: 28465

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and in part reversed the judgment of the circuit court granting summary judgment in favor of Defendants, a physical therapy company and a hospital, on Plaintiffs’ negligence claims, hol...

Thompson v. Bear Runner  
Date: July 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 57
Docket Number: 28152

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the circuit court granting Plaintiff’s petition for a protection order against Defendant for stalking and remanded the case to permit the court to identify which of Defendant’s...

Blue v. Blue  
Date: July 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 58
Docket Number: 28426

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit partitioning one of two parcels of land Tom Blue and Jim Blue inherited as tenants in common, awarding Tom owelty, and denying Tom’s claims for improvements and rest...

State v. Kaline  
Date: July 11, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 54
Docket Number: 28354

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant’s conviction and sentence for possessing a controlled substance (methamphetamine), holding that the circuit court erred by denying Defendant’s motion to suppress evidence obtained fro...

Work v. Allgier  
Date: July 11, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 56
Docket Number: 28454

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the circuit court granted summary judgment for Debtor in this breach of contract case brought by Creditor to recover unpaid installments under a promissory note. In moving for...

Gangle v. Spiry  
Date: July 11, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 55
Docket Number: 28461

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action to quiet title to real property owned by Defendants under a claim of adverse possession, the Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court finding that Plaintiff was entitled to the disputed proper...

Harvieux v. Progressive Northern Insurance Co.  
Date: July 3, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 52
Docket Number: 28159

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s grant of Progressive Northern Insurance Company’s renewed motion for summary judgment on Nicole Harvieux’s claims for bad faith and barratry. Harvieux filed an action under...

Lagler v. Menard, Inc.  
Date: July 3, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 53
Docket Number: 28255

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court affirming the decision of the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation awarding Tammy Lagler, who suffered a workplace injury, permanent-total-disabilit...

Riggs v. Bennett County Hospital & Nursing Home  
Date: June 27, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 51
Docket Number: 28092

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s decision affirming the determination of the South Dakota Department of Labor’s Division of Human Rights (DHR) that there was not probable cause to believe the allegations of...

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