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Recent Decisions From the South Dakota Supreme Court

STREFF v. STATE FARM
Date: December 13, 2017
Citation: 2017 S.D. 83
Docket Number: 28009
SIGLER v. SIGLER
Date: December 13, 2017
Citation: 2017 S.D. 85
Docket Number: 28057
VALLEY POWER SYS. v. S.D. DEP’T OF REVENUE
Date: December 13, 2017
Citation: 2017 S.D. 84
Docket Number: 28168
CROELL REDI-MIX v. PENNINGTON CTY. BD. OF COMM’RS
Date: December 13, 2017
Citation: 2017 S.D. 87
Docket Number: 28173
MDU v. PARKSHILL FARMS
Date: December 13, 2017
Citation: 2017 S.D. 88
Docket Number: 28174
STATE v. BAUSCH
Date: December 13, 2017
Citation: 2017 S.D. 86
Docket Number: 28310
Oyen v. Lawrence County Commission  
Date: December 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 S.D. 81
Docket Number: 28085

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the circuit court denying Lawrence County’s motion to join the United States as an indispensable party to this action filed by various Landowners requesting that the County main...

State v. Humpal  
Date: December 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 S.D. 82
Docket Number: 28213

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the sentence imposed upon Defendant to a five-year penitentiary term while Defendant was serving a probationary sentence imposed in a different criminal file. On appeal, Defendant argued that t...

Long v. State  
Date: November 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 S.D. 79
Docket Number: 27368

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court in favor of Landowners on their inverse condemnation claim against the State seeking damages and a permanent injunction due to flooding on Landowners’ properti...

Long v. State  
Date: November 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 S.D. 78
Docket Number: 27381

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s denial of Landowners’ request that the State pay reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses pursuant to S.D. Codified Laws 5-2-18 and the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real...

Beals v. Autotrac, Inc.  
Date: November 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 S.D. 80
Docket Number: 28024

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded the circuit court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of AutoTrac Inc. on Varner Beals’s tort claim of deceit and Beals’s contract claims of fraud and u...

State v. Hemminger  
Date: November 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 S.D. 77
Docket Number: 28041

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant of first-degree murder and sentencing him to mandatory life in prison. The court held (1) the circuit court did not err in its evidentiary...

State v. Draskovich  
Date: November 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 S.D. 76
Docket Number: 28086

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant of threatening a judicial officer and disorderly conduct arising from statements Defendant made in the Minnehaha County Courthouse. At the...

ERICKSON v. DEP’T OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Date: November 15, 2017
Citation: 2017 S.D. 75
Docket Number: 27922
In re Guardianship & Conservatorship of Novotny  
Date: November 15, 2017
Citation: 2017 S.D. 74
Docket Number: 28083

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s order refusing to terminate an irrevocable trust and granted summary judgment in favor of the trustees. The sole beneficiary of the trust sought to terminate the trust and r...

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