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Dollar Loan v. S.D. Department of Labor & Regulation  
Date: November 14, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 77
Docket Number: 28538

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s dismissal of an appeal from the cease and desist license revocation order of the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, Division of Banking (Division) directing th...

Wegner v. Siemers  
Date: November 7, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 76
Docket Number: 28537

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Defendant’s appeal from a protection order entered in magistrate court, holding that this Court did not have appellate jurisdiction to consider this direct appeal. Defendant did not appeal th...

Bullinger & Lippert v. S.D. Public Assurance Alliance  
Date: October 31, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 75
Docket Numbers: 28497, 28498, 28499, 28500

Justia Opinion Summary: In this consolidated appeal, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the circuit court denying Appellants’ motions for an enlargement of time to serve their complaints and dismissing their actions against Appellee, ho...

Hiller v. Hiller  
Date: October 24, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 74
Docket Number: 28294

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed and remanded in part the decision of the circuit court ordering Appellant to pay attorney fees incurred by his former spouse, Appellee, holding that the circuit court abuse...

Huston v. Martin  
Date: October 10, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 73
Docket Number: 28365

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the circuit court’s dismissal of this challenge to a decedent’s pre-death conveyance, holding that Plaintiff may have an unjust enrichment claim against one of the...

American Legion Home Ass’n Post 22 v. Pennington County  
Date: October 10, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 72
Docket Number: 28549

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s judgment affirming a hearing examiner’s decision that an exemption from taxation for real property be increased to 100 percent but reversed the award of attorney fees, holdi...

Fischer v. City of Sioux Falls  
Date: October 3, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 71
Docket Number: 28406

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court granting summary judgment in favor of the City of Sioux Falls on Plaintiff’s complaint for negligence, holding that there was not a genuine issue of material f...

State v. Chase  
Date: October 3, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 70
Docket Number: 28448

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of second-degree murder, holding that the circuit court did not err in denying Defendant’s motion to suppress evidence obtained as a result of an investigatory stop. Pri...

State v. Johnsen  
Date: September 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 68
Docket Number: 28386

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant, a truck driver, of operating an overweight truck on a bridge, holding that Defendant’s arguments on appeal were unavailing. Specifically...

Thompson v. Lynde  
Date: September 26, 2018
Citation: 2019 S.D. 69
Docket Number: 28531

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s denial of Appellants’ application for a writ of mandamus to compel the Deuel County Auditor accept the three petitions submitted by Appellants seeking referendum on an ordin...

State v. Red Kettle  
Date: September 19, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 66
Docket Number: 28374

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court entering an amended judgment of conviction ordering Defendant’s sentences to run concurrently to his corresponding federal sentences, holding that Defendant ha...

Domson, Inc. v. Kadrmas Lee & Jackson, Inc.  
Date: September 19, 2018
Citation: 2018 S.D. 67
Docket Number: 28401

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court granting summary judgment in favor of Defendants in this action for summary judgment, holding that an exculpatory clause in a contract between the parties unam...

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...

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