South Dakota

Business of Law

Robins Kaplan to close Atlanta office; firm is ‘working on a transition plan’ for 12 lawyers

Tort Law

Desperately seeking med-mal attorneys; $500K damages cap deters South Dakota lawyers, some say

Law in Popular Culture

Acclaimed film on ‘Dinosaur 13’ legal battle airs on CNN

Court Security

In court after missing anger management courses, man attacks his public defender, authorities say

Trials & Litigation

Top state court OKs $1.2B defamation suit over ABC ‘pink slime’ news coverage

Law in Popular Culture

Documentary on legal battle over T. rex bones kicks off Sundance Film Festival


Lawyer who ‘flunked retirement’ returns to former firm, will try not to work as hard

Criminal Justice

Rapper’s Instagram posts lead to ‘largest seizure of illegal guns’ in NYC history


South Dakota lures lawyers to rural areas with annual subsidies


Financial incentives proposed for lawyers who relocate to state’s rural areas

Media and Communications Law

‘Pink Slime’ Beef Producers Sue ABC, Diane Sawyer, USDA Microbiologist and Others, Seek $1.2B

Civil Rights

Top Federal Prosecutor in South Dakota Takes Over Review of 56 Tribal Reservation Homicides From FBI

Criminal Justice

Death Penalty Is Sentence for Two Brothers Convicted in Separate Crimes, 25 Years Apart

Religious Law

South Dakota Governor Signs Law Banning Courts from Enforcing Religious Codes

Tort Law

Tribe Seeks Injunction to Curb Alcohol Sales Near Reservation

Trials & Litigation

Inmate Seeking Execution Says He Wants to Kill Again; Judge Mulls Aggravation Arguments


Give Rural South Dakota a Chance, State Bar Urges Lawyers

The National Pulse

Friendlier State Legislatures Lead to a Rise in Anti-Abortion Legislation


Defendant Loses Appeal Based on Judge’s ‘Go Native’ Remark

Legal Ethics

Disciplined for Rudeness, Judge Says He Can’t Afford Probation, Will Retire and Return to Practice