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10 31, 2019

SOUTH DAKOTA SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT DENIES CHARLES RHINES’ REQUEST FOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AND STAY OF EXECUTION

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that the Honorable Judge Jon C. Sogn, Circuit Court Judge for the Second Judicial Circuit in South Dakota, has denied Charles Russell Rhines’ request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction as well as his request for a stay of execution.

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10 25, 2019

SOUTH DAKOTA SUPREME COURT DENIES RHINES’ MOTION TO STAY EXECUTION AND AFFIRMS DISMISSAL OF CHALLENGE TO DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS WRITTEN POLICY

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that the South Dakota Supreme Court has denied Charles Russell Rhines’ motion to stay his execution and also has affirmed the dismissal of his challenge to the written policy of the South Dakota Department of Corrections.

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10 25, 2019

U.S. EIGHTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS DISMISSES CHARLES RHINES’ APPEAL

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced that, for the second time today, Charles Russell Rhines has lost an appeal.

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10 24, 2019

RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PAYS $700 MILLION TO SETTLE ALLEGATIONS OF IMPROPER MARKETING AND SALE OF SUBOXONE

Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg announced today that South Dakota and other states have reached an agreement with Reckitt Benckiser Group (“Reckitt”) to settle allegations that the company improperly marketed and otherwise promoted the drug Suboxone, resulting in improper expenditures of state Medicaid funds.

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10 22, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG JOINS BI-PARTISAN COALITION OF ATTORNEYS GENERAL CONCERNED ABOUT ILLEGAL ONLINE ALCOHOL SALES

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today joined a bipartisan coalition of 46 state and territory Attorneys General, led by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and Maine Attorney General Aaron M. Frey, in calling on Facebook, Craigslist, and eBay to take proactive measures against alcohol sales on their platforms which frequently violate state laws.

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10 18, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG ANNOUNCES $116.9 MILLION MULTISTATE SETTLEMENT WITH JOHNSON & JOHNSON, ETHICON, INC.

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today announced a multistate settlement along with 41 states and the District of Columbia which will require Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon, Inc. to pay nearly $116.9 million for their deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices.

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10 17, 2019

SOUTH DAKOTA SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY MAINTAINS NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today federal authorities have certified that the South Dakota's Sex Offender Registry continues to substantially implement the provisions of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

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10 10, 2019

CLAY COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY ALEXIS A. TRACY APPOINTED TO OPEN MEETINGS COMMISSION

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today announced the appointment of Clay County State’s Attorney Alexis A. Tracy to serve on the South Dakota Open Meetings Commission.

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10 01, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL SUPPORTED AUTISM CARES ACT SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg proudly announces today that The Smith-Doyle Autism CARES Act of 2019, (HR 1058), was signed into law by the President after being approved unanimously by the United States Senate following July passage by U.S. House of Representatives.

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