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09 16, 2021

A.G. RAVNSBORG JOINS 24 STATE COALITION DEMANDING PRESIDENT BIDEN DROP VACCINE MANDATE OR RISK LEGAL ACTION

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has joined with 23 other state attorneys general to send a letter to President Joe Biden today, warning that litigation will follow the implementation of the proposed mandate on private sector employees to either get a COVID-19 shot, submit to weekly testing, or be fired.

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09 15, 2021

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF JAY SEKULOW AND STAFF AS CO-COUNSEL IN PRO-LIFE APPEAL

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has prepared the following statement regarding the appointment of co-counsel in the appeal to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in the matter of Planned Parenthood v. Noem.

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09 15, 2021

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG JOINS WITH 22 OTHER STATES ON LETTER TO COMBAT FEDERAL TAKEOVER OF STATES’ ELECTIONS

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has joined with 22 other state attorneys general opposing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, or H.R. 4

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09 14, 2021

ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that South Dakota and other states have reached an agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company to settle allegations that Bristol-Myers Squibb overcharged the state Medicaid programs for drugs.

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09 09, 2021

ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASES EXPLANATION FOR INITIATED MEASURE TO MAKE POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE A CLASS 1 MISDEMEANOR

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has released the following Attorney General’s ballot explanation for the November 2022 general election.

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09 09, 2021

ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASES EXPLANATION FOR INITIATED MEASURE TO MAKE INGESTION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE A PETTY OFFENSE

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has released the following Attorney General’s ballot explanation for the November 2022 general election.

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07 29, 2021

TEA CHIEF OF POLICE JESSICA QUIGLEY APPOINTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today announced the appointment of Tea Chief of Police Jessica Quigley to serve on the Law Enforcement Standards & Training Commission. 

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07 23, 2021

SPINK AND BROWN COUNTY ARRESTS CAP OFF 4-YEAR INVESTIGATION

The office of the South Dakota Attorney General announced today that three arrests were made in Spink and Brown Counties on ​July 14, 2021, following an investigation which began in 2017.

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07 22, 2021

SOUTH DAKOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES $26 BILLION AGREEMENT WITH OPIOID DISTRIBUTORS

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today announced a historic $26 billion agreement that will help bring desperately needed relief to people across the country who are struggling with opioid addiction.

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07 09, 2021

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IN AGREEMENT WITH SOUTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY PATROL’S FRAMEWORK FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF IM26

Contrary to current media reports, the Attorney General’s Office agrees with the South Dakota Highway Patrol’s Framework for Implementation of Initiated Measure 26.

 

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07 08, 2021

SOUTH DAKOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL JOINS SUIT AGAINST GOOGLE FOR ANTITRUST LAW VIOLATIONS OVER APP STORE

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has joined a coalition of 37 attorneys general to file a lawsuit against Google in California.

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07 02, 2021

AG RAVNSBORG ELECTED VICE CHAIR AND MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE CONFERENCE OF WESTERN ATTORNEYS GENERAL

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has been elected to serve as the Vice Chair and a member of the Executive Board of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG).

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06 08, 2021

HAND COUNTY COMMISSIONER JIM ESCHENBAUM APPOINTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today announced the appointment of Hand County Commissioner Jim Eschenbaum to serve on the Law Enforcement Standards & Training Commission. 

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05 18, 2021

ABERDEEN WOMAN SENTENCED IN IDENTITY THEFT CASE

The Office of the South Dakota Attorney General announced today that Amy Violet Schmidt, 40, Aberdeen, was sentenced to serve two years in the state penitentiary for Identity Theft.

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05 14, 2021

ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASES EXPLANATION FOR MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY INITIATED AMENDMENT TO THE SOUTH DAKOTA CONSTITUTION

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has released the following Attorney General’s ballot explanation for the November 2022 general election.

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04 28, 2021

SOUTH DAKOTA REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH INDIVIOR OVER FALSE AND AGGRESSIVE MARKETING

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that South Dakota and other states have reached an agreement with Indivior plc and Indivior Inc. (collectively “Indivior”) to settle allegations that Indivior falsely and aggressively marketed and otherwise promoted the drug Suboxone, resulting in improper expenditures of state Medicaid funds.

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04 09, 2021

CRIME IN SOUTH DAKOTA 2020 PUBLICATION RELEASED

The Office of the Attorney General today released the Crime in South Dakota 2020 report.

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03 22, 2021

ATF CERTIFIES SOUTH DAKOTA CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT AS VALID ALTERNATIVE TO NICS BACKGROUND CHECK

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has certified that South Dakota’s regular Concealed Carry Permits qualify as an alternative to a background check conducted by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

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03 19, 2021

ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASES EXPLANATION FOR AMENDMENT TO THE SOUTH DAKOTA CONSTITUTION PROVIDING FOR A TOP-TWO PRIMARY ELECTION

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has released the following Attorney General’s ballot explanation for the November 2022 general election.

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03 18, 2021

SOUTH DAKOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL JOINS 21-STATE COALITION TO BLOCK KEYSTONE CANCELLATION

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg joined 20 other state attorneys general, led by Montana and Texas, in filing suit in United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas to block President Joe Biden’s unconstitutional and the illegitimate attempt to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXLP).

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02 26, 2021

ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASES EXPLANATION FOR INITIATED AMENDMENT TO THE SOUTH DAKOTA CONSTITUTION PROVIDING FOR STATE LEGISLATIVE REDISTRICTING BY A COMMISSION

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has released the following Attorney General’s ballot explanation for the November 2022 general election.

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02 05, 2021

AG RELEASES EXPLANATIONS FOR MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY INITIATED MEASURE AND MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY INITIATED AMENDMENT TO THE SD CONSTITUTION

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has released the following Attorney General’s ballot explanations for the November 2022 general election.

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02 05, 2021

SOUTH DAKOTA REACHES $573 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH McKINSEY & COMPANY INC. FOR ITS ROLE IN OPIOID EPEDEMIC

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has joined a coalition of attorneys general from 47 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories in a $573 million settlement with one of the world’s largest consulting firms, McKinsey & Company Inc., resolving investigations into the company’s role in working for opioid companies, helping those companies promote their drugs, and profiting from the opioid epidemic.

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12 17, 2020

AG RAVNSBORG JOINS SECOND MULTISTATE LAWSUIT AGAINST GOOGLE

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today joined with 37 other attorneys general in a bipartisan coalition suing Google LLC for anticompetitive conduct in violation of Section 2 of the Sherman Act.

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12 16, 2020

AG RAVNSBORG AND 10 STATES FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST GOOGLE FOR ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES AND DECEPTIVE MISREPRESENTATIONS

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that the State of South Dakota has joined a multistate coalition of 10 states in a lawsuit against Google for multiple violations of Federal and State Antitrust Laws, including anticompetitive conduct, exclusionary practices, and deceptive misrepresentations in connection with its role in the multibillion-dollar online display advertising industry

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11 25, 2020

SOUTH DAKOTA AND SANFORD HEALTH SETTLE MEDICAID CASE

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that South Dakota has reached a settlement agreement with Sanford Health resolving a case involving Medicaid payments.

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10 30, 2020

ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE RELEASES LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SHOOTING SUMMARY

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Benjamin Hernandez, 34, Madison, on September 30, 2020, in Madison, South Dakota.

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09 24, 2020

SOUTH DAKOTA ANNOUNCES $60 MILLION MULTISTATE SETTLEMENT WITH C.R. BARD

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today announced a settlement by 48 states and the District of Columbia with C.R. Bard, Inc. and its parent company Becton, Dickinson and Company requiring payment of $60 million.

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