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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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08 25, 2020

SOUTH DAKOTA ANNOUNCES $85 MILLION MULTISTATE SETTLEMENT WITH AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR COMPANY, INC. AND HONDA OF AMERICA MFG., INC.

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today announced a multistate settlement with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Honda of America Mfg., Inc. (collectively “Honda”), over allegations Honda concealed safety issues related to defects in the frontal airbag systems installed in certain vehicles sold in the United States. The systems were designed and manufactured by Takata Corporation, a long-time Honda supplier, and were first installed in Honda vehicles in the 2001 model year.

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08 17, 2020

ATTORNEY GENERAL JASON RAVNSBORG APPOINTS DEAN NEIL FULTON TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today the appointment of Neil Fulton, Dean of the USD Knudson School of Law, to the Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission. With this 2-year appointment the commissioner Fulton replaces, Jo Vitek of Watertown and keeps the commission with a full slate of 11 members.

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08 06, 2020

SOUTH DAKOTA JOINS SETTLEMENT OF FRAUD ALLEGATIONS AGAINST UNITED HEALTH SERVICES, INC.

Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg announced today that South Dakota has joined 49 other states, territories, and the federal government to settle allegations of fraud against Universal Health Services, Inc.

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08 06, 2020

SOUTH DAKOTA CONTINUES TO ADVOCATE FOR FEDERAL PANDEMIC LIABILITY PROTECTIONS, URGES CONGRESS TO CONSIDER SAFE TO WORK ACT

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, along with 20 other state attorneys general, this week co-signed a letter to the U.S. Congress, authored by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr and Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, urging the adoption of the protections contained in the Safe to Work Act.

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07 29, 2020

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG ELECTED 2ND 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 2nd Vice Chair and a member of the Executive Board of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG).

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07 17, 2020

ATTORNEY GENERAL EXPLANATION RELEASED FOR PROPOSED INITIATED CONTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND PROPOSED INITIATED MEASURE, BOTH DEALING WITH MEDICAID EXPANSION

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that Attorney General Explanations for a proposed initiated constitutional amendment and a proposed initiated measure have been filed with the Secretary of State.

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07 09, 2020

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

– Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Michael Andreas Beckham, 46, Webster, on June 2, 2020, in Day County near Webster, South Dakota.

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07 06, 2020

U.S. SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY DEFENDS STATE RULES REQUIRING ELECTORS TO HONOR STATE LAWS REGARDING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS

In a unanimous decision today the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled that presidential electors can only cast their ballot for the candidate who won the popular vote in their state.

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07 01, 2020

AG RAVNSBORG URGES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS TO RECONSIDER CLAIMS PROCESSING POLICY CHANGES

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, along with Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul have assembled a bipartisan coalition of 42 attorneys general to urge the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to rescind a newly-implemented policy that will result in further delays and confusion in the claims process.

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06 15, 2020

ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASES RAPID CITY POLICE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING SUMMARY

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Anthony Angel, 30, Rapid City, SD, on May 13, 2020, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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