Wegleitner v. Sattler and Town of Lake City, 1998 S.D. 88, 582 N.W.2d 688, was the last dram shop case decided by the South Dakota Supreme Court. We represented a deputy sheriff who was rear-ended by a drunk driver. In the litigation, we settled with the drunk driver for his policy limits.
The Trial Court dismissed the city-owned bar for the lack of a dram shop cause of action in South Dakota. We appealed. In a 3-2 decision, the Supreme Court affirmed, nailing the coffin on the dram shop causes of action in South Dakota.