PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Supreme Court says a man who closed his financially struggling business is not eligible to get unemployment benefits.
Michael Manuel of Sioux Falls argued he should get jobless benefits because he had to close his business after it began to lose money. As the owner and employee of the business that sold toner cartridges for printers, he was covered by unemployment insurance.
But the Supreme Court ruled that the state Labor Department was correct to deny Manuel's claim seeking unemployment benefits.
The high court says state law allows people who voluntarily leave their jobs for good cause to get jobless benefits under certain circumstances, but Manuel's decision to close his business did not meet any of those specific circumstances.