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Kevin Costner's Bison Battle Heads To South Dakota Supreme Court

February 24th, 2012 5:17pm EST

Kevin CostnerKevin Costner's legal battle with an artist he commissioned to create sculptures of charging bison is heading back to court in South Dakota.

The Dances With Wolves star hired Peggy Detmers to make 17 bronze figures of Native Americans hunting the beasts in the early 1990s so he could display them at a planned five-star hotel.

The resort never came to fruition and in 2006, Costner decided to donate the Lakota Bison Jump collection to his Tatanka museum near the town of Deadwood.

However, Detmers was not happy with the placement change and she sued for breach of contract in 2009.

She lost the suit last summer when a judge ruled in Costner's favor and allowed him to keep the bison sculptures at the South Dakota museum.

Now, Detmers is appealing the decision and judges at the South Dakota Supreme Court have agreed to hear her case on March 19th.

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