An action upon a promissory note against persons, any one of whom resides in the state at the commencement of the action and was a party to said note when first delivered, shall be tried in the county in which some defendant who was a party to said note when first delivered shall reside at the commencement of the action; or if none of the defendants shall reside in the state, the same may be tried in any county which the plaintiff shall designate in his complaint, subject, however, to the power of the court to change the place of trial in the cases provided by statute.

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 15-5-7

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.

Source: SDC 1939 & Supp 1960, § 33.0304.