The witness shall also be liable to the party injured for any damages occasioned by his failure to attend, or his refusal to be sworn, testify, or give his deposition.

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 19-5-14

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.

Source: CCivP 1877, § 455; CL 1887, § 5269; RCCivP 1903, § 495; RC 1919, § 2742; SDC 1939 & Supp 1960, § 36.0306.