§ 15-2-1 Commencement of civil actions limited by prescribed periods–Manner of objecting to commencement
§ 15-2-2 Application of limitations to actions by or for state–Exceptions
§ 15-2-3 Cause of action based on fraud accruing on discovery or notice
§ 15-2-4 Accrual of cause of action on open account
§ 15-2-5 Accrual of cause of action for mortgage foreclosure
§ 15-2-5.1 Limitation of action to challenge validity on nonjudicial foreclosure of real property mortgage
§ 15-2-6 Actions on state judgments and sealed instruments
§ 15-2-7 Actions to foreclose real estate mortgages
§ 15-2-8 Judgment of federal or foreign court–Mentally ill person’s support–Abstracter’s bond–Relief not otherwise provided for
§ 15-2-12.2 Product liability actions–Prospective application
§ 15-2-13 Contract obligation or liability–Statutory liability–Trespass–Personal property–Injury to noncontract rights–Fraud–Setting aside corporate instrument
§ 15-2-14 Action against sheriff, coroner, or constable–Action for statutory penalty or forfeiture–Action for personal injury
§ 15-2-14.1 Time for bringing medical malpractice actions–Counterclaims–Prospective application
§ 15-2-14.2 Time for bringing legal malpractice actions–Prospective application
§ 15-2-14.3 Time for bringing action against professional corporation–Corporate character and status unaffected
§ 15-2-14.4 Time for bringing action against licensed public accountant
§ 15-2-14.5 Time for bringing action against veterinarian–Counterclaims
§ 15-2-14.6 Time for bringing action against real estate licensees, agents, and employees–Prospective application
§ 15-2-14.7 Time for bringing action against firm of real estate broker, agent, or employee–Prospective application
§ 15-2-14.8 Time for bringing action against certain professional corporations and professional practitioners for acts or omissions occurring prior to January 1, 1990
§ 15-2-15 Actions for libel, slander, assault, battery, or false imprisonment–Actions for statutory forfeitures or penalties–Actions concerning wages
§ 15-2-15.2 Time for bringing action under federal civil rights statutes
§ 15-2-16 Limitation of actions for recovery of municipal funds unlawfully expended
§ 15-2-17 Actions for escape of prisoner arrested on civil process–Statutory forfeiture or penalty–Petty offense
§ 15-2-18 Actions on instruments circulated as money not limited by provisions
§ 15-2-19 Actions against bank directors, shareholders, agents, or employees
§ 15-2-20 Tolling of statute during absence of defendant from state–Real estate mortgage foreclosure actions excepted
§ 15-2-21 Running of statute against enemy alien during war
§ 15-2-22 Tolling of statute during disability–Maximum period of extension–Actions excepted
§ 15-2-23 Disability to have existed when right of action accrued
§ 15-2-24 Coexisting disabilities
§ 15-2-25 Tolling of statute during injunction or statutory prohibition
§ 15-2-29 Writing required for acknowledgment or promise to take case out of operation of chapter
§ 15-2-30 Commencement of action by service of summons–Summons on codefendant
§ 15-2-31 Attempted commencement of action by delivery of summons to sheriff–Publication or service following attempt
§ 15-2-32 New action after reversal of judgment on appeal
§ 15-2-33 Dismissal without prejudice subject to plaintiff’s right to satisfy earlier judgment involving same parties
§ 15-2-34 Action for recovery of damages against regional airport authority–Commencement
§ 15-2-35 Action against real estate appraiser or employee for malpractice, error, mistake, or omission
§ 15-2-36 Actions for breach of trust against qualified persons

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws > Title 15 > Chapter 2

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decree: the same meaning as the word "judgment". See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Municipality: any municipality organized as provided in Title 9. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Petty offense: A federal misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Property: includes property, real and personal. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Real property: is coextensive with lands, tenements, and hereditaments. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • State: the State of South Dakota. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Writing: and "written" include typewriting and typewritten, printing and printed, except in the case of signatures, and where the words are used by way of contrast to typewriting and printing. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Year: a calendar year. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2