§ 15-5-1 Venue based on location of subject matter
§ 15-5-2 Venue where cause of action arose
§ 15-5-3 Venue of actions on life, health and accident insurance policies
§ 15-5-4 Venue of actions on fidelity bond executed by domestic company
§ 15-5-5 Venue of actions on contracts and bonds other than fidelity bond issued by domesticcompany
§ 15-5-6 Venue based on residence of defendant–Nonresident defendants–Payment of jurors’fees and mileage–Stipulation to venue
§ 15-5-7 Venue of action on promissory note
§ 15-5-8 Venue of actions for conversion or recovery of damages
§ 15-5-8.1 Venue of actions arising out of real property lease agreements
§ 15-5-9 Dismissal of action where party added to control venue
§ 15-5-10 Trial of action in county where commenced unless defendant demands change ofvenue
§ 15-5-11 Grounds for change of venue
§ 15-5-12 Continuation of proceedings after change of venue–Transfer of papers
§ 15-5-13 Terms allowed on change of venue from improper county–Payment of costs requiredbefore continuation or commencement of new action
§ 15-5-14 Change of venue in postjudgment divorce, paternity, or separate maintenance actions

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws > Title 15 > Chapter 5 - Venue of Actions

  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Property: includes property, real and personal. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.