§ 20-10A-1 Definition of terms
§ 20-10A-2 Cause of action for damages
§ 20-10A-3 Liability for damages

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws > Title 20 > Chapter 10A

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Person: includes natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2