§ 20-11-1 Obligation to refrain from defamation
§ 20-11-2 Classes of defamation
§ 20-11-3 Libel defined
§ 20-11-4 Slander defined
§ 20-11-5 Privileged communications–Malice not inferred from publication
§ 20-11-6 Radio and television stations not liable if due care exercised
§ 20-11-7 Retraction notice to newspaper–Punitive damages avoided by retraction–Candidates for office
§ 20-11-8 Newspaper retraction as rebuttal of presumption of malice.Get Chapter 20-11

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws > Title 20 > Chapter 11

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Good faith: an honest intention to abstain from taking any unconscientious advantage of another, even through the forms or technicalities of law, together with an absence of all information or belief of facts which would render the transaction unconscientious. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Person: includes natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • 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
  • 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