In the Matter of the Amendment of SDCL 15-6-11(a)
IN THE MATTER OF THE AMENDMENT
OF SDCL 15-6-11(a) RULE 06-05
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A hearing was held on February 16, 2006, at Pierre, South Dakota, relating to the
amendment of SDCL 15-6-11(a), and the Court having considered the proposed amendment, the
correspondence and oral presentations relating thereto and being fully advised in the premises,
now, therefore, it is
ORDERED that SDCL 15-6-11(a) be and it is hereby amended to read in its entirety as
of attorney or party.
Every pleading, written motion, and other paper
of a party represented by an attorney shall be signed by at least one attorney of record in his the
attorney's individual name, whose address shall be stated. A party who is not represented by an
attorney shall sign his pleading, motion, or other paper and state his address. Unless or, if the party
is not represented by an attorney, shall be signed by the party. Each paper shall state the signer's
address and telephone number, if any. Except when otherwise specifically provided by rule or
statute, pleadings need not be verified or accompanied by affidavit. The signature of an attorney
or party constitutes a certificate by him that he has read the pleading, motion, and exhibits or
attachments thereto, or other paper; that to the best of his knowledge, information and belief
formed after reasonable inquiry it is well grounded in fact and is warranted by existing law or a
good faith argument for the extension, modification, or reversal of existing law, and that it is not
interposed for any improper purpose, such as to harass, embarrass another party or person, or to
cause unnecessary delay or needless increase in the cost of litigation. If a pleading, motion, or other
paper is not signed, it shall be stricken unless it is signed promptly after the omission is called to
the attention of the pleader or movant. An unsigned paper shall be stricken unless omission of the
signature is corrected promptly after being called to the attention of the attorney or party.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this rule shall become effective July 1, 2006.
DATED at Pierre, South Dakota, this 17th day of March 2006.