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 01-4
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A hearing having been held on March 20, 2001, at Vermillion, South Dakota, relating to
the amendment of SDCL 15-6-11(a), and the Court considered the proposed amendment, and oral
presentation relating thereto, and being fully advised in the premises, now, therefore, it is hereby
ORDERED that SDCL 15-6-11(a) is amended to read in its entirety as follows:
Signature of attorney or party.
Every pleading, motion, and
other paper of a party represented by an attorney shall be signed by at least one
attorney of record in his 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 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.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this rule shall become effective July 1, 2001.
DATED at Pierre, South Dakota, this 10th day of April, 2001.