In the Matter of the Amendment of SDCL 15-6-50(c)
IN THE SUPREME COURT
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
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IN THE MATTER OF THE AMENDMENT
OF SDCL 15-6-50(c) RULE 06-46
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A hearing was held on February 16, 2006, at Pierre, South Dakota, relating to the
amendment of SDCL 15-6-50(c), 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 15-6-50(c) be and it is hereby amended to read in its entirety as
Granting renewed motion for judgment as a matter of law--Conditional rulings
on grant of judgment notwithstanding verdict--New trial motion.
If the renewed motion for judgment
notwithstanding the verdict as a matter of law,
provided for in § 15-6-50(b), is granted, the court shall also rule on the motion for a new
trial, if any, by determining whether it should be granted if the judgment is thereafter
vacated or reversed, and shall specify the grounds for granting or denying the motion
for the new trial. If the motion for a new trial is thus conditionally granted, the order
thereon does not affect the finality of the judgment. In case the motion for a new trial
has been conditionally granted and the judgment is reversed on appeal, the new trial
shall proceed unless the Supreme Court has otherwise ordered. In case the motion for
a new trial has been conditionally denied, the respondent on appeal may assert error in
that denial; and if the judgment is reversed on appeal, subsequent proceedings shall be
in accordance with the order of the Supreme Court.
The party whose verdict has been set aside on motion for judgment notwithstanding the
verdict may serve a motion for a new trial pursuant to § 15-6-59 not later than ten days
after notice of entry of the judgment notwithstanding the verdict. Any motion for a new
trial under § 15-6-59 by a party against whom judgment as a matter of law is rendered
shall be filed no later than ten days after entry of the judgment.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this rule shall become effective July 1, 2006.
DATED at Pierre, South Dakota, this 17th day of March 2006.