15-6-10(b). Paragraphs--Separate statements. All averments of claim or defense shall be made in numbered paragraphs, the contents of each of which shall be limited as far as practicable to a statement of a single set of circumstances; and a paragraph may be referred to by number in all succeeding pleadings. Each claim founded upon a separate transaction or occurrence and each defense other than denials shall be stated in a separate count or defense whenever a separation facilitates the clear presentation of the matters set forth.
Source: SDC 1939 & Supp 1960, § 33.0908; SD RCP, Rule 10 (b), as adopted by Sup. Ct. Order March 29, 1966, effective July 1, 1966.