20-9-32. Civil cause of action for malicious intimidation or harassment--Damages. In addition to the criminal penalty provided in § 22-19B-1, there is a civil cause of action for malicious harassment. The victim of malicious intimidation or harassment may recover both special and general damages, including damages for emotional distress, reasonable attorney fees and costs, and punitive damages. The civil cause of action for malicious intimidation or harassment is in addition to any other remedies, criminal or civil, otherwise available under law.
Source: SL 1993, ch 177, § 3; SDCL, 22-19B-3; SL 2005, ch 120, §§ 183, 185.
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