SUPREME COURT RULES AND ORDERS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
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IN THE MATTER OF THE AMENDMENT
OF SDCL 15-6-5(g) RULE 17-02
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A hearing was held on January 11, 2017, at Pierre, South Dakota, relating to the amendment of SDCL 15-6-5(g), and the Court having considered the proposed amendment thereto and being fully advised in the premises, now, therefore, it is
ORDERED that SDCL 15-6-5(g) be and it is hereby amended to read in its entirety as follows:
15-6-5(g). Documents not to be filed--Depositions.No depositions (except notices to take depositions), interrogatories, requests for documents, requests for admissions, and answers and responses thereto shall be filed with the clerk of the court except as provided in this section.
Any discovery materials necessary for the disposition of any motion filed with the court or referenced in any filing with the court
shall be attached as an exhibit and filed with the party's motion in its entirety
. Financial account information filed with the court as an exhibit under this section shall be confidential pursuant to §§ 15-15A-8 and 15-15A-9, and shall remain confidential unless and until access is granted by the court under § 15-15A-10.
If any party designated any or all of any deposition as evidence to be offered in the trial of any case, such deposition shall be filed in its entirety
with the clerk of the court at the same time as that party's designation.
Depositions used by a party only for the purpose of contradicting or impeaching the testimony of deponent as a witness, pursuant to subdivision 15-6-32(a)(1), shall not be filed unless otherwise ordered by the judge presiding at the hearing or trial.
All depositions which have been read or offered into evidence by agreement of parties, or at the trial or submission of the case to the court, shall become a permanent part of the file.
After the ultimate conclusion of the case, depositions not offered or received into evidence may be withdrawn by the parties taking the deposition. All unclaimed depositions may be disposed of by the clerk after giving thirty days notice to the attorneys of record of the clerk's intention to do so.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this rule shall become effective immediately.
DATED at Pierre, South Dakota, this 19th day of January, 2017.