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15-7-2Acts within the state subjecting persons to jurisdiction of the courts.

Any person is subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state as to any cause of action arising from the doing personally, through any employee, through an agent or through a subsidiary, of any of the following acts:

(1)    The transaction of any business within the state;

(2)    The commission of any act which results in accrual within this state of a tort action;

(3)    The ownership, use, or possession of any property, or of any interest therein, situated within this state;

(4)    Contracting to insure any person, property, or risk located within this state at the time of contracting;

(5)    Entering into a contract for services to be rendered or for materials to be furnished in this state by such person;

(6)    Acting as director, manager, trustee, or other officer of any corporation organized under the laws of, or having its principal place of business within this state, or as personal representative of any estate within this state;

(7)    Failure to support a minor child residing in South Dakota;

(8)    Having sexual intercourse in this state, which act creates a cause of action for the determination of paternity of a child who may have been conceived by that act of intercourse;

(9)    With respect to any action for divorce, separate maintenance, or spousal support the maintenance in this state of a matrimonial domicile at the time the claim arose or the commission in this state of an act giving rise to the claim, subject to the provisions of § 25-4-30;

(10)    Entering into negotiations with any person within the state with the apparent objective of contracting for services to be rendered or materials to be furnished in this state;

(11)    Commencing or participating in negotiations, mediation, arbitration, or litigation involving subject matter located in whole or in part within the state;

(12)    Doing any act for the purpose of influencing legislation, administrative rule-making or judicial or administrative decision-making by any local, state, or federal official whose official function is being performed within the state, providing that an appearance to contest personal jurisdiction shall not be within this subsection;

(13)    The commission of any act which results in the accrual of an action in this state for a violation of the antitrust laws of the United States or chapter 37-1;

(14)    The commission of any act, the basis of which is not inconsistent with the Constitution of this state or with the Constitution of the United States.

Source: SL 1965, ch 163, § 2; SL 1978, ch 146, §§ 1, 2; SL 1983, ch 156, § 1; SL 1984, ch 190, § 48; SL 1986, ch 162.


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