Errata Sheets in South Dakota are governed statutorily by South Dakota’s Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 15-6-30(e). S.D. CODIFIED LAWS § 15-6-30 (2017). This rule requires the deponent be given the opportunity to examine and read the transcript once it is complete unless the witness and parties mutually agree to waive the reading and examination. Id. The deponent can make changes to the transcript in form or substance as long as a statement of the reasons for the changes accompanies the changes. Id. Additionally, the deponent should sign the deposition unless the parties agreed to waive the signing, or the deponent is ill, cannot be found, or refuses to sign the transcript. Id. If the deponent does not make the changes and sign the transcript within 15 days of when the transcript is submitted to the deponent, the deposition officer shall sign it and it will be considered fully signed. Id.

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