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Law Number

S.D. Codified Laws 58-37A-8

Summary Title

Liability: Fraternal Benefit Society Volunteer


An employee or volunteer of a fraternal benefit society who, without compensation, carries out their official duties or responsibilities will not be held legally responsible. They can be held legally responsible if acting with extreme carelessness or intent to cause harm.

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No director, officer, employee, member, or volunteer of a society serving without compensation is liable, and no cause of action may be brought, for damages resulting from the exercise of judgment or discretion in connection with the duties or responsibilities of the person for the society unless the act or omission involved willful or wanton misconduct.