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Tuesday, 19 March 2019
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Lynn Jackson attorney, McLean Thompson Kerver, named South Dakota Community Foundation KEY CLUB member

The South Dakota Community Foundation KEY CLUB is made up of about 70 respected and trusted professional advisors from across the state. McLean has played a key role in strengthening the South Dakota Community Foundation and has helped her clients…
Tuesday, 19 March 2019
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Burden to Disprove a Negative or Prove a Positive – What is the Difference?

The South Dakota Supreme Court recently considered whether a probate court proceeding on a petition for finding of intestacy erred because it did not first consider whether to admit a copy of the will to probate. The appellant argued that…
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
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Lynn Jackson Alert: U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Raise to Exempt Employee Minimum Salary

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to raise the minimum salary threshold for exempt employees to $35,308 annually ($679 per week), which is up from the 2004 standard currently in…
Tuesday, 05 March 2019
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The Lynn Jackson team stays up-to-date on legal technologies at the ABA TECHSHOW

Last week, Lynn Jackson litigation attorney, Cassidy Stalley, and two of Lynn Jackson’s litigation paralegals attended the ABA TECHSHOW. The ABA TECHSHOW is billed as the best conference for “bringing lawyers and technology together.” “For more than 30 years, lawyers…
Tuesday, 05 March 2019
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Staging the Courtroom: The Eighth Circuit Rules on Who May Sue Whom

When deciding whether to file a lawsuit, it is imperative that it is filed against the appropriate party. Simply because a wrong is arguably attributable to a specific person or entity does not mean that is the appropriate person or…
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
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Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., announces new attorney to join its estate planning, trust, and business practice groups.

Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C., announces the addition of attorney, Wade E. Warntjes, to the Firm's Sioux Falls office. Wade is a welcome addition to the Firm's established estate planning, trust, and business practice groups. Wade comes to us…
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
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Eighth Circuit Visits – but Declines to Expand – Bivens Claims to Tribal Officers

Under federal law and common law doctrines, it is well established that sovereign immunity exists for each of the 573 federally recognized Native American tribes, absent consent or an act of Congress. Although the Indian Civil Rights Act was adopted…
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
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Trademarks for your Business: Which is best, State or Federal?

More and more businesses of all sizes are recognizing their names and logos as an asset to their operation. As an asset, protection by trademark is advisable. Trademarks serve multiple purposes, in that they distinguish goods or services of one…
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
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The Keys to the Courtroom: The South Dakota Supreme Court Explains the Necessity of Expert Witnesses

When it comes to litigation, everything must be properly supported. What document supports what fact? Who can testify to what occurrence? The South Dakota Supreme Court recently made one thing clearer in Cooper v. Brownell: you are not an expert…
Friday, 15 February 2019
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Gun Safety in Schools

A new report from the nation’s largest education unions and the nation’s largest gun safety organization indicates that arming school district staff "increases risk and is overall an ineffective solution to gun violence." The report comes out amid a previous…
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