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Tuesday, 09 April 2019
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Estate planning lessons learned from country singer Corb Lund

A fellow attorney at our law firm recently went to a Corb Lund concert in Rapid City, South Dakota. She invited me to listen to Corb’s song, S Lazy H, which is a ballad about a man’s experience growing up…
Tuesday, 02 April 2019
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Fool Me Three Times: the Eighth Circuit Rules that an Employer Did Not Hold a Grudge Against a Thrice-Hired Plaintiff

In order to reach a jury in an employment discrimination lawsuit, a plaintiff-employee bears the burden of producing direct evidence of a discriminatory basis for his termination or that the defendant-employer’s legitimate reason for terminating the plaintiff is not credible.…
Tuesday, 02 April 2019
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“My accountant says I need to set up a ….”

It’s that time of year: meeting with your CPA to do your taxes. She probably had some suggestions for you about how to better track your expenses, and if you are a business owner, may have suggested that you set…
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…
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