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August 6, 2020
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Zantac and Cancer: What you Need to Know

About 15 million people in the United States regularly used the prescription version of Zantac or similar drugs, while millions more used the over-the-counter variety. Now, these drugs have been pulled from the shelves, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers to throw away any of these […]
July 28, 2020
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Will You Have to Pay Bail? 💵

Some people who get arrested and accused of crimes are sent home with a court summons, which is called being released on your own recognizance. Others will have to wait in jail while their case is pending. Some people might only be released if they post bond – also commonly […]
July 21, 2020
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Plea Bargain FAQ

Criminal cases can be resolved in different ways, such as having the charges dropped pretrial, an acquittal or conviction at trial, or a guilty plea. Many defendants assume that if they committed the offense, their only option is to plead guilty right out of the gate. This is not the […]
July 7, 2020
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Did You Get Into a Car Crash on Your Road Trip? 😬 Here’s How to Recover Compensation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted travel plans for many households. With increased risks of exposure on airplanes and other forms of mass transportation, families in the Fargo area are rethinking their summer vacation plans. For many people, this means they might be taking a road trip.  Some people might be […]
July 1, 2020
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What to Expect in Your Criminal Case

If you are arrested and charged with a crime, it is normal not to know what to expect to happen. Even if you have had experience with the criminal justice system in the past, each case is unique, and two different cases can take two different paths. The best way […]
June 26, 2020
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Injured in an Uber Crash?

In these modern times, all you have to do is touch a button on your smartphone and someone should arrive to drive you to your chosen destination. Rideshare services like Uber are convenient when you are visiting another city, do not want to find parking, plan on drinking alcohol, or […]
June 18, 2020
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5 Reasons Why a Prenuptial Agreement Is a Good Idea

When entering into a marriage, the plans are always for it to last forever. Unfortunately, that may not always be the outcome. Today, around half of all marriages tragically end in divorce. While this conclusion may never be your intention, with such high odds, protecting yourself and your assets before […]
June 9, 2020
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What to Do After an Arrest

Getting arrested can be a frightening experience for anyone. Not only can you be taken into custody and handcuffed on the spot, but you might be uncertain about what the future holds. Most concerningly, you might not know what to say or do to best protect your rights in a […]
June 2, 2020
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Do Force Majeure Clauses Apply to COVID-19 Circumstances?

As many businesses have been shut down due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, companies have lost revenue, experienced staff shortages, had interruptions in supply chains, and many more difficulties. All of these circumstances can make it challenging or impossible for a company to fulfill its obligations under one or more […]
May 26, 2020
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Calculating Losses After a Personal Injury

After an unexpected injury in a vehicle crash, slip and fall, or another type of incident, you might recognize that another party should be liable for your losses. Even if you know which insurance claims you should file to seek your rightful compensation, how do you know how much compensation […]
May 20, 2020
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Delivery Truck Crashes in Your Neighborhood

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting much of the United States – and most of the world – many people are trying to stay home as much as possible and only go out for the essentials. With the run on items like cleaning supplies and  toilet paper, as well as the […]
May 6, 2020
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The Importance of Medical Treatment Following an Accident

When you are sick, you likely will go to the doctor to get the right diagnosis and treatment plan so you can feel better. The same should be true if you are in an accident and sustain injuries. Following an accident, many people think that feeling sore, stiff, or disoriented […]
May 1, 2020
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Do You Have Defective Products in Your Home?

All of us use dozens of consumer products every day – especially as many of us stay at home in light of the current pandemic. From the coffee maker on your counter to the toothbrush you use right before bed, consumer products made by others are an integral part of […]
April 10, 2020
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Who You Should Not Talk to After a Personal Injury Case Has Been Filed

In this part of the country, there is an independent streak that can be found in many citizens. This personality trait encourages them to seek common sense, informal, and independent ways in which to resolve their differences, disputes, and problems. While this admirable trait embodies the American spirit, it can […]
April 2, 2020

Co-Parenting Amid COVID-19 Quarantine? Things to Keep in Mind.

We are all facing uncertainty and unfamiliar territory with the current COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us are balancing working from home while at the same time overseeing our children’s online learning, all the while trying to distance ourselves socially and still maintain our physical and mental health. Add in co-parenting […]
April 1, 2020
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Is Driving With a Suspended License a Serious Charge?

Your driver’s license might be suspended in North Dakota for a variety of reasons. If this happens, losing your driving privileges can be highly inconvenient or even costly, as you might have trouble getting to work and other obligations. Some people decide to drive anyway, assuming that they will not […]
March 19, 2020
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Law Firm Operations Plan During COVID 19 Threat

At O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss, we are committed to continuing to work on behalf of our clients even during these uncertain times. What we strive to do every day is whatever is in the best interest of our clients. At this time, in light of the threat of COVID 19, […]
March 13, 2020
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Are Birth Injuries the Result of Medical Malpractice?

When you have a child in a hospital or birth center, you expect the medical professionals to ensure that everything goes as it should and to protect the health of you and your newborn child. Unfortunately, many children in Fargo and across the United States sustain injuries during the birth […]
March 11, 2020
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Do You Have to Go to Court if You Were Injured in a Car Accident?

Many people learn about personal injury cases from television and movies, where they see injury victims using crutches to take the witness stand in court. In reality, the personal injury process takes place mostly outside of the courtroom – and some cases never make it to court at all. The […]
March 6, 2020
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Think You Can Refuse a DUI Test in Minnesota? Think Again.

There are many state-by-state differences when it comes to DUI laws. Did you know that refusing a DUI test in Minnesota can cost you your drivers license? The attorneys at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss are here to help you understand the details of Minnesota DUI laws. Minnesota Has an Implied […]
March 4, 2020
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Attorneys Demand North Dakota Catholic Dioceses End Cover-up of Clergy Abuse and Release Files

At a news conference Wednesday, March 4, Fargo attorneys Tim O’Keeffe, Tatum O’Brien, and Waite Parke, MN attorney Mike Bryant released an 80-page document detailing church assignment history for 53 clergy who have substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor, along with other diocese staff assignment information.  The attorneys […]
February 28, 2020
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Common Personal Injury Terms for Victims

If you were the victim of an injury caused by another individual or company, you likely need to recover physically from your injuries, as well as financially from your injury-related losses. The process of financial recovery can be confusing, and it can include different legal terms common to injury cases. […]
February 26, 2020
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Should You Take a Plea Deal?

In every case in the United States criminal justice system, defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Just because you are arrested does not mean you will be convicted of a crime. There are two different ways you can be convicted – a jury or judge finds you guilty at […]
February 20, 2020
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Were You Hit by an Uninsured Driver?

Most drivers know that following a car crash, they should stop and – at the very least – exchange contact and insurance information with other drivers involved. This is because you might need to file a claim with the liable driver’s insurance to cover property damage costs or losses you […]
February 17, 2020
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What Parents Should Know About Shaken Baby Syndrome and Brain Injury

While babies bring a lot of joy, there can be moments of frustration if a caregiver can’t console their crying. While most caregivers can handle these times just fine, sometimes feelings boil over and they start shaking the baby. It only takes a few seconds of shaking to cause irreversible […]
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