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January 22, 2015

O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss Partners Named to Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice

O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss is proud to announce that Tatum O’Brien Lindbo and Tim O’Keeffe will continue their leadership with the American Association for Justice’s Board of Governors in 2015. Tatum and Tim were recently elected by the members of the North Dakota Association for Justice Board to fill 2 […]
January 13, 2015

ND Legislature to Discuss Banning Sobriety Checkpoints

If you haven’t already heard, a bill in the North Dakota Legislature, if passed as introduced,  would prohibit the use of sobriety checkpoints. This is a Republican-sponsored measure that would not allow law enforcement to perform a traffic stop without “reasonable suspicion” of a violation. While some say the sobriety […]
January 6, 2015

I was in a Motor Vehicle Accident. Do I Have a Lawsuit?

Getting into a car accident can alter everything from your mood to your lifestyle. It can leave you with hefty debt, unanswered questions, and even injuries that can change the way you live. If something like this happens to you or someone you love, do you have a way to […]
December 30, 2014

Restorative Justice In Action in Minneapolis. What Is It and How Does It Work?

When someone commits a nonviolent crime, they are often assigned a court date and assessed a fine. Typically, offenders simply pay the fine and continue on with their lives. There is no reconciliation, and the offender may repeat the act multiple times without learning their lesson. As a community, Minneapolis […]
December 26, 2014

I Was Injured in a Car Accident that Wasn’t My Fault. What Now?

Car accidents can be very scary situations. However, dealing with the aftermath of a car accident that was not your fault can make the situation even worse. Filing a personal injury claim is difficult and confusing, but the right attorney can make things a whole lot easier. If you were […]
December 23, 2014

The Supreme Court, Social Media and Free Speech. What You Should Know.

Social media has become one of the largest influences in modern daily life. It is an excellent way to express yourself, to share thoughts and photos with family and friends, and to connect with other people. However, with this great tool comes a responsibility to use it wisely. With a […]
December 18, 2014

Medical Malpractice Caps and What This Means for Victims

Medical malpractice suits are extremely complex. Oftentimes, even if a victim ‘wins’ their case, they run into medical malpractice caps that limit their compensation. Continue reading to learn all about medical malpractice caps, and what this means for the victims of medical negligence. What are Medical Malpractice Caps? Medical malpractice […]
December 16, 2014

Are parents liable for what kids put on Facebook? They may be.

Social media sites are on the rise in popularity, especially with early teens and young adults. With billions of updates being posted every day, it can be difficult to manage what you or your child puts out into cyberspace. But did you know you can be held responsible for what […]
December 11, 2014

O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss Attorneys Can Help with North Dakota Mineral Rights Cases

It is not surprising that the oil boom has brought many changes to North Dakota. The technological advancement of drilling and fracturing in the Bakken area has driven more resident and non-resident mineral owners to sell or lease their rights to oil and gas companies. As a result, there has […]
December 9, 2014

Signs Your Loved One May Be a Victim of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

Nearly 150,000 senior citizens experience some type of elderly abuse or neglect each year, many of whom do not report the case. Your loved ones may be at risk every day for nursing home abuse and neglect. Learn the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect and find out what […]
December 4, 2014

Avoid Accidents This Winter by Making Sure Your Car is Ready for Cold Weather

It’s that time of year again to start thinking about snow, ice and inclement winter weather. Making sure your vehicle is ready for the cold weather is key to staying safe and avoiding accidents. Check out the following tips to make sure you and your vehicle are ready for the […]
December 2, 2014

Tracy Green Joins O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss Attorneys

O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss Attorneys is proud to announce the addition of Tracy Green to our talented team of lawyers. Tracy will be working with the litigation team members on various criminal and civil matters. Her expertise and passion for law will be a great addition to our business.  Get […]
November 27, 2014

I Slipped and Fell, and was Injured – Now What?

Slip and fall or property liability cases arise when a person falls or is otherwise injured on someone else’s property.  If you fell and were injured, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain, suffering, and discomfort. Property and business owners owe a general duty […]
November 25, 2014

What You Need to Know About Forced Arbitration

If your bank, cell phone provider, employer or other company that you conduct business with violated your rights or cheated you, would you want to retain your ability to take them to court? Many companies are now using fine print to stop you and other consumers from doing so through […]
November 20, 2014

North Dakota Supreme Court Finds New DUI Law Constitutional

North Dakota Supreme Court has found that a recent North Dakota law stating that refusing to take a chemical breath test after being pulled over by police on suspicion of driving under the influence can land you in jail.  “Under the new law, a refusal carries the same legal weight […]
November 18, 2014

Wrongful Death – Might I have a Case? Questions to Ask an Attorney

Wrongful death cases arise when the death of a loved one is due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of someone else. The purpose of wrongful death cases are to determine the amount of damages the surviving family members should collect because of the death of their loved one. […]
November 15, 2014

There’s Been a Breach in My Business Contract, Now What?

A breach of contract occurs when one of the two parties involved breaks their end of a contract. There are many instances in which this can occur, which is why breach of contract suits are quite common in small claims courts. Continue reading to learn your legal options when a […]
November 13, 2014

North Dakota Debates Chemical Tests for DUI

In the last month, the North Dakota Supreme Court heard arguments related to the North Dakota Legislature’s 2013 decision to criminalize the refusal to take a chemical sobriety test in suspicion of drunk driving cases. Currently in North Dakota, the refusal to take a sobriety test is grounds for a […]
November 11, 2014

O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss Attorneys Sponsor Veteran’s Event

With Veteran’s Day on November 11th, it is important to remember and celebrate those who risked their lives to serve our country to protect the freedom of the American people. To show our appreciation for the veterans, team members from O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss Attorneys spent an evening volunteering at […]
November 6, 2014

I Have an Elderly Parent – What to Know About Power of Attorney

When it comes to legal matters, things can oftentimes get a little bit complicated. Especially if you are not an expert. A Power of Attorney can give you authority and access to review information and make decisions at important times on behalf of your loved ones. If you have an […]
November 4, 2014

The Probate Process Explained

After a loved one passes, the process of probate will begin. This is the legal process where the will of the deceased is administered. Both North Dakota and Minnesota have adopted the Uniform Probate Code (UPC). This process was created to make the probate process simpler and to give executors […]
October 30, 2014

My Child is Being Bullied. What Should I Do?

Bullying has been an issue in our school systems for many years. However, with the increasing popularity of cell phones and social media, students are witnessing a new, harsher form of bullying – cyberbullying. In order to protect our children and put an end to bullying and cyberbullying in our […]
October 28, 2014

Why You Need to Hire an Attorney if You Buy Lake Property

Owning a home is the typical American dream. Owning a lake home is the dream of many in the northern Midwest. Serving as a getaway for many families, lake properties are a great investment for financial and personal purposes. In order to ensure the process of buying lake property goes […]
October 23, 2014

When Should I Set Up a Will?

Setting up a will is an important step one must take when he or she is ready. Since we all go through life at a different pace, there is no set age at which one should create a will. However, there are certain life events that may trigger the need […]
October 21, 2014

What Living in Boom Town Means for Residents

The name speaks for itself. Boomtown is a phrase used to refer to a city or community that experiences sudden and rapid changes in population, infrastructure and economic growth. Living in a boom town can be both a thrilling and nerve-wracking experience with new opportunities and challenges opening up to […]
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