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August 18, 2014

O’Brien Lindbo and O’Keeffe Return from AAJ National Conference in Baltimore

Tatum O’Brien Lindbo and Tim O’Keeffe attended the 2014 American Association for Justice Convention at the end of July in Baltimore, MD. Bringing together leaders in the legal field, the convention provides discussion opportunities and expertise to increase knowledge about representing clients. Conference Highlights The four-day conference features a variety […]
August 15, 2014

What is the Difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Financial strain and looming debt may bring you to the point where filing for bankruptcy is the right solution for you. There are two main types of bankruptcy: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. While both aim to help get you out of debt, there are big differences between the two […]
August 12, 2014

Should I File for Bankruptcy? Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

Deciding to file for bankruptcy is a big decision to make and it isn’t a decision to make without thinking through your options. We’ve compiled a list of questions you should ask yourself before making your final decision. Am I being harassed by debt collectors, banks and creditors? For many […]
August 5, 2014

Refusing a DUI Test in Minnesota Can Cost You Your License

There are many state by state differences when it comes to DUI laws. Recent updates to DUI laws in some states have created even more variations. 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 […]
August 1, 2014

What to Do if You’ve Been in a Motorcycle Accident

In recent years, motorcycles have become a hugely popular means of transportation. Not only are these vehicles fun, but they’re a smart alternative to driving a large car with poor mileage. The economic factors alone make this vehicle extremely appealing. However, with motorcycles being smaller than most cars on the […]
July 31, 2014

How to Prevent the Most Common Cause of Death in America

Do you know the number one cause of death in America? Here’s a hint – it’s also one of the most preventable causes of death. Car accidents are the most common cause of death in Americans, especially those between the ages of four and 27 years old. The good news? […]
July 28, 2014

DUIs in the Summer: Why It’s a Problem

A long and lazy summer afternoon by the pool with drinks and friends can be just what you need to unwind and recharge. A pool day turns into a barbeque with beers and laughs all around. You begin to feel a bit tired and decide it’s time to head home […]
July 25, 2014

What Your Family Needs to Know About Boat Accidents and Safety

Summers in North Dakota and Minnesota would not be complete without weekends spent at the lake. Fishing, having bonfires, skiing, wakeboarding, and swimming – these are all possible summer activities in the area. But what do you do when an accident happens, especially one with the boat? Over 230 Minnesota […]
July 23, 2014

The Right to Remain Silent – What Are Your Rights, Really?

Between recent Supreme Court decisions and landmark cases that have been standing for decades, it is important to know your rights while being questioned by police. Here are some decisions that are currently in place regarding your right to remain silent. Miranda Rights The Miranda warning is a verbal statement […]
July 21, 2014

What You Should Know if You are involved in a Bicycle Accident

A casual bike ride is a great way to enjoy an afternoon. The sun is shining, the weather is pleasant, and you are getting some exercise while cruising around town. It can make for a pleasant time until the driver of a car isn’t paying attention to you and hits […]
July 16, 2014

Recent Products Liability Case May Affect Gynecological Patients

As the medical world has seen great technological advances in surgical devices, some devices have also caused unforeseen medical complications. Between one and two dozen patients have filed product liability cases against the manufacturers of laparoscopic power morcellators, devices used to slice and remove uterine fibroids. Patients say the devices can spread […]
July 14, 2014

Can a Cop Search my Phone? New Information You Should Know

In a recent Supreme Court ruling, police are now required to obtain a search warrant in order to search a suspect’s cell phone. Moving in favor of privacy rights, the decision came unanimously and went against other agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Justice, who favored having more search […]
July 8, 2014

Cops Used Excessive Force. Do You Have a Case?

July 7, 2014

Too Intoxicated? Could the Server be at Fault?

You may have been at a bar where you have seen someone very intoxicated leave. What if they get in a car to drive home and cause an accident? When something tragic such as this happens, who is to blame? This varies by state, but we’ve broken down some of the […]
July 3, 2014

The Dangers and After Effects of Distracted Driving

What have 78% of teenagers and young adults admitted to doing that has caused 421,000 people to become injured and 3,328 to die in just one year? They have been distracted while driving. With injuries increasing from year to year, the epidemic of distracted driving is a huge issue nationwide. […]
June 27, 2014

Changes to Bankruptcy Filing – What You Need to Know

Bankruptcy laws help people who can no longer pay their creditors get a fresh start. It does this by liquidating assets to pay their debts or by creating a repayment plan. Bankruptcy laws also protect troubled businesses and provide for orderly distributions to business creditors through reorganization or liquidation. For […]
June 25, 2014

Fargo DUI Attorneys Stay Aware of Predictions

The attorneys at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss are always trying to be aware of potential changes in our legal system. Lately, there has been an increase in conversations surrounding DUI laws nationwide. A developing society and a need for stricter laws regarding driving under the influence has caused a shift […]
June 20, 2014

Fargo Attorneys Staying Ahead of the Game

To stay ahead of the game, it is essential for our attorneys to continuously focus on their professional development. In the past few months, three of our attorneys have broadened their knowledge by participating in TAGLaw and Atticus conferences. Atticus Guiding Your Practice Program Tracy Lyson and Tatum O’Brien Lindbo […]
June 4, 2014

I have Mineral Rights in Western North Dakota. Know Your Rights

By now, everyone has heard of the incredible oil boom occurring in Western North Dakota. It is no secret that there is an abundance of money to be made in that area of the country. However, with this great natural resource comes all of the legal complications that accompany it. […]
May 29, 2014

Don’t Sign Away Your Rights. Why You Need to Understand Before You Sign

It’s a simple task. Just sign on the line. Click “Agree” at the bottom of the window. Tap the check box and continue. But do you really know what you are agreeing when you sign, click, or tap the bottom of a contract or agreement? Here are a few things […]
May 22, 2014

What Happens if You are Charged with DWI in Minnesota?

A night on the town with friends is a great way to end a long week. From getting dressed up to eating at a restaurant to dancing to drinks, it is a fun way to unwind and catch up with good people. When the night comes to an end, however, the […]
May 14, 2014

Do I need a Lawyer? Will I be able to represent myself? Find out.

Criminal defense is a stressful and overwhelming situation. If you are facing charges you may find yourself if you can cut corners and costs by representing yourself in court. However, you may be hurting yourself more than you are helping yourself. It’s recommended as best practice. According to the Nolo […]
May 12, 2014

Legal Issues Associated with Suicide

Currently, there are no laws which make suicide illegal in the United States; however, there are laws existing around suicide as a preventative measure.  In today’s society, suicide is relatively common. In fact, according to the CDC, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. But […]
April 28, 2014

Medical Malpractice Cases. Information about the Cap on damages.

For those affected by a medical malpractice situation, it is obvious that it has caused many damages – physical, mental, and emotional. Although there is compensation in won medical malpractice cases, in some states, including North Dakota, there is a medical malpractice award cap.  Simply put, your recovery is limited […]
April 25, 2014

I’ve Been Accused of a Crime I Didn’t Commit. What Should I Do?

The short answer is to call an attorney. But, depending on the circumstances, that may not be an immediate option. If you find yourself in a situation where you are being arrested and charged with a crime you didn’t commit, it can be helpful to keep the following in mind: […]
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