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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 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 […]
October 16, 2014

Drivers Should Be Extra Cautious on the Road during Harvest

Harvest time can be a very busy and stressful time for many farmers while also a very dangerous time for those on the roads. It’s important to watch for farm machinery, trucks and semis and make safety a top priority during harvest time.  Farmers Fatigued High operating costs, equipment breakdowns […]
October 10, 2014

I’m a Victim of Domestic Abuse. What Can I Do?

Domestic abuse is a very real, present issue in today’s society. With recent domestic abuse cases in the media, we would like to bring attention to this issue. Learn what you can do if you find yourself or someone you love in an abusive relationship. Types of Domestic Abuse Physical […]
October 8, 2014

Growing Concern of Safety in Fargo Moorhead – What You Should Remember

Following the tragic death of Thomas Bearson, an 18-year-old freshman attending NDSU, some Fargo-Moorhead residents find themselves concerned about their safety in this typically low-crime community. The FM Metro is a safe community, but even in the safest of communities, dangerous situations can occur. Our team at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson […]
October 6, 2014

Why Concussions and Other Personal Sports Injuries Need to be Taken Seriously

The heart of high school football season is here. Between screaming fans, stands painted with school pride, and rowdy celebrations are the risk of serious sports injuries for those high school football players. From torn ligaments to concussions to dislocated shoulders, sports injuries are serious injuries which need to be […]
October 1, 2014

Surface Rights versus Mineral Rights. What North Dakota Residents Should Know.

With the Western North Dakota oil boom in full swing, it is important for North Dakota residents to know their rights. Knowing the difference between surface rights and mineral rights can prevent you from getting scammed and ensure you are receiving the monetary compensation you deserve.  Surface Estate vs. Mineral […]
September 29, 2014

O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss Participates in Food Drive for Great Plains Food Bank

September 19, 2014

Dean Rindy Named to Super Lawyer 2014 List

We are excited to announce that O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss attorney, Dean Rindy, has been selected to the Great Plains Super Lawyers 2014 list. Super Lawyers is a highly recognized list of outstanding lawyers in the state and region that showcase exceptional achievements in over 70 practice areas. The selection […]
September 17, 2014

Sean Foss Named Rising Star by Super Lawyers

September 15, 2014

Blood Alcohol Tests for DUI, Do You Need a Warrant?

The Supreme Court of South Dakota recently handed down a unanimous decision stating that either a warrant or consent is needed in order to take a blood sample from a suspected drunk driver. With a woman in the case, who refused to take the test argued to the State Supreme […]
September 8, 2014

Kids Going Back-to-School? Safety Tips You Should Know

September 5, 2014

Pool and Water Safety a Serious Summer Problem

When the sun is out and the weather is hot, all people want to do is be in the water. Swimming is the most popular summer activity but very few make water safety a priority. The truth is that drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury deaths […]
August 28, 2014

Watch What You Say, Law Enforcement May Be Monitoring Jail Calls and Emails

When serving jail time, it is important to stay in contact with your attorney. The conversations should be open and honest in order for your attorney to best represent you. But how can you keep the line of communication between you and your lawyer open when the lines are being […]
August 25, 2014

O’Brien Lindbo Named to the 2014 Great Plains Super Lawyers List

O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss partner, Tatum O’Brien Lindbo has been selected to the 2014 Great Plains Super Lawyers list.  This is the second year in a row that Tatum has received this high level of recognition. A list reserved for outstanding lawyers with a high degree of peer recognition and […]
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