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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: […]
April 24, 2014

Accused of Shoplifting? What You Need to Do.

Have you been charged with shoplifting? Do you know what your options are? With over $35 million of merchandise lost each day and approximately 27 million convicted of the crime, it is no surprise shoplifting is one of the most common crimes committed in the United States. The demographics of […]
April 3, 2014

The Importance of Understanding Your Auto Insurance Coverage

Many auto insurance companies lure you into picking them to be your insurance provider through funny commercials. These marketing attempts are getting you to sign the dotted line, but what does this mean in regards to coverage? If you aren’t careful when choosing your auto insurance, you could find yourself […]
April 2, 2014

Social Media and the Law, Learn from Others’ Mistakes

Social media has brought many joys to our lives the past few years. Introducing us to “hashtags”, “likes”, and “tweets”, we can thank social media for changing the way we communicate with one another. It has also provided us with better opportunities to stay connected with family and friends, rekindle […]
March 27, 2014

O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss Team Participates in Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

This year marks the fifth year that the O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss team participated in the Fargo-Moorhead St. Patrick’s Day Parade. On March 15, the attorneys, staff, their families and friends joined in the fun by decorating and entering a float in the parade and participating in the fun celebration. […]
March 26, 2014

New Minnesota Law May Limit Access to Juvenile Records. What Does this Mean for Juvenile Cases?

Currently in the state of Minnesota, the public has access to all juvenile records- both online and at the courthouse. This new law proposes that the public should not have access to online records of juveniles ages 16 and 17 who have been charged with nonviolent felonies. What does this […]
March 18, 2014

The Dangers of Early Morning Driving – Avoid a Still Drunk DUI

Have you ever driven the morning after a late night of drinking and thought, “I shouldn’t be driving right now?”  Well, you were probably right. Although you rarely hear about it, “day after DUI’s” are actually a growing issue. “Day After” DUIs- Are they different? Although it may be bright […]
February 28, 2014

Icy Roads, Car Accidents and Whiplash: The Dangers of Winter Driving

Warm hats, winter coats, and mittens are common sights when driving during the winter months. Sadly, winter experiences also include icy roads, car accidents and whiplash. Road conditions aren’t always pleasant during the winter months, especially in the Midwest, and this has a direct impact on the number of accidents […]
February 26, 2014

Meet Stephen Welle, O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss’s Newest Attorney

February 24, 2014

Auto Defects You Need to be Aware of- Keep Your Family Safe

Many car manufacturers pride themselves on the high level of safety their vehicles provide. However, many auto defects are directly responsible for injuries caused every single day. Some of the most common auto defects include: seat belts, structural supports, and airbags. Continue reading to learn more about these common defects. […]
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