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March 24, 2022

Is it OK to have Property in Both Spouses’ Names?

March 2, 2022

If a Person is in a Car Crash, but it’s Not Their Fault

February 8, 2022

Common Trusts: Parenting Beyond the Grave

February 1, 2022

The Costs of Zantac Cancer Injuries

For years, consumers reached for a Zantac when they had heartburn. After decades and tens of billions of dollars of sales, Zantac became one of the largest product recalls of all time over concerns that it causes cancer because it contains a contaminant called NDMA. Injured consumers face significant damages […]
January 25, 2022

Are there Defenses to Domestic Violence Charges?

Domestic violence charges can carry some serious ramifications for defendants. Not only is there possible jail time, but a conviction could also impact: The ability to get a job The right to own firearms A custody case Some defendants feel the pressure to plead guilty because they want the case […]
January 18, 2022

Do You Have a Zantac Claim?

The Food and Drug Administration has directed consumers to avoid taking Zantac, and companies took Zantac and its generic forms off the shelves. Research revealed that the heartburn medication contains high levels of NDMA, which is leading to various cancer diagnoses in users. If you want to know if you […]
January 11, 2022

Is Your Child in Trouble with the Law?

The lawyers at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys understand how stressful it can be when your child is arrested and charged with a crime. Our Fargo criminal defense attorneys have experience representing college students and juveniles facing criminal charges, and you want to hire an experienced attorney who can help you […]
January 4, 2022

Do I Have to Plead Guilty to My Charges?

The decision to accept or reject a plea bargain belongs to you, the defendant, alone. You may be thinking about pleading guilty to the criminal charges you are facing, especially if you assume that a conviction is inevitable. However, you should never plead guilty to any charges – even minor […]
December 28, 2021

Can I Handle My Own DUI Case?

This is often a question that defendants will ask, thinking that DUI charges under North Dakota law are a routine matter, and they can save themselves some money. The question you must ask yourself is not whether you can handle your own case (after all, there is no legal requirement […]
December 21, 2021

DUI Arrests During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a festive time during which many people attend office parties, family reunions, concerts, and other festivities with friends. Some individuals overindulge, make the decision to drive home, and end up being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol under North Dakota law.  Thanksgiving, Christmas, and […]
December 14, 2021

Was It A Simple Mistake or Medical Malpractice?

Physicians in the United States take the Hippocratic Oath and swear to do no harm. However, doctors are not infallible, and many patients suffer bodily injury during medical procedures or treatment performed by licensed doctors. Sometimes, these injuries are due to mistakes that any human could make. However, if a […]
December 7, 2021

The Police Searched My Car – Was It Legal?

If a police officer searches your car at a traffic stop, then it is possible that the search was lawful!  However, it is also possible that the search was unlawful and in violation of your constitutional rights. Law enforcement officers conduct warrantless searches quite frequently during the course of their […]
December 3, 2021

Four Things to Know About Slip and Falls

Slip and falls occur every day in every jurisdiction in the United States. Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and fractured bones are some of the most common injuries individuals experience after suffering slip and falls. The personal injury lawyers at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys can help you determine who […]
October 26, 2021

Risks of Injuries on Halloween

Fall is a special season in North Dakota, and Halloween is a time during which families bond while celebrating the annual harvest. While Halloween activities are fun for all ages, they also pose risks of bodily injury to both children and adults. Pedestrian injuries, automobile accidents, and falls are all […]
July 1, 2021

Delivery Trucks Are an Under-The-Road Hazard

Over the past year, with the pandemic sharply limiting people’s ability to go out shopping, online ordering has skyrocketed, as has the number of delivery vans and other vehicles on the streets of America. With the growing popularity of shopping online, delivery trucks have been an ever-larger presence on our […]
June 24, 2021

Different Forms of Medical Malpractice

People should be able to trust their doctors. They rely on their doctors to figure out what is wrong with them and treat their illness or injury properly. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Doctors are people, and people make mistakes. When doctors make mistakes, though, the results can be catastrophic. […]
June 17, 2021

When Can You Get Compensation for Lost Earnings

If you are injured, whether in a traffic collision, a slip and fall, or in any other situation, and that injury is the result of another person’s negligence, you likely will be able to recover compensation for your losses. But what does that mean?  You would always expect to be […]
May 21, 2021

Did a Defective Vehicle Cause Your Crash?

More often than not, collisions result from driver negligence or recklessness. It’s often fairly clear who’s at fault for a crash, but sometimes, it’s not the driver on the road – sometimes, it’s the company that put that vehicle on the road. While today’s vehicles are designed with a larger […]
May 3, 2021

Common Arrests from Traffic Stops

It is always stressful to see flashing blue or red lights in your rearview mirror, even if you believe you’ve done nothing wrong. However, being the driver in a car stopped by police for a traffic violation is the most common reason most Americans come into contact with the police […]
May 1, 2021

Warning: Don’t Let Creditors Inherit from You or Your Spouse

Although spouses receive special treatment when inheriting a retirement account such as an IRA (the ability to roll over the account into a personal retirement account and to stretch the distributions over their lifetime), the retirement account you leave for your spouse can still be seized in a divorce, a […]
April 30, 2021

Do You Need a Lawyer for a Misdemeanor Charge?

Is it worth investing in legal counsel to help you defend a misdemeanor charge? Find out the answer in our latest blog! Read here ?
April 26, 2021

How Can You Tell if an Insurance Settlement Offer is Fair?

No two personal injury settlements are alike. It can be difficult to determine whether or not you’re receiving a good insurance offer as injuries are, ideally, not a regular part of your life. Often, the insurance company might encourage you to just settle with their offer before you seek legal […]
April 19, 2021

Don’t Ignore the Signs of a Possible Concussion

Every year, there are an estimated 3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions in the United States. Millions more occur as a result of falls and car crashes, which, together with sports injuries, make up the top causes of concussions each year. Most concussions are mild, but all concussions are classified […]
April 19, 2021

Is Shoplifting a Serious Offense

Shoplifting happens pretty much anyplace that has retail shops, which is pretty much everywhere you find people living. From the corner convenience store or gas station to the Neiman-Marcus store in the highest of high-end shopping districts, shoplifting happens. Some places list shoplifting as a specific crime in their statutes […]
April 16, 2021

How Lawyers Can Fight to Lower Your Bail

The right to reasonable bail when you are facing criminal charges is enshrined in the United States Constitution and in North Dakota’s state constitution. The requirement for reasonable bail is found in the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits “excessive bail,” as does Section 11 of the state […]