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April 30, 2015

Facebook Privacy Means Little When It Comes to Legal Cases

With all of the self-written “privacy disclaimers” popping up all over social media channels, there has been a lot of debate about how the use of social media outlets coincides with users’ expectations when it comes to privacy. But what about legal cases? Can courts use information you post on […]
April 27, 2015

North Dakota Makes Updates to DUI Laws this Spring

The North Dakota legislature has made some immediate changes to North Dakota DUI law that directly impact the 24/7 sobriety program and drug court. Keep reading to learn more about the latest updates. DUI Drug Court Changes With the new amendments, a person with multiple previous DUI convictions can reduce […]
April 14, 2015

Troops and Repossessions Leave Loved Ones in Difficult Situations

You took an oath to serve your country. You put your life on the line and served in places far from home. But what happens to your family back at home? You trust your belongings and finances are safe back home because of the protections the government gives you as […]
April 10, 2015

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

On March 14, the O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss attorneys, staff, and their families joined together to participate in downtown Fargo’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Dressed from head to toe in green, the group had fun decorating their float and handing out green necklaces to parade-goers on the street. Over […]
April 9, 2015

Going Through a Divorce? Be Careful What You Post Online.

Social media channels are great for connecting people. But when it comes to a divorce, communicating with your soon-to-be-ex (or about him/her) on a public platform is not the smartest idea. Social channels can add a whole new dimension to an already-painful breakup, and they can complicate and potentially hinder […]
April 7, 2015

Bob Stroup Steps Down From SBAND Title Standards Committee

One of our own, Bob Stroup II stepped down as chair from the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar Association of North Dakota (SBAND) in December. We are proud of the work Bob has contributed to the committee over the years. Read on to learn […]
April 2, 2015

Tracy Lyson Named Super Lawyers Rising Star

Due to her experience, knowledge and exceptional professionalism, Tracy Lyson has been named Rising Star of the Great Plains Super Lawyers list of 2014. About the Rising Star List The Super Lawyers’ Rising Star list is an exclusive, hand-selected list of attorneys in the region to watch in the upcoming […]
March 31, 2015

My Parents Want to See My Kids, But I Don’t Want To Grant Visitation. What Are My Rights?

In a 2013 court case over family visitation in Grand Forks, the issue of grandparents’ visitation rights was brought to light. The family had been previously ordered to allow for the children to visit their grandparents. However, after newly developed conflicts came up, the parents of the children did not […]
March 26, 2015

Things to Consider When Drafting a Business Contract

A business contract is a legal agreement between two or more parties that specifies a shared objective. When conducted in the appropriate manner, business contracts are a great way for two companies to work together and gain benefits through the purchase or sale of products and services. Although various types […]
March 24, 2015

The Collaborative Law Divorce Process Explained

Collaborative Law is an alternative to the traditional divorce process. Collaborate Law brings together both parties seeking to separate or end their marriage and uses a problem-solving approach to best meet the needs of both parties, their children and family members. Here are a few things that set Collaborative Law […]
March 20, 2015

I Want to See My Grandchildren, but My Adult Son/Daughter Won’t Let Me. What Can I Do?

A grandparent can play an important and prominent role in any child’s life. They can be an extra set of hands to help raise the child, they can be someone to share stories and laughs, and they can be a loving support system. However, if those grandparents aren’t allowed to […]
February 27, 2015

DUI Charges and the Look Back Period in North Dakota

When it comes to getting a DUI, there are more penalties with the more convictions you receive. DUI laws differ from state to state and depending on the level of offense, the severity of the penalties can range from a one-time $500 fine to mandatory prison time. License Suspension/Revocation The […]
February 20, 2015

O’Keeffe and O’Brien Lindbo to Attend AAJ Winter Conference

O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss partners, Tim O’Keeffe and Tatum O’Brien Lindbo, will join leaders in their practice areas from all over the nation on February 21 – 25 for the American Association for Justice Winter Convention in Palms Springs, California. About AAJ Winter Convention With over 200 events and 11 […]
February 16, 2015

Can I Be Charged with DUI for driving something other than a Car or Truck?

If you weren’t aware that you could be arrested for DUI for driving motor vehicles other than the obvious car, truck or SUV, you likely do now. In recent news, a North Dakota man was arrested during a girls’ high school hockey game on suspicion of driving a Zamboni under […]
February 12, 2015

Domestic Violence Charges Can Impact More Than Your Record

Domestic violence is a serious issue which is widely known to cause physical injuries, broken families, and damaged relationships. As the years have progressed, society’s views on the crime have begun to change and many laws and charges are now reflecting the shift. Here are some of the impacts of […]
February 5, 2015

O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss is Providing Unique Work Experience for New Moms

At O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss, we are dedicated to creating a unique, flexible and family-oriented environment for our employees. With a young and driven team, we strive to provide a welcoming work culture for everyone – including some newborns which can be seen around our office. Babies at the office? […]
January 27, 2015

Top 5 Things to Consider When Starting a Business with a Partner

Starting a business with a partner can provide many opportunities for entrepreneurs that they may not have by going solo. They provide a second set of ideas, eyes and resources to help create a successful and thriving business. To make sure this businesses partnership is as successful as possible, here […]
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 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 […]
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