News | O'Keeffe O'Brien Lyson Attorneys - Part 22


August 11, 2015

6 Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drugs and Medical Products You Should Know

If you watch the news, you may have seen some popular prescription drugs and other healthcare products making headlines for causing health issues or being featured in class action lawsuits. As a patient, you trust your doctors and healthcare providers to provide you with medicines and other products that will […]
August 6, 2015

Minnesota Makes Changes to DWI/DUI Penalties. What Drivers Should Know.

The Minnesota Legislature has had enough of high blood alcohol DWI charges and is amending the law this August. DWI laws are toughening up and making it easier for severely-impaired drunk drivers to be charged with gross misdemeanor level offenses. New DWI/DUI Law Changes Currently, drunk drivers charged with a […]
July 16, 2015

Summer Water Safety for Parents

Summer Water Safety for Parents Summer is the time for children and families to enjoy the warm weather in local lakes and pools. While swimming and boating can be a fun activity, it can also lead to dangerous and potentially deadly situations if safety precautions are ignored. Here are some […]
July 9, 2015

Fire Safety Tips You Should Know this Summer

Summer is the season of grilling, camping, and nightly bonfires outside in the beautiful weather. While the typical summer activities bring family, friends, and fun together, any activity involving fire can cause injuries and damage if not dealt with safely. Here are some fire safety tips to follow to protect […]
July 3, 2015

Signs Your Teenager is in an Abusive Relationship

Research has shown that the long lasting effects of violent relationships in adolescence put teenagers at a higher risk of substance abuse, eating and mental disorders and further domestic violence down the road. According to Love is Respect, nearly 1.5 million high school students in the United States experience physical […]
July 1, 2015

Tips to Avoid Worksite Accidents

Worksite accidents are a common, yet preventable occurrence. Protecting yourself and coworkers from worksite accidents will ensure a happy and healthy working environment. We’ve compiled a list of safety tips you may want to consider for preventing these types of injuries and accidents. Don’t Take Shortcuts Finishing tasks on time […]
June 29, 2015

You Were Injured at Work. Is Your Employer Taking the Right Steps?

An injury in the workplace can prohibit you from not only performing your job, but can also hinder your ability to perform everyday tasks. You may be out of work for an extended period of time, which can cause financial strain and other issues. By following these proper steps and […]
June 26, 2015

Airbag Defects Are More Common Than You’d Think

Airbags are built into vehicles to protect you. However, the same devices meant to protect you may be the cause of injury. Earlier this year, the Takata Corp., a Japanese maker of vehicle safety parts used in many vehicle brands found that their airbags can rupture when deployed and shatter […]
June 24, 2015

Bikers Be Aware: What You Need to Look for in Bike Accidents

The aftermath of a biking accident should not be the first time you think about the steps you should take in this situation. After a biking accident occurs, you will most likely feel confused, hurt and shaken-up. This is not the time to be making important decisions, and you won’t […]
June 22, 2015

Public Intoxication Charges Making Headlines

Most states, including North Dakota and Minnesota, do not consider the act of being intoxicated in public, in and of itself, a crime. However, many cities and states have enacted laws that make it a crime to be disruptive in public while intoxicated. The way these laws are written, however, […]
June 17, 2015

The Latest Updates on DUI Testing in North Dakota

Laws and penalties surrounding driving under the influence are hot topics in North Dakota during the past few months. Some questions about penalties for refusing to submit to a chemical test have come up again based on a new ND Supreme Court ruling. Read more to see where North Dakota […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]