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March 20, 2019
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What Can You do if Your Landlord is Trying to Evict You?

March 18, 2019
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Four Steps to Protecting Your Rights After a Commercial Truck Crash

March 14, 2019
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Judgment Enforcement as a Creditor

March 12, 2019
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The Importance of Buy-Sell Agreements

If your company has multiple owners, it is critical to have a well-drafted buy-sell agreement in place from the start. If something happens that creates a market for one owner’s business interests, a buy-sell agreement can protect the remaining owners from unwanted parties gaining an interest in the company. These […]
March 6, 2019
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Firearms Offenses in North Dakota

While the Constitution of North Dakota considers bearing arms to be an inalienable right, the law does not allow everyone to possess firearms or to use firearms in any manner they wish. In fact, the Constitution specifies you have a right to have firearms for “lawful purposes,” and other state […]
March 4, 2019
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Traumatic Brain Injury FAQs

When potential clients come to us for help after sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI), they understandably often have many questions. Here are some answers to some of the questions we hear most frequently from TBI victims. For more information, call our office today to schedule a free consultation to […]
February 28, 2019
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Ways to Resolve Breach of Contract

All individuals and businesses enter into various contracts on a regular basis. It is often only a matter of time before another party fails to uphold their end of the agreement or accuses you of failing to perform your part. When a contract dispute arises, you may think that heading […]
February 26, 2019
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Get Back What Is Yours (And Possibly Recover Your Attorney’s Fees While You’re At It)

Have you ever had someone take something from you without your permission and that person either never returned it or when it was returned it was damaged or worse for wear? Maybe an acquaintance took money from your secret stash and you can prove it. Or maybe a buddy “borrowed” […]
February 20, 2019
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How a DUI Can Affect Your Life

Getting arrested for driving under the influence(DUI) is always a stressful experience. If you then face criminal charges, you may be concerned about the court-imposed penalties if you’re convicted, which can be serious. However, many people fail to realize that a DUI conviction can have long-lasting consequences that persist well […]
February 18, 2019
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Buy-Sell Agreements: Unreasonable Restrictions on Alienation

In general, a buy-sell agreement is a contract between the owners of a company and the company which both restricts the transfer of ownership and facilitates the sale of an ownership interest. A buy-sell agreement provides a mechanism for an owner to sell his or her ownership interest in a […]
February 14, 2019
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Who can Face Charges of Domestic Violence?

Traditionally, you may think of domestic violence occurring only through physical assault between couples.  However, the law provides for a much broader definition of domestic violence. First, the statutory definition of domestic violence in North Dakota includes: physical harm, bodily injury, sexual activity compelled by physical force, assault, or the […]
February 12, 2019
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How is Bail Established?

Bail is defined as “the temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial, sometimes on condition that a sum of money be lodged to guarantee their appearance in court.”  If you have been arrested and held in custody, a judge may allow for your release, contingent upon certain conditions like […]
February 8, 2019
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Do You Really Need a Lawyer to Create a Will?

These days, it seems like you can find online instructions for doing nearly anything. While there’s certainly information out there related to creating your own will, trying to use pre-fabricated forms is a recipe for disaster. Your will is an important document that is critical to your family’s financial future, […]
February 6, 2019
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New Minnesota DWI Law Takes ATV

On August 1, 2018, Minnesota had a new law in effect which creates stricter consequences for individuals who have driven while intoxicated, regardless of what type of vehicle they were driving.  In addition to the criminal penalties associated with a DWI, there are also administrative sanctions resulting in driver’s license […]
January 31, 2019
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Work Anniversary Celebration!

At O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss, we know it’s truly a team effort. Our people make all the difference in the great service we provide our clients. So to have a work anniversary for two longtime team members is truly a celebration. Recently we had a little party for two longtime […]
January 29, 2019
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Distracted Driving Involves Much More than Cell Phones

Driving is an immense responsibility that each of us accepts every time we get behind the wheel. When you’re motoring down the road, your attention should be focused solely on driving safely. Put simply, distracted driving is dangerous driving. While the advent of smartphones and our devotion to them is […]
January 23, 2019
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What is Probate?

January 21, 2019
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Surgical Errors Entitle Victims to Compensation

If you must undergo surgery, and you trust your hospital, doctor, and surgeon to provide you with the high-quality medical services that you need. If instead of moving forward toward improved health after surgery, you come away with injuries caused by a surgical error, it can be devastating. Medical facilities […]
January 9, 2019
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5 Reasons Why a Prenuptial Agreement Is a Good Idea

When entering into a marriage, the plans are always for it to last forever. Unfortunately, that may not always be the outcome. Today, around half of all marriages tragically end in divorce. While this conclusion may never be your intention, with such high odds, protecting yourself and your assets before […]
December 28, 2018
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The Consequences for Drug Charges in North Dakota

Hardly a day passes without the evening news or the local paper mentioning drugs and drug charges. While the frequency of these charges has increased recently, the consequences have remained rigid. North Dakota State Law According to North Dakota state law, it is a class C felony to possess the […]
December 18, 2018
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Ownership Issues for a Startup Business

Various issues can always arise when starting a business, especially when ownership and responsibilities are not clearly laid out from the start.  When starting a business, it is crucial to discuss ownership, compensation, and responsibilities.  This can be challenging when a business is first forming and those roles are evolving […]
December 12, 2018
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An Introduction to Asset Protection

An asset is defined as, “property owned by a person or company, regarded as having value and available to meet debts, commitments, or legacies.”  As a result of legal liability, assets can be levied upon by creditors.  Protecting assets is not about hiding assets, it is about utilizing options to […]
December 10, 2018
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Real Estate “Dual Agency” – What does it mean?

In real estate transactions, dual agency means one real estate agency or firm represents more than one party.  For example, a real estate agent becomes a dual agent when he or she represents both buyer and seller.  Dual agency also arises when the same real estate agency or brokerage firm […]
December 7, 2018
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Establishing the Value of Your Case

Before pursuing litigation, it is important to consider the value of your case.  An accurate assessment of your case’s value, meaning how much you stand to gain if you are successful, is crucial to making important decisions at each step of the litigation process. How to calculate the value of […]
December 4, 2018
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Work Email: Who Owns it?

Generally, employers own work email accounts.  Employers typically own the computer used to access the email, servers, and other data.  Accordingly, emails sent and received on work email accounts are the property of the employer and can generally be monitored by the employer.  Employees should not expect email messages to […]
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