April 1, 2020
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Is Driving With a Suspended License a Serious Charge?

Your driver’s license might be suspended in North Dakota for a variety of reasons. If this happens, losing your driving privileges can be highly inconvenient or even costly, as you might have trouble getting to work and other obligations. Some people decide to drive anyway, assuming that they will not […]
March 19, 2020
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Law Firm Operations Plan During COVID 19 Threat

At O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys, we are committed to continuing to work on behalf of our clients even during these uncertain times. What we strive to do every day is whatever is in the best interest of our clients. At this time, in light of the threat of COVID 19, […]
March 13, 2020
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Are Birth Injuries the Result of Medical Malpractice?

When you have a child in a hospital or birth center, you expect the medical professionals to ensure that everything goes as it should and to protect the health of you and your newborn child. Unfortunately, many children in Fargo and across the United States sustain injuries during the birth […]
March 11, 2020
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Do You Have to Go to Court if You Were Injured in a Car Accident?

Many people learn about personal injury cases from television and movies, where they see injury victims using crutches to take the witness stand in court. In reality, the personal injury process takes place mostly outside of the courtroom – and some cases never make it to court at all. The […]
March 6, 2020
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Think You Can Refuse a DUI Test in Minnesota? Think Again.

There are many state-by-state differences when it comes to DUI laws. Did you know that refusing a DUI test in Minnesota can cost you your drivers license? The attorneys at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss are here to help you understand the details of Minnesota DUI laws. Minnesota Has an Implied […]
March 4, 2020
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Attorneys Demand North Dakota Catholic Dioceses End Cover-up of Clergy Abuse and Release Files

At a news conference Wednesday, March 4, Fargo attorneys Tim O’Keeffe, Tatum O’Brien, and Waite Parke, MN attorney Mike Bryant released an 80-page document detailing church assignment history for 53 clergy who have substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor, along with other diocese staff assignment information.  The attorneys […]
February 28, 2020
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Common Personal Injury Terms for Victims

If you were the victim of an injury caused by another individual or company, you likely need to recover physically from your injuries, as well as financially from your injury-related losses. The process of financial recovery can be confusing, and it can include different legal terms common to injury cases. […]
February 26, 2020
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Should You Take a Plea Deal?

In every case in the United States criminal justice system, defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Just because you are arrested does not mean you will be convicted of a crime. There are two different ways you can be convicted – a jury or judge finds you guilty at […]
February 20, 2020
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Were You Hit by an Uninsured Driver?

Most drivers know that following a car crash, they should stop and – at the very least – exchange contact and insurance information with other drivers involved. This is because you might need to file a claim with the liable driver’s insurance to cover property damage costs or losses you […]
February 14, 2020
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Things I Wish I Had Known Before I’d Bought My House

Buying your first house is right up there with many of the milestones of American life: buying your first car, choosing a college, getting married, and having a baby. All require (or should require) a considerable amount of thought to get it right. First time home buyers often spend a […]
February 12, 2020
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Your First Personal Injury Case: What to Expect

Most people that have been injured and decide to pursue a personal injury claim have little or no experience with the legal system and may have never even consulted with an attorney before. Read on to learn what to expect when it comes to your personal injury case. Don’t Sweat […]
February 8, 2020
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The North Dakota 24/7 Sobriety Program Explained

If you didn’t know, the 24/7 Sobriety Program is a statewide program that provides an alternative to jail time for those charged with or convicted of drunk driving or other alcohol related offenses. It was based on a similar program that was developed in South Dakota and was fully implemented […]
February 5, 2020
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Understanding Marijuana Possession Laws in ND and MN

With new laws regarding marijuana usage discussed frequently in the news, it can feel unclear what the laws are regarding the possession and usage of marijuana in North Dakota and Minnesota. With medicinal legalization in Minnesota, knowing these differences is more important than ever. North Dakota Possession of marijuana in […]
January 31, 2020
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There’s Been a Breach in My Business Contract. ? Now What?

A breach of contract occurs when one of the two parties involved breaks their end of a contract. There are many instances in which this can occur, which is why breach of contract suits are quite common in small claims courts. Continue reading to learn your legal options when a […]
January 28, 2020
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Know When it’s Time to Speak to a Divorce Attorney

The divorce process is never an easy one. Emotions fly while stress and anxiety are high. There are many questions that run through your head as you worry about what life will look like after the divorce, who gets what, or how the children will be affected. Hiring a divorce […]
January 24, 2020
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Top Seven Reasons to Hire an Attorney for a Misdemeanor

Being charged with a misdemeanor can be overwhelming and nerve-racking. You could be looking at the loss of a job, a new (or addition to your) criminal record, jail time, and/or a fine. Just because a misdemeanor doesn’t have the same level of consequences as a felony doesn’t mean you […]
January 21, 2020
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Why Should You Beware of Commercial Trucks on the Road? ?

Last month, a 58-year-old man from West Fargo was driving on North 45th Street when his car collided with a semi-truck. Media reported that the man did not survive his injuries, and this is only one example of how tragic truck crashes can be in the Fargo area – both […]
January 17, 2020
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Should You Settle Your Personal Injury Case on Your Own?

Unexpected injuries can be costly, as even minor injuries can result in medical bills and lost earnings if you need to miss work. More serious injuries can cause lasting physical and financial struggles, and in either situation, it is important to take legal action when another party is responsible for […]
January 13, 2020
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What Business Entity is Right for You?

One of the most important decisions that a business owner can make is how to structure the company.  There are different options for business entities, and you should carefully consider each one to determine its possible benefits and drawbacks for your specific business. It is wise to discuss this matter […]
January 10, 2020
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The Steps to Adoption in North Dakota

Congratulations! You’ve decided to adopt a child. While this is no doubt an exciting time, the adoption process can be complex. In order to ensure that the process goes smoothly and all of your questions are answered, it may be most beneficial to hire an adoption attorney. There are roughly […]
January 7, 2020
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Want to Keep Your License After a DUI? Here’s How.

If you are charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Fargo, you are likely worried about fines, possible jail time, and the other ways a possible conviction can affect your life. One major way a DUI case can make things difficult is the suspension of […]
January 2, 2020
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Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in North Dakota?

Wrongful death is a civil claim that might be filed when a person is killed as a result of someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or wrongful actions. Also, if the victim in the case could have brought a personal injury claim had he or she been injured instead of killed in […]
December 31, 2019
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If You’re a Professional, a DUI is an Extremely Serious Matter

Many people know someone who has had a conviction of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, so such a conviction might not seem like a big deal. However, DUI charges are always serious matters, and they are particularly serious if you are on a professional career path. In addition […]
December 26, 2019
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How to Protect Your Rights After a Slip and Fall

Slip and falls are one of the most common preventable accidents in which people sustain serious injuries. While some slip and fall victims are able to continue on with their lives with little interruption, others suffer injuries that require medical treatment, missed work, and more. The losses from a slip […]
December 23, 2019
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The Importance of Wearing Your Seat Belt

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently reaffirmed the importance of wearing your seat belt in Minnesota v. Poehler.  Wearing a seat belt is important to help prevent serious injury in case of a vehicle accident.  In addition to the safety concerns of failing to wear your seat belt, it is important […]