December 20, 2019
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Beware of Drunk Drivers Over the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s difficult to imagine a more magical time of year. While you no doubt have plenty of plans, including shopping, attending holiday parties, and visiting loved ones, it is important to recognize that drunk drivers are even more prevalent – and dangerous (due […]
December 18, 2019
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Statute of Limitations and Why It’s Important

First – what is a statute of limitations? The statute of limitations is essentially a deadline for when a plaintiff must commence a lawsuit before waiving their claim. The purpose of a statute of limitations is to prevent plaintiffs from “sleeping on their legal rights” to the detriment of defendants. The […]
December 13, 2019
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Who is Responsible for Car Accidents in Icy Conditions?

In the Midwest, we all know that the winter weather can cause hazardous road conditions that can make driving dangerous and difficult. Blowing and drifting snow, low visibility, and icy roads can make it difficult to control your vehicle. Plus, it’s not always predictable. Though the Department of Transportation does […]
December 11, 2019
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Can You Use One-Size Fits All Contracts from the Internet?

Business transactions and agreements are memorialized in contracts. These contracts are legally binding and should have terms that address every aspect of the agreement. These days, many websites offer contracts for sale online, and it can be tempting to use an online contract instead of seeking help from an experienced […]
December 5, 2019
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What Happens if I Ignore a Cease & Desist Letter? ✉️ ?

A cease and desist letter, also known as a demand letter, is a written communication that demands that the recipient cease and desist from actions that interfere with the sender’s legal rights or ownership. Cease and desist letters are not typically legally binding, but often threaten litigation if the alleged […]
December 3, 2019
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Adoption by Stepparents in North Dakota and Minnesota

There are many children in North Dakota and Minnesota who, due to unexpected accidents, lose a parent to death. In some cases, a child’s surviving parent enters into a new marriage with another individual and this new stepparent desires to legally adopt the child. These types of adoptions follow established […]
November 29, 2019
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LLC vs. Corporation. Which One is Right for Your Business? ?

There’s a lot to consider when starting a business. While deciding if you will be a Limited Liability Company (LLC) or a corporation (Inc.) may seem complicated, it is a very important decision that will have a significant impact in the future. LLCs are fairly new as they started in […]
November 26, 2019
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What do Medical Malpractice Caps Mean for Victims?

Medical malpractice suits are extremely complex. Oftentimes, even if a victim ‘wins’ their case, they run into medical malpractice caps that limit their compensation. Read on to learn all about medical malpractice caps, and what this means for the victims of medical negligence. What are Medical Malpractice Caps? Medical malpractice […]
November 22, 2019
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The Dangers of Early Morning Driving After a Night of Drinking ☀️?

You did the right thing last night after a heavy night of drinking. You didn’t drive home drunk. Great! But if you’re headed out early in the morning, there’s a good chance the alcohol in your system hasn’t worn off yet. And if you get pulled over, you may be […]
November 20, 2019
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Should I Have an Attorney Look at My Real Estate Contract Before I Sign it?

Nearly all real estate transactions involve the signing of a real estate contract. While there are some common mistakes made in association with real estate contracts, one of the most common errors people make is to not obtain the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney before signing the contract.
November 15, 2019
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What is Discovery?

In most cases, a process called discovery usually takes place.  Discovery is an information-gathering step of litigation, which involves the parties sharing relevant information about the case.  There are several different ways to gather that information and discovery often refers to written discovery and depositions.  Discovery takes place so the […]
November 12, 2019
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The Court Entered a Judgment You Disagree With – What Now?

After a judgment, or other final order, is entered by a district court, a party may file an appeal to seek reversal of that decision.  Whether in a general civil matter, a collections case, personal injury, or family law, you may have options to appeal a civil judgment in North […]
November 8, 2019
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North Dakota Supreme Court Reinstates Driving Privileges due to Invalid Implied Consent Advisory

The North Dakota Supreme Court recently affirmed a district court decision reinstating an individual’s driving privileges after an officer failed to inform a driver that refusing to take a chemical test could be treated as a crime.  This decision is a continuation of the Court’s ongoing clarification of the requirements […]
November 7, 2019
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What is a Subpoena and Do I Have to Comply?

Subpoenas, and their effects, have been in the news lately – but what is a subpoena? Generally, a subpoena is a request for documents or a request to appear in a legal proceeding, whether for testimony at a trial or for a deposition.  Subpoenas are a part of the legal […]
October 31, 2019
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The Right to Remain Silent: What Are Your Rights, Really? ?

Between recent Supreme Court decisions and landmark cases that have been standing for decades, it is important to know your rights while being questioned by police. Here are some decisions that are currently in place regarding your right to remain silent. Miranda Rights The Miranda warning is a verbal statement […]
October 29, 2019
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Watch Out for Drunk Drivers Around Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends, to remember all that we have to be thankful for, and of course, to stuff yourself with delicious foods. It is not a time to worry about deaths or injuries attributable to drunk drivers, but sadly, you must. People tend […]
October 24, 2019
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Can the Police Search Your Vehicle at a Traffic Stop?

Let’s say you are driving home from a party one night when suddenly you see the infamous red or blue lights flashing behind you. A quick glance at your speedometer reveals you are going ten mph over the speed limit. During the traffic stop, the officer asks if he may […]
October 21, 2019
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Pedestrian Accidents and Halloween

The leaves are falling, and the stores are once again filled with festive costumes and sugary treats to help families gear up for one of the biggest nights of the year. While this night is all about fantasy and fun, drivers and pedestrians alike still need to utilize caution and […]
October 17, 2019
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Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights?

As a grandparent, watching your grandchildren grow and flourish is one of the most joyful parts of life. When your child and their significant other terminate their relationship, however, child custody can become a major issue, with visitation rights between the parents a focal point. Often times though, a grandparent’s […]
October 15, 2019
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Different Levels of Misdemeanors in North Dakota: What do They Mean?

Generally speaking, a misdemeanor is a crime that has a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail or prison. In the United States, each state is able to classify different levels of misdemeanor crimes.
October 9, 2019
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Auto Insurance Tactics that Can Hurt the Outcome of Your Case

If you’ve recently been involved in an auto crash, here’s something you should know; most car crash cases are resolved through a settlement arrangement between the victim and the at-fault party’s insurance company. Even though the overwhelming majority never see the inside of a courtroom, it’s still important for victims […]
October 7, 2019
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How a Felony Conviction Can Affect Your Career

Everyone knows that a criminal conviction – and particularly a felony conviction – can result in substantial legal penalties, including fines, imprisonment, and the loss of certain rights. If you’re facing felony charges, it’s important to understand that the consequences of a felony conviction on your record can go far […]
October 3, 2019
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Playground Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries

Kids are back to school, and this means they are spending more time on playgrounds. Kids and playgrounds go together, and it’s great to see children having a good time doing what children do best – playing. Unfortunately, school playgrounds (and other public or private playgrounds) that aren’t well designed, […]
October 1, 2019
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Am I Required to Give the Police My Name if They Ask for It?

Many people wonder if they are required to identify themselves to the police if asked, and the answer . . . is complicated. The Supreme Court has found that a state’s statutes can require a subject who is being questioned to provide his or her name in the course of […]
September 25, 2019
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Legal Considerations for Startups

Starting a new business is an exciting and worthy pursuit, but there’s a lot to it. In fact, there are several important legal considerations you should address before you even consider launching your startup. Working with an experienced Fargo business attorney will help ensure that your new business enterprise is […]