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August 18, 2020
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Brandon Erickson Joins O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss As Attorney

O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss is thrilled to announce that Brandon Erickson has joined the firm in Fargo, North Dakota, as an attorney. Brandon Erickson is a seasoned and experienced attorney with roots in North Dakota. Today he focuses his practice on Estate Planning and Probate work along with General Litigation.  […]
May 20, 2020
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Delivery Truck Crashes in Your Neighborhood

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting much of the United States – and most of the world – many people are trying to stay home as much as possible and only go out for the essentials. With the run on items like cleaning supplies and  toilet paper, as well as the […]
March 19, 2020
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Law Firm Operations Plan During COVID 19 Threat

At O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss, 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 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 […]
September 23, 2019
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Recovering Compensation After a Catastrophic Injury

Just as many different types of unexpected crashes or other incidents can happen, many types of injuries can result. Injury victims can sustain anywhere from a bump or bruise to a fatal internal injury. If your injury required medical treatment, you should learn about your rights to possible compensation for […]
September 12, 2019
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Can You Fight a Child Support Increase?

If your former spouse files a request for a child support increase, do you have to agree to it, or can you fight it? A request for a child support modification can be challenged. To do so, you will put the request before a judge and ask the court to […]
August 30, 2019
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Firm Team Lends a Hand at YWCA

Actually, four O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss team members lent eight hands the afternoon of August 27th at the YWCA Cass Clay Emergency Shelter.  This is just another example of how the firm’s commitment to community involvement comes true year ‘round.   The team worked diligently sorting and categorizing some of […]
July 16, 2019
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Going Through a Divorce With Kids? Here’s How to Put Together a Parenting Plan.

Going through a divorce isn’t easy. And when you add children to the mix, it’s even more challenging as you have to make important parenting decisions. There are many factors you need to consider when making these crucial decisions; however, it’s important to keep the best interest of your child(ren) […]
July 12, 2019
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Law Firm Announces Filing of Complaint Naming Priest, Diocese of Fargo

The law firm of O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss of Fargo, ND announced at a news conference Thursday afternoon (7/11/2019) the filing of a complaint in Cass County District Court naming Michael Wight – a Catholic priest, The Society of the Most Holy Trinity and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fargo […]
July 3, 2019
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What is the 24/7 Sobriety Program?

Seeing the rise in alcohol-related traffic arrests and accidents, the State of North Dakota enacted the 24/7 Sobriety Program – a rehabilitation program that affects individuals arrested for a second or subsequent DUI. Participation in the 24/7 program may be required as a condition of parole & probation, for any […]
May 7, 2019
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Dean Rindy Named in Chambers USA 2019

Dean Rindy, a real estate attorney at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss in Fargo, has been named as a leading specialist in real estate law by Chambers USA Guide. Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers and law firms across all the United States of America. Law firms that have a national presence […]
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 […]
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