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Tatum O’Brien

If you get hurt at the gym, can you sue them?

At most gyms, an individual must sign a membership agreement prior to using the facility. This membership agreement almost always includes a release from liability or liability waiver provision. Generally, if an individual signs a release of liability or a […]

Tatum O’Brien

Marsy’s law: What is it, and what does it mean for North Dakota?

Marsy’s Law is not a law at all, but is actually part of the North Dakota Constitution as of December 8, 2016. North Dakota’s voters approved a new constitutional amendment about victims’ rights called Marsy’s Law. Despite opposition from attorneys, […]

Tatum O’Brien

Why Carry More Auto Insurance Than the Limits?

In North Dakota, drivers are required to carry a minimum amount of bodily injury liability coverage equal to $25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident, and $25,000 per accident for property damage. Why should you consider carrying more? When a crash is […]

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The Sudden Emergency Doctrine Should Be Eliminated in Motor Vehicle Crash Cases

The sudden emergency doctrine is a doctrine of tort law in which a person who is confronted with a sudden unexpected situation not of his or her making and acts reasonably will not be held liable even if those actions […]