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Michael S. Neustel
Neustel Law Offices, LTD
2534 South University Drive, Suite No. 4
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The TOU and the relationship between Viewer and NLO shall be governed by the laws of the State of North Dakota without regard to its conflict of law provisions.


Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the website or the TOU, or the breach thereof, between NLO and Viewer shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association in Fargo, North Dakota. The judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. 


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