Julie I. Fershtman Writes Book on Equine and Animal Law Litigation

Nationally known Equine Law practitioner Julie I. Fershtman co-authored and co-edited a brand new book published by the American Bar Association entitled "Litigating Animal Law Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers." The book was released on April 24, 2009.Nationally known Equine Law practitioner Julie I. Fershtman co-authored and co-edited a brand new book published by the American Bar Association entitled "Litigating Animal Law Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers." The book was released on April 24, 2009.

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Equine Liability: When is a release not a release?

This article discusses the common practice in the horse industry to use the misnomer "release" in connection with a document signed by an equestrian participant. How many timesThis article discusses the common practice in the horse industry to use the misnomer "release" in connection with a document signed by an equestrian participant. How many times

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Breeders: How Good Are Your Stallion Service Contracts?

As a stallion owner, the most important thing you can do for your business is to manage mare owners' expectations with a clear and comprehensive breeding contract. Every spring, Equine Legal Solutions receives numerousAs a stallion owner, the most important thing you can do for your business is to manage mare owners' expectations with a clear and comprehensive breeding contract. Every spring, Equine Legal Solutions receives numerous

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Breeders: How Good Are Your Stallion Service Contracts?

As a stallion owner, the most important thing you can do for your business is to manage mare owners' expectations with a clear and comprehensive breeding contract. Every spring, Equine Legal Solutions receives numerousAs a stallion owner, the most important thing you can do for your business is to manage mare owners' expectations with a clear and comprehensive breeding contract. Every spring, Equine Legal Solutions receives numerous

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Protecting your rights in Small Claims Court, Part One

Almost every person involved in the horse industry will find themselves in a dispute with someone over a relatively small amount of money. In such a situation, it would probably not be cost-efficient to hire an attorney. At the same time, however, you may want to protect your rights and collect the money due to you. For example, you may sell a horse over time, and the buyer fails to make some of the payments. If the buyer owes you $25,000, you will want to contact ...Almost every person involved in the horse industry will find themselves in a dispute with someone over a relatively small amount of money. In such a situation, it would probably not be cost-efficient to hire an attorney. At the same time, however, you may want to protect your rights and collect the money due to you. For example, you may sell a horse over time, and the buyer fails to make some of the payments. If the buyer owes you $25,000, you will want to contact ...

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The employer's guide to hiring employees

Most operations in the horse industry have employees, even if just a part-time stall cleaner or groom. Many times an employer will interview and hire employees without knowing what the law requires of them, especially when dealing with immigrants or foreign workers. Until the enactment of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), the government could note fine or penalize employers who hired employees not authorized to work in the United States. Now, however, the IRCA enables the government to fine and penalize employers who hire illegal immigrants, fail to maintain proper forms, or wrongfully refuses to hire an authorized worker.Most operations in the horse industry have employees, even if just a part-time stall cleaner or groom. Many times an employer will interview and hire employees without knowing what the law requires of them, especially when dealing with immigrants or foreign workers. Until the enactment of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), the government could note fine or penalize employers who hired employees not authorized to work in the United States. Now, however, the IRCA enables the government to fine and penalize employers who hire illegal immigrants, fail to maintain proper forms, or wrongfully refuses to hire an authorized worker.

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Liability for loose horses

Most people take great care to properly confine and restrain their horses. Despite proper care, horses do sometimes escape. Clearly, there is concern for the safety of the loose horse. This article, however, focuses on the horse owner's liability for the damages or injuries resulting from the loose horse. A myriad of ...Most people take great care to properly confine and restrain their horses. Despite proper care, horses do sometimes escape. Clearly, there is concern for the safety of the loose horse. This article, however, focuses on the horse owner's liability for the damages or injuries resulting from the loose horse. A myriad of ...

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Breeding Contracts - Part II

Breeding season presents an exciting time for most breeders. It also involves rather large expenses and risks. In order to promote a positive experience in your breeding endeavors, you should always use contracts. My last article discussed the essential elements of a standard breeding contract. This month's article will discuss considerations for special situations in breeding and how to properly ...Breeding season presents an exciting time for most breeders. It also involves rather large expenses and risks. In order to promote a positive experience in your breeding endeavors, you should always use contracts. My last article discussed the essential elements of a standard breeding contract. This month's article will discuss considerations for special situations in breeding and how to properly ...

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Breeding Contracts - Part I

With breeding season right around the corner, the issue of breeding contracts takes center stage. Whether you stand a stallion or breed your mares to outside stallions, a well written contract is a must. This article will discuss why you need a breeding contract and the essential elements of a breeding contract. Next month's article will discuss considerations for special situations associated with breeding stallions. Special situations cover many of the technological innovations which change the breeding methods, such as embryo transfer, transported semen, cooled/frozen semen and artificial insemination.With breeding season right around the corner, the issue of breeding contracts takes center stage. Whether you stand a stallion or breed your mares to outside stallions, a well written contract is a must. This article will discuss why you need a breeding contract and the essential elements of a breeding contract. Next month's article will discuss considerations for special situations associated with breeding stallions. Special situations cover many of the technological innovations which change the breeding methods, such as embryo transfer, transported semen, cooled/frozen semen and artificial insemination.

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Legal Aspects of Horse Sales - Part IV:Using Contracts

Many people wish they still lived in a horse world where a horse sale could easily be done on a handshake. For the safe buyer or seller, those days are over. Whether you blame it on me - the attorney - or on the changing world, the fact is that contracts are now necessary to protect people when selling ...Many people wish they still lived in a horse world where a horse sale could easily be done on a handshake. For the safe buyer or seller, those days are over. Whether you blame it on me - the attorney - or on the changing world, the fact is that contracts are now necessary to protect people when selling ...

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