Horses and the Law

February 2012 - Posts

Fresh Start

The Voluntary Classification Settlement Program is part of an Internal Revenue Service initiative that will allow some employers to correct misclassification of workers as independent contractors without paying the full amount due the government.... Read More

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Qualified Victory

Photojournalist Laura Leigh's legal battle for unrestricted access to Bureau of Land Management wild horse roundups got a boost when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to district court.... Read More

Nowhere to Hide

Tracking animal abusers can be difficult and frustrating. Online registries for convicted abusers are a new phenomenon aimed at easing the problem, with legislation pending in several states.... Read More

Pay to Play in Congress

Are campaign contributions the driving force behind action, or inaction, in Congress? When it comes to antislaughter legislation, it's more than a numbers game. ... Read More

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About This Blog

Equine lawyers don’t sue horses—but what, exactly, do they do? And why does it matter? Horses and the Law brings you an in-depth look at the important legal issues affecting horse owners and exhibitors today, including liability, sales and bloodstock agents, contracts and other business concerns, taxes, the animal rights vs. animal welfare debate, and legislation. If you agree with something, or even if you don’t, feel free to comment. Just keep it tasteful. And remember that Horses and the Law does not—and cannot—address your specific legal problems, and is not a source of legal advice. For that, you should contact your own attorney.