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Sentimental Journey

The American Veterinary Medical Association touts the value of the human-animal bond while opposing monetary awards in a lawsuit for the sentimental value of an animal harmed by someone's negligence. Would allowing non-economic damages cause more harm than good? ...

Quantum Meru . . .What?

Is a horse owner always obligated to pay the bills for necessary goods and services arranged by a trainer but provided by a third party? Probably, at least according to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. The case involved a Standardbred owner, a trainer, a veterinarian, and a horse named River Runs Red. The issue was whether the owner was responsible obligated to pay $1,866...

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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.