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  • Latest Word on “Dangerous Land” Under State Equine Activity Liability Acts
    by Julie I. Fershtman on March 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Courts nationwide have grappled with the meaning of equine activity liability laws – especially their exceptions. Exceptions in the laws are important as they could potentially allow certain lawsuits to proceed. Although all of the equine activity liability acts (referred to as “EALAs”) differ, many share common characteristics. Several include an exception for a “dangerous latent condition of the land.” This article explores how the exception has been faring in the courts. Read More › Tags: Boarding, Lawsuit, Liability

  • Common Characteristics of Equine Sale Disputes—And Ways to Avoid Them
    by Julie I. Fershtman on February 21, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Equine sales are on the upswing these days, and many believe we’re now in a seller’s market, with high prices and eager buyers. As a busy lawyer with over 35 years of experience, my phone rings frequently with calls from horse buyers or sellers who are considering a lawsuit or who have been threatened with one.  Read More › Tags: Contracts, Fraud & Abuse, Sales/Disputes

  • How Equine Professionals Can Avoid Payment Disputes and Handle Them Legally if They Occur
    by Julie I. Fershtman on January 17, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Presented by Equestrian Professional, equine attorney Julie Fershtman will be speaking on How Equine Professionals Can Avoid Payment Disputes and Handle Them Legally if They Occur. Read More › Tags: Billing/Payment, News & Events

  • Equine Event Liabilities – Plan Ahead
    by Julie I. Fershtman on January 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Your club or association wants to organize a horse show or clinic. These events, your group believes, will boost publicity, increase membership, and generate extra money. Usually the event is a success, leaving happy memories and satisfied participants. But sometimes, things can go wrong, such as: Read More › Tags: Boarding, Lawsuit, Liability

  • Legal Ramifications of Providing Veterinary Advice Online
    by Julie I. Fershtman on December 18, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    What happens when people give veterinary or legal advice online – but they’re not even veterinarians or lawyers? In the horse industry, this is a surprisingly common occurrence. Learn more by reading a new Horse Illustrated article on the subject, quoting our own Julie Fershtman: horseillustrated.com/veterinary-advice-online. Tags: Animal Abuse, Did you Know?, Liability, News, Veterinary Malpractice

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