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  • Avoiding Disputes: Fershtman Presents Equine Liability Webinar for USHJA
    by Julie I. Fershtman on June 3, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    The United States Hunter-Jumper Association (“USHJA”) has asked Foster Swift shareholder, Julie Fershtman, to present a webinar on equine-related liability issues. Her first presentation is titled: “Understanding Equine Liability and How to Avoid Disputes with Insurers.” Read More › Tags: Liability

  • Review Your Liability Insurance on Insurance Awareness Day
    by Julie I. Fershtman on June 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    June 28th is National Insurance Awareness Day. Certainly, people in the equine industry may be aware that they have liability insurance, but they sometimes forget to assess whether they have the right insurance. National Insurance Awareness Day offers an annual reminder to review, understand, and update your insurance policies.  Read More › Tags: Boarding, Compliance, Insurance, Liability, Workers' Compensation

  • 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

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