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Showing 4 posts from January 2012.

Injunctions in Equine Disputes

A horse seller agrees to sell a horse on a handshake, but the seller was about to sell the horse to someone else.  The would-be buyer wants to enforce the sale and stop the sale to someone else.

The answer almost always involves the law of injunctions.  Injunctions can be complex, and the legal proceedings are usually very costly. Read More ›

Categories: Sales/Disputes

Liability Insurance for the Average Horse Owner

Liability insurance is almost always a choice.  However, it is an important choice.  As my caseload has shown, average (non-professional) horse owners have been sued.  Here are some examples: Read More ›

Categories: Insurance, Liability

Hiring a Hauling Service

This article addresses the process of preparing yourself and your horse for an interstate trip, from a legal standpoint.  A few websites offer information on horse hauling companies, such as www.travelinghorse.com and www.findahauler.com.  Regardless of where you find a hauling company, be sure to check references and make sure you are dealing with a reputable, caring, and experienced service. Read More ›

Categories: Insurance, Liability

Liabilities Involving Event Spectators

Spectators at horse shows and visitors at stables, just by being near a horse, are at risk of being injured. And, as these examples show, spectators sometimes bring lawsuits. For example: Read More ›

Categories: Liability, Regulatory

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Equine lawyer, Julie Fershtman, has received these prestigious equine industry awards from respected equine organizations:

"Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award" - American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Law Section Animal Law Committee

"Distinguished Service Award" - American Youth Horse Council

"Industry Service Award" - Michigan Equine Partnership

"Catalyst Award"- Michigan Horse Council

"Outstanding Achievement Award" - American Riding Instructors Association 

"Partner in Safety Award" - American Riding Instructors Association 

"Associate Service Award" - United Professional Horseman's Association

"National Partnership in Safety" Award" - Certified Horsemanship Association 

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Handling breach of contract, fraud/ misrepresentation, commercial code, and other claims involving equine-related transactions including purchases/sales, leases, mare leases/foal transfers, and partnerships.

Litigating disputes in court or through alternative dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation, facilitation).

Defending equine/farm/equestrian industry professionals,  businesses, and associations in personal injury claims and lawsuits.

Drafting and negotiating contracts for boarding, training, sales, waivers/releases, leases, and numerous other equine-related transactions.

Representing and advising insurers on  coverage and policy language as well as litigation;

Advising equine industry clubs and associations regarding management, rules, bylaws, disputes, and regulations.

Representing some of the equine industry's top trainers, competitors, stables, and associations.

Counseling industry professionals, stable managers, and individual horse owners. 

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