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Showing 4 posts from March 2012.

Why Equine Lawsuits Sometimes Settle

Some statistics say that as many as 97% of cases are settled or dismissed without ever going to trial.  Many people believe that out-of-court settlements are downright wrong, especially if your position in the case seems strong and winnable.  Why do cases settle? Read More ›

Categories: Liability, Sales/Disputes

How to Enforce a “Live Foal Guarantee” in a Horse Sale

In the horse industry, sellers sometimes offer mares for sale as a “2-in-1 package” where the mare is represented as being in foal.  But what if the mare fails to carry a foal to term?  What if the foal dies soon after the birth?  Can a mare owner enforce a “live foal guarantee” on a breeding that he or she never arranged?  Mare owners have options. Read More ›

Categories: Sales/Disputes

Are Your Barn Helpers Excluded “Employees” Under Your Liability Insurance?

Farms and stables often bring on “casual” labor, especially during times when hay is being loaded or other occasional labor-intensive chores are in progress.  What happens if one of these occasional helpers is hurt and you have no workers' compensation insurance.  Will your business liability policy protect you? Read More ›

Categories: Insurance, Liability

Rights of First Refusal in Equine Contracts

What is a Right of First Refusal?

A “right of first refusal” is a right that is granted under a contract that requires that the one who has bought or received a horse, under certain terms and conditions, give the seller an opportunity to own the horse again if or when the buyer wants to part with the horse. Read More ›

Categories: Sales/Disputes

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Julie Fershtman, author of our popular and prolific Equine Law Blog, was interviewed by the State Bar of Michigan. The interview, which called Fershtman "Lawyer-Blogger," discussed our Equine Law Blog. We truly believe that this blog is the nation's most active blog serving the equine industry on equine law topics, and we thank you for visiting it. Read more here.

Honors & Recognitions

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 

What our Equine Law Services can Provide

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. 

THE NATION'S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER EQUINE LAW SPEAKER

Did you know Julie Fershtman has spoken at the American Horse Council Annual Meeting, Equine Affaire, Midwest Horse Fair, Equitana USA, US Dressage Federation Annual Meeting, North American Riding for the Handicapped (now PATH International) Annual Meeting, American Morgan Horse Association Annual Meeting, American Paint Horse Association Annual Meeting, US Pony Clubs, Inc.'s Annual Meeting, All-American Quarter Horse Congress, American Youth Horse Council Annual Meeting, American Riding Instructors Association Annual Meeting, CHA Annual Meeting, and numerous others? Consider signing her up for your convention. Contact Julie.

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