October 27, 2017

Second District Court of Appeal Affirms Hendry County Monkey Farm Ruling

Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal recently affirmed, per curiam, a lower court ruling that Hendry County did not violate Florida’s Sunshine Law. Concerned neighbors brought […]
June 26, 2017

Desmond’s Law Goes Into Effect: Volunteer Advocates Can Represent Abused Animals in Court

In a legal experiment, under “Desmond’s Law,” abused animals in Connecticut will now have a voice in court. Judges are now authorized to appoint an approved […]
April 25, 2017

More Pythons Coming to your Terrarium?: Appeals Court Overturns Rule Barring Interstate Commerce of

The Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, one of the more influential circuit courts of appeal partly because of its role in regulatory review, […]
July 21, 2016

Move Over Scopes Monkey Trial. A New Monkey Trial is in Town.

A NIMBY battle is brewing in the tiny county of Hendry, Florida, population 39,000. What don’t the citizens of Hendry want in their backyard? The usual […]
June 24, 2016

Legal Fees Ordered in Idaho “Ag-Gag” Case

In 2014, Idaho lawmakers passed a statute — known colloquially as the “ag-gag” law — which imposed fines and jail time for activists who secretly film […]
May 16, 2016

No Immunity for Cop in K-9 Bite Case

On May 12, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that an Evansville, Indiana, police officer forfeited his qualified immunity in an […]
April 15, 2016

The Georgia Supreme Court to Decide the Value of a Pet

Lola, a dachshund mix, died nine months after staying at a kennel. Now, the Georgia Supreme Court must determine the value of the deceased pet. Lola’s […]
February 15, 2016

Family Threatens Suit after Snake Bite at Disney

A family from Alabama plans to sue Disney World after a snake fell from a tree and bit a boy, allegedly leading to the death of […]
February 15, 2016

Dispute over Service Dog Sparks Defamation Suit

Livy is a standard poodle and trained service animal. A Pennsylvania-based organization called Canine Partners for Life placed her with Bruce Hicks, a paraplegic, in 2007. […]
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